Top 5 things people are talking about on Tuesday, September 12

Hope Hicks named official White House communications director

Hope Hicks will become the official White House communications director, making her the third person to hold the position under President Donald Trump, reports NBC News.

Apple to unveil new iPhones at product launch event

Apple is set to unveil a dramatically redesigned iPhone at the first product event inside the circular Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

Three new iPhones are expected to be announced, including a high-end edition that could cost upwards of $1,000. An updated Apple Watch and Apple TV will also be part of the new product line.

Disney World reopens as Irma moves away from Florida

The Happiest Place on Earth may not be as happy as usual right now, but it is reopening Tuesday.

Walt Disney World Today announced Monday afternoon that after closing on Sunday and Monday, it would once again open it’s doors to guests, the morning of September 12th.

WDW Today made the announcement on Twitter.

Irma weakens to tropical storm, still causing misery

Hurricane Irma weakened into a still-dangerous tropical storm Monday as it pushed inland, triggering record flooding in Florida’s northeastern corner, while rescuers in its soggy, wind-battered wake mobilized to reach victims and learn the full extent of the damage.

The storm engulfed nearly the entire Florida peninsula, wreaking havoc from the state’s southernmost point up to the Georgia line, from the Atlantic coast to the Gulf side. It swamped homes, uprooted massive trees, flooded streets, cast boats ashore, snapped miles of power lines and toppled construction cranes.

Exclusive: 911th Airlift Wing deploys to Florida for relief

Members of the 911th Airlift Wing are on their way to Florida to help with Irma relief.

RabbleVID user and airman, Chris Edge, submitted this video of his comrades and himself readying to fly out to Florida.

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