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5 Things To Know On Thursday, October 1, 2020

Posted at 6:52 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 07:02:57-04

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1. Flash Flood Warnings issued from Fort Pierce to Boca Raton
After several inches of rain overnight, Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for the Treasure Coast and South Florida until at least 9 a.m.

You'll need to keep an eye on the weather throughout the weekend. A Flood Watch has been issued for Coastal Palm Beach County until 8 p.m. on Sunday and Martin/St. Lucie Counties until Friday at 4 a.m.

Remaining soggy through the weekend as stalled front continues to pull in deep tropical moisture.

Latest Weather Forecast: Thursday 5 a.m.

2. End of the grace period: Halt on evictions for Florida tenants expires
Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order on suspending evictions for Florida tenants has expired.

In late August, DeSantis extended Executive Order 20-180, which halted evictions for Floridians, until 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1. Executive Order 20-180 marked the fifth time DeSantis extended the eviction ban.

The CDC enacted a nationwide order that provides federal eviction relief to people who submitted a valid declaration to their landlord regarding rent.

Gov. DeSantis' halt on evictions for Florida tenants will expire

3. Have you seen her? Woman wanted in hit-and-run that killed pregnant woman
West Palm Beach police made a passionate plea on Wednesday, urging the driver who hit and killed a pregnant woman and left her 3-year-old daughter fighting for her life to come forward.

Investigators have identified a person of interest in the case as Priscila Nicolas Antonio, 39.

According to police, Nicolas Antonio is the registered owner of the vehicle involved in Tuesday's crash and may have been the driver.

Person of interest identified in West Palm Beach hit-and-run that killed pregnant woman

4. No cruising until after Halloween or maybe even Valentine's Day
The CDC extended the no-sail order on passenger cruise ships through the month of October due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the New York Times, the CDC had wanted to extend the order into February, but the White House blocked the move.

The no-sail order, which originally began in April, prohibits cruise ships from carrying 250 passengers in waters subject to US jurisdiction.

After reported wrangling, CDC extends no-sail order on cruise ships

5. Keep track of your mail-in ballot
Peter Cutler waited multiple days for his mail-in ballot before he called the elections office. He discovered that it was sent to the wrong address by mistake.

Luckily, we learned through Cutler, that this can be fixed. The election's office was able to cancel the ballot through the bar code and send him a new one.

Voters can also track their mail-in ballots on supervisor of elections website under the "My Status" tab.

Voter's ballot mailed to wrong address in Palm Beach County

Today's Forecast
Flash Flood Watch extends through the weekend.

Latest Weather Forecast: Thursday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
Happy 130th Birthday, Yosemite! On October 1, 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees.

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