Rebuild or retreat? Hurricane Ian aftermath raises questions about coastal development

Rebuild or retreat? Hurricane Ian aftermath raises questions about coastal development

Hurricane Ian is one of the costliest storms to ever hit the U.S. with nearly $70 billion in insured losses from Florida to the Carolinas. As rebuilding continues in the path of destruction, tough questions come up about the vulnerability of coastal development. When a tropical storm or hurricane demolishes homes, businesses and infrastructure, communities often begin the long road of rebuilding, often with taxpayer-funded support. The toll of destruction is only expected to rise…

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Forecast: Risk for severe weather arrives late Thursday night

Forecast: Risk for severe weather arrives late Thursday night

Here are the latest updates from the KVUE Storm Team. AUSTIN, Texas — We’ve almost made it to the end of the workweek! A clear sky in the morning will gradually see an increase in cloud coverage throughout the day as our next storm system approaches. Afternoon highs will top out near 80 degrees. The Storm Prediction Center recently upgraded the Hill Country to a “slight” risk for severe weather Thursday night. This risk is…

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San Antonio could face damaging winds and hail ahead of Halloween weekend

San Antonio could face damaging winds and hail ahead of Halloween weekend

The National Weather Service issued an updated forecast for the Bexar County and Texas Hill Country Regions Thursday afternoon, October 27. The slight risk of strong to severe storms, roughly 40%, has been expanded throughout most of the Hill Country. The biggest potential for severe weather will begin in the early morning hours of Friday, after 4 a.m. and lasting through 4 p.m., according to NWS. The I-35 corridor is expected to be hit with…

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Anti-CRT, Pro-charter PAC money floods school board and State Board of Education campaigns across Texas

Anti-CRT, Pro-charter PAC money floods school board and State Board of Education campaigns across Texas

Youtube video screenshot Opponents of diversity, equity and inclusion give a standing ovation at a Cypress-Fairbanks ISD school board meeting, days after newly elected trustee trustee Scott Henry made a controversial comment with racist implications. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: <iframe src=”https://embed.hpm.io/435943/435886″ style=”height: 115px; width: 100%;”></iframe> Opponents of so-called “critical race theory” are taking their battle against diversity, equity and inclusion from school board meetings to…

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National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado moved through Jarrell Monday night

National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado moved through Jarrell Monday night

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said at least three dozen homes and structures were damaged by the storm. WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday afternoon that an EF-1 tornado moved through Jarrell after officials were sent to survey the damage left by the storm.  At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the NWS finished their survey determining the size, path length and rating of the tornado that went through Jarrell on Monday. The…

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Weather IQ: Strongest Hurricanes in North Carolina History

Weather IQ: Strongest Hurricanes in North Carolina History

Some of the strongest hurricanes to impact North Carolina happened well before many of us were born. Here are the top 5 strongest based on wind speeds. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Since the 1800s North Carolina has taken dozens of direct hits from hurricanes. With some winds getting up as high as 150 mph. Here are the 5 strongest hurricanes (based on wind speed) in North Carolina history.  We reached out to Corey Davis, N.C. State…

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Weather IQ: The Worst Floods in North Carolina

Weather IQ: The Worst Floods in North Carolina

Tropical storms and hurricanes have historically influenced North Carolina’s most historic floods. Here are the worst floods on record. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina is no stranger to flooding. Every year floods happen across the state. But sometimes the set up lines up perfectly, leading to catastrophic historical flooding. We reached out to Corey Davis, N.C. State University’s Assistant State Climatologist, to inquire what were the worst flooding events in North Carolina history. Below were…

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Sunny day flooding: NC coastal communities threatened by rising tides

Sunny day flooding: NC coastal communities threatened by rising tides

If you head to the coast on any given day during the peak flooding season this fall, you might find high water levels closing businesses and streets – or even just notice pools of water by roadway drains. This is because rising sea levels are impacting the North Carolina coast. As high tides get higher, the problems they cause – and cost to fix them – is also going up. We usually associate flooding with rain and…

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National Weather Service confirms tornado moved through Jarrell Monday night

National Weather Service confirms tornado moved through Jarrell Monday night

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said at least three dozen homes and structures were damaged by the storm. WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a tornado moved through Jarrell after officials were sent to survey the damage left by the storm.  As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, details such as path length, size and rating have not been determined. The NWS said that information could be released later today.  A…

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Tornado touched down in Jarrell during Monday night's storms, officials confirm

Tornado touched down in Jarrell during Monday night's storms, officials confirm

A tornado was on the ground near Jarrell during Monday night’s storm, Williamson County officials confirmed Tuesday. This is the third confirmed tornado in the area in the past seven months, according to the National Weather Service. Survey teams are surveying storm damage on the ground to determine the path length, size and rating. This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Strong storms flip trucks, damage buildings after Texas tornado warning

Strong storms flip trucks, damage buildings after Texas tornado warning

Severe storms that possibly included a tornado did damage across parts of Central Texas Monday night. David Kozlowski – http://dallasp/Getty Images Severe storms, which possibly included a tornado, damaged parts of Central Texas on Monday, October 24. While many areas of San Antonio didn’t experience a ton of rainfall, residents in Jarrell, which is about 12 miles north of Georgetown, are cleaning up after the thunderstorms roared through the city. According to a spokesperson with…

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At least 24 dead in Bangladesh from tropical storm

At least 24 dead in Bangladesh from tropical storm

DHAKA, BANGLADESH — A tropical storm that lashed Bangladesh left at least 24 people dead and about 8 million without power across the delta nation, officials and news reports said Tuesday. The government said about 10,000 homes were damaged and more than 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) of crops were destroyed. Thousands of fishing projects were also washed away. The United News of Bangladesh news agency said about 20,000 people were marooned because of flooding triggered…

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Forecast: Severe weather threat has ended; still breezy overnight

Forecast: Severe weather threat has ended; still breezy overnight

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: 12:53 AM CDT October 25, 2022 AUSTIN, Texas — The severe weather threat for Central Texas has officially ended, but we’re still in store for more breezy weather through Tuesday morning. Behind our Pacific cold front wind gusts as high as 40 to 50 mph will still be possible,…

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Tornado warning issued for Williamson County until 9:30 p.m.

Tornado warning issued for Williamson County until 9:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for northern Williamson County until 9:30 p.m. Residents are advised to stay off the roads and take shelter immediately. A “tornado warning” means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. A tornado watch has been issued for Travis, Bastrop and Hays counties, until midnight tonight. The NWS says the main threat is large hail and damaging winds, but tornadoes are also possible. The…

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Hurricane Roslyn makes landfall in Mexico, but steers clear of beach resorts

Hurricane Roslyn makes landfall in Mexico, but steers clear of beach resorts

Mexico City — Hurricane Roslyn slammed into a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast between the resorts of Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan Sunday morning and quickly moved inland. By Sunday evening, Roslyn had weakened significantly, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph as of 5 p.m. ET, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The storm was about 75 miles east of Durango, Mexico, and was moving northeast at 21 miles per hour. The…

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NWS: Hail, tornadoes a possibility for San Antonio due to severe storms

NWS: Hail, tornadoes a possibility for San Antonio due to severe storms

Update: 11:11 a.m. Monday, October 24: As parts of San Antonio already deal with light, rainy conditions Monday morning, the National Weather Service has added the possibility of hail and tornadoes hitting the area. An upper level low, cold front and moisture from Hurricane Roslyn will lead to the possibility of strong to severe storms late this afternoon and into tonight. The primary hazard will be strong winds but hail up to an inch in…

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Aftermath of 2019 tornado inspired a North Texas teen to launch a non-profit

Aftermath of 2019 tornado inspired a North Texas teen to launch a non-profit

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Oct. 20 marks the third anniversary of the 2019 Dallas tornado – the costliest in Texas history. The EF-3 tore through a 15-mile path, damaging nearly 3,000 homes and 1,000 businesses. That night, then 14-year-old Rishab Siddamshetty and his family had no idea they were in the path of a tornado until it was nearly on top of them. “Our ears popped, and we definitely knew there was something happening,” said Sarita…

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Elizabethtown water customers may receive higher bills due to Hurricane Ian damage error

October 20, 2022 Elizabethtown residents may notice higher than normal water bills this month (Photo: WWAY) ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — If you live around Elizabethtown, your water bill may be higher than normal this month. Officials say the most recent bills due November 5th reflect 39 days of usage instead of the normal 30- or 31-day calendar month total. This error is due to Hurricane Ian damage to the antennae that reads the town water…

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Citrus prices rise after Hurricane Ian, but Texas growers unlikely to reap windfall

Citrus prices rise after Hurricane Ian, but Texas growers unlikely to reap windfall

Hurricane Ian hit Florida at just the wrong time citrus growers.  Many of the state’s oranges were just about ripe enough to harvest. But the hurricane left Florida farmers with just a fraction of the fruit they expected to bring in.  The drop in supply could affect the price that Texas citrus growers get for their crop. Dale Murden, a citrus farmer in Harlingen and president of Texas Citrus Mutual, spoke to Texas Standard about…

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Carolina Hurricanes reveal Reverse Retro 2022 uniforms

Carolina Hurricanes reveal Reverse Retro 2022 uniforms

By Mark Bergin, WRAL senior multiplatform producer Raleigh, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday revealed their new Adidas Reverse Retro 2022 uniforms. The team is set to wear the special uniforms twice this season at PNC Arena: Nov. 6 against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dec. 18 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team will sport the jerseys with black helmets, black gloves and black pants. The special uniforms are available for fans to purchase…

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Texas Standard for Oct. 20, 2022: How Hurricane Ian’s impact on Florida citrus will affect Texas

Texas Standard for Oct. 20, 2022: How Hurricane Ian’s impact on Florida citrus will affect Texas

Florida farmers grow the majority of the country’s oranges, as well as a good portion of the grapefruit and tangerines – but Hurricane Ian hit at just the wrong time, when the fruit in many groves was just about ripe enough to harvest. That could have big ripple effects for citrus growers in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. By Texas StandardOctober 20, 2022 9:27 amTexas Standard Original, Whole Shows

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Florida seeing 'abnormal' increase in flesh-eating bacteria cases due to Hurricane Ian

Florida seeing 'abnormal' increase in flesh-eating bacteria cases due to Hurricane Ian

Florida is seeing an increase in confirmed cases of flesh-eating bacteria this year due to the impact of Hurricane Ian, health officials said. The video above is ABC7’s 24/7 livestream. The Florida Health Department has reported 65 confirmed cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacteria, and 11 deaths so far this year as of Friday. That compares to 34 cases and 10 deaths reported in 2021, and 36 cases and seven deaths in 2020, according…

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'Rotting from the inside': Thousands of flooded cars from Hurricane Ian headed to NC to be resold

'Rotting from the inside': Thousands of flooded cars from Hurricane Ian headed to NC to be resold

Cars that were flooded during Hurricane Ian are heading here to the Triangle. These are cars that you could end up buying, which could ultimately costing you more money and put you and your family at risk. “There are mechanical, electrical, health (and) safety issues with these vehicles as the breaks might not work properly, the airbags might not work properly. They are literally rotting from the inside out. We know that sometimes there can…

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Williamson County placed under a burn ban as wildfire conditions persist

Williamson County placed under a burn ban as wildfire conditions persist

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — It may feel cooler in Central Texas, but the risk of fires breaking out remains high. On Tuesday, the Williamson County Commissioners Court issued a county-wide burn ban effective at noon on Oct. 18 and will not exceed 90 days. In Travis County, a burn ban remains in effect through Oct. 26. It was implemented in late September. According to a release from Williamson County, the ban was implemented due to severe…

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Coastal communities receive $20 million for storm damage repairs

Coastal communities receive $20 million for storm damage repairs

October 18, 2022 Funding is helping coastal communities in the Cape Fear WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Three communities in the Cape Fear have received millions in funding for storm damage projects from the NC Department of Environmental Quality’s Division. A total of $20.1 million in grants has been awarded to eight communities, five of which are in other parts of the state. The awards from the Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund support beach nourishment, dune…

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Weeks after Hurricane Ian devastation, winning $494 million lottery ticket sold in Florida

Weeks after Hurricane Ian devastation, winning $494 million lottery ticket sold in Florida

October 17, 2022 A winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in Fort Myers, Florida weeks after Hurricane Ian FORT MYERS (ABC NEWS) — One of the winning tickets to Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Fort Myers, Florida, weeks after Hurricane Ian devastated the area. Ticket holders in California and Florida matched all six numbers on Friday night, winning $494 million on Friday, lottery officials said in a news release. Friday’s jackpot was the…

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'It's out of our hands' Charlotte native loses car to Hurricane Ian's surge in hospital parking lot where she works

'It's out of our hands' Charlotte native loses car to Hurricane Ian's surge in hospital parking lot where she works

A Charlotte mother took to social media to locate a car to replace her daughter’s. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte native, Mandy Groulx, has been living in Fort Myers, Florida for just over a year, where she works as a child life specialist in the pediatric intensive care unit at a children’s hospital.   The East Carolina University graduate admitted to WCNC’s Jane Monreal, she didn’t know what to expect with her first hurricane. “I think…

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Aho's late goal leads Hurricanes past Sharks 2-1

Aho's late goal leads Hurricanes past Sharks 2-1

Martin Necas scored his second goal in his many games for Carolina to tie the game late in the second period. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sebastian Aho scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:58 remaining in the third period and the Carolina Hurricanes beat San Jose 2-1 to hand the Sharks their third straight loss to open the season. Martin Necas scored his second goal in his many games for Carolina to tie the game late in…

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Owner of Houston-area roofing business arrested in Florida for allegedly doing unlicensed repair work after Hurricane Ian

Owner of Houston-area roofing business arrested in Florida for allegedly doing unlicensed repair work after Hurricane Ian

(AP Photo/Jay Reeves) Workers talk atop a building that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ian at Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. The owner of a Houston-area roofing company is facing criminal charges in Florida for allegedly doing unlicensed business there in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Terence Duque, 48, the owner of Rosenberg-based Duque Roofing, was arrested Oct. 7 and charged with engaging in contracting business without certification during a state…

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5 things to know about the Carolina Hurricanes this season

5 things to know about the Carolina Hurricanes this season

Locked On Hurricanes breaks down what Canes fans can look for. RALEIGH, N.C. — Locked On Hurricanes’ Jared Ellis broke down five things every Carolina Hurricanes fan should know going into the 2022-2023 NHL season. 1. Veterans The Canes are loaded with veteran experience now that they added guys in the off-season, acquiring defenseman Brent Burns and left winger Max Pacioretty, as well as free-agency pickups like center Paul Stastny and defenseman Calvin de Haan….

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Big Money Floods into Texas Governors’ Race

Big Money Floods into Texas Governors’ Race

The latest Texas campaign finance reports are in and they confirm that the governor’s race is now the most evenly matched of the century—at least when it comes to funding.  For the second-straight filing period, Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke has outraised the incumbent Governor Greg Abbott—only this time, barely. The Democrat reported raising just over $25 million since July 1, while Abbott has raised just under $25 million. Combined, the two candidates have raised over…

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Tropical Storm Karl strengthens in Gulf off Mexico's coast

Tropical Storm Karl strengthens in Gulf off Mexico's coast

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Karl grew a little stronger off Mexico’s southern Gulf coast on Wednesday and was expected to approach land by the weekend without gaining hurricane strength. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Karl had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (70 kph) Wednesday morning. It was centered about 185 miles (300 kilometers) north-northeast of the port city of Veracruz and was moving north-northwest at 6 mph (9 kph). The storm was…

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Whiteville Fire Department carries supplies to Florida Hurricane Ian victims

Whiteville Fire Department carries supplies to Florida Hurricane Ian victims

October 11, 2022 The Whiteville Fire Department carried donations to Florida to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian (Photo: Whiteville Fire Department) WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — It’s been nearly two weeks since Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida as a high-end category 4 storm, but victims of the tropical system are still struggling. Over the past week, the Whiteville Fire Department collected supplies from the community to carry to those in need. Firefighter Rocky McPherson…

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Balch Springs families struggle to find a home — more than a month after floods hit North Texas

Balch Springs families struggle to find a home — more than a month after floods hit North Texas

But Flores needs to be somewhere she can recover for months after the surgery. Doctors say that’s not the hotel room where Flores has been the past month after her apartment flooded. She shares a room with her teenage daughter at the Comfort Inn and Suites. Flores said she and her daughter are tired of sharing a room. “Not because I don’t want to be around her, but it’s just that we have no privacy,”…

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Your insurance may not cover your home from storm damage

Your insurance may not cover your home from storm damage

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, homeowners are learning their insurance policy may not cover everything after a storm or flood. HOUSTON — Is your home fully covered from a storm? Homeowners in Florida are discovering this month that they’re not, leaving them liable for thousands of dollars in repairs. It’s a reminder to check on your homeowners’ insurance every now and then, because your coverage may be much less than you think. Josiah Jouett…

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'Nothing's left': Hurricane Ian leaves emotional toll behind

'Nothing's left': Hurricane Ian leaves emotional toll behind

FORT MYERS, FLA. — With her home gone and all her belongings trashed by Hurricane Ian, Alice Pujols wept as she picked through soggy clothes, toys and overturned furniture piled head-high outside a stranger’s house, looking to salvage something — anything — for her four children and herself. “I’m trying to make it to the next day,” she said. “That’s all I can do. It’s really depressing. It really is.” For those who lost everything…

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Hurricane Julia hits Nicaragua with torrential rainfall

Hurricane Julia hits Nicaragua with torrential rainfall

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Julia hit Nicaragua’s central Caribbean coast on Sunday and dumped torrential rains across Central America before an expected reemergence over the Pacific. Julia hit as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph), though its winds had dipped to tropical storm force of 50 mph (85 kph), by late afternoon as it pushed across Nicaragua. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Julia was centered about 45…

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Hurricane Ian deaths: Most people died by drowning, report shows

Hurricane Ian deaths: Most people died by drowning, report shows

“Storm surge doesn’t sound inherently deadly unless you understand it,” the former FEMA head told The Washington Post. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’ll likely be many days and weeks before the number of deaths from Hurricane Ian becomes final, though two things are becoming increasingly certain: The major hurricane ranks among Florida’s deadliest disasters, and water-related deaths may end up being the No. 1 killer. President Joe Biden, speaking a day after the storm made…

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Tropical Update: Tropical Storm Julia forms off Guajira Peninsula

Tropical Update: Tropical Storm Julia forms off Guajira Peninsula

HOUSTON — Tropical depression #13 became Tropical Storm Julia Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.  Hurricane watches and warnings have been issued for Nicaragua and the offshore Colombian Islands.  This system will be no threat to the U.S. but is expected to bring heavy rain across the ABC Islands and portions of northern South America through Friday.  Tropical Depression #12  near the west coast of Africa is now a remnant low as the…

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American Airlines Charlotte team rallies for hurricane relief

American Airlines Charlotte team rallies for hurricane relief

Volunteers will spend the day packing nearly 4,500 emergency food relief boxes. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Around 125 team members from American Airlines, most of them based at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), will gather on Friday to pack thousands of meals to feed families impacted by Hurricane Ian. Volunteers will spend the day packing nearly 4,500 emergency food relief boxes, that’s 80,000 pounds of food, to be distributed to families in need after communities were…

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IRS provides tax relief for North Carolinians affected by Hurricane Ian

IRS provides tax relief for North Carolinians affected by Hurricane Ian

1 minute ago RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The IRS is providing tax relief for people impacted by Hurricane Ian in North Carolina. The agency announced Wednesday that anyone in North Carolina who had a valid extension to file their 2021 return by October 17, 2022 will now have until February 15, 2023. If you believe you qualify for this tax relief but still receive a late penalty contact the IRS to try to fix the…

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EPA will center climate change response in Texas on sea level rise, floods, drought and severe storms

EPA will center climate change response in Texas on sea level rise, floods, drought and severe storms

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will roll out a suite of new actions and communication strategies to help Texans adapt to the impacts of climate change — particularly flooding, severe storms and drought. The plan for EPA’s Region 6 — which includes Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana — found that Texas’…

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Houston Rockets, Harris County constable team up for Hurricane Ian relief drive

Houston Rockets, Harris County constable team up for Hurricane Ian relief drive

Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, is located in Downtown Houston. Houston-area residents are invited to donate items for Hurricane Ian victims on Friday and Saturday at the Toyota Center as part of a joint relief effort between the Houston Rockets, the family of their owner and Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen. Those who participate in the donation drive also have a chance to receive free tickets to an upcoming NBA game….

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Former FEMA administrator discusses ongoing efforts following Hurricane Ian

Former FEMA administrator discusses ongoing efforts following Hurricane Ian

President Biden is in Fort Myers, Florida touring the damage left behind by Hurricane Ian and discussing the federal government’s response to the deadly storm. Craig Fugate, former FEMA administrator and chief resilience officer at Once Concern, joins CBS News to talk about the ongoing recovery efforts on the ground in Florida.

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Florida man rescues 86-year-old mom after Hurricane Ian floods her house

Florida man rescues 86-year-old mom after Hurricane Ian floods her house

The first thing Johnny Lauder heard when he arrived at his 86-year-old mother’s house after Hurricane Ian was her screams. Karen, who has one leg, is wheelchair-bound and has open wounds, was stuck in chest-high floodwaters. She was rescued with the help of her son, and said it brought “terror and relief at the same time.”

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