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Sign1News 8.31.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. I’m Jethro Wooddall. Here are your top stories for today. Hurricane Dorian became a powerful category
four storm overnight. Officials in Key West, Florida are now asking
visitors to leave if they can due to life-threatening flooding in low-lying areas. And it’s not just Florida that needs to prepare. According to the National Hurricane Center,
Dorian’s forecasted track has shifted East, possibly bringing Georgia and the Carolinas
into the path of the storm later this week. Despite Dorian’s shift, much of Florida and
the southeast coast remain in the forecast “cone of uncertainty,” meaning landfall is
still possible anywhere along the East Coast of Florida and points farther North. Sign1News will be posting live press conferences
on storm updates and warnings from local, state and federal officials with sign language
interpretation on our app, website, YouTube and Facebook page. Please share the updates with family or friends
who may be living in the path of the storm so they can stay safe. With hurricane Dorian bearing down on much
of Florida, it’s hard to know too far ahead of time where and how hard it will strike. But you can make sure your family is ready
no matter what may come. Here are some helpful tips to get you prepared. If you live in an area where hurricanes can
strike, you need to make sure your hurricane kit is stocked up. Make sure you have enough nonperishable food
and water for three days for each person and pet, along with a week’s supply of medicines. Since loss of power is likely during a large
storm, having multiple flashlights and a battery-powered radio along with extra batteries are a must! First-aid kits, a multipurpose tool, cell
phone chargers and a list of emergency contacts should be added too. Rain gear, insect repellent and sunscreen
will also be useful before and after the storm. And make sure you have all your property insurance
and other important documents stored in a safe, watertight container. Having these things in place ahead of the
storm can make a world of difference for you and your family if a disaster should occur. On July 1, 27-year-old Los Angeles Angels
pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead at the Hilton Hotel in Southlake, Texas. The autopsy was performed the following day
but the results are just being released now. The autopsy results revealed Skaggs died by
choking on vomit after using drugs and alcohol. The drugs found in Skaggs’s system included
high levels of opioids fentanyl, oxycodone and oxymorphone. His death has been ruled an accident. Skaggs’s family released a statement saying
it was completely out of character for Skaggs to use dangerous drugs and alcohol and they
thanked investigators for their ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. Police have arrested Olympic gold medalist
Simone Biles’ brother Kevin Biles Thomas and charged him in a shooting that killed three
people. The triple slaying took place in Cleveland,
Ohio on New Year’s Eve. He was arrested in Liberty County, Georgia
Thursday. Biles Thomas is charged with murder, voluntary
manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury. According to the Liberty County jail, he is
being held without bond pending extradition to Ohio. It’s not clear Biles Thomas has a lawyer. His arraignment is set for September 13. CNN reached out to Simone Biles for comment. Thursday she tweeted “Eating my feelings.
Don’t talk to me.” If things like your makeup or razor aren’t
replaced when needed, they can be a breeding ground for germs. It’s something we don’t always think about,
especially since most toiletries don’t even have an expiration date. But health experts say items we use every
day do go bad. Here’s a refresher course on their lifespan: Health experts say you should get rid of razors
within 5 to 7 uses. Toothbrushes need to be replaced every 3 to
4 months. But if you been diagnosed with the flu or
strep, you need to throw out your toothbrush immediately. Loofahs or exfoliators need to be replaced
every 3 to 4 months. Because they have crevices, they are breeding
grounds for bacteria. Ladies your liquid makeup needs to be replaced
every three months. If you use powder makeup, you can keep that
for up to a year and lipsticks and eyeshadows for up to two years. But eyeliners and mascaras need to be replaced
within 3 to 6 months. Tampons can be kept for up to five years,
depending on where you store them. If they are stored where they have access
to bacteria or dust, throw them away immediately. A woman in North Carolina got a phone call from a man trying to scam her out of her personal information. He claimed she was going to be arrested if
she did not provide him with her social security number and bank account information. But this just wasn’t any woman. Ann Stephens is the captain of the Apex Police
Department! So Stephens used her experience to show how
to deal with phone scammers. When the man told Stephens she was facing
charges and a Sheriff’s deputy was on the way, she gave him the address for the police
department. Stephens had someone record the conversation
and then posted the video to the Police Department’s Facebook page. Needless to say, the scammers didn’t get anything
from her. Stephens want to remind others: Don’t ever
give out your information and don’t verify information even if they have it. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Jethro Wooddall. Thank you for watching Sign1News live. Remember to follow us on all of our social
media platforms and be sure to download our app too. Sign1News. Your life. Your language.

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