Severe weather: The impact flash flooding has on Central Texas

Severe weather: The impact flash flooding has on Central Texas

Several historic instances of flash flooding remind Central Texans to “turn around, don’t drown.” AUSTIN, Texas — Most of the year, Central Texas is no stranger to rain. On average, a little over 35 inches falls in Austin. May is usually the wettest month of the year, followed by October, then June. But every now and then, the skies open up and Central Texas turns into “Flash Flood Alley.” Every few years – whether it’s…

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This is likely to influence an above-average hurricane season

This is likely to influence an above-average hurricane season

Historically, the La Niña phase of the ENSO cycle has produced the most active seasons on record. Here is why, and which historic years were driven by “the girl.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons in history all occurred during La Niña conditions. Let’s raise our Weather IQ about the climate pattern that translate to “the girl” and how this part of the ENSO cycle affects the number of hurricanes. What…

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Weather IQ: This is why La Niña causes the most active hurricane seasons

Weather IQ: This is why La Niña causes the most active hurricane seasons

Historically, the La Niña phase of the ENSO cycle has produced the most active seasons on record. Here is why, and which historic years were driven by “the girl.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons in history all occurred during La Niña conditions. Let’s raise our Weather IQ about the climate pattern that translate to “the girl” and how this part of the ENSO cycle affects the number of hurricanes. What…

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Weather IQ: Why La Niña causes the most active hurricane seasons?

Weather IQ: Why La Niña causes the most active hurricane seasons?

Historically, the La Niña phase of the ENSO cycle has produced the most active seasons on record. Here is why, and which historic years were driven by “the girl.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some of the most active Atlantic Hurricane Seasons on record had one thing in common… La Niña. Let’s raise our Weather IQ about “the girl” and how that part of the ENSO cycle affects the number of hurricanes. What is the Enso Cycle? The…

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Head of FEMA tours deadly storm damage in Houston area as more residents get power back

Head of FEMA tours deadly storm damage in Houston area as more residents get power back

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, blue FEMA hat, visits an apartment complex damaged by severe storms with Houston Mayor John Whitmire, to her right, and Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones, to her left, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Spring Branch in Houston. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)Yi-Chin Lee/AP People affected by recent severe storms wait in line for assistance at a FEMA mobile unit Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Spring Branch Family Development Center…

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FEMA administrator tours Houston storm damage with local leaders, announces more help on the way

FEMA administrator tours Houston storm damage with local leaders, announces more help on the way

HOUSTON — On Tuesday, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured damaged areas in the Houston area, witnessed relief efforts and met with local leaders as thousands of residents remain impacted across Southeast Texas from last week’s derecho storm. Deanne Criswell made multiple stops while visiting Houston – first touring the disaster relief site at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston in Spring Branch and seeing damage at a nearby apartment…

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Five Years After a Devastating Tornado, Caddo Mounds Reopens With a New Mission

Five Years After a Devastating Tornado, Caddo Mounds Reopens With a New Mission

Texas History Five Years After a Devastating Tornado, Caddo Mounds Reopens With a New Mission Caddo artists and teachers are reclaiming this sacred place in East Texas. By Cynthia J. Drake May 21, 2024 0 Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. Cynthia J. Drake On April 13, 2019, a tornado touched down directly on Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, in Alto, about thirty miles west of Nacogdoches. The storm chewed up cars, trees, and most of…

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Early voting for May 28 primary runoff elections will go on, despite storm damage

Early voting for May 28 primary runoff elections will go on, despite storm damage

Early voting for the May 28 primary runoff will go on as planned on Monday, despite damage reported to some of the Harris County elections facilities. Some locations, however, will not be open for voters. On Sunday night, Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth said in a news release that 44 voting centers will be open from May 20 through May 24 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. There will be some locations, however, that won’t…

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Hurricane survival kit: How to keep your family safe when a hurricane hits

Hurricane survival kit: How to keep your family safe when a hurricane hits

Hurricanes are powerful storms that can cause significant damage. Having a hurricane survival kit prepared can help you and your family stay safe and comfortable if a hurricane hits. Putting together a hurricane “survival kit”? Here are three-day and 14-day checklists of items you’ll want to include. Be sure to check out the WRAL video of some items you might not be aware you will need if you’re without food, clean water or electricity. Three-day…

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Houston-area storm damage: Update on status of schools, power outages and resources for storm victims

Houston-area storm damage: Update on status of schools, power outages and resources for storm victims

Two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Cypress and Waller Thursday night. But 7 deaths, extensive damage and power outages in Houston were caused by a derecho system. HOUSTON — A destructive and deadly storm moved through the Houston area on Thursday, knocking out power, damaging structures and scattering debris everywhere. At least seven people were killed. After the storm passed, the cleanup began, but there are some things Houston city officials want you to know…

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EF-1 tornadoes ripped through Cypress, Waller County areas with winds at more than 100 mph, NWS reports

EF-1 tornadoes ripped through Cypress, Waller County areas with winds at more than 100 mph, NWS reports

The Cypress area tornado had winds of 110 mph. The path size was .77 miles. The Waller tornado peaked at 100 mph. HOUSTON — Two tornadoes touched down in Southeast Texas during Thursday’s severe weather, according to the National Weather Service. One was in Cypress. The other was in Waller County. The NWS had teams spread out across the region and Jeff Evans with the organization told KHOU 11’s Victor Jacobo about the Cypress tornado….

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Houston-area storm damage updates: Clean up continues after NWS says two EF-1 tornadoes and powerful derecho ripped through SE Texas

Houston-area storm damage updates: Clean up continues after NWS says two EF-1 tornadoes and powerful derecho ripped through SE Texas

Two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Cypress and Waller Thursday night. But 7 deaths, extensive damage and power outages in Houston were caused by a derecho system. HOUSTON — A destructive and deadly storm moved through the Houston area on Thursday, knocking out power, damaging structures and scattering debris everywhere. At least four people were killed. After the storm passed, the cleanup began, but there are some things Houston city officials want you to know…

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Low risk of damaging winds, hail from Saturday storms

Low risk of damaging winds, hail from Saturday storms

While most of Saturday’s storms are not expected to be severe, there’s a low chance the storms could produce elevated threats. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The WCNC Charlotte Weather Team wants you to be Weather Aware on Saturday because of a low chance damaging winds or small-to-medium sized hail. Throughout the weekend, scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday, a few of the scattered storms…

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EF 1 tornadoes ripped through Cypress, Waller County areas at more than 100 mph, NWS reports

EF 1 tornadoes ripped through Cypress, Waller County areas at more than 100 mph, NWS reports

The Cypress area tornado had winds of 110 mph. The path size was .77 miles. The Waller tornado peaked at 100 mph. HOUSTON — Two tornadoes touched down in Southeast Texas during Thursday’s severe weather, according to the National Weather Service. One was in Cypress. The other was in Waller County. The NWS had teams spread out across the region and Jeff Evans with the organization told KHOU 11’s Victor Jacobo about the Cypress tornado….

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Caddo Mounds State Historic Site to celebrate new visitor center, traditional grass house after 2019 tornado

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site to celebrate new visitor center, traditional grass house after 2019 tornado

https://media.tegna-media.com/assets/KYTX/images/afef2c07-082f-44cc-a10e-5ac0ca548ecd/20240515T163508/afef2c07-082f-44cc-a10e-5ac0ca548ecd_750x422.jpgIn April 2019, an EF-3 tornado ripped through the city of Alto and hit the area of Caddo Mounds during Caddo Culture Day. ALTO, Texas — The Texas Historical Commission on Saturday will honor the reopening of the visitor center at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site five years after a tornado destroyed the museum and grass house.  Alto is home to just over a thousand people, but since 1995, it’s also been home to the…

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