Hurricane Delta charges toward Louisiana coast, will make landfall Friday: Latest path

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Delta, a dangerous Category 3 hurricane, is charging toward the Louisiana coast and is forecast to make landfall near the same area hit hard by Hurricane Laura in August.Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted overnight, “To the people of Southwest Louisiana, I know you are strong. I also know you’re about to be tested again. Please finish making preparations now. We will get through this.”Louisiana is getting hit by heavy rain already as tropical storm conditions begin on the Texas coast.Delta is expected to weaken slightly before making landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday as Category 2 hurricane.Storm surge — which is especially dangerous — is forecast to be near 11 feet in parts of Louisiana.Winds gusts could reach 100 mph in Lake Charles and southern Louisiana.Rainfall totals could reach 6 to 12 inches Friday, with local areas getting up to 15 inches in southern Louisiana. Flash flooding is expected.Delta is the fourth named storm to make landfall in Louisiana this year.When Hurricane Delta makes landfall, it will break the record for most storms to make landfall in one season in the continental U.S.The other nine named storms that made landfall this season were: Tropical Storm Bertha (South Carolina); Tropical Storm Cristobal (Louisiana); Tropical Storm Fay (New Jersey); Hurricane Hanna (Texas); Hurricane Isaias (North Carolina); Hurricane Laura (Louisiana); Tropical Storm Marco (Louisiana), Hurricane Sally (Alabama); and Tropical Storm Beta (Texas).Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Additional Casting Set for Six Degrees of Separation

first_img Six Degrees of Separation View Comments Star Files Related Shows Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey (Photos courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 18, 2017 Broadway vets Lisa Emery (Casa Valentina), Michael Countryman (Wit) and Michael Siberry (The Sound of Music) are among the additional cast members announced for the forthcoming Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation, joining previously announced stars Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins. The production, directed by Trip Cullman, will begin previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 5, with opening night set for April 25. The limited engagement will play for 15 weeks, through July 16.In addition to Emery, Countryman and Siberry, who will play Kitty, Larkin and Geoffrey, respectively, the cast includes Tony Carlin (Sylvia) as the Doorman, James Cusati-Moyer as the Hustler, Ned Eisenberg (Rocky) as Dr. Fine, Keenan Jolliff as Woody, Peter Mark Kendall as Rick, Cody Kastro as Doug, Sarah Mezzanotte as Elizabeth, Colby Minifie (Long Day’s Journey Into Night) as Tess, Paul O’Brien (On a Clear Day) as the Detective, Chris Perfetti (Everybody) as Trent and Ned Riseley as Ben.The design team includes Mark Wendland (sets), Clint Ramos (costumes), Ben Stanton (lighting), Darron L. West (sound), Lucy Mackinnon (projections) and Charles LaPointe (wigs).Inspired by a true story, Six Degrees of Separation centers on Ouisa and Flan Kittredge (Janney and Hickey), a wealthy New York couple who take in Paul (Hawkins), a young man who cons them into believing he’s a friend of their son at Harvard and the son of Sidney Poitier. After they discover his lies, Ouisa and Flan piece together his true identity and their connection to Paul, as well as the similar encounters their upper class friends have had with the young con man.Guare’s drama-comedy premiered off-Broadway in 1990 and transferred to the Great White Way later that year. Stockard Channing, who received a Tony nomination for her performance as Ouisa, reprised her role for the film adaptation, earning an Oscar nod. James Cusati-Moyerlast_img read more

King Faisal face tough competition to qualify

first_imgA day after two sides secured their places in next season’s Premier League, the competition starts for clubs paired in Zone II of the Division One League play-offs.King Faisal and Sekondi Hasaacas, both, former premiership sides are involved in Thursday’s kick off for promotion.For the two sides, a return to the topf-flight remains their motivation but they face competition from Gold Stars and Tarkwa United also seeking to pick the sole slot from Zone II.King Faisal, who were relegated from the elite division last season are seeking to make a quick return after just a season in the second-tier league, meet Gold Stars at the El-Wak Stadium in their opening match.Hasaacas, who two season’s ago ended their 20-year stay in the top-flight competition following relegation will plan to bounce back when they start at the Tema Stadium against Tarkwa United.The winners after three rounds of matches over an eight-day period from every group make it to the topflight league. Zone IIMatch Day I – August 23, 2012Gold Stars v King Faisal – El-Wak StadiumHasaacas v Tarkwa Utd – Tema Stadiumlast_img read more