After declaring Irma a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center discontinued all storm surge and tropical weather watches and warnings related to Irma. The storm left nearly 7 million people in Florida without power. Air travelers are expected to face significant disruptions again today after more than 10,000 flights were canceled due to the storm. Miami’s airport is expected to reopen to limited flights today.
Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and a slew of other celebrities will participate today in a multi-network telethon to help those affected by the hurricanes. The one-hour Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, will air this evening on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox and NBC. Other stars expected include George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland and more. Proceeds will benefit Hurricane Relief.
Today Apple unveils new products — including a major redesign of its flagship iPhone. If the rumors are true, the new iPhone will ditch the home button, add wireless charging and replace Touch ID with a system that unlocks the phone with your eye. But big questions remain — will it cost upwards of $1,000? Apple will stream the event on its website this afternoon.
More than 10K flights cancelled yesterday due to Irma. Miami airport opening today for select flights.
Drivers should not put unleaded fuel in older cars that require premium, at the risk of burning up the engine immediately. More modern cars, however, can generally handle a couple of unleaded fill-ups.