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5 Things To Know On Monday, October 26, 2020

Posted at 6:29 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 06:54:44-04

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1. When will the rain FINALLY end? Soon.
The Flood Watch continues for Coastal Palm Beach County until 8 p.m. with an additional 1-3” of rainfall possible.

A Lantana neighborhood was flooded after heavy rainfall from the last week. People who live in the Sea Pines neighborhood said this is not the first time this has happened, and they have been asking the city to fix the drainage issues.

Tomorrow, as Tropical Storm Zeta moves farther away, drier air moves and rain chances drop to 20-30% through the work week. Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

Latest Weather Forecast: Monday 5 a.m.

2. A different sort of President's Weekend for South Florida
Former President Barack Obama campaigned for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during a drive-in rally Saturday afternoon in North Miami. Obama criticized President Donald Trump saying, "'Florida man' wouldn't even do this stuff. Why are we accepting it from the president of the United States?"

Trump voted in person Saturday morning at an early voting site in West Palm Beach. "I voted for a guy named Trump," the president said with a smile.

Biden will be in Broward County on Thursday.

President Trump votes in West Palm Beach

3. Senate expected to confirm Barrett today
The Republican-led Senate has voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections.

Barrett’s confirmation on Monday is hardly in doubt, with the majority Republicans mostly united in support behind President Donald Trump’s pick.

But Democrats are poised to keep the Senate in session into the night in attempts to stall, arguing that the Nov. 3 election winner should choose the nominee to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Senate votes to advance Barrett; confirmation expected Monday

4. US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000
The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day.

The U.S. death toll, meanwhile, has grown to 223,995, according to the COVID-19 Dashboard published by Johns Hopkins University.

The impact is being felt in every section of the country -- a plea by a Florida health official for a halt to children's birthday parties, dire warnings from Utah's governor, and an increasingly desperate situation at a hospital in northern Idaho, which is running out of space for patients and considering airlifts to Seattle or Portland.

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

5. Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Screening center opens for uninsured residents
A new center is dedicated to reducing deaths from last stage breast and cervical cancers in Palm Beach County.

FoundCare will now provide free, state-of-the-art 3D mammography screenings to uninsured residents with limited financial resources.

"We have 80,000 women in our county who do not have a medical home or regular screenings for breast and cervical cancer, and so today marks the beginning of the end of women dying from late stage disease," Nancy Brinker with Promise Fund of Florida said.

Grand opening celebration held for new breast screening center in West Palm Beach

On This Day In History
On October 26, 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

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