More rain expected for flooded South as new storm moves across country

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Meteorologists are watching a storm system move across the country that will bring more rain to the already flooded South.On Monday morning, flood warnings continue for rivers across the South from Texas to the Carolinas with major flooding occurring only in Mississippi on the Perl River and on Big Black River. All the other rivers are not in major flooding as of now.Over the last week-and-a-half, parts of the South got more than 10 inches of rain pushing many rivers over their banks into flooding.The forecast for the Perl River in Jackson, Mississippi, says it is set to crest sometime Monday afternoon at the third highest crest ever recorded at 37.5 feet. The last time it was this high was in 1983 when it was 39.5 feet.There is a new storm system moving out of the Rockies Monday night that will bring heavy rain to most of the South and most areas will see an additional 2 to 3 inches of rain with localized amounts of 3 to 4 inches.To the north and west, this storm system will bring mostly 2 to 6 inches of snow with up to a foot possible in the Colorado Rockies.A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from Nebraska to northern New York state where some areas could see up to 2 inches, but as many as 7 inches, of snow.Behind this storm system, there is another shot of colder air moving into the Midwest and the Northeast and, by Wednesday and Thursday, wind chills could be below zero once again for the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes. This cold blast moves into the Northeast by Thursday into Friday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Black mom and white daughter address strangers’ comments in viral video

first_imgA GoodYear’s PhotographyBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(DALLAS) — A mother is speaking out about the false assumptions that are made about her as a Black parent to a white child.On Aug. 26, Jeena Wilder of Dallas, Texas, and her 6-year-old addressed the comments in a viral video shared with Wilder’s 90,000 Instagram followers.“There were specific questions people would ask like, ‘Are you the nanny? Are you babysitting these kids?’” Wilder told “Good Morning America.” “No. These are all my children…all four of them.”“Instead of thinking of other avenues on how people can become mothers, they automatically assume,” she added. “It’s saddening.”Jeena and Drue Wilder first had their daughter placed with them four years ago after her biological parents were no longer able to care for her. The Wilders, who also have a biological 7-year-old, 3-year-old and another 6-year-old, officially adopted their daughter in October 2019.Jeena and Drue Wilder first had their daughter placed with them four years ago after her biological parents were no longer able to care for her. The child’s biological parents are related to dad, Drue, so it was a kinship adoption, Wilder explained.The Wilders, who also have a biological 7-year-old, 3-year-old and another 6-year-old, officially adopted their daughter in October 2019.“She’s really sweet and super forgiving and is the happiest child,” Jeena said. “She loves being around people and she is my social butterfly.”Wilder shares her journey on Instagram, where she also talks about transracial adoptions; emphasizing how she has the modern all-American family.Wilder’s video of herself with her daughter has been viewed by more than 57,000. Many parents commented, revealing how it resonated with them.Jeena and Drue Wilder of Dallas, Texas, first had their daughter placed with them four years ago after her biological parents were no longer able to care for her. The child’s biological parents are related to dad, Drue, so it was a kinship adoption, Wilder explained.“I always get mistaken for my daughter’s nanny,” one wrote. “She’s half Indian like me & half Caucasian like Daddy, but she’s still all mine!”“As the biological mom of biracial girls I’ve ALWAYS been asked if I was their mom,” another mom wrote.Wilder said she hopes to inspire more BIPOC (Black, indigenous and people of color) to adopt. “Then, it will not only be the norm,” she added. “But we will see more children getting adopted.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more