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The new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer almost confirms Shuri is in the suit

Marvel has had a busy year in 2022, but the most important movie from the studio is still to come. With the release of a new trailer today, we now have our best look yet at how the characters in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (which comes out on Nov. 11) mourn the death of Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa and carry on his legacy.

The trailer starts with a sad shot of what looks like T’Challa’s funeral, with his sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) and mother Ramonda (Angela Bassett) carrying his helmet. In the last shot before the title card, we see a new character who looks like Shuri wearing Black Panther armour: People on social media who are good at spotting details noticed that the new mask has the same pattern of dots as her face did earlier in the trailer. (Shuri has been Black Panther in the comic books before. This happened most notably in the late 2000s, when T’Challa’s wife named her to the role after he was badly hurt, and in several issues after that.) In an interview for EMPIRE, Wright didn’t say what would happen to Shuri, but she did say that playing her gave her time to mourn the death of her friend and co-worker, Boseman. She said, “Shuri’s journey has given me the chance to grieve, cry, laugh, and gain strength I never thought I could have.”

Okoye, the leader of the Dora Milaje (played by Danai Gurira), M’Baku, the leader of the Jabari tribe (played by Winston Duke), and Nakia, a famous spy who used to date T’Challa (played by Lupita Nyong’o), are also seen in the trailer. The new teaser also shows that Namor is the main bad guy in Wakanda Forever (Tenoch Huerta). Namor is the leader of the underwater civilization Talocan. In the comics, Namor is known as the Sub-Mariner. Huerta told EMPIRE that Namor’s people will “take action to protect themselves” now that T’Challa has revealed Wakanda’s true, futuristic identity. Namor has been planned as the bad guy for a Black Panther sequel since the first movie came out, and at first, the 2018 movie was supposed to hint at him. Wakanda Forever makes some changes to how Namor’s kingdom came to be and how it looks. Instead of being based on ancient Greek history, as it was in the books, it is now more inspired by Mayan culture. ( Costume designer Ruth E. Carter and production designer Hannah Beachler, both of whom won Oscars for their work on the first Panther, are back in a big way. The funeral scene and the shots of Talocan in the trailer show how great their attention to detail and world-building skills are.

In a new cover story for Entertainment Weekly, writer-director Ryan Coogler said, “I didn’t know if I could make another movie at all, let alone another Black Panther movie, because it hurt so much.” But when he thought back on conversations he had with Boseman near the end of his life, he knew he wanted to keep working. “I didn’t want this shoot to start because I didn’t know what we would do without Chadwick “Nyong’o told EW. “I couldn’t understand why. But Ryan’s moving, honest, and clear vision was able to honour his life and his role in both the movie and our lives.

Kevin Feige talked about why the role of T’Challa wasn’t changed in the EMPIRE feature. “It just seemed like way too soon to start over,” he said. “Stan Lee always said that Marvel is like looking out the window. And we had talked about how, no matter how strange or fantastic our characters and stories are, there is always something in them that makes them feel real and like people. The loss of Chad is still being felt around the world. And Ryan [Coogler] put that into the story.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens on November 11, and advance tickets are already on sale. At 2 hours and 42 minutes, it will be the second-longest MCU film to date, after Endgame.

Japan is hit by a ballistic missile fired from North Korea

The South Korean government said that on Tuesday, North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan for the first time in five years. This set off alarms all over Japan.

North Korea’s launch on Tuesday made it possible for U.S. military bases in Guam to be hit. The White House said that the U.S. government was against the launch and that National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan called his counterparts in Japan and South Korea to talk about how to respond.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff say that the ballistic missile (IRBM) was fired from North Korea’s northern Jagang province at about 7:23 a.m. local time. TV alerts told people in Tokyo and the northern Japanese prefectures of Hokkaido and Aomori to take cover.

North Korea says it is a country with nuclear weapons.
North Korea says it is a country with nuclear weapons.
The joint chiefs of the South said that the missile went about 2,796 miles to the east, got as high as 603 miles, and went as fast as Mach 17 before landing in the Pacific Ocean. When something moves at Mach 1, it moves at the speed of sound. The speed of sound is half of Mach 2.

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that the launch on Tuesday was “outrageous,” and he said that Japan strongly opposed the move. South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol said that his country would respond in a strong way. Both leaders said they would talk about the situation with the National Security Council.

North Korea fired its fifth missile in just over a week on Tuesday. It was the first time since 2017 that a North Korean missile flew over Japan. When North Korea last tested an IRBM in January, state media said that it was fired at a high angle “out of concern for the security of neighbouring countries.” This means that the missile was not sent over Japan.

North Korea’s launch of a missile on Tuesday was the latest in a string of recent events that have made things worse between Pyongyang and the U.S. and its East Asian allies. Last week, South Korea, the U.S., and Japan held their first joint drills against submarines in five years. The drills took place off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula. It happened after South Korean and American warships had been practising together in the area for four days. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was used in both military drills this week.

Because of these tensions, then-President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for the first time in 2018 and 2019 to talk about the North’s plans to make nuclear weapons. Since then, talks between the United States and North Korea have stopped, and Pyongyang now says it won’t give up its nuclear weapons.

Since it took office in May, South Korea’s new conservative government has put more emphasis on deterrence than on diplomatic engagement. This has raised concerns about possible cycles of escalation and counter-escalation, such as more missile tests from North Korea.

Observers say that Kim could use North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests to get the U.S. and other countries to lift the international sanctions against his country.

Try Guys Admit With Tears That They Knew About Ned Fulmer’s Affair For Weeks

The “Try Guys” found out on September 5 that one of their co-founders, Ned Fulmer, was cheating on his wife, Ariel Fulmer, four weeks before they said he was fired.

Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld, the three remaining members, talked to their fans for the first time since they said they were no longer working with Ned, whom they fired on September 16.

Kornfeld said in a YouTube video called “what happened” that Ned Fulmer no longer worked with the “Try Guys.” Yang and Habersberger were sitting next to him on a couch.

“By now, we’re assuming you’ve seen the Reddit threads, TikToks, tweets, and news articles. We’d like to give you a timeline of what’s happened and explain how we make decisions.

Habersberger, who was looking sad, said, “On Labor Day weekend, several fans told us they had seen Ned and an employee acting romantically in public.”

He went on to say that they called the employee to “check on her” before Ned, 35, “confirmed the reports and since confirmed that this had been going on for some time, which was very shocking for us.”

He also said, “We just want you to know that we had no idea this was going on.” “All of that news was just as surprising to us as what you’ve been hearing this week.”

Yang, who is 36 years old, said that they talked to lawyers, human resources experts, and public relations experts for three weeks to “make sure” they were taking the right steps.

“We were very aware of how much this went against the values we had built into the company and the values of everyone who works here,” he said after taking a moment to calm down. “This is something we take very seriously, and we won’t just brush it under the rug. That’s not who we are, and that’s not what we stand for.”

Kornfeld, who is 32 years old, then said that on September 16, they “signed written consent approving the removal of Ned as manager and employee.” This explains why Ned isn’t in the most recent “Try Guys” videos or on social media.

The team took him out of their store and deleted him digitally from old videos and any marketing materials. Kornfeld even said that getting rid of some videos with a lot of Ned in them “cost” them a lot of money, but they are “proud” of their decision.

Habersberger, 35, said that they couldn’t release the results of their investigation for legal reasons, but they did find that “Ned did not act in a way that was appropriate for our team,” so they knew they couldn’t move forward with him.

He also said that it took so long to tell the public about the problems because “real people had been hurt,” but they were forced to do so when pictures and videos of Ned and Alexandria Herring came out.

“We are so shocked and hurt by everything,” Yang said, wiping away tears. “We worked with this person for eight years to build a business and a brand. We are sad, not just for ourselves but also for our staff and fans who had faith in us.

“I don’t know if we can put into words the pain we feel right now,” said Kornfeld through tears. It’s hard to watch old videos that we love and are proud of because it feels like we’re losing a friend, someone we built a business with and have a lot of memories with. We’re sorry this happened, and we don’t know what else to say.

“This will change here, but we hope that it will lead to good growth and better videos in the future, even though it will be hard,” he said. “This is all going to be hard as f–k.”

Yang, on the other hand, asked their fans to “be kind” and hinted that Herring has been getting a lot of criticism from fans. He then said that more information about the changes to the company would be coming out soon.

Last week, the Try Guys were caught off guard when the internet found out that Ned had been cheating on his wife of 10 years with Herring, a producer of the show.

After they said he was fired on September 27, Ned put out his own statement to explain what happened.

“Family should have always been my top priority, but I lost focus and had a consensual workplace relationship,” he wrote after being seen kissing Herring in a New York City bar.

“I’m sorry if my actions hurt the guys or the fans, but most of all I’m sorry I hurt Ariel,” he said. “Right now, my marriage and my kids are the only things that matter, so that’s where I’ll put my attention.”

Ariel, 36, spoke out about the scandal. She and Ned have two sons together, Wesley, 4, and Finley, 1.

“Thank you very much to everyone who has reached out to me. Ned and I care most about our family, so for now, all we ask is that you respect our privacy for the sake of our kids,” she wrote on Instagram.

Launch of McDonald’s Happy Meals for Adults with Toys

With new “boxed meals” for grownups that resemble Happy Meals and even come with toys, McDonald’s is feeding up nostalgia.

The story is being driven by the limited-edition combination meals, which are going on sale today as part of the fast-food chain’s partnership with well-known streetwear brand Cactus Plant Flea Market. They are only available while supplies last.

Why it matters: In order to rekindle “a new generation’s affection for our food and the brand,” McDonald’s claimed it is reinventing the “feeling of pure delight when you ordered a Happy Meal as a youngster” with the Cactus Plant Flea Market Box for adults.

Details: According to McDonald’s, the two separate meals are a Big Mac and 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, both of which include the toy in addition to an order of medium fries and a medium drink.

The box will be offered at dining establishments, in drive-through lanes, via delivery, and on the chain’s app.
Adult Happy Meal toys from McDonald’s
Present situation: The meal comes with one of four toys as “a surprise”: Along with a new “Cactus Buddy!” figurine, Grimace, the Hamburglar, and Birdie are three well-known McDonald’s characters.

Yes, but as shown in the images of the toys released by McDonald’s, the iconic figures have undergone a little bit of a makeover and now have four eyes like Cactus Buddy, the happy-go-lucky mascot of Cactus Plant Flea Market.

Prices for adult Happy Meals vary.
The price of the meals will fluctuate, though, since each location will set its own rates, according to McDonald’s.

Backstory: In the past, McDonald’s has collaborated with stars like Travis Scott, BTS, and Mariah Carey to boost restaurant sales and generate publicity for the brand.

In September 2020, McDonald’s debuted The Travis Scott Meal, the company’s first celebrity meal since 1992. This caused ingredient shortages across the country.
Products from the Cactus Plant Flea Market and McDonald’s
A range of items for the collaboration, including tees and a Grimace chair, will be on sale online on Monday at 11 a.m. ET.

Noteworthy: If you order the special meals using the McDonald’s app and have chosen to participate in MyMcDonald’s Rewards, you will automatically be entered to win weekly drawings for “Cactus Plant Flea Market x McDonald’s” merchandise.

No purchase is essential to enter, according to McDonald’s, and entries may also be made at a specific Appstakes website.

NFL Legend Terry Bradshaw is asking $22.5 million for a 750-acre ranch

Terry Bradshaw, a legendary NFL player, commentator, and reality TV personality, has relisted his Oklahoma ranch after a deal fell through. The ranch was put up for sale by Bradshaw and his wife Tammy for $10.8 million in 2014. Following failing to sell in 2016, it was removed off the market. Later, after improvements, it was relisted for $22.5 million. Over several decades, Bradshaw expanded the ranch, acquiring about 750 pastoral acres across the winding Red River, just across the border between Texas and Oklahoma.

The long, winding driveway that passes through enclosed meadows ends at the rustic main home, which is 8,600 square feet in size. The home’s eight bedrooms, six baths, and a few powder rooms all have stone walls, wood beam ceilings, and four exquisitely constructed stone fireplaces. The property also includes a four-bedroom bunkhouse and a 2,600 square foot manager’s home. A two-story stone doghouse with a pool is also there.

The ranch has several barns and breeding facilities, among other significant equestrian facilities.

Additionally, you will discover a pig show barn, a six-bay store, and an office with a full kitchen. Winding routes for strolling, cycling, and four-wheeling are also present on the lovely terrain.

Outside of the 445-person city of Thackerville, Oklahoma, is where Bradshaw’s ranch is located. The ranch of the four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback may be well known to viewers of reality television, since it has frequently been shown on EThe !’s Bradshaw Bunch.

DJ Drama and Snoop Dogg Announce New Gangsta Grillz

Snoop Dogg is getting set to release another full-length CD, and once again he’s calling on DJ Drama to make the connections and give him a present to celebrate his most recent orbit of the sun.

The Gangsta Grillz founder and Tha Doggfather have a mixtape in the works, and they planned to release it on his big birthday, October 20, they revealed on Monday morning!

On that day, Snoop will be 51, but he still wants the young whippersnappers to know that his pen still has enough of ink to record his raps.

Snoop and Drama have worked together on a number of GG projects, including the first five volumes of his “That’s My Work” series, his “The City Is In Good Hands” LP from 2008, and his Locke High series with producer Terrace Martin.

DJ Drama and Snoop Dogg Announce New Gangsta Grillz

He’s also having a great year, having started 2022 off with an Emmy Award-winning performance at the Super Bowl halftime show and promising studio collaborations with fellow superstars Dr. Dre and Eminem.

Drama has also been working extra hours to give several projects the Gangsta Grillz badge of approval.

Some recent rappers with GG compilations to receive the go-ahead include Control artist Icewear Vezzo and newcomer Symba. A Jeezy reunion is also imminent.

DJ Drama and Snoop Dogg Announce New Gangsta Grillz

Putin gives US leaker Edward Snowden citizenship in Russia

Edward Snowden, a US leaker, now has Russian citizenship after Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday.

Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, 39, has been residing in Russia since 2013 in order to avoid punishment in his own country after leaking classified documents to the Guardian that exposed extensive domestic and global monitoring programmes run by the US National Security Agency.

Snowden said in 2020 that he and his pregnant wife had applied for Russian citizenship so that they wouldn’t have to be separated from their unborn child in a time of pandemics and closed borders. The same year, Russia gave him rights to permanent residence, opening the door for him to apply for Russian citizenship.

Snowden, whose name was on a list of 72 foreign-born people to whom Putin was granted citizenship, said on Monday: “After years of isolation from our parents, my wife and I have no wish to be separated from our boys.” “A little stability will make a difference for my family after two years of waiting and almost 10 years of exile. I ask for their and our collective privacy.

On social media, jokes about Snowden being drafted into the Russian army to fight in Ukraine as part of the nation’s mass mobilisation effort rapidly followed Putin’s edict granting him citizenship.

Will Snowden be called to action? The head editor of the state-run media outlet RT, Margarita Simonyan, posted on her Telegram channel.

Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden’s Russian attorney, informed the official news outlet Ria Novosti that his client was ineligible for the draught since he had never before served in the Russian military. Lindsay Mills, Snowden’s wife, was also submitting an application for Russian citizenship, the attorney said.

While residing in Russia, the whistleblower mostly maintains a low profile, occasionally uploading pictures of his family in Moscow. He stated in 2019 that he would be open to returning to the US provided a fair trial was ensured.

Snowden, who has previously criticised the Kremlin’s record on human rights, has not made any public remarks on the nation’s invasion of Ukraine. He frequently expressed scepticism about Russia starting a war before to the conflict and accused the media of “pushing” it.

Three days after Russia sent soldiers to Ukraine, on February 27, Snowden posted on Twitter, “I’ve just lost whatever trust I had that sharing my opinion on this specific issue continues to be valuable since I called it incorrect.”

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What will become of it all? Ukraine’s issue seems to be even further from being resolved than before. Mass graves, nuclear threats, and the impression that both sides are “all in”

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Cowboys vs Giants odds, spread, and line: NFL model selections for Monday Night Football

When the Dallas Cowboys go to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, it will be their first time travelling this year. After losing 19-3 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to open the 2022 NFL season, the Cowboys went on to defeat the Bengals 20-17 on a last-second drive on Sunday. Dak Prescott, the quarterback who lost to Tampa Bay due to an injury, is out recovering from surgery, but Cooper Rush performed well enough to win the game against Carolina. For the first time since 2016, the Giants are 2-0 and confident going into the NFC East matchup. They beat Tennessee, the top seed in the AFC in the playoffs the previous year, 21-20 to kick off the season. Following that, they beat Carolina 19-13 on Sunday, showing that new coach Brian Daboll has given a club that had a 4-13 record in 2021 some grit.

The Cowboys vs. Giants game will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. According to the most recent Cowboys vs. Giants odds from Caesars Sportsbook, the total number of points scored is 39.5. Check out the NFL forecasts and betting tips from the SportsLine Projection Model before committing to any Giants vs. Cowboys picks.

Since its start, the programme, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has generated profits of more than $7,000 for $100 participants on the best NFL choices. The model has an unbelievable 139-102 record on top-rated NFL choices going into Week 3 of the 2022 season, dating back to the 2017 campaign.

Additionally, over the previous six years, the model has placed in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four times for straight-up NFL choices and has defeated more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times. Anyone who has followed it has come a long way.

The Cowboys versus. Giants game will take place on Monday, and the model has just finalised its choices and MNF predictions. To view the model’s predictions, go to SportsLine right away. The NFL odds and betting lines for the Giants vs. Cowboys game are as follows:

Giants vs Cowboys spread: New York -1
Giants vs Cowboys over/under: 39.5 pts
Giants vs Cowboys money line: New York -115, Dallas -105
Cowboys were 8-1 against the spread on the road last year.
NYG: Giants’ home games in 2021 went 3-5 ATS.
Giants vs. Cowboys predictions may be found here.
The Giants can cover because
With a healthy Saquon Barkley at his side, Daboll, a former offensive coach for the Patriots, has just recently been able to help the Giants find ways to win. With 236 running yards as of Week 3 in the league, the former No. 2 overall choice, who has now ran for more than 70 yards four times in a row. New York has attempted 55 passes, which is third-fewest in the league, and has tried 57 runs, which is tied for fifth-fewest (65). Its best chance of winning against the Cowboys, who rank 20th against the run but sixth against the pass in the league, is to employ the run and play defence strategy.

In his third start, Cooper Rush, whose completion percentage is barely 59 percent, will face the Giants’ defence and the New York crowd. The Giants have been especially strong against third down conversions, allowing them to succeed only 22% of the time, which is the best percentage in the league. Only 24% of the time do the Cowboys’ offensive plays result in a first down, which is tied for the poorest percentage. Jones will be pursued relentlessly by Micah Parsons, who has four sacks (and 17 in 18 career games), while Trevon Diggs recorded an interception in each of the last two matchups.

the Cowboys’ ability to cover
Since the beginning of last season, Dallas has gone 14-5 and has been the top NFL club against the spread. In their last 10 encounters with the Giants, they are 9-0 straight-up winners and 8-2 against the spread. Rush is surrounded by excellent players and has led comebacks in the fourth quarter to win both of his career starts. In 10 starts versus the Giants, Ezekiel Elliott has scored four times in a row and averages over 94 total yards. Noah Brown, who leads the club with 10 catches, has established himself as one of Rush’s favourite targets. Last week, he led the club in yards with 91.

Another essential component of the attack is Tony Pollard, who finished Week 2 with 98 total yards. Joe Burrow was sacked six times by the Cowboys’ ferocious pass rush last week against the Bengals. Micah Parsons, who is third in the NFL with four of the team’s eight sacks, will be pursuing Jones the whole night. The Giants quarterback was sacked 22 times in 11 games last season, making him 0-8 in prime time in his career.

Making choices for the Cowboys vs. Giants game
The Giants versus. Cowboys game on Monday night has been dissected in-depth by the model. The point total is leaning Over, indicating that both teams will have success with the running game. One side has all the value, according to the model. The model’s MNF predictions are exclusively available at SportsLine.

In a defensive test, a NASA spacecraft collides with an asteroid.

In an extraordinary dress rehearsal for the day a deadly rock threatens Earth, a NASA spacecraft slammed into an asteroid at breakneck speed on Monday.

A harmless asteroid located 7 million kilometres distant saw the cosmic grand slam as the Dart spacecraft slammed into it at 14,000 mph. Scientists anticipated that the collision would modify the asteroid’s orbit, create a crater, and send streams of boulders and debris into space.

In order to see the spectacle, telescopes on Earth and in space pointed at the same spot in the sky. Dart’s radio communication quickly stopped, making the hit instantly apparent, but it will take days or perhaps weeks to assess how much the asteroid’s route was altered.

The $325 million effort was the first attempt to move any natural object in space, be it an asteroid or else.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson tweeted earlier in the day, “No, this is not a movie storyline. He remarked in a taped video, “We’ve all seen it on movies like ‘Armageddon,’ but the stakes are huge in real life.

Dimorphos, a 525-foot asteroid, will be the target on Monday. Greek meaning “twin,” it is actually a moonlet of Didymos, a rapidly spinning, five times larger asteroid that hurled debris off to create the smaller companion.

They are the perfect candidates for the test to rescue the earth since they have been orbiting the sun for ages without endangering Earth.

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), a vending machine-sized spacecraft that was launched in November, used novel navigational techniques created by the mission manager and spacecraft builder Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Only an hour before impact, Dart’s on-board camera, a crucial component of this clever navigation system, saw Dimorphos.

Elena Adams, a Johns Hopkins mission systems engineer, yelled, “Woo hoo!” Dimorphos is being seen, which is amazing, wonderful.

Adams and other ground controllers in Laurel, Maryland watched with mounting enthusiasm as Dimorphos loomed larger and larger in the field of vision alongside its bigger companion with a picture coming back to Earth every second.

A little satellite trailed after a few minutes later to capture images of the collision. Two weeks ago, Dart unveiled the Italian Cubesat.

Scientists claimed that Dimorphos would not be broken by Dart. The asteroid weighed 11 billion pounds, whereas the spacecraft was just 1,260 pounds. However, that ought to be sufficient to shorten its 11-hour, 55-minute orbit around Didymos.

The collision should reduce that time by ten minutes, but it will take many days to almost a month for observatories to confirm the altered orbit. Scientists pointed out that the predicted orbital change of 1% might not seem like much. However, they emphasised that over time, it would amount to a considerable change.

Given adequate time, planetary security specialists recommend moving a potentially dangerous asteroid or comet out of the path rather than blowing it up and producing several bits that may fall on Earth. For large space rocks, many impactors could be required, or even a combination of impactors and hypothetical “gravity tractors,” which would use their own gravity to drag an asteroid into a safer orbit.

In reference to the mass extinction that occurred 66 million years ago and is thought to have been brought on by a significant asteroid impact, volcanic eruptions, or both, NASA’s senior climate adviser Katherine Calvin said, “The dinosaurs didn’t have a space programme to help them know what was coming, but we do.”

Emergency Update: Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on State Preparedness for Hurricane Ian

On Monday, Hurricane Ian grew to be a Category Two storm with winds of more than 100 mph as it headed into western Cuba. Florida is where the hurricane is predicted to make landfall on Wednesday, although heavy rain and strong winds could cause problems there as early as Tuesday.

Ian may have an influence on several states, depending on the storm’s route.

In addition to the twelve pre-positioned medical assistance caches that are now staged in Florida, Direct Relief also has hurricane preparedness packs available to be accessible by nearby medical facilities stationed in Georgia, South Carolina, and along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The caches include necessary pharmaceuticals like as antibiotics, wound care supplies, insulin and diabetic management supplies, high blood pressure meds, asthma treatments, and more. Additionally, emergency supplies have been prepared and are waiting to be used in Havana, Cuba.

Over the weekend, Direct Relief and the Florida Primary Care Association had regular conversations regarding anticipated needs. In response to the association’s offer of medical aid from Direct Relief, a small number of the association’s member health organisations asked for help over the weekend in order to prepare for the storm’s effects. The group has also communicated with Florida VOAD, or Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, as well as the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

As required, Direct Relief is also prepared to provide a range of backup power solutions in addition to additional medications and supplies.

According to the predicted error cone for Hurricane Ian released by the NOAA National Hurricane Center on Tuesday, there are now 25 Federally Qualified Health Center administrative sites in its path. Together, such facilities treat 974,851 patients yearly, 48.6% of whom fall inside the federal poverty line.

Also disproportionately affected by disasters like hurricanes are the weaker members of society, such as children, the elderly, those without access to transportation, those with impairments, and those for whom English is a second language.

People who need to take drugs to manage their health are also at danger if they lose access to them. When there is a large frequency of acute injuries, conditions including asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure might cause trips to the emergency room.

According to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 4.1 percent of patients at health centres within the storm’s forecast error cone had a diagnosis of asthma (39,780 patients), 8.6 percent had a diagnosis of diabetes (84,036 patients), and 18.5 percent were being treated for hypertension (180,531 patients).

Throughout the U.S. Gulf Coast, Direct Relief has a long history of reacting to storms, notably in Florida in 2018 with Hurricane Michael, a Category Four hurricane that wreaked havoc on multiple communities in the state’s panhandle.

Direct Relief has sent 3,620 pounds of medical supplies to 60 beneficiaries in Florida since September 1st, including community health centres and free clinics that offer medical services. The company will keep responding as the circumstance changes.

Current Watches and Warnings in Effect:

  • A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Englewood to the Anclote River, including Tampa Bay.
  • A Hurricane Watch has been issued from the Anclote River to the Suwannee River.
  • Tropical Storm Watches have been issued from the Suwannee River to Indian Pass, and from Jupiter Inlet to Altamaha Sound.
  • Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the Lower Keys (from the 7 Mile Bridge westward to Key West), and from Englewood southward to Flamingo.
  • A Storm Surge Warning has been issued from the Anclote River southward to Flamingo, including Tampa Bay.
  • Storm Surge Watches are in effect for the Florida Keys and mainland Monroe County, as well as far southern Miami-Dade, Collier, the Tampa Bay area, eastern Clay and Putnam counties, and the coastal areas of Charlotte, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia counties.
    • Anclote River to Longboat Key including Tampa Bay… 5-10 ft
    • Suwanee River to Anclote River… 5-8 ft
    • Longboat Key to Englewood… 5-8 ft
    • Englewood to Bonita Beach, FL… 4-7 ft
    • Bonita Beach to East Cape Sable, FL… 3-5 ft
    • Flagler/Volusia County Line to Altamaha Sound, including the St. Johns River… 2-4 ft
    • East Cape Sable to Card Sound Bridge, including Florida Bay…2-4 ft
    • Aucilla River to Suwannee River… 2-4 ft
    • Florida Keys including the Dry Tortugas… 2-4 ft
    • Indian Pass to Aucilla River… 1-3 ft

State preparation and response efforts include:

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)

  • FDEM has activated the State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) to provide an additional resource for Floridians to receive up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Ian. Residents and visitors can call this toll-free hotline at 1-800-342-3557.
  • FDEM is deploying several hundred shelter support staff to address staffing needs in counties that have opened their Special Needs hurricane shelters.
  • FDEM is leading the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) for the Hurricane Ian response.
  • The Division has received more than 500 resource requests for Hurricane Ian and fulfilled 466. Requests are currently being processed and are either en route or being mobilized. This includes the coordination of resources such as: trucks of food and water, generators and water pumps.
  • Five Florida Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Teams are activated, and will be prepared to deploy to impacted areas. An additional three federal USAR Teams are standing by to assist.
  • Over 27,000 power restoration personnel are on standby to assist impacted areas after the storm.
  • FDEM has begun setting up a Logistical Staging Area in Polk County and is identifying potential additional staging areas and points of distribution to ensure food and water are readily available if counties request it.
  • FDEM has loaded 360 trailers with over 2 million meals and over one million gallons of water in preparation for distribution to impacted areas.
  • FDEM is in constant communication with all 67 county emergency management offices and state agencies to coordinate protective actions and needed resources ahead of potential storm impacts.
  • FDEM is coordinating with utilities to ensure crews are prepared to respond and restore power. Utility providers have more than 25,000 linemen staged and prepared for power restoration efforts.

Florida National Guard

  • Following Governor DeSantis’ authorization, a total of 5,000 Florida Guardsmen are being activated to State Active Duty and pre-positioned at armories across the state for Tropical Storm Ian response operations. 2,000 Guardsmen from Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina are also being activated to assist.
  • The Florida National Guard is currently supporting missions including staffing and supporting the State Logistics Response Center (SLRC) in Orlando.
  • In addition, the Florida Guard has mobilized and is on standby with five Route Clearance Teams and Aviation assets.
  • The Florida National Guard is well-equipped, with assets including high-wheeled vehicles, helicopters, boats, generators and more.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)

  • FDLE’s mutual aid team is coordinating evacuation missions in Cedar Key and security for ambulance response teams who are staging prior to Hurricane Ian.