Chesterfield County sees significant storm damage

Chesterfield County sees significant storm damage

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA — There was some significant storm damage overnight in South Carolina. Several homes in Chesterfield County were damaged by falling trees and strong winds.  Charles Raley’s home is a scene of destruction.  “Lots of wind, then a rumble like a train,” said Raley.  The damage comes after a severe storm tore through Jefferson, South Carolina. Raley says he was asleep when two trees fell through the ceiling. One in his granddaughter’s bedroom,…

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Flooding 101: WCNC Charlotte Weather School

Flooding 101: WCNC Charlotte Weather School

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The WCNC Weather School is back in session with a free, educational science class about equipment used to observe the weather. Thursday’s lesson is all about flooding. Meteorologist Chris Mulcahy will explain why floods happen, break down flash floods, as well as the difference between watches, warnings, advisories and emergencies. These are important to know as we’re in severe weather season across the Carolinas.  WCNC Charlotte’s First Warn Storm Team is helping…

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Very heavy, slow-moving rain moves through Triangle; flood advisory in effect

Very heavy, slow-moving rain moves through Triangle; flood advisory in effect

A slow-moving line of rain will soak central North Carolina between 4 a.m. and noon. WRAL meteorologists Zach Maloch and Elizabeth Gardner said the chance for rain will increase as Thursday morning passes. At 3:30 a.m., rain was already falling in western counties. Durham and Chapel Hill saw rain by 5 a.m., and by 6 a.m., heavy rain was in Raleigh and Cary. A flood advisory is in effect for Wake, Durham, Chatham, Orange and…

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Heavy rains cause flooding across Charlotte area

Heavy rains cause flooding across Charlotte area

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Heavy rains that moved across the Charlotte area Wednesday night into Thursday morning caused flooding issues in some parts of the area.  As of 5 a.m., almost three inches of rain had fallen in places like Rock Hill and South Charlotte. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police blocked the road leading to Madison Park in south Charlotte. In southwest Charlotte, firefighters were called to a community off John Price Road to monitor flooding. So far, no…

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LIVE: Gusty winds, flooding possible as heavy rain moves through central NC

LIVE: Gusty winds, flooding possible as heavy rain moves through central NC

RALEIGH (WTVD) — We’re in First Alert Mode as we watch the chance for flooding and strong winds Thursday morning. A corridor of heavy rain was slowly pressing to the east across western and central North Carolina. There were a few embedded thunderstorms as well, but none of these were causing any damaging wind gusts or hail. 4:15AM Update: No severe storms ATM, but torrential rainfall just approaching our western counties. This setup is almost…

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Very heavy, slow-moving rain to impact us all morning; isolated flooding possible

Very heavy, slow-moving rain to impact us all morning; isolated flooding possible

A slow-moving line of rain will soak central North Carolina between 4 a.m. and noon. WRAL meteorologists Zach Maloch and Elizabeth Gardner said the chance for rain will increase as Thursday morning passes. At 3:30 a.m., rain was already falling in western counties, and Raleigh should see rain by 7 a.m. Track the rain with the DualDoppler5000. Chapel Hill and Durham should be in the clear by 11 a.m., Raleigh at noon, and by 1…

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Flash Flood Warning issued for Mecklenburg, York counties

Flash Flood Warning issued for Mecklenburg, York counties

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and York County, South Carolina because of continued rainfall. As of 2 a.m., almost three inches of rain had fallen in places like Rock Hill and South Charlotte, where rain is expected to continue for at least another hour. The Sugar Creek near Atrium Health’s Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte had risen more than 10…

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Severe weather possible across Charlotte area late Wednesday night

Severe weather possible across Charlotte area late Wednesday night

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A line of powerful thunderstorms will bring a threat of severe weather, including damaging winds and flash flooding, to the Charlotte area Wednesday night into Thursday morning.  First Warn forecaster Larry Sprinkle says the storms will move into the western part of the Carolinas around 7 p.m. Thursday, with showers in the mountains and foothills. By 10 p.m. heavy rain will be widespread across the Charlotte area. STAY WEATHER AWARE: For the latest…

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Slow-moving line of thunderstorms could bring localized flooding Thursday morning

Slow-moving line of thunderstorms could bring localized flooding Thursday morning

RALEIGH (WTVD) — A storm system moving across the Great Lakes region Wednesday will continue to glide to the east. The cold front hanging south off of it will reach the spine of the Appalachians tonight, then advance west to east across North Carolina. This front will bring rain later tonight into tomorrow morning. The leading edge of the rain could include some strong or severe thunderstorms. These would contain damaging wind gusts, a heavy…

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Severe weather overnight, tomorrow could bring damaging winds, rain

Severe weather overnight, tomorrow could bring damaging winds, rain

Severe weather will move into our area overnight and early Thursday morning, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. Wednesday will be quiet and warm, with a high around 80 degrees in Raleigh, ahead of the storms. The best chance for severe weather comes very early Thursday morning, Gardner said. The entire state is under a level 1 risk for severe weather, and areas southwest of the Triangle, including Fayetteville and Sanford, could see the most…

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New study: COVID-19 economic hit to Houston equal to four Hurricane Harveys

New study: COVID-19 economic hit to Houston equal to four Hurricane Harveys

CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger says hard times are inevitable for oil and gas and other industries in the short term. HOUSTON, Texas — Houston is suffering an economic storm equal to four Hurricane Harveys. That’s according to a new study of the first quarter of 2020 by Yelp. It reports that nearly 37,000 businesses in the Houston area that were open March 1 have since shut down thanks to COVID-19, either temporarily or…

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WEATHER MINDS CLASSROOM: The Hurricane Hunters

WEATHER MINDS CLASSROOM: The Hurricane Hunters

SAN ANTONIO — We continued our Tropical Tuesday segments on Cloudy with a Chance of Learning this week, talking more about the world famous Hurricane Hunters. There are two groups that fly into hurricanes each year, working to gather data in where it is typically harder to get it. Over the United States we have a good amount of sites that gather information about the weather, but across our oceans there aren’t as many buoys…

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2020 Atlantic hurricane season might be busiest in 10 years

2020 Atlantic hurricane season might be busiest in 10 years

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. HOUSTON — 2020’s hurricane season is approaching, and researchers said they think this year will be especially active. The season officially begins on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Scientists at Penn State University’s Earth System Science Center project the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season as the busiest in a decade. They say a combination of warm sea surface temperatures and other factors…

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Forecast: Overnight severe weather threat

Forecast: Overnight severe weather threat

Weather Outlook:  Scattered showers and storms are in the forecast for tonight. A few storms could be strong or severe. The main concern will be from storms producing strong winds. For Wednesday, a morning shower or storm then clearing skies, breezy and cooler in the afternoon with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. Clear and cool Wednesday night with lows in the mid 50s. Sunny and nice Thursday. Breezy and hotter Friday through…

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Gov. Abbott places state resources on standby ahead of potentially severe weather

Gov. Abbott places state resources on standby ahead of potentially severe weather

AUSTIN, Texas — On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced resources have been put on standby ahead of potentially severe weather in the forecast. “As severe weather approaches, the state of Texas is taking the necessary precautions to ensure our communities are safe and first responders have the resources they need,” said Gov. Abbott. “I urge all Texans in the storm’s path to heed warnings from local officials and be mindful of weather alerts.” The Texas…

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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Gov. Abbott places state resources on standby ahead of potentially severe weather

Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Gov. Abbott places state resources on standby ahead of potentially severe weather

AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, news in the Austin area. Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE’s April 28 live blog. Top Headlines: Updates: 2:45 p.m. – Gov. Abbott announces that resources have been put on standby ahead of potentially severe weather in the forecast. “As severe weather approaches, the state of Texas is taking the necessary precautions to ensure our communities…

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Flash flood warning issued for parts of southeast Texas

Flash flood warning issued for parts of southeast Texas

You may want to leave the alerts on your phone enabled as you sleep so you can be aware of any severe weather moving in. HOUSTON — Just before noon, we had one storm get strong enough to merit a severe thunderstorm warning put on it.  It was producing heavy rains, small hail and gusty winds.  It expired across Fort Bend, Wharton & Brazoria counties but the flooding potential is still there, as 3-4 inches…

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Severe thunderstorm warning, flash flood warning issued for parts of southeast Texas

Severe thunderstorm warning, flash flood warning issued for parts of southeast Texas

You may want to leave the alerts on your phone enabled as you sleep so you can be aware of any severe weather moving in. HOUSTON — Some areas are getting some storms and showers this afternoon and theere’s even a chance for even stronger storms and possibly severe weather on the way overnight, especially on the northside and into the DFW area. There is a flash flood warning in effect for southwestern Fort Bend…

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Tennessee family finds dog 54 days after deadly tornadoes

Tennessee family finds dog 54 days after deadly tornadoes

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee family was reunited with their dog nearly two months after she went missing when tornadoes ripped through their home in early March. Bella, the Australian shepherd who was missing for 54 days, was found on Sunday, WTVF-TV reported. She alerted Eric and Faith Johnson to a tornado that ravaged Putnam County moments before it flattened the Johnson’s family home. “This is amazing because to have her back with us, it…

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Severe weather possible in parts of South Texas Wednesday morning

Severe weather possible in parts of South Texas Wednesday morning

SAN ANTONIO — For tonight into Wednesday morning, strong to severe storms are expected to move through Texas with the higher chance for severe weather occurring in northeastern parts of the state. South Texas’ risk for severe weather will be more into the Wednesday morning time frame with a marginal risk for severe weather, or a level one out of five. While our chance for seeing severe storms is much lower than our friends in…

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Two beautiful days before severe weather threat

Two beautiful days before severe weather threat

Tuesday and Wednesday will be gorgeous before severe weather moves into our area Wednesday night, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. Tuesday and Wednesday will both be so beautiful that it will be difficult to stay indoors, Gardner said. Tuesday’s high will rise into the mid 70s, and the day will feature plenty of sunshine. Most of Wednesday will also be nice, but temperatures will rise into the low 80s by the afternoon and evening….

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Severe weather threat: When to expect more storms in the Houston area | View timeline

Severe weather threat: When to expect more storms in the Houston area | View timeline

You may want to leave the alerts on your phone enabled as you sleep so you can be aware of any severe weather moving in. HOUSTON — KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft says we’re waking up mild and muggy Tuesday morning, but it won’t remain calm for long. You may want to get outside early because showers and a few storms will be possible this afternoon. We also have a chance for even stronger storms…

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Houston Forecast: When to expect storms, possibly severe weather

Houston Forecast: When to expect storms, possibly severe weather

You may want to leave the alerts on your phone enabled as you sleep so you can be aware of any severe weather moving in. HOUSTON — KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft says we’re waking up mild and muggy Tuesday morning. You may want to get outside early because showers and a few storms will be possible this afternoon. We have a chance for even stronger storms and possibly severe weather on the way as…

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Hurricane-force winds, hail likely in Southern Plains states

Hurricane-force winds, hail likely in Southern Plains states

Published 6:21 am CDT, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Massive hail, hurricane-force winds and a few tornadoes were possible Tuesday in parts of the Southern Plains, forecasters said. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said widespread severe thunderstorms were expected in parts of eastern Oklahoma, northeast Texas and far western Arkansas. Along with the tornado risk, forecasters warned that baseball-sized hail and wind gusts of 65 mph (105 kph) or greater were…

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Houston Forecast: Severe weather threat tonight

Houston Forecast: Severe weather threat tonight

Try to get out early today before the rain kicks in. HOUSTON — You are waking up mild and muggy this morning. You may want to get outside early because showers and a few storms will be possible this afternoon.Even though the main event with the risk of severe weather will happen overnight.  The Storm Prediction Center has the Houston metro area in a ‘slight risk’ (2 out of 5). Areas just to our north…

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Houston Forecast: Possible severe weather threat tonight

Houston Forecast: Possible severe weather threat tonight

Try to get out early today before the rain kicks in. HOUSTON — You are waking up mild and muggy this morning. You may want to get outside early because showers and a few storms will be possible this afternoon.Even though the main event with the risk of severe weather will happen overnight.  The Storm Prediction Center has the Houston metro area in a ‘slight risk’ (2 out of 5). Areas just to our north…

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Weather service confirms tornado hit western South Carolina

Weather service confirms tornado hit western South Carolina

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter GREENVILLE, SC (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down Saturday night in Greenville, South Carolina, in the northwestern part of the state. The EF-2 tornado reached its “peak intensity” of 115 mph. It created significant damage in Greenville County, with trees falling across roads and onto cars and power lines. – Advertisement – Storms prompted tornado warnings Saturday night in several South Carolina counties. There…

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Monday’s Show: Mask Order Takes Effect, And Preparing For Hurricane Season In A Pandemic (April 27, 2020)

Monday’s Show: Mask Order Takes Effect, And Preparing For Hurricane Season In A Pandemic (April 27, 2020)

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Monday’s Houston Matters: Starting today in Harris County, you have to cover your face in public or you could be subject to a fine. It’s the latest move by the county to flatten the COVID-19 curve. But the rule is not without controversy. Also this hour: We learn about the unique challenges of preparing…

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The latest on Sunday night's severe weather

The latest on Sunday night's severe weather

WRAL meteorologist Zach Maloch breaks down Sunday’s severe weather and what’s coming next. Show Transcript BACK TO YOU. >> GREAT TO HEAR THAT NOBODY IS SERIOUSLY INJURED. ZACH JOINS US, AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE STORM JUST CAME OUT OF NOWHERE? >> JUST A SMALL CLUSTER OF SHOWERS, NOT EVEN THUNDERSTORMS, AS THEY CAME ACROSS THE AREA AND HEADED INTO OUR AREA, THEY EXPLODED AND WE HAD WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER MOVING FROM CHAPEL HILL, AND…

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Severe weather moves into Triangle Sunday night, causes power outages

Severe weather moves into Triangle Sunday night, causes power outages

After a few morning showers, Sunday went on to be a mostly clear day, but severe weather is moving into our viewing area as the night progresses. Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for several counties in the WRAL viewing area– including Wake, Orange, Franklin, Durham, Warren, Vance and Granville among others. Chapel Hill has suffered significant power outage issues as a result of the severe weather. Tune into WRAL News on FOX 50 at…

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Severe weather moving in to area Sunday night

Severe weather moving in to area Sunday night

After a few morning showers, Sunday went on to be a mostly clear day, but severe weather is moving into our viewing area as the night progresses. Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for several counties in the WRAL viewing area– including Wake, Orange, Franklin, Durham and Granville among others. Chapel Hill has suffered significant power outage issues as a result of the severe weather. Tune into WRAL News on FOX 50 at 10 p.m….

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Battered By Matthew And Florence, NC Must Brace For More Intense Storms

Battered By Matthew And Florence, NC Must Brace For More Intense Storms

Across the low-lying coastal plains of North Carolina, it’s not uncommon to see abandoned homes ruined by the floodwaters of Hurricane Florence two years ago in September. Their doors and windows are missing, with piles of trash and carpeting in the yards, serving as a reminder of what can happen when a major hurricane stalls out over land, dumping more than 30 inches of rain. With scientists predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season this year,…

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Live: Tornado warnings in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and York counties.

Live: Tornado warnings in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and York counties.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — WCNC Charlotte is tracking severe weather in the Charlotte area and across the Carolinas.  First Warn Storm Team live coverage: Saturday night severe weather blog timeline 10:00 p.m. Tornado Warning issued for Mecklenburg County, including uptown Charlotte and University City area, and western parts of Cabarrus County. 9:45 p.m. A second storm has prompted a brand new Tornado Warning for York County in South Carolina, and Cleveland and Gaston counties in North…

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Live: Second tornado warning issued for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

Live: Second tornado warning issued for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — WCNC Charlotte is tracking severe weather in the Charlotte area and across the Carolinas.  First Warn Storm Team live coverage: Saturday night severe weather blog timeline 9:30 p.m. We are awaiting a decision from the National Weather Service if the Tornado Warning for Gaston County, North Carolina, and northern York County, South Carolina, will be extended eastward. If the warning was to be extended, it could effect portions of Charlotte and Mecklenburg…

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Live: New tornado warning issued for Cherokee, York, Cleveland, and Gaston

Live: New tornado warning issued for Cherokee, York,  Cleveland, and Gaston

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — WCNC Charlotte is tracking severe weather in the Charlotte area. Stick with WCNC for the live updates as storms and strong winds move through the area. SATURDAY  8:45 p.m. Cleveland County, North Carolina and York County, South Carolina are under a tornado warning until 9:15 p.m. Anyone in those areas is urged to seek shelter, such as an interior room at a low level. Stay away from any outside walls and cover…

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Live: Tornado Warning for Cleveland, and York counties

Live: Tornado Warning for Cleveland, and York counties

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — WCNC Charlotte is tracking severe weather in the Charlotte area and across the Carolinas. The First Warn Storm Team is tracking live: SATURDAY  8:45 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning that included portions of Cleveland County, North Carolina, and York County, South Carolina. The initial warning was scheduled to continue through 9:15 p.m. While there was no confirmed tornado on the ground, radar-detected rotation near I-85 was moving east…

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Protestors At Alamo Defend Cenotaph; In Boerne, They Want Businesses Reopened

Protestors At Alamo Defend Cenotaph; In Boerne, They Want Businesses Reopened

Several dozen protesters gathered in front of the Alamo in San Antonio and at Boerne’s new city hall complex on Saturday. In San Antonio, dozens of protesters, many of them armed and masked, protested the plan to move the Cenotaph as part of the Alamo Plaza renovation project. The groups This Is Texas Freedom Force and Open Carry Texas organized the event. Brandon Burkhart, the TITFF president, said the city moved a Confederate statue from…

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Outbreak Voices: A Crisis Shuts Down Senior Year

Outbreak Voices: A Crisis Shuts Down Senior Year

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The coronavirus pandemic has forced schools around the country to close. This is not the senior year the class of 2020 expected. ISHAH DIOP: My senior year, I was expecting the galore of being the senior, meaning I just wanted the prom. I was excited for graduation, the senior privileges. SIMON: That’s Ishah Diop of New York City. DIOP: A part of my senior…

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COVID-19 Live Blog: San Antonio Records Nearly 1,200 Confirmed Cases And 43 Deaths

COVID-19 Live Blog: San Antonio Records Nearly 1,200 Confirmed Cases And 43 Deaths

Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley. Here’s what we know … Saturday, April 25 11:00 a.m. — ‘Mr. Fiesta’ keeps the party going With Fiesta postponed to the fall, one San Antonian whose identity is tied to the…

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COVID-19 Live Blog: Protestors At Alamo Condemn Renovations, In Boerne They Want Businesses Reopened

COVID-19 Live Blog: Protestors At Alamo Condemn Renovations, In Boerne They Want Businesses Reopened

Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley. Here’s what we know … Saturday, April 25 3:00 p.m. — Protestors at the Alamo, in Boerne A small group of armed people are gathered at the Alamo to protest the ongoing…

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COVID-19 Live Blog: Bexar Jail Will Test Everyone; Malls Reopen; Nearly 1,200 Cases in County

COVID-19 Live Blog: Bexar Jail Will Test Everyone; Malls Reopen; Nearly 1,200 Cases in County

Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley. Here’s what we know … Saturday, April 25 1:00 p.m. — Malls reopen … sort of Chicago-based Brookfield properties announced North Star Mall and The Shops at La Cantera reopened for curbside…

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COVID-19 Live Blog: Protestors At Alamo And In Boerne Want Businesses Reopened

COVID-19 Live Blog: Protestors At Alamo And In Boerne Want Businesses Reopened

Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley. Here’s what we know … Saturday, April 25 3:00 p.m. — Protestors at the Alamo, in Boerne want Texas reopened A small group of armed people are gathered at the Alamo to…

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COVID-19 Live Blog: San Antonio Enters Weekend With Nearly 1,200 Confirmed Cases And 43 Deaths

COVID-19 Live Blog: San Antonio Enters Weekend With Nearly 1,200 Confirmed Cases And 43 Deaths

Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley. Here’s what we know … Saturday, April 25 10:00 a.m. — Texas National Guard soldiers train in San Antonio San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said Friday that local health care workers…

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The South's Handling Of Coronavirus Could Be 'A Macabre Game Of Whack-A-Mole'

The South's Handling Of Coronavirus Could Be 'A Macabre Game Of Whack-A-Mole'

Some Southern states, including Georgia and South Carolina, are among the first in the country to ease restrictions to try get back to business despite factors that make the South particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. And pressure is mounting on other Southern governors to get their economies back up and running. Outside the Alabama Capitol this week, a few dozen protesters drove by honking their horns, chanting “freedom” and demanding to get back to…

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Austin firefighters helping in East Texas after deadly tornado tears through community

Austin firefighters helping in East Texas after deadly tornado tears through community

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin firefighters are lending a hand in relief efforts in southeast Texas after a deadly tornado swept through the area Wednesday night. The tornado tore up homes and trailers and pulled trees from the ground in Onalaska, Texas, just north of Houston. At least three people were killed and more than 20 people were hurt. Hundreds of others are without power. RELATED: At least 3 dead, dozens injured in tornado that ripped…

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