Three Things You Need to Know on September 11th

September 11, 2018

Today marks seventeen years since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. A commemoration ceremony is being held at Ground Zero where the names of the nearly three-thousand people who died will be read aloud. Family and friends will be in attendance to remember loved ones. The 2018 Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will take place at Red Rocks.  People will complete nine laps around the amphitheater to represent the 110 stories of the World Trade Center in New York.  The event is a benefit for fallen firefighters.  

The east coast is in for some serious weather as Category 4 hurricane Florence heads towards the Carolinas. More than a million people in the Carolinas and Virginia are under mandatory orders to evacuate before Florence starts slamming into the coast Wednesday or Thursday. The Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming is sending aid workers to assist with things like shelter and logistics.  A typical deployment is two or three weeks. 

Fall hasn't hit our part of the state yet! There's a potential for more record heat in metro Denver this week.  The National Weather Service has predicted temperatures to be in the low 90s today.  That could break the record of 92 set back in 1951.  There's also the potential to break or tie a record again tomorrow.  Yesterday tied the mark of 93 set back in 1998 in Denver.  The warm weather is expected to continue for the rest of the week.