KOAM News to Know (8/12/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban is threatening to seize Afghanistan’s capital less than three weeks before U-S troops leave the country. The group already controls roughly two-thirds of the nation’s provinces. Despite the Taliban’s gains, the White House says the military withdrawal will proceed as planned.

MIAMI, Fla. – Tropical Depression Fred is expected to grow stronger as it approaches the U-S coast. It’s anticipated to make landfall over south Florida sometime this weekend. Fred is the sixth named storm of the year… but the first in over a month. Power outages hit Dominican Republic as TS Fred weakens

ATLANTA, Ga. – Federal health officials are endorsing COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women and could soon recommend booster shots for people with weakened immune systems. CBS News has learned that the revised guidance is expected to be voted on this week. CDC urges COVID vaccines during pregnancy as delta surges

MIAMI, Okla. – A housing complex in Miami is evacuated due to structural concerns. Renovations have been in the works at the Miami Towers, and an engineering survey of the building’s structure found big concerns. The city received a report yesterday morning which lead to an immediate evacuation order. Since it is low income housing, having to rent a moving truck would be a burden. But, the Miami Housing Authority has found temporary housing for residents, and they’re standing by to help people move. Several of the tenants are using the help of their friends and family to get the bare essentials, what they can fit in a car, and move to their new temporary home. Once renovations are complete, residents can move back in if they chose to. There’s no word on how long those renovations may take. Miami Towers residents scramble to move after emergency evacuation declared for building

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