Long delayed replacement for tornado damaged fire station in Dallas opens, but it's temporary

Long delayed replacement for tornado damaged fire station in Dallas opens, but it's temporary

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Nearly three years after a tornado destroyed the old Preston Royal fire house, the neighborhood is getting a new one.   With just a tent for the fire truck and a mobile home for the firefighters, Temporary Fire Station 41 is intended, as its name suggests, to serve as a temporary home until a permanent station can be built. “Excited to be back in the area! I know our firefighters are,” said…

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Pakistan floods kills over 1,000 and leaves millions displaced

Pakistan floods kills over 1,000 and leaves millions displaced

PAKISTAN — Nearly a half million people crowded into camps after losing their homes in widespread flooding and the climate minister warned Monday that Pakistan is on the “front line” of the world’s climate crisis after unprecedented monsoon rains wracked the country since mid-June, killing more than 1,130 people. The rains stopped more than two days ago, and floods in some areas were receding. But Pakistanis in many parts of the country were still wading…

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Heavy rainfall, possible flooding stay on radar for San Antonio

Heavy rainfall, possible flooding stay on radar for San Antonio

News // Weather Isolated showers are anticipated throughout the day and could eventually lead to minor flooding Sye Bennefield Jr Aug. 30, 2022Updated: Aug. 30, 2022 2:21 p.m. The NWS anticipates isolated showers throughout the day that could eventually lead to minor flooding in San Antonio Bill Barfield/Getty Images The tried old adage of being careful what you ask for seems to be ringing loud and clear in the Alamo City as the National Weather Service…

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Forecast: Widespread showers and storms ongoing; localized flooding possible

Forecast: Widespread showers and storms ongoing; localized flooding possible

Here are the latest updates from the KVUE Storm Team. AUSTIN, Texas — **A Flood Advisory has been issued for portions of Bastrop and Caldwell counties until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. A Flood Advisory has been issued for portions of Travis and Williamson counties until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.** Grab your umbrella and rain jacket because, chances are, you might need them! We continue to track scattered to widespread showers and storms as we head into the…

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11-year-old boy dies after being swept into a storm drain during flash flood

11-year-old boy dies after being swept into a storm drain during flash flood

August 30, 2022 (Photo: MGN) (CNN) — An 11-year-old boy died after he fell into the water and was swept into a storm drain during a flash flood in northwest Arkansas Monday evening, according to police. An adult who tried to save the boy also was swept into the drain and was rescued, officials said. The boy drowned after he “accidentally fell into the water and the current swept him under,” Bentonville Police Corporal Adam McInnis said in…

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Forecast: Widespread rain likely Tuesday; localized flooding possible

Forecast: Widespread rain likely Tuesday; localized flooding possible

Here are the latest updates from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Shane Hinton (KVUE), Jordan Darensbourg, Hunter Williams Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 11:20 PM CDT August 29, 2022 AUSTIN, Texas — Widespread rain and storms return to the forecast Tuesday, and the overall weather pattern will stay fairly unsettled through the rest of the week. Showers and storms will be possible as early as Tuesday morning, especially across the Hill Country. …

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Garland apartment tenants still dealing with flood damages a week later

Garland apartment tenants still dealing with flood damages a week later

GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – One week after devastating floods in some parts of North Texas, a few residents have been forced to continue living in deplorable conditions caused by all that water.  At least two families in Garland have been living for days with severe water damage that they said the landlord has not addressed. The family that lives in the unit and the one next door both had their ceilings collapse which led to…

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Up to 50% of residential flooding during Hurricane Harvey caused by climate change, study says

Up to 50% of residential flooding during Hurricane Harvey caused by climate change, study says

Hurricane Harvey wrought enormous destruction across the Gulf Coast when it made landfall five years ago, and no place was hit worse than Houston, where the storm dropped an estimated one trillion gallons of water and caused more than 35 flood-related deaths. Harvey marked the largest rain event in U.S. history, and it obviously would have caused a great deal of damage to the city no matter what. However, new research published last week in…

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Duke Energy preparing for hurricane season with new improvements

Duke Energy preparing for hurricane season with new improvements

August 29, 2022 Wilmington, NC (WWAY)– Duke Energy has been preparing for hurricane season, and the possibility of major power outages across the Cape Fear.  On Monday, Duke Energy held an information session to discuss its storm forecasting, hurricane response, and how it is strengthening the power grid for major storms.   Linemen, meteorologists, and even drone pilots talked about what they do, and how it is important to hurricane preparedness and recovery.   The main topic of discussion was how Duke has made…

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Hurricane Harvey reinforced the value of a pristine Katy Prairie. Development continues anyway.

Hurricane Harvey reinforced the value of a pristine Katy Prairie. Development continues anyway.

Prairies are like sponges. When it rains, droplets get sucked underground and into the eager roots of grasses and flowers. When the soil gets saturated, their dense shoots slow the water’s flow downstream – making them a natural flood deterrent. Prairies are the kind of natural resource that a place like Houston could really benefit from. But the vast prairie west of the Bayou City is shrinking. Development such as housing and roadways have eaten…

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San Antonio warned of minor flooding Monday as rain expected all week

San Antonio warned of minor flooding Monday as rain expected all week

The San Antonio area could see minor flooding Monday night as isolated and scattered storms continue into the week. Caleb Downs The National Weather Service put San Antonio and the South Central Texas area under a hazardous weather outlook warning as pockets of rain and thunderstorms could lead to minor flooding Monday afternoon and into tonight. Continuing off of last week’s heavy rainfall, isolated and scattered rain is expected throughout the rest of this week….

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Having Texas native plants in your front yard helps fight wildfires and drought

Having Texas native plants in your front yard helps fight wildfires and drought

Drought-tolerant plants help homeowners keep a pretty garden year-round. They also need less water and fertilizers to stay alive. AUSTIN, Texas — While we saw some measurable rain last week, most of Central Texas remains in a drought. Many counties still have water restrictions in place, and it’s hard to keep a pretty lawn, which is why experts recommend drought-resistant landscaping.  The City of Austin has created this guide, so residents know what plants are…

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Two homes damaged in fire in northeast Raleigh neighborhood

Two homes damaged in fire in northeast Raleigh neighborhood

Raleigh, N.C. — Two homes were damaged Sunday when a fire broke out in a northeast Raleigh neighborhood. Firefighters responded to Hartham Park Avenue, off Louisburg Road, before 7 a.m. There were at least eight firetrucks, and it appeared a van burned in the fire. Firefighters said everyone made it out of the homes safely.

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Range of literary works examine Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath

Range of literary works examine Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath

Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA This file photo shows first responders conducting a rescue in the Houston area during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, in the late summer of 2017. Every year, when late August rolls around, Kevin M. Fitzpatrick reflects on Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. And his memories remain vivid and intense, even though he was not directly impacted and was not on the Texas Gulf Coast when the powerful storm made landfall…

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Houston forecast: Flash Flood Warning issued for portion of Galveston County until 4:30 p.m.

Houston forecast: Flash Flood Warning issued for portion of Galveston County until 4:30 p.m.

Less coverage and accumulation today. HOUSTON — Scattered showers are popping up across the Houston area, dropping at least an inch of rain in some areas.  Active weather alerts A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for a portion of Galveston County until 4:30 p.m. Get ready for a typical summer weekend! Hot and humid with scattered rain chances in the afternoon, much like what our Friday is featuring. In between the storms, temperatures will…

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The Backstory: Five years ago this week, Hurricane Harvey brought catastrophic flooding to Texas

The Backstory: Five years ago this week, Hurricane Harvey brought catastrophic flooding to Texas

From LaGrange to the Texas Coast, unprecedented flooding left thousands homeless. TEXAS, USA — From Rockport to La Grange to Port Arthur, Hurricane Harvey, which first came ashore along the middle Texas coast on Aug. 25, 2017, left death and destruction in its path, with the Houston area suffering the worst damage. As the story unfolded on television that August, there were images of unimaginable flooding seen on the news, and no doubt, indelible memories…

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Dallas-area flooding estimated to cost up to $6 billion in damages

Dallas-area flooding estimated to cost up to $6 billion in damages

News // Houston & Texas Damages from Dallas’ Monday flooding could make the storm one of the most costly to hit Texas in several decades. Michael Murney, Chron Aug. 25, 2022 Fire truck driving through a traffic light on a rainy day in Irving, TX. On Sunday night the Dallas-Fort Worth area saw flash flooding caused by more than nine inches of rainfall across the metro. (Photo by: HUM Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) HUM Images/HUM…

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Hurricane Harvey hit 5 years ago. Here's a look back and where we are now

Hurricane Harvey hit 5 years ago. Here's a look back and where we are now

It’s been five years since the remnants of Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, dumping feet of rain on the city and causing widespread flooding. Though progress has been made in those years, some of the damage still remains. If you lived in Houston in Aug. 2017, you probably remember where you were when Harvey rolled in. It made landfall in Rockport two days before it crept up to Houston and hovered over the city. By the…

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Hurricane Harvey: Five years after the flood

Hurricane Harvey: Five years after the flood

It’s been five years since the remnants of Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, dumping feet of rain on the city and causing widespread flooding. Though progress has been made in those years, some of the damage still remains. If you lived in Houston in Aug. 2017, you probably remember where you were when Harvey rolled in. It made landfall in Rockport two days before it crept up to Houston and hovered over the city. By the…

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Hurricane Harvey, 5 years later: How Houston friends and neighbors responded in the face of tragedy

Hurricane Harvey, 5 years later: How Houston friends and neighbors responded in the face of tragedy

News // Houston & Texas People from Houston and around the country offered assistance during Hurricane Harvey. Brianna Griff, Chron Aug. 25, 2022Updated: Aug. 25, 2022 1:03 p.m. Glenda Montelongeo, Richard Martinez and his two sons are helped out of a boat after being rescued near Tidwell Road and Toll Road 8 in Houston, TX on Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017. The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Im When Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25, 2017,…

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Girl who gave toys to kids hit by Hurricane Harvey is still giving: Texans Helping Texans

Girl who gave toys to kids hit by Hurricane Harvey is still giving: Texans Helping Texans

Five years ago, Lily, who was 8 years old at the time, was handing out toys she had collected for those in her community who lost everything. HOUSTON — One of the people who reached out to help victims of Hurricane Harvey was a little girl who made it her mission to help kids who lost everything. Five years later, she’s still giving back to her community. “We have all our stuffed animals,” said 13-year-old…

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Why was flooding during Harvey so bad?

Why was flooding during Harvey so bad?

One spot in Nederland recorded over 60 inches of rainfall. That is a record for the United States. HOUSTON — Why was flooding during Harvey so bad? A lot of rain fell in the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey. One spot in Nederland recorded over 60 inches of rainfall. That is a record for the United States.  A study in the journal Nature looked at why. Study finds Houston buildings increased rainfall It looked at…

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Communities face obstacles as they work to improve infrastructure for hurricane damage

Communities face obstacles as they work to improve infrastructure for hurricane damage

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — It’s been a relatively quiet hurricane season, but that could quickly change as we enter what is traditionally the busiest part of the season. Experts from Duke University say many communities have ideas on how to improve their infrastructure to be more resilient to storm damage, but a number of things stand in the way such as financial resources and other community needs. One of the biggest obstacles is the rush…

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Group hosting cleanup events along Shoal Creek Trail after flooding brings debris, litter

Group hosting cleanup events along Shoal Creek Trail after flooding brings debris, litter

The recent flooding brought litter to the area, so the Shoal Creek Conservancy is hosting cleanup events with the first one set for Friday. AUSTIN, Texas — After all the rain Austin got on Monday, the Shoal Creek Conservancy said there’s a lot of litter and debris to pick up. Heavy rainfall caused Shoal Creek to overflow over the hike-and-bike trail and into the Colorado River in Downtown Austin. The flooding brought litter to the…

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Here's how the North Texas flooding rain actually helped the Houston area

Here's how the North Texas flooding rain actually helped the Houston area

Even with all the rain falling in North Texas, their lakes are still below normal levels. As it turns out, the Houston area is actually benefitting from the storms. HOUSTON — Neighborhoods in North Texas are slowly starting to recover after the deadly storms that caused massive flooding. The storms dumped more than a foot of rain, sparking flash flooding and hundreds of water rescues. But, even with all the rain falling there, North Texas…

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Thanks, Dallas. Here's how the North Texas flooding rain helped the Houston area

Thanks, Dallas. Here's how the North Texas flooding rain helped the Houston area

Even with all the rain falling in North Texas, their lakes are still below normal levels. As it turns out, the Houston area is actually benefitting from the storms. HOUSTON — Neighborhoods in North Texas are slowly starting to recover after the deadly storms that caused massive flooding. The storms dumped more than a foot of rain, sparking flash flooding and hundreds of water rescues. But, even with all the rain falling there, North Texas…

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Flash Flood Warning for parts of the Greater Houston area expires

Flash Flood Warning for parts of the Greater Houston area expires

HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Warning for Fort Bend, Brazoria, Wharton and Matagorda counties expired at noon after a group of heavy rains moved the communities southwest and south of the Houston metro area. A stalled frontal boundary will act as a focal point for developing storms with heavy, tropical downpours over the next two days. On average we should pick up 0.5 to 1.5 inches of rain. We will see the chance for these…

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Flash Flood Warning for parts of the Greater Houston area

Flash Flood Warning for parts of the Greater Houston area

HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Fort Bend, Brazoria, Wharton and Matagorda counties until 11:45 a.m. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 3 and 4 inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1 inch in 3 hours. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. A stalled frontal boundary will act as a focal point for developing storms with heavy, tropical downpours…

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Duke experts: Contaminants from flooding in NC hurricanes a risk to environment

Duke experts: Contaminants from flooding in NC hurricanes a risk to environment

Environmental experts from Duke University on Wednesday discussed North Carolina’s hurricane season, including preparedness, flooding and the associated spread of contaminants. Despite the distraction of COVID-19, experts agreed there is more organized preparedness ahead of hurricane season in recent years, due in part to the catastrophic impacts from Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence. “A pandemic hits and suddenly, you know, all the community resources and the community planning has to be redirected toward a new…

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Scattered downpours continue across the Houston area | Flash Flood Warning for Fort Bend, Brazoria, Austin, Colorado counties

Scattered downpours continue across the Houston area | Flash Flood Warning for Fort Bend, Brazoria, Austin, Colorado counties

HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Fort Bend and Brazoria County until 11:45 a.m. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 3 and 4 inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1 inch in 3 hours. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. There is a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Austin and Colorado counties until 11:15 a.m. A stalled frontal…

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Pace of Harris County home buyouts slower than hoped for after Hurricane Harvey

Pace of Harris County home buyouts slower than hoped for after Hurricane Harvey

From Houston Public Media: On a hot day in July, a small audience of cars appeared camped out across the street from a demolition site. Local residents were there to bear witness to a highly anticipated event in South Kingwood: the last of the Forest Cove Townhomes were getting knocked down. For the past five years, a complex of townhomes has sat empty and ramshackled after getting slammed with stormwater following Hurricane Harvey. According to…

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Five years after Hurricane Harvey | Port Aransas business owner talks about the recovery

Five years after Hurricane Harvey | Port Aransas business owner talks about the recovery

The hurricane tied Katrina for the costliest hurricane on record, $125 billion dollars. PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Five years ago on Thursday, August 25, a tropical depression would explode rapidly, turning into a major Category 4 hurricane known as Harvey. Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast. causing catastrophic flooding, and more than 100 deaths It cost $125 billion dollars in damage, tying Katrina for the costliest hurricane on record. Coastal communities were devastated as…

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Five years after Hurricane Harvey | We check in with a Port Aransas business owner to see if she rebuilt

Five years after Hurricane Harvey | We check in with a Port Aransas business owner to see if she rebuilt

The hurricane tied Katrina for the costliest hurricane on record, $125 billion dollars. PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Five years ago on Thursday, August 25, a tropical depression would explode rapidly, turning into a major Category 4 hurricane known as Harvey. Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast. causing catastrophic flooding, and more than 100 deaths It cost $125 billion dollars in damage, tying Katrina for the costliest hurricane on record. Coastal communities were devastated as…

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Scattered downpours continue across the Houston area | Flash Flood Warning for Austin, Colorado counties

Scattered downpours continue across the Houston area | Flash Flood Warning for Austin, Colorado counties

HOUSTON — There is a Flash Flood Warning for Austin and Colorado counties until 9:15 a.m. A stalled frontal boundary will act as a focal point for developing storms with heavy, tropical downpours over the next two days. On average we should pick up 0.5″ to 1.5″ of rain. We will see the chance for these downpours through the early evening.  There is the threat of these storms producing flooding especially if they track slowly…

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Austin Watershed monitoring flooding hotspots as scattered rain remains in the forecast

Austin Watershed monitoring flooding hotspots as scattered rain remains in the forecast

Shoal Creek flooded on Monday. As the water receded, Austin Watershed leaders noted which areas took on too much water. AUSTIN, Texas — As the flood waters of Monday receded, the Austin Watershed Protection Department said it was prepared for the heavy downpour. “We have droughts that are interrupted by floods like the one we had yesterday, but luckily it was a fairly manageable flood. We were ready for it,” Scott Prinsen, the program manager…

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Katy-area neighborhood residents doubt Clay Road will stop flooding after expansion

Katy-area neighborhood residents doubt Clay Road will stop flooding after expansion

LakeHouse subdivision residents said they can’t leave their neighborhood when it rains. Local leaders said they’re doing what they can to make sure they can. WALLER COUNTY, Texas — Residents of the LakeHouse subdivision just outside Katy said they’re worried because, thanks to new construction on the one road leading in and out of their neighborhood, they get flooded in when it rains. RELATED: ‘It floods when the rains come’ | Katy-area residents say they’re…

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Concerns over Clay Road flooding remain among residents in Katy-area subdivision

Concerns over Clay Road flooding remain among residents in Katy-area subdivision

LakeHouse subdivision residents said they can’t leave their neighborhood when it rains. Local leaders said they’re doing what they can to make sure they can. WALLER COUNTY, Texas — Residents of the LakeHouse subdivision just outside Katy said they’re worried because, thanks to new construction on the one road leading in and out of their neighborhood, they get flooded in when it rains. RELATED: ‘It floods when the rains come’ | Katy-area residents say they’re…

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Flood Watch cancelled, but scattered rain and storms possible throughout the week

Flood Watch cancelled, but scattered rain and storms possible throughout the week

Rainfall will not be as widespread as Monday, but we still have the potential for some minor flooding with already saturated ground. AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-Camp Mabry recorded a record 3.73 inches of rainfall on Monday. This was the fifth highest August rain total on record. The last time we received more rainfall than this in a single day at the site was August 26, 2017 when a total of 5.08″ was measured. The excessive…

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Texans Helping Texans: Girl who helped other kids in Hurricane Harvey still giving back to her community

Texans Helping Texans: Girl who helped other kids in Hurricane Harvey still giving back to her community

Five years ago, Lily, who was 8 years old at the time, was handing out toys she had collected for those in her community who lost everything. HOUSTON — One of the people who reached out to help victims of Hurricane Harvey was a little girl who made it her mission to help kids who lost everything. Five years later, she’s still giving back to her community. “We have all our stuffed animals,” said 13-year-old…

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Texans captured lighthearted rain, panicked flooding in TikTok videos

Texans captured lighthearted rain, panicked flooding in TikTok videos

Most of North and Central Texas was hit with some version of rain in August after a little over a month or more of hot and dry weather. Texans took to TikTok to share their videos of elation, some joking about the rain finally showing up. But then the videos started to show up on TikTok this week as that rainwater couldn’t be absorbed into the drought-ridden ground fast enough. The videos started off lighthearted…

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