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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Hurricane Beryl deaths: Here's what we know about the victims who died before and after the storm

Hurricane Beryl deaths: Here's what we know about the victims who died before and after the storm

Hurricane Beryl killed several people and caused widespread damage and devastation to Southeast Texas on Monday, July 8, 2024. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Hurricane Beryl left its mark across Southeast Texas on Monday, July 8, 2024. While millions dealt with power outages and extensive damage, other families were dealing with the loss of loved ones. The storm claimed the lives of many people, some from high water, others from falling debris and at least one…

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Deadly storm hits SE Texas. Here's what we know about the victims of Hurricane Beryl

Deadly storm hits SE Texas. Here's what we know about the victims of Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane Beryl brought widespread damage and devastation to Southeast Texas on Monday, July 8, 2024. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Hurricane Beryl left its mark across Southeast Texas on Monday, July 8, 2024. While millions dealt with power outages and extensive damage, other families were dealing with the loss of loved ones. The storm claimed the lives of many people, some from high water, others from falling debris and at least one from a fire that…

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Gov. Abbott pens letter to CenterPoint calling for severe weather preparation, response improvement

Gov. Abbott pens letter to CenterPoint calling for severe weather preparation, response improvement

Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to CenterPoint’s president and CEO outlining what he wants to see from the power company by the end of the month. AUSTIN, Texas — On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to the president of CenterPoint outlining several things he wanted the power company to do in the coming months to make sure they’re ready to respond to the next weather event in Southeast Texas. In the letter,…

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Gov. Greg Abbott defends trip to East Asia during Hurricane Beryl

Gov. Greg Abbott defends trip to East Asia during 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 We the Texans newsletter to receive twice-monthly updates on our year-long initiative dedicated to boosting civic engagement and chronicling how democracy is experienced in Texas. Under scrutiny for spending the duration of Hurricane Beryl 8,000 miles away on an…

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Storms with likely tornadoes slap the Chicago area, killing 1 and cutting power

Storms with likely tornadoes slap the Chicago area, killing 1 and cutting power

42 seconds ago A downed tree lies across a driveway after strong winds hit Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, July 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge) CHICAGO (AP) — Storms with reports of tornadoes blew through Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, including the Chicago area, toppling trees and power poles and cutting electricity to hundreds of thousands of people. A woman in Indiana died after a tree fell onto a home. Employees at the National Weather Service in…

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