Thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, tornadoes to hit San Antonio Sunday night

Thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, tornadoes to hit San Antonio Sunday night

By Valeria Olivares, Staff Writer Updated 4:10 pm CDT, Sunday, June 16, 2019 Photo: Courtesy National Weather Service Photo: Courtesy National Weather Service Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Photo: Courtesy National Weather Service Thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, tornadoes to hit San Antonio Sunday night Back to Gallery Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to roll into San Antonio later tonight, according to a National Weather Service forecast. The…

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City of Austin taking steps to protect water..

City of Austin taking steps to protect water..

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – You drink it, you swim in it, water is the key to life. “Austin has a history of protecting its water quality and making that water quality good for future generations,” said Spencer Cronk, Austin City Manager. With troubling floods that continue to plague the region, city officials are tasked with protecting the quality of our water each and every day. “Using the 2018 bond money that overwhelmingly passed…

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Exec order keeps Texas State Board of Plumbing

Exec order keeps Texas State Board of Plumbing

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – State plumbing regulations will stay in place for now after Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order to keep the Texas State Board of Plumbing from shutting down. Abbott cited the continuing recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The Texas State Board of Plumbing was on track to shut down by September of this year after lawmakers failed to renew it during the most recent session.  The board is responsible for…

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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner gives tips on how to prep for hurricanes

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner gives tips on how to prep for hurricanes

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter View of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Sept. 12, 2018. (Photo: Alexander Gerst/NASA) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — It’s been nine months since Hurricane Florence tore through the North Carolina coast, and now we’re two weeks deep into a new hurricane season. According to our meteorologists, we won’t be experiencing any tropical storms or hurricanes in the very near future. – Advertisement – However, that doesn’t…

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Hackers Demanding Ransoms Paralyze City Computer Systems In The U.S.

Hackers Demanding Ransoms Paralyze City Computer Systems In The U.S.

DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who’s off this week. As we become increasingly dependent on sprawling computer networks, we’re increasingly vulnerable to hackers who exploit weaknesses in them. A recent trend is cyberattacks on American cities. Last year, hackers in Dallas gained the ability to turn on tornado sirens at will. And for weeks, the city of Baltimore has struggled to revive computer systems paralyzed by…

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Governor signs disaster relief bills in Houston

Governor signs disaster relief bills in Houston

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – Governor Greg Abbott will be in Houston on Thursday to sign legislation related to disaster relief and preparedness. Gov. Abbott will host the bill signing ceremony at Gallery Furniture. He will be joined by local elected officials and members of the Houston community. The governor’s office says he will sign the following bills: House Bill 5 (Phelan, Kolkhorst) requires the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to develop a catastrophic debris management…

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State defense groups run hurricane evacuation drill at Corpus Christi's airport

CLOSE A C-130 touched down at Corpus Christi International Airport as a part of an evacuation drill to prepare for severe weather. David Silva Ramirez, Wochit The Corpus Christi International Airport saw the arrival of military aircraft and mock hurricane patients Wednesday as a part of an evacuation drill. The drill was the result of a partnership between groups that included the airport, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard and the Texas Military Department Patient…

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WATCH: Hurricane Shopping | Mockingbird and Armadillo

WATCH: Hurricane Shopping | Mockingbird and Armadillo

[embedded content] With Hurricane season upon us, it is important to make sure you have all the essentials. Ernie Manouse and Mark Sloan (from the Harris County Office of Emergency Management) go shopping to find just the right items. Along the way, Mark shares some great tips for being ready for any emergency. For a complete list of items, visit www.ReadyHarris.org

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Quilts2Heal looking to bring comfort to hurricane victims

Quilts2Heal looking to bring comfort to hurricane victims

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A non-profit in the Cape Fear is looking to bring some comfort to hurricane survivors in the area. Quilts2Heal is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit and has distributed more than 700 quilts to people in 12 states. Recipients range from children who are victims of violence, World War II veterans, and people who have lost everything in fires, floods and hurricanes. – Advertisement – Quilts2Heal began by now Leland…

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Hoke County community frustrated with disruptions from flooding roads

Hoke County community frustrated with disruptions from flooding roads

RAEFORD, N.C. (WTVD) — Christy Rodriguez hasn’t been able to drive home since torrential rains hit Raeford on Monday afternoon. She is one of many residents who live in Northwoods Estates. “I came out here at 5 o’clock this morning and it was still flooded. At 7 o’clock it was still flooded. We have to park our cars at Walmart just to be able to get home last night,” said Rodriguez. Northwoods Drive is the…

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Coffee shop reopens nine months after Hurricane Florence

Coffee shop reopens nine months after Hurricane Florence

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Crush & Grind reopens in Carolina Beach nine months after Hurricane Florence damaged it. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) —  Another area business forced to close after Hurricane Florence has reopened its doors, roughly nine months after the storm hit. Crush and Grind is a coffee shop on the Carolina Beach boardwalk that also serves beer and wine. – Advertisement – It’s been around for about three years,…

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Crews find body of 2-year-old swept away in flash flood at Tennessee park

Crews find body of 2-year-old swept away in flash flood at Tennessee park

>>Most dangerous Texas state parks >>Most dangerous Texas state parks Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 >>Most dangerous Texas state parks >>Most dangerous Texas state parks Crews find body of 2-year-old swept away in flash flood at Tennessee park 1  /  18 Back to Gallery Search crews found the body of a 2-year-old Kentucky boy on Monday, hours after he was swept away in weekend flash flooding at a Tennessee…

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'It was devastating' | Residents return to homes after Mountain Island Lake flooding

'It was devastating' | Residents return to homes after Mountain Island Lake flooding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — People living near Mountain Island Lake and the Catawba River are cleaning up after the weekend’s flooding. The lake reached its second highest level on record at more than 106 feet. RELATED: Mountain Island Lake reaches 2nd highest level in history The flooding tore off docks and left homes with severe water damage to the structures and property inside. Tuesday, people living along Lake Drive started the cleanup process as county code…

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NC House to restart hurricane recovery committee

NC House to restart hurricane recovery committee

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter NC farm flooded during Hurricane Florence (Photo: Mary Junell / U.S. Army / (CC BY-NC 2.0)) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state House is reconstituting an oversight committee that will keep monitoring challenges state government has had in distributing federal long-term housing grants to hurricane victims in eastern North Carolina. House Speaker Tim Moore announced Tuesday that the House Select Committee on Disaster Relief has been authorized to meet…

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Hearse goes to Burger King for final cheeseburger

Hearse goes to Burger King for final cheeseburger

71° × News Local Texas US & World Politics Featured Videos Austin considering citywide ban on cat declawing procedures EF2 tornado hit Copperas Cove Sunday Storm rips roof off home near Lockhart Parents speak out after shots fired at UT apartment complex Most Recent Stories Austin considering citywide ban on cat declawing procedures EF2 tornado hit Copperas Cove Sunday Storm rips roof off home near Lockhart Parents speak out after shots fired at UT apartment…

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Large 'dead zone' predicted in Gulf of Mexico

Large 'dead zone' predicted in Gulf of Mexico

NOAA scientists are forecasting this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish – to be roughly the size of Massachusetts. (Photo credit: NOAA)  NOAA scientists are forecasting this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish – to be roughly the size of Massachusetts. (Photo credit: NOAA)  NEW ORLEANS – There’s a “dead zone”…

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Catawba County flood damage causes evacuations,…

Catawba County flood damage causes evacuations,…

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Shareka Payne was forced to evacuate her apartment over fears of flooding. She returned to find brown, smelly water coming from her bathroom sink. “Oh it stinks in here,” said Payne after turning on her faucet. “Let’s go. We gotta bleach it. We gotta clean it here. Oh, it’s so nasty.” Outside, she didn’t know what to do next. “I’ve got five kids. The water’s gotta be right today,”…

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South Fork Catawba River floods backyards,…

South Fork Catawba River floods backyards,…

CRAMERTON, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – People who live along the South Fork Catawba River spent Monday watching water levels and working to keep things dry. “Hasn’t rained in 25 days, and in 24 hours, this is what we get,” one man told FOX 46. The floodwaters took over this backyard overnight. “All of this was garden,” nieghbor Ike Isenhour said. “My son was working it and working it and working it. He was working…

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EF2 tornado hit Copperas Cove Sunday

EF2 tornado hit Copperas Cove Sunday

COPPERAS COVE, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF2 tornado hit Copperas Cove Sunday evening. The tornado damaged about 200 homes in the northwest part of town, but no injuries have been reported. It touched down around 5:30 p.m. June 9, leaving behind a trail of destruction more than a mile long.  “Our home took the brunt of this block,” said BJ Taylor, who lives on Colorado Drive.  Now, blue…

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Storm rips roof off home near Lockhart

Storm rips roof off home near Lockhart

LOCKHART, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – Many people in the Lockhart area are still recovering following last night’s storm. The winds were strong enough to rip the roof off of a home as well as knock over trees. “It hasn’t sunk in, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” said Veronique Matthews. She was left to pick up the pieces after Sunday’s storm tore through her home near Lockhart. The roof gone and piles…

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NWS confirms EF2 tornado damaged 196 homes in Copperas Cove, no injuries reported

NWS confirms EF2 tornado damaged 196 homes in Copperas Cove, no injuries reported

TEMPLE, Texas — The National Weather Service investigated four reports of a possible tornado in Copperas Cove following Sunday’s storm and confirmed an EF2 tornado caused the damaged. NWS officials from the Fort Worth field office toured the area for two hours to see the damage. Peak winds were as fast as 115 miles per hour, the NWS said.  The tornado’s path stretched about one mile in length, and homes on both sides of it…

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In Florence's wake, NC State students seek lessons learned as part of hurricane study

In Florence's wake, NC State students seek lessons learned as part of hurricane study

By Mandy Mitchell, WRAL reporter Raleigh, N.C. — A group of four NC State students are walking through the woods near Sanford when they see something they’ve been looking for. “This one’s from Florence,” said Miranda Smith, pointing across the trail to a fallen tree. The tree is evidence of a storm long since passed. It was knocked down during Hurricane Florence. “Well, you really think a hurricane impacts you once, but I know people…

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Flooding along Catawba River displaces neighbors

Flooding along Catawba River displaces neighbors

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – It was a morning of panic for residents who live along the Catawba River with homes and cars overtaken by flood waters. Several neighbors had to be rescued from rising flood waters Monday morning after an evening of rain left the area submerged.  “When we went to bed at 10:30 last night there was no water,” neighbor Rachel Brumbelow said.  By 11:00 a.m., Charlotte Fire had assisted in…

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Report: State mishandled $5.3M Hurricane Matthew recovery grant

Report: State mishandled $5.3M Hurricane Matthew recovery grant

By Laura Leslie, WRAL Capitol Bureau chief Raleigh, N.C. — State lawmakers criticized the state Department of Public Safety on Monday for giving $5.3 million in Hurricane Matthew recovery aid to a nonprofit that helps the poor. According to a new report by the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division, which acts as the state government watchdog agency, DPS awarded an emergency relief grant to the North Carolina Community Development Initiative. The money was used to…

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Report: North Carolina Hurricane Fund Distribution Broke Law

Report: North Carolina Hurricane Fund Distribution Broke Law

RALEIGH — The General Assembly’s government watchdog agency says North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety broke the law and didn’t follow legislative directives when distributing $9 million after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The report released Monday determined a lump-sum, up-front payment of over $5 million to one grant recipient violated state law. The Program Evaluation Division also says some of that money intended for emergency shelter and short-term housing benefited private developers and landlords, rather…

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Task Force One preps for disaster responses

Task Force One preps for disaster responses

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – Operations chief Chuck Jones joined the Texas A&M task force back in 1997 and he knew why it was his calling. “Being part of the task force is the opportunity to help people in their worst days, when they’re having or experiencing the worst time in their life,” Jones said. “To be able to be there and help those individuals is extremely fulfilling.” With that motivation in mind, he continues to…

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Woman told to leave pool while breastfeeding

Woman told to leave pool while breastfeeding

TEXAS CITY, Texas – Area mothers are coming out to support a Texas City mom who was asked to leave a city pool when she refused to stop breastfeeding her son. A couple dozen moms held a “nurse-in” at Nessler swimming pool, breastfeeding their babies at the pool after one mom says a manager told her to cover up while breastfeeding or leave. “I don’t stand for a lot, but I will stand for this,”…

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Here is a list of roads that are closed or impassable due to flooding

Here is a list of roads that are closed or impassable due to flooding

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transporation (NCDOT) is assessing dozens of road that were damaged in Alexander and Catawba counties from flooding over the weekend. “Drivers who come across a road with barricades should not attempt to drive around them or move them. Instead, turn around and seek an alternate route,” NCDOT said. Here is a list of roads that are closed or impassable: ALEXANDER COUNTY Herman Rd. at Spring Creek…

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Tornado caused damage near Liberty Hill, NWS confirms

Tornado caused damage near Liberty Hill, NWS confirms

LIBERTY HILL, Texas — **The video above is from damage during the same storm event in Lockhart, Texas.** The National Weather Service for Austin/San Antonio confirmed on Monday that a tornado touched down near Liberty Hill Sunday night. Storms moved through the area Sunday evening and at 6:34 p.m., it has been confirmed that a tornado touched down near Liberty Hill. The NWS confirmed the tornado based on eyewitness reports and tree damage pictures sent…

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Heavy rain, widespread flooding lead to states of emergency, closed schools in NC mountains, foothills

Heavy rain, widespread flooding lead to states of emergency, closed schools in NC mountains, foothills

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — People in the mountains and foothills of North Carolina are dealing with the effects of devastating flooding after nearly three days of continuous heavy rainfall with even more rain likely Monday afternoon and evening, according to the First Warn Storm Team.  Forecaster Larry Sprinkle said some areas in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties have seen up to 6 inches since Saturday, bringing the totals in some areas to well over a foot…

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Heavy Rains Bring Flooding, Prompt Emergency Declarations

Heavy Rains Bring Flooding, Prompt Emergency Declarations

Heavy rains across North Carolina over the weekend caused flash floods and evacuations in some areas because of rising waters.  Several local governments declared states of emergency because of the weather and flooding. Flooding has already been blamed for three deaths in a crash in Lincoln County Saturday. Some schools have been canceled in Catawba County. More rain is in the forecast through Wednesday. The National Weather Service says there’s a 70% chance of rain…

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Wind damage forces Brazos Bend State Park to close through July 1

Wind damage forces Brazos Bend State Park to close through July 1

Leslie McGuigan, an operations trainee at Brazos Bend State Park, delivers an update on the park’s condition Sunday after a weekend windstorm left trees strewn across trails. The park is now slated to re-open July 1. less Leslie McGuigan, an operations trainee at Brazos Bend State Park, delivers an update on the park’s condition Sunday after a weekend windstorm left trees strewn across trails. The park is now slated to re-open … more Photo: Texas…

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Woman Killed After Crane Collapses In Dallas During Storm

Woman Killed After Crane Collapses In Dallas During Storm

A construction crane buffeted by high winds during a storm toppled on a Dallas apartment building Sunday, killing one woman in the building and injuring five other people, two of them critically, a fire official said. The KERA radio spot Crews searching the Elan City Lights building found the body of a woman inside after the crane collapsed and ripped a large gash into the side of the five-story structure, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans…

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Extensive flood damage in Catawba County

Extensive flood damage in Catawba County

Image Gallery 4 PHOTOS Portion of 12th Avenue Southeast in Hickory, NC washed out by flooding (Credit: Tyler Suggs/FOX 46 Charlotte). CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Washed out roads and flooding are just some of the problems residents in Catawba County were left to deal with following weekend storms. People living along 13th Street in Conover tried moving their cars and protecting their homes before the rain moved in however, the rushing water inundated…

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Heavy rain causes North Carolina flooding, causes 3 deaths

Heavy rain causes North Carolina flooding, causes 3 deaths

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A chunk of North Carolina’s mountains and foothills are facing flash flooding that’s being blamed for three deaths. The National Weather Service said Sunday that six inches or more of rain has fallen in parts of the region between Boone and Lincolnton since Thursday. – Advertisement – Media reports say three men died Saturday after their vehicle hit high water on a road west of…

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Heavy rain, widespread flooding leads to states of emergency, closed schools in NC mountains, foothills

Heavy rain, widespread flooding leads to states of emergency, closed schools in NC mountains, foothills

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — People in the mountains and foothills of North Carolina are dealing with the effects of devastating flooding after nearly three days of continuous heavy rainfall with even more rain likely Monday afternoon and evening, according to the First Warn Storm Team.  Forecaster Larry Sprinkle said some areas in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties have seen up to 6 inches since Saturday, bringing the totals in some areas to well over a foot…

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First Alert: Flooding remains possible with heavy rain expected again Monday

First Alert: Flooding remains possible with heavy rain expected again Monday

Rain is expected again for areas in central North Carolina that are already dealing with saturated ground. Relentless rain over the weekend washed out and closed roads across the Triangle, especially in Wake Forest, Rolesville and Durham. According to ABC11 meteorologist Brittany Bell, the rain is not yet finished. For Monday, showers are most likely to happen in the afternoon and evening. Localized flooding remains a possibility, due to the chance for heavy rains on…

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Crane Collapses In High Winds, Smashing Through Dallas Apartment Building

Crane Collapses In High Winds, Smashing Through Dallas Apartment Building

A construction crane in Dallas came crashing down Sunday on an apartment building, killing at least one person and injuring five others, local fire officials said. The crane was slammed by sudden high winds as high as 70 mph, causing it to buckle and fall onto the five-story Elan City Lights building. The body of a woman, who was not identified by officials, was found inside the building after the collapse, fire officials said. The…

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FORECAST: Historic Flooding For Some

FORECAST: Historic Flooding For Some

The flooding we saw in the foothills was devastating and even historic. The Catawba River at Mountain Island Dam crested to its 2nd highest level on record. A few rivers reached a stage below major flooding and dozens of roads we covered with water and even washed away! A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for a handful of us until 6AM this morning and will come with a drier morning. There is a better…

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Pflugerville police searching for kayaker

Pflugerville police searching for kayaker

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – UPDATE: According to the Pflugerville Police Department, the search has now transitioned into a recovery as of 9:39 p.m. Authorities are searching for a female kayaker on Lake Pflugerville Sunday evening. The Pflugerville Police Department received a call June 9 at 6:46 p.m. about a potential drowning at Lake Pflugerville. According to a release from the city, a female in her 20s in a kayak was carried into deeper water as…

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Panovich: Devastating flooding across foothills, mountains; more rain to come

Panovich: Devastating flooding across foothills, mountains; more rain to come

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Folks in the foothills and mountains are dealing with devastating flooding from heavy rainfall this weekend, and they’re not in the clear yet, according to First Warn Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich. “Even in the Charlotte area, we’ve had some heavy rain, but it’s not been flooding yet. That could change though with any of these heavy downpours,” he said. CLICK HERE FOR RADAR Here are the current warnings, advisories, and watches: Flood…

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Passengers safe after tour boat beaches on Lake Buchanan amid Central Texas flooding

Passengers safe after tour boat beaches on Lake Buchanan amid Central Texas flooding

BURNET, Texas — A tour boat with about 80 people on board beached on an island after flooding in Central Texas Sunday evening. According to the Texas Game Warden, the boat took on “water on Lake Buchanan” before it beached on the island sometime after 5 p.m. The engine of the boat flooded and the boat was disabled, the game warden said. The Texas Game Warden later said that they, along with other first responders,…

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Heavy rain fall causes flooding and storm damages

Heavy rain fall causes flooding and storm damages

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Part of the area are still dealing with flooding from the heavy rain of the last few days. The Mountains and Foothills have picked up anywhere from 5 to 8 inches of rain since last Thursday. Flood Warnings and a Flash Flood Watch remains in affect for many of our counties, make sure to stay weather aware. More showers and thunderstorms will be possible into the start of the…

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1 dead as crane collapses into downtown Dallas apartment complex after severe weather roars across DFW; all residents displaced

1 dead as crane collapses into downtown Dallas apartment complex after severe weather roars across DFW; all residents displaced

DALLAS — One person is dead and five others are injured after a crane collapsed into a downtown Dallas apartment complex around 1:57 p.m., Dallas Fire-Rescue confirmed. DFR responded to a 911 call for an “industrial accident” after a crane collapsed onto the Elan City Lights apartment building at 2627 Live Oak Street downtown. Five other people have been taken to area hospitals, officials said. Two of those people were critical, two were seriously injured…

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