Ida’s cleanup continues, Larry is predicted to significantly strengthen. Flooded cars and strewn debris were hauled away Friday as cleanup will continue over this weekend after Hurricane Ida battered the South and then shocked the Northeast, leaving over 60 people dead across eight states in the last week.
Yet, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of slowing down. Hurricane Larry is predicted to strengthen over the next
day or two and is expected to remain at major hurricane strength through the early part of next week, the National Hurricane Center said early Saturday morning. The Hurricane Center added that significant swells will likely reach the eastern United States coastline after the holiday weekend. Prefer to listen? Check out the 5 Things podcast:
tightens travel restrictions on U.S. travelers. The Netherlands, a
member state, is moving the U.S. into its “very high-risk” category Saturday, which will prohibit entry
among unvaccinated travelers
from the U.S. and require testing and a quarantine period for those who are vaccinated.
That means, starting Saturday, vaccinated U.S. travelers must quarantine 10 days but can cut the isolation period short if they test negative for coronavirus on day five. Children 12 and under are exempt, according to the Government of the Netherlands’ website.
The changes come on the heels of the European Union’s decision to move the U.S. off its safe travel list, which signaled to members that they should no longer
on nonessential travel for people from the U.S. as
spike. Bulgaria announced it would move the U.S. into its “red zone” and prohibit travel from the U.S., and Italy has added testing and self-isolation requirements for U.S. travelers.
Week 1 of the
season is here, with many significant programs taking the field Saturday. On a weekend that
features five Top
25 matchups, the most notable is No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 5 Georgia in the Duke’s Mayo Classic in Charlotte,
(7:30 p.m. E.T., ABC). Today,
No. 1 Alabama faces a stiff test when they take on No. 16 Miami in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game (3:30 p.m. E.T., ABC).
With the NFL not beginning their season until next weekend, the first week of the college football season often gets extended with key
games also played
, No. 9
will begin its season Sunday night with a trip to Tallahassee to play Florida State (7:30 p.m. E.T., ABC). Although Week 1’s slate of games marks the beginning of the
season at large, a handful of programs got an early start with their “Week 0” matchups on Aug. 28. Djokovic continues chase of history with the third-round match at the U.S. Open.
Men’s No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia continues his pursuit of the calendar
when he faces Japan’s Kei Nishikori in a third-round match at the U.S. Open in New York Saturday.
Djokovic stands five wins
from the first men’s singles calendar-year Grand Slam since Rod Laver accomplished the feat in 1969, 52 years ago. A U.S.
would also give Djokovic a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title.
He is currently tied with rivals
and Rafael Nadal. Also, on Saturday, women’s No. 1 and 2021
Wimbledon champion Ash Barty
of Australia will try to reach the U.S.
Open quarterfinals for the first time
when she plays Shelby Rogers. In a significant development
, Naomi Osaka lost her third-round match to unseeded Canadian Leylah Fernandez. Later, she cried while trying to articulate how she processes winning and losing and ended her press conference by saying she thinks she’ll take a break from playing “for a while.”
When not to hit the road this weekend
Taking a trip over
Labor Day weekend? You might be facing long lines of traffic. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising unvaccinated Americans to stay home this Labor Day weekend, traffic in specific corridors is expected to spike between Sept. 2 and 7 as travelers take advantage of the three-day weekend, according to transportation analytics company INRIX. For the long weekend, including Monday, the best time to drive would be early in the morning, and the worst times are in the afternoon, according to INRIX.