The Daily Moth 7-15-19
Update: Barry now a Tropical Depression, Still Poses a Danger; Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Aussie coast; Over 1 million pledge to meet at Area 51
[Transcript] Hello, welcome to the Daily Moth! It is Monday, July 15th.
I’m Christian Young again replacing Alex today. Are you ready for today’s top stories?
Update: Barry now a Tropical Depression, Still Poses a Danger
Over the weekend, in the Gulf Coast, Category 1 hurricane “Barry” struck Louisiana. It has since been downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression with winds under 39 mph.
The depression moving northwards in Arkansas as of today and is expected to move northeast while dissipating throughout the week into Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, southern parts of Michigan and Pennsylvania through New York.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards told a news conference that over 90 people were rescued, and hundreds of thousands were without power.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said through her ASL interpreter the city of New Orleans was “beyond lucky” that there wasn’t as much rain as predicted because they were afraid that a severe rain would have flooded their city’s pumping systems. Also there have been no reports of deaths as of Monday.
There are currently flash-flood watches in the following areas: Louisiana and Mississippi and parts of Arkansas, eastern Texas, western Tennessee and southeastern Missouri. There is a watch, with several warnings, for isolated tornadoes and thunderstorms in areas east of Barry’s track.
Officials are urging residents to take the warnings seriously and to watch out for critter and snakes swimming in the waters.
The link to a storm tracker resource is provided in the transcript:
Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Aussie coast
In Australia, police officers said that, on Saturday, four children including a 14-year-old boy, two 13-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl, took one of their parents’ SUV and drove more than 600 miles down the east coast before they were stopped by the police on Sunday night.
All the children were between 5 feet and 5 feet 4 inches if you were wondering if they were tall enough to drive.
They were stopped because they stole fuel twice, over $100 worth of gas, and were being chased by the police twice. The first time, police had to stop the pursuit when they realized a child was driving and the road conditions were not safe.
The police also said that the children locked the doors and refused to get out which forced the police to break a window using a baton.
The police said when they left, they also brought cash and packed fishing rods and left a farewell note.
As of today, police are not sure which one of them drove or why they drove 600 miles away. Also, they don’t know if the children are related or how they know each other.
The children were stopped near the city where one of the children lives so police have said it is possible, they were driving there.
Police haven’t interviewed the children because they can’t legally be questioned without a parent or guardian present.
The children will be charged, but police haven’t specified what the offenses are.
For comparison, the drive from Rochester Institute of Technology to Gallaudet University is 370 miles long. Those kids drove over 600 miles. Impressive.
Over 1 million pledge to meet at Area 51
There is a Facebook event circulating titled “Storm Area 51. They Can’t Stop All of Us” to take place on September 20.
The event was set up as a joke, but over 1 million people have RSVP’d so far.
This has caused many on social media to post conspiracy theories, jokes, pictures and gifs about Area 51 and aliens.
On the event page, there is a quote, “If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens,” adding that if there are enough people heading towards the facilities, then the military won’t be able to stop them.
Naruto Run refers to a running style seen in the Japanese anime comic series “Naruto” where he sprints with his hands behind him to decrease wind resistance.
This event was started after a group of US senators received reports of encounters between the US Navy and a UFO, an unidentified flying object a few weeks ago.
The CIA has confirmed for years now that Area 51 does exist and that it is a military site, but there are no aliens there.
Air Force has warned that they discourage anyone from trying to come into the Area 51 where they train American military forces and that the US Air Force is always ready to protect America if necessary.
That’s it for today. See you tomorrow and remember to stay with the light!
Gallaudet University: [gallaudet.edu]