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5 Things To Know On Friday, November 6, 2020

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Posted at 7:06 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 07:06:26-05

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1. Are your weekend plans ruined? Eta can't make up its mind
Palm Beach County has just BARELY moved out of the cone of uncertainty for Tropical Depression Eta. It's expected to curve and move over the Caribbean Sea on Friday and develop into a tropical storm.

The current track has Eta reaching South Florida on Monday into Tuesday.

A flood watch has been issued from tonight until Tuesday from Jupiter to Boca Raton for area east of 441.

Eta expected to curve towards Florida as tropical storm

2. Big election results come in over night
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has overtaken President Donald Trump's once-sizeable lead in the state of Georgia, though the state remains too close to call, according to the latest update from the Associated Press.

At about 4:30 a.m. ET, Clayton County in Georgia, released a new batch of mail-in tallies that gave Biden a lead of 917 votes in the state.

A huge vote drop came out of Philadelphia Thursday evening, which cut Trump's lead to nearly 26,000 votes. There are roughly 200,000 votes left to count in Pennsylvania.

You can see the counts live at the link above.

Biden takes the lead in Georgia, Trump's lead narrowing in Pennsylvania

2. What does Trump have to say about it?
President Trump delivered remarks from the White House on Thursday, again without evidence, declaring himself the rightful winner of Tuesday’s election and that the election is being stolen.

Several Republican lawmakers criticized Trump for his comments.

Trump has sent a tweet or retweet 32 times from Tuesday to Friday and Twitter has applied disclaimers to 13 of those tweets. Of those disclaimers, 12 indicate that "some or all of the content" about the election in the President's tweet is "disputed" and possibly "misleading."

President Trump tries to sow doubt on them

3. How has Biden responded?
Joe Biden said that his campaign believes it’s clear that they’re on track to win enough states to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

If Biden wins the presidency, the former vice president says he would rejoin the Paris Agreement on his first day in office.

Biden says he is planning to create his own task force to help grapple with the country's surge in coronavirus cases should he win the election.

Joe Biden calls for calm and patience

4. How bad is the coronavirus surge? Bad.
The U.S. recorded more than 120,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday as cases continue to skyrocket across the country.

Johns Hopkins reports that more than 1,200 people died of the virus in the U.S. on Thursday, the highest death total since Sept. 15. The highest daily death total throughout the pandemic occurred on April 15, when 2,600 people died.

According to Johns Hopkins, COVID-19 is currently spreading faster in the U.S. than it is anywhere else in the world.

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COVID-19

5. Ending on a happy note: Fort Pierce neighbors surprise young man with special needs
Residents in a Fort Pierce community on Hutchinson Island had a special surprise for 22-year-old Joseph Malizia.

On Thursday night, they gave the young man with special needs a box full of flags to replace the ones that had been stolen from him recently.

Neighbors in the Mariner Bay community say they often see Joseph waving different flags at the beach and along A1A and in the neighborhood.

Fort Pierce neighbors give flag-waving surprise to young man with special needs

Today's Forecast
Flood watch issued from tonight until Tuesday from Jupiter to Boca Raton.

Latest Weather Forecast: Friday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency.

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