We stand ready and stand by them to provide any assistance that’s needed. Of course our embassy and State Department will be in close touch but it’s a tragedy. We stand with them and it’s important that people of Haiti know that
White House press secretary Jen Psaki
The US government was still obtaining specifics on the attack and Psaki expressed solidarity with the people of Haiti
US assessing ‘tragic attack’ that killed Haiti president: White House
The United States is assessing the “tragic attack” on Haiti’s president overnight and President Joe Biden will be briefed on the assassination, the White House said on Wednesday.”We’re still gathering information,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on MSNBC. “We’re still assessing right now.”Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by unidentified attackers in his private residence overnight.
Tropical storm warnings were canceled for Cape Coral and Fort Myers
Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected across northern Florida once the storm makes an expected turn to the northeast
Tornado warnings were issued in several northern Florida counties, including the Gainesville area, on Wednesday morning
Elsa wobbled through the Gulf of Mexico, briefly reaching hurricane strength, but was expected to move ashore as a tropical storm
Tropical storm Elsa weakens, spares Florida of major damage
A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa dumped rain along a long stretch of Florida’s Gulf Coast early Wednesday but appears to have spared the state significant damage and power outages.