Harvey Makes Second Landfall Along Louisiana-Texas Border
Harvey made a second landfall near the Louisiana-Texas border on Wednesday, drenching the region with rain that could lead to “catastrophic and life-threatening flooding.”
The rainfall that caused a deluge in Texas has ended for the most part in Houston and is moving east, threatening to dump an additional 3-6 inches from southwestern Louisiana into western Kentucky, the National Hurricane Center said.
Before Harvey made landfall around 5 a.m. ET, two people were killed when a tree fell onto a truck in Jackson County, Texas, an area that was “particularly hard hit” by the storm, officials said.
Louisiana has beefed up its emergency resources, doubling up on high water vehicles, boats and helicopters on duty.
Next Target Guam, North Korea Says:
North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan was a prelude to more military operations directed at the American territory of Guam, North Korean state media warned Wednesday.
The country’s state-run Korean Central News Agencyreported leader Kim Jong Un presided over the dawn launch Tuesday of the “ultra-modern rocket system,” the first missile ever fired from the capital Pyongyang.
North Korean officials told CNN in Pyongyang that Kim was “very satisfied with the performance of the missile.”
The intermediate-range missile, identified by the North Koreans as the Hwasong-12, flew over Japan, further fueling tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies, Japan and South Korea.
Kim Kardashian West Slammed For Jackie Onassis Photoshoot:
Kim Kardashian West channeled Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for a cover shoot that’s on the receiving end of some harsh criticism on the internet.
The reality star and her four-year-old daughter North are featured on the September cover of Interview Magazine with the headline “America’s new first lady Kim Kardashian West and her daughter North West. “
But to some, Kardashian West as the former first lady is far from a dream.
“When we start comparing Kim Kardashian to Jackie Kennedy we have officially failed as a country,” one person tweeted.
Harvey’s Devastating Impact By The Numbers:
The toll that Harvey is taking on Texas is staggering.
Already, it has dumped 11 trillion gallons of rain over the state, says Ryan Maue with WeatherBell, a weather analytics company. And by the time Harvey dissipates, the state will have seen 25 trillion gallons of rain, he predicts.
Between midnight Friday and 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, 49.20 inches of rain fell in Texas — a record for continental US from a landfalling tropical cyclone, the National Weather Service said.
“The word catastrophic does not appropriately describe what we’re facing,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents much of Houston. “We just don’t know when it’s going to end.”
Christmas in September? Businesses prep for iPhone launch
If it wasn’t for the iPhone, Robert Samuel’s business might not exist.
After losing his job at an AT&T (T, Tech30) store in 2012, Samuel posted a Craigslist ad offering to wait in line for the iPhone 5 when it was released. His fee: $100.
Five years later, Samuel says his business, Same Ole Line Dudes, has about three dozen “line sitters” in New York. They wait for everything from cronuts to Broadway shows like Hamilton. But Apple (AAPL, Tech30)’s annual iPhone launch remains a key part of its business.
The company charges customers about $500 per day for each worker who holds a spot in line to grab the newest iPhone.
“I always say that the iPhone release is our Christmas,” Samuel told CNN Tech. And this year even more so. “This is Christmas, Hanukkah, every religious holiday rolled into one. New Year’s Eve too, while we’re at it.”