What to Know
- Florence has inundated coastal streets with water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say it's only going to get worse
- Gov. Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon, while incumbent Kathy Hochul won; Letitia James won
- Mets captain David Wright will return for the team's final homestand, making what will probably be his last appearance as a big leaguer
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Happy Friday! It's a new day today, but it's the same old clouds. The weekend, however, looks to be much brighter than what it's been lately. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.
Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say conditions will only worsen as the hulking storm slogs inland.
Screaming winds bent trees toward the ground and raindrops flew sideways as Florence's leading edge whipped the Carolina coast to begin an onslaught that could last for days, leaving a wide area under water from both heavy downpours and rising seas.
The storm's intensity diminished as it neared land, with winds dropping to around 90 mph by nightfall. But that, combined with the storm's slowing forward movement and heavy rains, had Gov. Roy Cooper warning of an impending disaster.
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Gov. Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat.
In the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, incumbent Kathy Hochul, a former congresswoman from Buffalo, defeated challenger Jumaane Williams, a New York City councilman who had promised if elected to serve as a check on Cuomo.
Meanwhile, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James won a four-way Democratic primary for attorney general in New York in a race that was a competition over who could best use the office to antagonize President Trump.
Mets captain David Wright will return for the team's final homestand, making what will probably be his last appearance as a big leaguer.
The Mets said that they plan to activate Wright when they return to Citi Field on Sept. 25 against Atlanta. The 35-year-old is scheduled to start at third base on the second-to-last day of the season against Miami.
It would be his first major league game since May 2016. Wright has worked to return from a litany of neck, back and shoulder injuries that have required surgery.
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