INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Good morning. Here are five things you need to know today:
1) Members of Indiana Task Force One remain in North Carolina this morning helping people impacted by Florence. The National Urban Search and Rescue Response System shared video last night of the team's efforts. Hoosiers are working alongside teams from North Carolina, responding to calls for help. As of last night, they'd helped rescue more than 100 people from the rising flood waters.
2) The remnants of Florence will inch closer to Indiana today, but for now it's warm and just a bit more humid. For now, Chuck Lofton says Florence will only bring rain to southeast Indiana, but there is a chance it could move further west and give the rest of central Indiana a chance for some rain. Either way, we'll get more cloud cover, and it will be a bit cooler with highs in the low 80s. Clouds will thin out tonight with temperatures falling into the upper 60s. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy and warm with highs in the mid-80s.
3) IndyCar fans are hearing from driver Robert Wickens for the first time since he fractured his spinal cord and neck when he crashed at Pocono Raceway. Wickens says all of the kind words and positivity from fans have meant the world to him and his family. Wickens ended the short message by wishing everyone good luck at Sonoma.
4) Around 4,000 students are scrambling and looking for options after Harrison College announced they were closing all of their campuses this weekend. Some of those students were mere months away from graduating and had taken out thousands of dollars in loans. The college cited declining enrollment and financial pressures with limited resources as the reason for the closure.
5) Two programming notes for you: First, suspended Roncalli guidance counselor Shelly Fitzgerald's interview airs today on Ellen at 3 p.m. on Channel 13. Fitzgerald's segment was originally slated to air about a week ago, but Ellen's interview with Cher ran long so they moved Fitzgerald's interview to today. Second, the Primetime Emmy Awards air from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m., also on Channel 13. The ceremony will be hosted by Saturday Night Live's faux news anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che.