'Let’s not politicize a disaster' | Mayor Whitmire criticizes councilman’s comments on Hurricane Beryl preparation

'Let’s not politicize a disaster' | Mayor Whitmire criticizes councilman’s comments on Hurricane Beryl preparation

Mayor John Whitmire is criticizing a report quoting Councilman Edward Pollard saying lives would’ve been saved if the city was better prepared for Hurricane Beryl. HOUSTON — Two Houston city leaders are exchanging words over Hurricane Beryl preparations. On Sunday, Mayor John Whitmire held a news conference hitting back at city councilman Edward Pollard. The mayor said it is in response to comments made about mobilizing first responders prior to Beryl arriving.  The mayor began…

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Forecast: More rain on the way for the upcoming week; heavy at times with the risk for flooding

Forecast: More rain on the way for the upcoming week; heavy at times with the risk for flooding

Here are the latest updates from the KVUE Weather Team. Author: Shane Hinton (KVUE), Jordan Darensbourg, Hunter Williams, Grace Thornton Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 9:35 PM CDT July 21, 2024 AUSTIN, Texas — Pockets of heavy rain and storms developed across Central Texas Sunday afternoon, and some locations picked up nearly 3 inches of rainfall!  This is just the beginning of a very wet weather pattern for the week ahead. The…

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Scattered downpours continue, flash flooding impacts

Scattered downpours continue, flash flooding impacts

Stay weather aware for impacts from heavy rain and flash flooding caused by slow-moving storm cells. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tonight Heavy rain is ongoing across the Charlotte tonight. The area is experiencing the impact of deep tropical moisture, which is causing downpours from slow-moving storm cells. The impact for flash flooding will likely increase overnight.  Stay weather aware due to excessive rainfall that will have an impact on creeks, streams, and urban area. Added to…

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Flash flood warning in effect for Mecklenburg County

Flash flood warning in effect for Mecklenburg County

Radar shows that 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain have already fallen, with the possibility of 1 to 2 more inches. The impact of persistent heavy rain could lead to flash flooding in areas like Uptown Charlotte, Huntersville, and University City, impacting small creeks, urban areas, and low-lying spots.  Don’t underestimate the power of water as heavy rain continues to impact the Charlotte area tonight. Upwards of 2.5 inches of rain already and more is…

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Scattered downpours this evening, flash flooding possible

Scattered downpours this evening, flash flooding possible

Stay weather aware for impacts from heavy rain and localized flooding due to slow-moving storms. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This evening  Heavy rain continues tonight for portions of the Charlotte area. The area is experiencing the impact of deep tropical moisture, which is causing downpours from slow-moving storm cells. The impact for flash flooding will likely increase tonight.  Stay weather aware due to excessive rainfall that will have an impact on creeks, streams, and urban area….

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Weather Impact Alert Days | Heavy rain and minor flooding possible Monday through Wednesday

Weather Impact Alert Days | Heavy rain and minor flooding possible Monday through Wednesday

An unusual July weather pattern will bring multiple days of rain chances and the risk for minor flooding across Central Texas. Here’s what you need to know. AUSTIN, Texas — The month of July is not typically a month we turn to for beneficial rain here in Central Texas. On average, the month of July is the second driest month of the year, and last July brought just 0.04 inches of rain to Austin. Fortunately,…

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More heavy rain, localized flooding expected Sunday

More heavy rain, localized flooding expected Sunday

Stay weather aware for impacts from heavy rain and localized flooding due to slow-moving storms. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Training storms Saturday night caused widespread, heavy rain across parts of the Charlotte metro. Flooding was especially bad in Gaston County, near the Spencer Mountain area, where radar estimates were near 5 – 7 inches. Sunday The wetter pattern continues again this afternoon with a stalled front across the Carolinas. Rain chances could develop as early as…

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FEMA opens several disaster recovery centers in Houston area | How to apply for federal funds after Hurricane Beryl

FEMA opens several disaster recovery centers in Houston area | How to apply for federal funds after Hurricane Beryl

Residents impacted by Hurricane Beryl can apply for federal assistance from FEMA. The money is primarily for the uninsured or underinsured. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Additional federal assistance is being provided for storm victims in 16 Texas counties in the wake of Beryl.  President Biden amended the Major Disaster Declaration to authorize “additional federal assistance to disaster survivors to help aid in their recovery from Hurricane Beryl.” It comes after a number of Texas politicians…

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Houston’s beloved Pancho Claus needs help after home floods during Hurricane Beryl

Houston’s beloved Pancho Claus needs help after home floods during Hurricane Beryl

Richard Reyes has been bringing joy and Christmas gifts to children in low-income neighborhoods for more than four decades. Now, he’s the one who needs help. HOUSTON — Like a lot of Houstonians, Richard Reyes is still cleaning up the mess and counting up the costs of damage caused by Hurricane Beryl. His home in the Aldine area was flooded with about a foot of water. “In a matter of half an hour, it went…

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Residential solar is growing in Texas amid worries about reliable power during events like Hurricane Beryl

Residential solar is growing in Texas amid worries about reliable power during events like Hurricane Beryl

We’re testing using AI-powered tools to provide an audio version of this story. While this audio recording is machine-generated, the story was written by human journalists. Read more on our AI policy. Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. This story is published in partnership with Inside Climate News, a nonprofit, independent news organization that covers climate, energy and the…

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One year ago, an EF-3 tornado destroyed the Pfizer plant in Nash County

One year ago, an EF-3 tornado destroyed the Pfizer plant in Nash County

One year ago, a destructive EF-3 tornado hit North Carolina north of Rocky Mount. The tornado touched down on July 19, 2023, around 12:30 p.m. in the Battleboro and Dortches communities in Nash County. The tornado began as a thunderstorm warning in Edgecombe, Halifax and Nash counties. Thunderstorm warnings were issued at 12:27 p.m., and the tornado warning was issued about five minutes later. An estimated 90 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed, including…

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Members of Congress, community leaders, CenterPoint executives to address Hurricane Beryl power issues | Streaming live at 2:30 p.m.

Members of Congress, community leaders, CenterPoint executives to address Hurricane Beryl power issues | Streaming live at 2:30 p.m.

In addition to CenterPoint’s CEO and other executives, a coalition of community leaders and elected officials will also join the news conference. Author: Michelle Homer, Sammy Turner, Randy Klein Published: 2:15 PM CDT July 18, 2024 Updated: 2:15 PM CDT July 18, 2024 HOUSTON — A coalition of civic organizations and Houston politicians met with CenterPoint Energy executives on Thursday to discuss the power company’s issues following Hurricane Beryl. They have scheduled a news conference at…

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Houston SPCA has taken in 1,800 animals, including egret colony, in the wake of Hurricane Beryl

Houston SPCA has taken in 1,800 animals, including egret colony, in the wake of Hurricane Beryl

Since Hurricane Beryl, the Houston SPCA has taken in more than 1,800 injured or orphaned wild animals from the region. On a regular day, the local SPCA gets about 40 to 50 animals. On the day after Beryl hit, they got over 700 in 24 hours – and even over a week later, more animals keep on coming. The SPCA is now working to rehabilitate the animals, including a colony of nearly 350 egrets blown…

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Kroger, H-E-B and Randalls offering discounts to help Hurricane Beryl recovery

Kroger, H-E-B and Randalls offering discounts to help Hurricane Beryl recovery

All frozen food items, including ice, will be 10% off at H-E-B stores in Houston and surrounding areas until July 21. HOUSTON — H-E-B, Kroger and Randalls are working to help communities hit by Hurricane Beryl by offering them a little relief at the register.  Randalls Starting Wednesday through Tuesday, July 23, shoppers can receive $20 off purchases of $100 or more at all Houston-area Randalls. This is a digital deal available through the Randalls…

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Kroger and H-E-B offering discounts on frozen food to help Hurricane Beryl recovery

Kroger and H-E-B offering discounts on frozen food to help Hurricane Beryl recovery

All frozen food items, including ice, will be 10% off at H-E-B stores in Houston and surrounding areas until July 21. HOUSTON — Both H-E-B and Kroger are working to help communities hit by Hurricane Beryl by offering them a little relief at the register.  Kroger Kroger is offering $10 off all purchases of $100 or more when they use their Kroger cards. It must be in a single transaction. As residents across the region…

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