One Year Later: Islanders Recount Hurricane Harvey

One Year Later: Islanders Recount Hurricane Harvey

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – When you live along the Gulf of Mexico, a hurricane is not a matter of if, but when, and on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, “when” in the form of Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, near Rockport. At first, the storm was nothing more than a tropical wave off Africa, and it stayed disorganized for quite a few days. However, thanks to the Gulf’s warm waters, Harvey grew quickly, and…

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Houston METRO Halts Harvey Ads That Feature Wrong Hurricane

Houston METRO Halts Harvey Ads That Feature Wrong Hurricane

The top of a fire hydrant sticks out of floodwaters in front of a home on September 7, 2017 in Richwood, Texas. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) HOUSTON (AP) — Transit officials in Houston have halted a TV commercial praising the agency’s response to last year’s Harvey flooding because the spot wrongly showed 2005 video from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The Houston Chronicle reports Metropolitan Transit Authority officials Thursday pulled the commercial made by South…

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3rd hurricane of season in Atlantic predicted by Sunday

3rd hurricane of season in Atlantic predicted by Sunday

Friday Aug 31, 2018 at 8:20 AM Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 is forecast to strengthen to Tropical Storm Florence on Friday and then a hurricane by Sunday morning. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone 6, which is forecast to strengthen to Tropical Storm Florence and then a hurricane by Sunday. It would be the third hurricane of the 2018 season, following Beryl and Chris. The potential tropical cyclone is in the far eastern Atlantic, about…

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When It Comes To Federal Hurricane Protection Dollars, Oil Companies Get First Dibs

When It Comes To Federal Hurricane Protection Dollars, Oil Companies Get First Dibs

From Texas Standard:  Oil companies have long been blamed for playing a role in climate change. But now, those companies are asking the government to protect their interests from the harsher storms and higher tides connected with global warming. Companies on the Texas Gulf Coast, which is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, are pushing for a 60-mile stretch of sea walls and levees that would help protect homes, beaches and, yes, oil infrastructure, from the…

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Flood advisory in effect for several areas southeast of Houston

Flood advisory in effect for several areas southeast of Houston

RAIN HITS HOUSTON:  A rain model shows storms moving west from Louisiana to the Houston area, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. >>Texas hot weather memes that make us laugh RAIN HITS HOUSTON:  A rain model shows storms moving west from Louisiana to the Houston area, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. >>Texas hot weather memes that make us laugh Photo: National Weather Service Houston/Galveston It’s summer in Texas and these memes perfectly describe the struggle of…

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Don’t Miss Tales of Hurricane Harvey Art Exhibit

Don’t Miss Tales of Hurricane Harvey Art Exhibit

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – There is just one week left to catch a glimpse of the unique art display at La Retama Central Library displaying student’s experiences during Hurricane Harvey. The exhibit titled, “A Day of Remembrance, Hurricane Harvey: Narrative Artwork,” showcases the imagination and emotion of more than 150 Coastal Bend students personally affected by the storm. Featured artwork includes glass molds, sketches, photography, personal testimonies and poetry. The exhibit is free and will…

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1,000-year-old Texas oak tree survives Hurricane Harvey – the 500-year storm

1,000-year-old Texas oak tree survives Hurricane Harvey – the 500-year storm

By Brian Reynolds, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Updated 5:23 pm CDT, Sunday, August 27, 2017 The Big Tree, a live oak that is more than 1,000-years-old survived Hurricane Harvey’s landfall near Goose Island State Park. See more images of the flooding caused by Harvey.  The Big Tree, a live oak that is more than 1,000-years-old survived Hurricane Harvey’s landfall near Goose Island State Park. See more images of the flooding caused by Harvey.  Photo: Texas Department…

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Citing Flooding Concerns, Bastrop Temporarily Stops New Development

Citing Flooding Concerns, Bastrop Temporarily Stops New Development

Development in Bastrop has been temporarily put on hold. The Bastrop City Council voted unanimously last week to put a 90-day moratorium on development permits. The city wants to use this time to update its land-development rules to try to prevent flooding, an effort it’s calling Building Bastrop. The council also approved an emergency ordinance related to drainage. Bastrop Mayor Connie Schroeder has stressed that the city is “pro-development” and says the pause will give the city a chance…

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Debt, loss and faith: How three families are faring a year after Hurricane Harvey

Debt, loss and faith: How three families are faring a year after Hurricane Harvey

FRIENDSWOOD — Recreational vehicles aren’t meant to have four people living in them for eight months — just ask the Eichberger family. The bathroom floor starts to cave in, the kitchen roof leaks every time it rains, and there just isn’t enough space for two boys and their parents to live comfortably. After Hurricane Harvey dealt the Texas coast a devastating blow on Aug. 25, 2017, it turned into a tropical storm that poured historic…

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Slow-moving storm drenches Ogden, floods roads

Slow-moving storm drenches Ogden, floods roads

By Cammie Bellamy StarNews Staff Wednesday Aug 15, 2018 at 5:04 PM Aug 15, 2018 at 6:10 PM Bright Leaf Road at Wendover Lane among streets closed due to high water NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Several roads in the Ogden and Middle Sound areas of New Hanover County are flooded after a brief but heavy storm Wednesday afternoon. New Hanover County emergency dispatchers said as of 4:45 p.m., police were closing Bright Leaf Road at Wendover Lane, behind Big Lots, due to standing water. Flooding…

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