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These messages I received recently, fragments of thousands conveyed during America’s null of over 120,000 people from Kabul are haunting reminders of the urgent communications from twenty years ago.
Of the 50 deaths attributed to Hurricane Ida, more than half of the deaths, 27, were recorded in New Jersey. In New York City, 13 people were killed, including 11 in Queens.
Now on disability, Deshields, 49, got “very sick” from COVID-19 in April 2020. She made multiple trips to the emergency department and, weeks after her symptoms started, spent three days in the hospital for difficulty walking.
Biden exited his helicopter onto the sun-drenched tarmac, dressed in a dark suit but no tie, and was greeted by a small group of dignitaries that included Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy.
The officials primarily raised concerns about staffing shortages. A nursing home official said the closure of some nursing homes in the state is possible without help, noting that a nursing home in Oldham County already has closed because of COVID-19.
As flood waters receded Thursday, authorities found the dead. The Associated Press reported at least eight people were found dead in basement apartments in New York City.
As of Thursday morning, 622 homes and 12 commercial properties had been destroyed by the fire, officials said. More than 32,000 structures remained threatened. Tens of thousands of people had been forced from their homes.
Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia declared a state of emergency in response to Tropical Depression Ida, which was expected to cause heavy rains and flooding along the I-81 and I-66 corridors.

“If we had not gotten all that rain, it would have basically been like a severe summer thunderstorm,” said Earl Etheridge , Executive Director of Jackson County’s Emergency Services. “But the flooding was our issue. When you get 12 to 15 inches of rain, it’s going to make a mess.”

“People who had been vaccinated after already being infected with COVID-19 had even more protection against the delta variant than vaccinated individuals who had not had COVID-19 before,” said Dr. Joanna Drowos , an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University’s medical school.

The storm, which packed some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the area, drove a wall of water inland when it made landfall Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane about 60 miles south of New Orleans.

The storm roared ashore as a Category 4 hurricane at 11:55 a.m. local time near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, with top winds of 150 miles (240 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center said.
The cumulative total already this school year is 20,256 students. School has been in session for less than three weeks in most area districts. Read more statistics about the number of staff testing positive here.

On Friday, 2,127 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state, the fourth consecutive day with hospitalizations over 2,000. The last time hospitalizations were above 2,000 was in early February, when vaccines were still hard to get.

Some city and police leaders have pushed to combine the 911 systems for at least 15 years, according to one 2008 study on consolidation. But the situation has grown more dire this year with severe shortages of police dispatchers, the Post-Dispatch has reported.