Sep 17, 2020
FEMA Administrator warns of dangerous flash flooding as Hurricane Sally moves inland
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The Gulf Coast should be gearing up for dangerous flash floods brought on by Hurricane Sally, FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor told "Bill Hemmer Reports" on Wednesday.
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"Water is going to be the issue," Gaynor said. "So whether you live on the coast or, more importantly, if you live inland, as Sally makes its way through Alabama, through Georgia, through South Carolina, it's going to be about flash flooding, inland flooding, water."
Gaynor urged residents to heed the directions of local and state emergency managers and warned those impacted by the storm to "stay out of the water" and keep themselves "out of trouble."
The National Hurricane Center warned of "Historic and catastrophic flooding," on Wednesday after Sally roared ashore in Alabama, bringing torrential rain that threatens to spread further inland.Video
The cyclone has since weakened to tropical storm, but dangerous flooding is expected to continue, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami. Maximum sustained winds had dropped to around 70 mph by the afternoon, and the storm had moved to about 30 miles north-northwest of Pensacola, Fla., moving north-northeast at an agonizingly slow 5 mph.
"We have assets all through the South," Gaynor said. "Typically we don't put our resources in the path of a hurricane. We can move them where they need to be in hours...[but] plenty of resources in the region, from Florida to Louisiana. It is not an issue today with Sally."
Gaynor said he is focused on restoring power to the hundreds of thousands impacted, but warned residents against operating a generator indoors in the meantime.
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"Carbon monoxide will kill you," he said. "Stay off your roof. You will see a lot of these post-storm deaths and injuries because people get out there too soon, put themselves at risk.
"Again, heed the advice of your local emergency managers," Gaynor emphasized. "Stay safe until you get the all-clear."
Fox News' Travis Fedschun, and Janice Dean contributed to this report.Yael Halon is a reporter for Fox News.
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Exclusive Video: Watch Cops Storm, Forcibly Shut Down Peaceful Anti-Lockdown Protest in London
London Police forcibly shut down an anti-lockdown protest in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, using their batons to beat protesters as they tried to disperse the demonstration, which the police claimed violated the UK’s coronavirus regulations.
After two hours of peaceable assembly in which the protesters listened to speeches against the lockdown and chanted for freedom, police stormed into the crowds, pushing people to the ground and ultimately hitting some protesters over the head with batons.
In a Breitbart London exclusive video, women and small children were seen fleeing from the violent clashes that ensued. Women were heard screaming, and men were seen with blood pouring from their heads.
Protesters were heard shouting, “Stop hitting people,” and telling the officers that they have blood on their hands.
A man is seen with a bloody face after clashing with police at an anti-lockdown Protest in Trafalgar Square, London on September 26th, 2020. Kurt Zindulka, Breitbart News
A woman who was present as the police stormed the protest told Breitbart London: “My God, they just came through like a cohort of centuries. It was awful, and my friend saw them just knock a man to the ground, and he just went flying.”
“It was so shocking,” she said, “I’m quite saddened that our police behaved like that.”
The woman said that she was conflicted as she comes from a police family. She said that she was “absolutely disgusted by how they behaved” but noted that she believes many of the officers are just following orders and are concerned about keeping their jobs.
She lamented that she feels the United Kingdom is now similar to living under communist rule in East Germany, saying that the police tactics were “like the Stasi”.
She concluded by saying that the anti-lockdown protesters are not the enemy of the police, saying: “We aren’t the ones that want you defunded, that’s not us. We aren’t the ones that clap when one of you gets hurt or worse.”Kurt Zindulka
In contrast to the heavy-handed tactics employed against the anti-lockdown demonstrations, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) appeared to have taken a much more hands-off approach during months of Black Lives Matter protests in the British capital, despite the force admitting that policing BLM and counter-protests had “contributed” to a rise in attacks on officers.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said that 16 protesters were arrested during the demonstration in Trafalgar Square and the march in Hyde Park.
The MPS said that they were arrested on charges of breaching the coronavirus regulations, public order offences, violent disorder, and assaults on nine police officers.
The statement did not reveal how many protesters were injured by the police during the shutdown operation.
Sadiq Khan, June 6 on BLM protest: “I stand with you and share you anger & pain”
Sadiq Khan today on anti-lockdown protest: “ This is not acceptable… leave now”
Once agin, one rule for some… and another for others ????♂️ https://t.co/GHeE9OBTiy
— Martin Daubney (@MartinDaubney) September 26, 2020
The leader of the operation, Commander Ade Adelekan, said: “As the crowds began to swell in Trafalgar Square, it became impossible for people to maintain social distancing and keep each other safe. Likewise, there appeared to be no efforts by organisers to engage with crowds and keep those assembling safe from transmitting the virus.”
“This lack of action voided the risk assessment submitted by event organisers the night before. Therefore, today’s demonstration was no longer exempt from the coronavirus regulations. In the interest of public safety, officers then worked quickly to disperse crowds. I am grateful to those members of the demonstration who listened to officers and went home,” Commander Adelekan added.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the government would be banning gatherings of more than six people, with protests, “if organised in compliance with COVID-19 Secure guidance”, being exempt.
Delingpole: Boris Goes Full Fascist Against Lockdown Protests – But Not BLM or XR https://t.co/6ekX6MdEOm
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 21, 2020
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