Cold front expected this afternoon; severe weather not likely

Cold front expected this afternoon; severe weather not likely

The next cold front is forecast to move through the Houston area late this afternoon. While we were monitoring the possibility of strong storms earlier this week, it appears as though that threat is minimal now at best.  KHOU The Storm Prediction Center has all but removed Houston from the threat of severe weather for Saturday and has shifted that ‘slight risk’ area further to the north and east.  They did leave a ‘marginal’ risk…

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Cold front expected this afternoon. Severe weather not likely.

Cold front expected this afternoon. Severe weather not likely.

The next cold front is forecast to move through the Houston area late this afternoon. While we were monitoring the possibility of strong storms earlier this week, it appears as though that threat is minimal now at best.  KHOU The Storm Prediction Center has all but removed Houston from the threat of severe weather for Saturday and has shifted that ‘slight risk’ area further to the north and east.  They did leave a ‘marginal’ risk…

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Residents return to damaged homes near burning TPC plant in Port Neches

Residents return to damaged homes near burning TPC plant in Port Neches

PORT NECHES, Texas — Jefferson County officials broke news everyone was waiting for days after the TPC plant fire began with a bang. “The evacuation order for the cities of Port Neches, Groves and Nederland, and the other areas named in the original evacuation order, is lifted,” said Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick. People who left their homes in a neighborhood across the street from the plant quickly came back. “There’s a back window that’s…

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River watchers already wary about 2020 spring flooding

River watchers already wary about 2020 spring flooding

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a year that has seen some of the worst flooding ever in parts of the Midwest, concern is already rising that the spring of 2020 may bring more high water to places that still haven’t fully recovered. Flooding ravaged much of the Missouri and Mississippi River basins and their tributaries earlier this year, reaching record levels and overwhelming levees in many places. Eight months later,…

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Cold front moves into Houston bringing showers and possible tornadoes

Cold front moves into Houston bringing showers and possible tornadoes

A cold front on Saturday afternoon may bring a chance of severe weather. A cold front on Saturday afternoon may bring a chance of severe weather. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 50 Caption Close Image 1 of 50 A cold front on Saturday afternoon may bring a chance of severe weather. A cold front on Saturday afternoon may bring a chance of severe weather. Photo: National Weather Service…

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Severe weather threat this weekend for Houston

Severe weather threat this weekend for Houston

The next cold front is forecast to move through the Houston area Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening. Yes, most of us get excited for the cooler temperatures behind a cold front, but this one comes with a severe weather threat.  KHOU The Storm Prediction Center says there is a “Slight Risk” for severe storms for our north and eastern counties. Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be the primary threat. The cold front will be…

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Volunteers give struggling Ocracoke families a full plate for Thanksgiving after Hurricane Dorian

Volunteers give struggling Ocracoke families a full plate for Thanksgiving after Hurricane Dorian

OCRACOKE, N.C. (WTVD) — Months after Hurricane Dorian swept up the North Carolina coast, many families still have a lot on their plate. With the effects of the storm still lingering throughout the area, some still don’t have homes and are dealing with limited resources. That’s why it was important for those struggling to bounce back from the natural disaster to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving. They were able to thanks to a religious organization and…

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Fisheries And Fishermen Hard Hit By Decline Of Oysters On Gulf Coast

Fisheries And Fishermen Hard Hit By Decline Of Oysters On Gulf Coast

Typically, the week before Thanksgiving would mean a busy oyster shucking floor at Bon Secour Fisheries on the Alabama gulf coast. But this year just three shuckers are working to fill gallon tubs with oyster meat. There should be 20 more. “When there’s no oysters to shuck, they don’t have any work,” says Chris Nelson, vice president of Bon Secour Fisheries, a family-run seafood company that dates to 1892. Record flooding on the Mississippi River…

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Florist opens Nativity and Christmas Expo after recovering from major storm damage

Florist opens Nativity and Christmas Expo after recovering from major storm damage

COLUMBUS COUNTY (WWAY) — A holiday tradition in our area is making a big comeback this year. It is called the Tabor City Nativity and Christmas Expo. Hurricanes Matthew and Florence caused $20,000 worth of damages to the store. – Advertisement – Now, it is back in business. From the outside looking in, you’d never think there could be so many depictions of the birth of Jesus Christ. Owner Rodney Gore says he is proud…

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North Texas Couple Who Lost Home To Tornado Still Grateful At Thanksgiving: ‘Us Standing Here Is A Gift’

RICHARDSON, Texas (CBSFW.COM) – Susie and Rex Browne of Richardson lost their longtime home to last month’s tornado, but say they’re grateful this Thanksgiving. “I guess really even us standing here is a gift. We’re just thankful for every day. We just look at each other and just think we can’t be upset about it. We can’t worry about it. We’re just going to move on,” said Susie. But moving on hasn’t been so easy….

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Carolina Hurricanes deliver turkeys for Thanksgiving

Carolina Hurricanes deliver turkeys for Thanksgiving

By Richard Adkins, WRAL reporter Raleigh, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes delivered 1,050 turkeys to local families in time for Thanksgiving, according to Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes. The team distributed turkeys to the following organizations: ·         Urban Ministries of Wake County ·         Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina ·         Raleigh Rescue Mission ·         Helping Hand Mission ·         Inter-Faith Food Shuttle ·        …

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Stephen F. Austin Defeats No. 1 Ranked Duke In Huge Upset

Stephen F. Austin Defeats No. 1 Ranked Duke In Huge Upset

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. AILSA CHANG, HOST: Last night, a college basketball game had an ending that seemed pulled straight from your favorite cheesy sports movie. Stephen F. Austin State University, the pride of Nacogdoches, Texas, and ranked 222nd in the nation, faced the top-ranked team, Duke. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Duke had not lost at home to a non-conference opponent in 150 games almost 20 years ago. So this was supposed…

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After Stephen F. Austin player beats Duke, donations spike to help family rebuild from Hurricane Dorian damage

After Stephen F. Austin player beats Duke, donations spike to help family rebuild from Hurricane Dorian damage

The biggest winner in the aftermath of Stephen F. Austin’s shocking upset of No. 1 Duke might be the fundraising effort for the family of the player who hit the game-winning layup. A two-month old GoFundMe page set up to help guard Nathan Bain’s family rebuild from Hurricane Dorian damage had raised $46,186 , and counting, at 11:50 a.m. EST Wednesday – a massive spike from the roughly $2,000 it had raised before Tuesday night’s…

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Rain may douse California wildfire threatening homes

Rain may douse California wildfire threatening homes

By STEFANIE DAZIO and JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press GOLETA, Calif. — Firefighters are hoping rainy weather will douse a wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in the coastal foothills north of Los Angeles. The wind-whipped fire that erupted Monday raged through tinder-dry brushy canyons in the same area where a 1990 blaze destroyed more than 400 homes. No homes had burned as of Tuesday night but about 2,400 homes and other buildings in the Goleta…

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg Flooding Texas Airwaves With $3 Million in Ad Spending

Democratic Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg Flooding Texas Airwaves With $3 Million in Ad Spending

Twitter / @MikeBloomberg If it seems you can’t get away from seeing Michael Bloomberg’s mug on your television, that’s because he’s spending a lot of money to make sure you known he’s joined the presidential race. On Monday, the former New York mayor launched a flurry of television spots in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Harlingen-Weslaco and Houston. More than $3 million of the Democratic hopeful’s ad buys are in the Lone Star…

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After WWII, Mutton Fell Out Of Favor In The U.S. Can It Make A Comeback?

After WWII, Mutton Fell Out Of Favor In The U.S. Can It Make A Comeback?

When D’Abruzzo opened its first food kiosk in New York City’s Bryant Park a few years ago, I dashed over to taste the Italian mountainous region’s trademark mutton arrosticini and capture photographic proof of its existence in America, as this is not a dish often seen on our shores. Thanks to D’Abruzzo, hundreds, maybe thousands, of Americans would be able to sample the region’s savory, salted, grilled sheep-meat-on-a-stick that is cooked with passion in Abruzzo,…

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PHOTOS: Wild cows returned home after hurricane

PHOTOS: Wild cows returned home after hurricane

CAPE LOOKOUT, NC (AP) — A trio of castaway wild cows have returned home after being found on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian‘s storm surge. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the cows were returned to their native stomping grounds on Friday after a two-day operation. 1 of 5 Wranglers capture one of the three wild cows on North Core Banks prior…

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Additional $1.3 million approved for Brunswick County post Florence

Additional $1.3 million approved for Brunswick County post Florence

Jackson Fuller @StarNewsVarsity Monday Nov 25, 2019 at 12:46 PM The money from FEMA is designed to reimburse Brunswick County for public safety activities following the 2018 hurricane. DURHAM – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are granting nearly $1.3 million to reimburse Brunswick County for public safety activities following Hurricane Florence. FEMA previously approved more than $12.5 million for Brunswick County Hurricane Florence-related expenses. This funding brings the total to more than $13.8 million. Funds for this project…

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Death toll rises to 65 in Kenya flooding over weekend

Death toll rises to 65 in Kenya flooding over weekend

By TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — Heavy rains in Kenya unleashed a deluge that killed five people overnight in the Rift Valley, raising the death toll from weekend flooding to 65, officials said Monday. The five were returning home after attending a wedding in Tanzania when their car was washed away, said Daudi Loronyokwe, a police chief in Kajiado Central community. The victims included three children, he said. Governor John Lonyang’apuo said between…

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Wild Cows Roaming Outer Banks Returned Home After Hurricane

Wild Cows Roaming Outer Banks Returned Home After Hurricane

CAPE LOOKOUT — A trio of castaway wild cows have returned home after being found on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian ’s storm surge. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the cows were returned to their native stomping grounds on Friday after a two-day operation. Officials think the stranded cows swam up to five miles during the September storm before being found near Cape Lookout…

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Wild cows who showed up at Cape Lookout after Hurricane Dorian returned to Cedar Island

Wild cows who showed up at Cape Lookout after Hurricane Dorian returned to Cedar Island

Harkers Island, N.C. — They are now home again. The three wild cows that miraculously showed up on the North Core Banks of Cape Lookout National Seashore after Hurricane Dorian, have been returned to their home in Cedar Island and reunited with the herd there, according to officials with the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Officials said park staff, in partnership with Ranch Solutions, LLC., and Morris Marina Ferry Service, worked to round up the cattle…

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Severe flooding in Republic of Congo displaces 50,000 people

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo — The Republic of Congo’s government has declared a state of natural disaster in three territories after severe flooding displaced at least 50,000 people. The Council of Ministers said weeks of heavy rains in Likouala, La Cuvette and Plateaux territories have destroyed homes and infrastructure. The government says severe flooding has caused the loss of plantations, livestock and food reserves and led to a resurgence of waterborne diseases. The council says…

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Tropical Storm Sebastien continues to move away from the U.S.

Tropical Storm Sebastien continues to move away from the U.S.

NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Sebastien is no longer expected to become a hurricane. The storms is starting to feel strong wind shear and dry air. It will continue to move away from the United States as it weakens.  It will remain in the central Atlantic and it is not a threat to land. Elsewhere…the rest of the tropics are quiet. ► Track the tropics, live updates from Your Local Weather Experts delivered directly to…

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Dallas sheriff deputy stole merchandise from tornado-damaged Home Depot, officials say

Dallas sheriff deputy stole merchandise from tornado-damaged Home Depot, officials say

Updated at 4:56 p.m. with updated information of second deputy being arrested. and more information from an arrest warrant. A Dallas County sheriff deputy who worked off duty to guard the Home Depot destroyed by the tornado in October stole merchandise from the store to exchange for in-store credit at other locations, authorities said.  Deputy Joseph Bobadilla, 25, was arrested Thursday morning on a felony theft charge, jail records show. He later bonded out of…

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Deputy accused of stealing from Dallas store after tornado

Deputy accused of stealing from Dallas store after tornado

Updated 3:06 pm CST, Thursday, November 21, 2019 DALLAS (AP) — A Texas sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing items from a Home Depot he was guarding after it was destroyed by a tornado last month has been charged with theft. The Dallas County sheriff’s office said Joseph Bobadilla was arrested Thursday. He was being held in the Dallas County jail Thursday afternoon on $500 bond. Jail records didn’t list an attorney for him. The sheriff’s office…

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Houston could get severe weather Friday

Houston could get severe weather Friday

Much of Houston and the surrounding area is under a marginal risk of severe weather Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Much of Houston and the surrounding area is under a marginal risk of severe weather Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Much of Houston and the surrounding area is under a marginal risk of severe weather Friday, Nov. 22,…

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Sebastien may become 1st 'S' hurricane in Atlantic since Sandy

Sebastien may become 1st 'S' hurricane in Atlantic since Sandy

While the clock is ticking on Tropical Storm Sebastien before wind shear takes its toll, the storm has the potential to become the seventh hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season. Thus far, the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has produced 20 tropical depressions, 18 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes as of Nov. 21. Already, this season is the most active in terms of named storms since 2012. As of early Thursday morning, Tropical…

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Why Money (Usually) Can't Buy You A Successful Campaign

Why Money (Usually) Can't Buy You A Successful Campaign

It turns out running for president isn’t typically a good investment. Only one major self-funding candidate — Donald Trump — has ever won the Oval Office. Still, some Democratic hopefuls are trying. The primary already features two wealthy businessmen almost entirely self-funding their campaigns: Tom Steyer and John Delaney. Another billionaire, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is looking at jumping into the race. Nonetheless, history shows that whether running for the White House…

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Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

By TRISTAN LAVALETTE, Associated Press PERTH, Australia — Hazardous smoke blanketed Sydney on Thursday as wildfires burned across eastern and southern Australia. Thick smog shrouded Australia’s most populous city, leaving its iconic skyline barely visible two days after smoke created serious air quality issues. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service said the smoke from around 50 wildfires burning mainly in northern parts of the state. Air pollution levels were reading nearly 10 times higher…

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Five percent rate hike recommended for Texas Windstorm Insurance

Five percent rate hike recommended for Texas Windstorm Insurance

CLOSE A year after Hurricane Harvey changed the landscape of the coast, residents and business owners rallied against a ten percent windstorm rate hike. Rachel Denny Clow, Corpus Christi Caller-Times Windstorm insurance for South Texas residents’ homes could increase by 5% in less than a month. State Rep. Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi, said Coastal Bend residents often tell him their windstorm insurance costs are higher than their property taxes.  “TWIA has acted incorrectly, and they need to not be raising…

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Much Work Remains 1 Month After Tornadoes Tore Through Town, Many Still Waiting On Federal Funding

Much Work Remains 1 Month After Tornadoes Tore Through Town, Many Still Waiting On Federal Funding

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – One month has passed since 10 tornadoes struck nine North Texas cities. But in some locations it looks as if the twisters just hit yesterday. CBS 11 News canvassed Dallas to get a glimpse at the work still needed in the city. A tornado ripped through upwards of a 16 mile stretch throughout the city of Dallas and neighborhoods were flooded with workers repairing that which was torn apart. In Northwest Dallas…

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Tidal flooding closes Battleship North Carolina early

Tidal flooding closes Battleship North Carolina early

WILMINGTON, N.C. — High tidal flooding forced the Battleship North Carolina to close early this week, and officials are warning visitors to check the website before planning a trip. News outlets report Battleship North Carolina spokeswoman Stacie Greene Hidek says high tidal flooding is expected to continue through the next week and may result in further limited hours. The battleship closed early on Tuesday. High tidal conditions and rising sea levels have increasingly become a…

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Woman races into wildfire to save the life of a burned koala

Woman races into wildfire to save the life of a burned koala

Masses of koalas remain in danger as Australia’s national bushfire emergency continues with no end in sight. The rapidly spreading fires have laid waste to the koalas’ habitats and scorched massive amounts of land across the eastern portion of the country. Officials report that hundreds of the marsupials have died while the fires around the city of Port Macquarie in New South Wales have topped 2.5 million acres of burned land. Many koalas that have survived…

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'Thank you Jesus!': Robeson County $200k lottery winner plans to fix hurricane damage, continue education

'Thank you Jesus!': Robeson County $200k lottery winner plans to fix hurricane damage, continue education

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — Mark Hall Jr. has endured years of bad luck from hurricanes hitting North Carolina, but his fortunes changed with a scratch-off lottery ticket. “Thank you Jesus!,” Hall said in a statement released by lottery officials. “I feel so blessed right now. Thank you!” Hall won a $200,000 lottery prize and plans to use the money to rebuild his Robeson County home that was damaged by Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence….

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NC hurricane victim to make his school dreams come true with $200K prize

NC hurricane victim to make his school dreams come true with $200K prize

Mark Hall Jr. of Rowland wins lottery (Photo: NC Education Lottery) ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — After suffering damage from hurricanes Matthew and Florence, Mark Hall Jr. of Rowland said he plans to use a $200,000 lottery prize to rebuild his home and his dream of going to school. “The home I’m living in was damaged by both storms,” Hall said. “We still have repairs to do. I’ll use some of the money for that,…

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Battleship North Carolina closes due to tidal flooding

Battleship North Carolina closes due to tidal flooding

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Cape Fear River floods the Battleship North Carolina parking on Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Battleship North Carolina will be closed Tuesday afternoon due to tidal flooding. The Battleship says the last ticket was sold at noon, according to a news release.Rising waters are expected to affect access to the Battleship starting around 1 p.m. – Advertisement – The release states high…

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Tropical Storm Sebastien forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Sebastien forms in the Atlantic

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter NORTH CAROLINA (AP) — Tropical Storm Sebastien has formed in the Atlantic but is expected to stay over open waters. The storm’s maximum sustained winds Tuesday are near 45 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some slight strengthening is possible but Sebastien is expected to be absorbed by a cold front in a few days. – Advertisement – The storm is centered about 275 miles northeast of the…

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Battleship North Carolina to close early Tuesday due to flooding

Battleship North Carolina to close early Tuesday due to flooding

Hunter Ingram @HunterIngramSN Tuesday Nov 19, 2019 at 12:29 PM Operating hours could be affected over this week due to high tidal flooding WILMINGTON – High tidal flooding will force the Battleship North Carolina to close early Tuesday. The last admission ticket to the World War II battleship was sold at noon. Rising waters are expected to affect access to the Battleship starting about 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Battleship North Carolina spokeswoman Stacie Greene Hidek. She added that high…

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