Round Rock getting second disaster loan outreach center after tornado outbreak

Round Rock getting second disaster loan outreach center after tornado outbreak

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Round Rock is getting access to a second disaster loan outreach center Monday. The new center is located at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center at 1600 Gattis School Road and opens at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 16. After that, the center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Williamson County residents who have experienced damage to their homes are encouraged to report it here and select…

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Carolina Hurricanes to face New York Rangers in 2nd round of playoffs

Carolina Hurricanes to face New York Rangers in 2nd round of playoffs

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The Carolina Hurricanes will face the New York Rangers in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Game one will be in Raleigh on Wednesday at PNC Arena. Game time is at 7 p.m. Game two is taking place on Friday with the puck dropping at 8 p.m. The series then moves to New York for games three and four. Game three is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and game four…

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New Texas plan for federal Hurricane Harvey aid yields same old result: Funds diverted away from Gulf Coast

New Texas plan for federal Hurricane Harvey aid yields same old result: Funds diverted away from Gulf Coast

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Of the more than 300,000 homes in Texas damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, none were in Coryell County. Located 220 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, this small agricultural county was not the place Congress had in mind when it sent Texas more than $4 billion in disaster preparedness money six months following the…

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Austin-area teen caught in Elgin tornado joins TxDOT 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

Austin-area teen caught in Elgin tornado joins TxDOT 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

Riley Leon will speak about how wearing a seatbelt helped the day he was caught by the tornado in Elgin, Texas. AUSTIN, Texas — The teen driver who went viral after his truck was swept up by a tornado in Elgin, Texas has joined the Texas Department of Transportation‘s “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  Riley Leon will be speaking at a TxDOT media conference on May 16 at the Texas Capitol about how wearing a…

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'It's awesome': Record 19,513 fans pack PNC Arena for Hurricanes win Game 7 over Bruins

'It's awesome': Record 19,513 fans pack PNC Arena for Hurricanes win Game 7 over Bruins

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The Loudest House in the NHL lived up to its billing Saturday afternoon, as 19,513 fans, the most ever for a Hurricanes home game, packed PNC Arena for the team’s pivotal Game 7. After a tightly-contested start, Carolina broke through with a Teuvo Teravainen goal with 1:24 minutes left in the first period, burying a pass from Jacob Slavin. To start the second, the Hurricanes failed to convert on a 4-minute…

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Carolina Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in game 7

Carolina Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in game 7

BOSTON, MA — The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in game seven. The Canes will move ahead to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs This is a breaking story. Check back for further game details shortly. -previous story- The players dream of it. The fans look forward to it. Game 7. And on Saturday, there will be three of them. The NHL is wrapping up the first round of the playoffs…

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Kingsville wildfire near King Ranch contained

Kingsville wildfire near King Ranch contained

The wildfire that started near King Ranch Thursday afternoon has been contained. The fire, which spread to more than 200 acres, was 95% contained by Thursday night, according to the Texas Wildlife Incident Response System. An update stated the fire was 100% contained by noon on Friday. It’s still not yet clear how the fire started.  More:Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department battles wildfire at King Ranch Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid enlisted help from the Texas Department of Emergency…

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Bruins back home, beat Hurricanes 5-2 to force 7th game

Bruins back home, beat Hurricanes 5-2 to force 7th game

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins earned themselves a seventh game with another dominating performance at home. The problem: The clincher will be at Carolina, where the Hurricanes have been just as unbeatable. “Everybody loves a Game 7,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said after the Bruins won 5-2 on Thursday night to even their first-round playoff series against Carolina at three games apiece. “We’d rather be at home, I’m not going to lie to you. “But…

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Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department battles wildfire at King Ranch

Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department battles wildfire at King Ranch

Kingsville emergency crews responded to a wildfire at the King Ranch Thursday afternoon. Volunteer fire department crews responded to the fire around 1:30 p.m., a spokesperson for the department said. The fire is estimated to have spread over 100 acres, though it’s not yet clear how it started. Fire Chief Rick Salinas said crews are currently trying to control the fire and get ahead of it.  This is a developing story. Check caller.com for updates….

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Cleanup process continues 2 months after Jacksboro tornado

Cleanup process continues 2 months after Jacksboro tornado

JACKSBORO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Nearly two months after an EF-3 tornado ripped through the community of Jacksboro, tearing up houses and parts of some schools, the cleanup process continues for many.  A home severely damaged in the Jacksboro tornado. Nick Starling/CBSDFW.com “I’ve got some hard decisions to make,” said Jacksboro resident Susan Armontroutt. She’s going over her options as her house isn’t livable anymore.  “I think I’m going to go back to Colorado for a…

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Hurricanes playoff games, other large-scale events could be behind surge in COVID cases in Wake County

Hurricanes playoff games, other large-scale events could be behind surge in COVID cases in Wake County

By Chelsea Donovan, WRAL reporter Raleigh, N.C. — Dozens of Carolina Hurricanes fans have taken to social media in an uproar, with many saying they caught COVID after attending last week’s playoff games, which were packed with at least 20,000 screaming fans. Masks are considered optional inside the PNC Arena. One woman posted on Twitter that she, her husband, and at least 12 other people came down with COVID after attending the game. Travis O’Neal,…

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Weather IQ: 3 severe weather clouds you need to know how to spot

Weather IQ: 3 severe weather clouds you need to know how to spot

Knowledge is one of the best things that can keep you safe during severe weather. These three clouds identify a strong to severe thunderstorm. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When it comes to severe weather, it is helpful to know what to look out for when the skies turn dark. The more we know when it comes to severe weather, the safer we will be.  Here are 3 clouds you need to know about to help you…

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Texas Wildfire Preliminary Agriculture Losses Total $23.1 Million

Texas wildfires that ravaged the Eastland Complex, parts of the Panhandle and Coryell County regions encompassing 433,000 acres have resulted in $23.1 million in preliminary agricultural loss estimates, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. Preliminary estimates from devastating Texas wildfires are $23.1 million, which includes fence repair costs. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter) The losses include more than 400 livestock deaths, lost grazing values and fence repair costs. Dry, windy conditions throughout the…

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Hurricanes dominate Bruins, move 1 game shy of advancing in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Hurricanes dominate Bruins, move 1 game shy of advancing in Stanley Cup Playoffs

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes took a 3-2 lead in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a dismantling of the Boston Bruins. The Canes returned to Raleigh after dropping the last two games in Boston. The power of home ice seemed to be just what the doctor ordered for Carolina. On offense and defense, the Hurricanes looks completely dominant on all aspects of the game. The team took an early 2-0…

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DEQ accepting applications for $18 Million to restore beaches from coastal storm damage

DEQ accepting applications for $18 Million to restore beaches from coastal storm damage

May 10, 2022 RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting project applications from local governments for coastal storm damage mitigation projects. According to the department, $18 million has been allocated to the Division of Water Resources’ Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund. Funding may only be used for costs associated with beach nourishment, artificial dunes, and other projects to mitigate or remediate coastal storm damage to the ocean beaches and…

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EF-1 tornado aftermath: Rockingham County rallies to clean up debris and damage

EF-1 tornado aftermath: Rockingham County rallies to clean up debris and damage

Clean-up will take days, even weeks following the tornado that ripped through parts of Rockingham County on Friday. ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — The clean-up continues after an EF-1 tornado struck Rockingham County Friday night. Damage is extensive around the county. The efforts to clear debris is an all-hands-on-deck situation. There are still no reports of any injuries according to the sheriff and community members are coming together to help those in need. “We have had…

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Community rallies to clean up after EF-1 tornado hits Rockingham County

Community rallies to clean up after EF-1 tornado hits Rockingham County

Clean-up will take days, even weeks following the tornado that ripped through parts of Rockingham County on Friday. ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — The clean-up continues after an EF-1 tornado struck Rockingham County Friday night. Damage is extensive around the county. The efforts to clear debris is an all-hands-on-deck situation. There are still no reports of any injuries according to the sheriff and community members are coming together to help those in need. “We have had…

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Hurricane season starts June 1, but 1st named storm could come sooner

Hurricane season starts June 1, but 1st named storm could come sooner

By Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologist Is the 2022 hurricane season going to be off to an early start just like it has over the past seven years? The odds are in favor that. Even though hurricane season officially begins on June 1, we could see our first named storm this month. We already have our eyes on two weak systems, one off the southeast coast and another weak wave off the coast of Africa. The National…

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Brunswick County officials hold hurricane conference to prepare for this season

Brunswick County officials hold hurricane conference to prepare for this season

May 9, 2022 BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — The 2022 hurricane season officially begins in just over 3 weeks on June 1st, but local officials say now is the time to begin preparing. A hurricane conference was held today at Brunswick Community College in Brunswick County, discussing ways residents can stay safe this year. “You can tell the communities that plan ahead and those that do not,” Commissioner Randy Thompson said. Thompson says past hurricanes have…

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New Mexico residents brace for extreme wildfire conditions

New Mexico residents brace for extreme wildfire conditions

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LAS VEGAS, N.M. — With the worst of the thick wildfire smoke having blown out of town, residents of this small northern New Mexico city tried to recapture a sense of normalcy Saturday as their rural neighbors hunkered down amid predictions of extreme fire conditions. Shops and restaurants reopened, the historic center was no longer just populated by firefighters, but there was a widely felt sense of…

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Report: Tornado in Rockingham Co. leaves severe damage

Report: Tornado in Rockingham Co. leaves severe damage

First responders found downed trees, blocked roadways, powerlines down, and trees on houses. ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A tornado ripped through Rockingham County Friday. County officials said a tornado warning went into effect around 7:20 p.m. Communications got the first calls about damage about 22 minutes later. Saturday afternoon, the depths of the destruction left behind were clear on Sunset View Road. Trees and power lines were snapped like twigs. Neighbors were taking stock of…

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Tornado Hits Texas A&M AgriLife Facilities At Vernon

Following a May 4 tornado, the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon and Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed are finding comfort in community support from Vernon to Wichita Falls and from the entire Texas A&M AgriLife statewide network. The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon was damaged by an F3 tornado May 4. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo) The Texas A&M AgriLife properties in the community of Lockett, just south of Vernon, took a direct hit…

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EF1 tornado tears through Orange County, severe weather pelts central NC

EF1 tornado tears through Orange County, severe weather pelts central NC

By Cory Dinkel, WRAL multiplatform producer and Leslie Moreno, WRAL multimedia journalist Mebane, N.C. — Severe storms, including an EF1 tornado in Orange County, caused damage Friday evening across central North Carolina. Three buildings in Orange County sustained damage from heavy winds that could have been the result of a tornado, according to Orange County leaders. While it is not a confirmed tornado by the NWS, Orange County Emergency Services Director Kirby Saunders said several…

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Unprecedented gusts expected to fan wildfires in New Mexico

Unprecedented gusts expected to fan wildfires in New Mexico

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press Weather conditions described as potentially historic were on tap for New Mexico on Saturday and for the next several days as hundreds of firefighters and a fleet of airplanes and helicopters worked feverishly to bolster lines around the largest fire burning in the U.S. Many families already have been left homeless and thousands of residents have evacuated due to flames that have charred large swaths of the Sangre de…

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Storms tear through Central NC, tornado damages distribution facility in Orange Co.

Storms tear through Central NC, tornado damages distribution facility in Orange Co.

By Cory Dinkel, WRAL multiplatform producer and Leslie Moreno, WRAL multimedia journalist Mebane, N.C. — Severe storms, including a tornado in Orange County, caused damage Friday evening across central North Carolina. Three buildings in Orange County sustained damage from heavy winds that could have been the result of a tornado, according to Orange County leaders. While it is not a confirmed tornado by the NWS, Orange County Emergency Services Director Kirby Saunders said several callers…

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Charlotte region is all clear from severe weather

Charlotte region is all clear from severe weather

Another line of storms brought the threat of heavy rain, damaging winds, hail, lightning and isolated tornadoes to the Charlotte region Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A line of severe thunderstorms moved through Charlotte and the Interstate 77 corridor of North Carolina and South Carolina Friday, moving out of the region shortly after 9 p.m. The National Weather Service warned the storms could produce damaging winds up to 60 mph, and hail upwards of 1.75 inches…

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Storms tear through Central NC, possible tornado damages distribution facility in Orange Co.

Storms tear through Central NC, possible tornado damages distribution facility in Orange Co.

By Cory Dinkel, WRAL multiplatform producer Severe storms, including a possible tornado in Orange County, caused damage across central North Carolina Friday evening. Three buildings in Orange County sustained damage from heavy winds that could have been the result of a tornado, according to Orange County officials. While it is not a confirmed tornado, Orange County Emergency Services Director Kirby Saunders said several callers to 911 reported seeing a funnel cloud. WRAL’s Mike Maze also…

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Possible tornado damages distribution center in Orange County

Possible tornado damages distribution center in Orange County

By Cory Dinkel, WRAL multiplatform producer Severe storms, including a possible tornado in Orange County, caused damage across central North Carolina Friday evening. Three buildings in Orange County sustained damage from heavy winds that could have been the result of a tornado, according to Orange County officials. While it is not a confirmed tornado, Orange County Emergency Services Director Kirby Saunders said several callers to 911 reported seeing a funnel cloud. WRAL’s Mike Maze also…

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Tornado warning for York, Gaston, and Mecklenburg counties

Tornado warning for York, Gaston, and Mecklenburg counties

Another line of storms will bring the threat of heavy rain, damaging winds, hail, lightning and isolated tornadoes to the Charlotte region Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A line of severe thunderstorms is moving through Charlotte and the Interstate 77 corridor of North Carolina and South Carolina. The National Weather Service warns the storms could produce damaging winds up to 60 mph, and hail upwards of 1.75 inches. The storm could also produce a tornado. Friday…

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Entire Charlotte area under Tornado Watch as strong storms hit Carolinas

Entire Charlotte area under Tornado Watch as strong storms hit Carolinas

A line of storms will bring the threat of heavy rain, damaging winds, hail, lightning and isolated tornadoes to the Charlotte region Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Friday is a Weather Aware Day for the Charlotte region as a line of storms will bring the threat of damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes to the Carolinas.  A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Mecklenburg County and York County until 2:30 p.m. A Tornado Watch is in…

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Tornado warning for Burke, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rutherford counties

Tornado warning for Burke, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rutherford counties

A line of storms will bring the threat of heavy rain, damaging winds, hail, lightning and isolated tornadoes to the Charlotte region Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Friday is a Weather Aware Day for the Charlotte region as a line of storms will bring the threat of damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes to the Carolinas.  Chief meteorologist Brad Panovich says the risk for severe thunderstorms in Charlotte and surrounding areas is increasing because of a…

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Schools dismissing early due to severe weather threat

Schools dismissing early due to severe weather threat

Catawba County, Hickory Public Schools and Iredell-Statesville Schools will dismiss students early Friday due to the threat of severe weather. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Multiple school districts in the Charlotte area will dismiss students early due to the threat of severe weather Friday afternoon and evening.  Hickory City Schools, Catawba County Schools and Iredell-Statesville Schools will all release students early Friday due to the forecast. Friday is a Weather Aware Day for the Charlotte area due…

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South Carolina Strawberry Festival delayed by severe weather

South Carolina Strawberry Festival delayed by severe weather

The town of Fort Mill announced the festival, in its 13th year, will now start on Saturday, May 7. The decision was made to delay the start due to a forecast with strong storms, gusty winds and lightning for the Carolinas on Friday.  Town Manager David Broom said they were taking every precaution to protect all festival guests and vendors.  “Our first consideration is to protect the participants and visitors,” Broom said in a statement….

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Isolated tornadoes, hail, damaging wind all possible with storms Friday

Isolated tornadoes, hail, damaging wind all possible with storms Friday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The risk for severe weather Friday has increased to a level 3 of 5 and includes a chance for isolated tornadoes. Damaging winds are the threat most likely to accompany storms in this system. Those winds could gust up above 58 miles per hour. In addition, conditions have increased the chance that hail and tornadoes could develop. Those risks are higher in the northern part of central North Carolina, extending down…

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Texas storms: Photos and videos from severe weather across Texas

Texas storms: Photos and videos from severe weather across Texas

HOUSTON — We’re right in the middle of severe weather season and more strong storms have been moving through the state. Below are some of the images from the weather as it moved through. If you have images from storms across Texas, share them with us through the Near Me feature of our news app. You can download it here. A viewer of our sister station, KVUE in Austin, sent them this video of hail…

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Houston weather: Tornado watch in effect as severe thunderstorms roll through northern parts of Houston area

Houston weather: Tornado watch in effect as severe thunderstorms roll through northern parts of Houston area

A Tornado Watch was issued for some areas north of Houston until 6 p.m. Author: Tim Pandajis, Chita Craft, David Paul, Kim Castro, Pat Cavlin Published: 6:49 PM CDT March 20, 2022 Updated: 5:48 PM CDT May 5, 2022 HOUSTON — It’s expected to be a stormy night across the Houston area. The KHOU 11 weather team has you covered.  And download the KHOU 11 app to get alerts for severe weather.  Latest forecast: [embedded…

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Houston weather: Tornado watch in effect as severe thunderstorm risk remains for northern parts of Houston area

Houston weather: Tornado watch in effect as severe thunderstorm risk remains for northern parts of Houston area

A Tornado Watch was issued for some areas north of Houston until 6 p.m. Author: Tim Pandajis, Chita Craft, David Paul, Kim Castro, Pat Cavlin Published: 6:49 PM CDT March 20, 2022 Updated: 5:14 PM CDT May 5, 2022 HOUSTON — It’s expected to be a stormy night across the Houston area. The KHOU 11 weather team has you covered.  And download the KHOU 11 app to get alerts for severe weather.  Latest forecast: [embedded…

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Houston weather: Tornado watch in effect as severe thunderstorms hit northern parts of Houston area

Houston weather: Tornado watch in effect as severe thunderstorms hit northern parts of Houston area

A Tornado Watch was issued for some areas north of Houston until 6 p.m. Author: Tim Pandajis, Chita Craft, David Paul, Kim Castro, Pat Cavlin Published: 6:49 PM CDT March 20, 2022 Updated: 5:02 PM CDT May 5, 2022 HOUSTON — It’s expected to be a stormy night across the Houston area. The KHOU 11 weather team has you covered.  And download the KHOU 11 app to get alerts for severe weather.  Latest forecast: [embedded…

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Houston weather: Tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warnings in effect for parts of Houston area

Houston weather: Tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warnings in effect for parts of Houston area

A Tornado Watch was issued for some areas north of Houston until 6 p.m. HOUSTON — It’s expected to be a stormy night across the Houston area. The KHOU 11 weather team has you covered.  And download the KHOU 11 app to get alerts for severe weather.  Latest forecast: [embedded content] Warnings and Watches: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for parts of Montgomery, San Jacinto, Houston, Polk and Walker counties until 5 p.m. A…

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Tornado watch issued for Austin and the surrounding area until 6 p.m.

Tornado watch issued for Austin and the surrounding area until 6 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for Austin and the surrounding area, including Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Burnet and Hays counties. The watch stretches from Central Texas to Northeast Texas and into Louisiana and Arkansas. The National Weather Service says the main threat from Thursday’s storms is large hail and damaging winds, but a couple tornadoes are also possible in the watch area. A “tornado watch” means tornadoes are possible in the watch area. The NWS…

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New video shows destructive tornado forming, moving through Andover

New video shows destructive tornado forming, moving through Andover

May 5, 2022 ANDOVER, KS (WWAY) — The City of Andover shared video from two City Hall security cameras Wednesday showing Friday’s destructive tornado as it formed in southern Sedgwick County and moved into town. Andover is now assessing more than 180 structures damaged by the storm. All have been given the rating of safe, unsafe, habitable or limited entry. Four people suffered minor injuries. In Sedgwick County, 35 structures were impacted and more than…

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Tornadoes touch down in Texas, Okla.; more storms in forecast

Tornadoes touch down in Texas, Okla.; more storms in forecast

SEMINOLE, Okla. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A storm system spawned several tornadoes that whipped through areas of Texas and Oklahoma, causing damage to at least one school, a marijuana farm and other structures. There were no reports of serious injuries following the Wednesday night tornadoes, but the system was causing flooding in some areas and more stormy weather was expected Thursday. In Texas, a “large and dangerous tornado” was spotted Wednesday in the rural community of Lockett,…

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FORECAST: In the 80s and no severe weather today

FORECAST:  In the 80s and no severe weather today

Author: WCNC Staff, Brad Panovich, Chris Mulcahy, Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), KJ Jacobs, Larry Sprinkle Published: 12:41 PM EST March 6, 2019 Updated: 8:09 AM EDT May 5, 2022 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — .Today: This will be a rain and storm-free day.  Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid 80s, with northeast winds around 5 to 10 mph.  Skies will be mostly cloudy during the evening with a chance of showers after midnight. Lows should be…

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FORECAST: In the 80s and not severe weather today

FORECAST:  In the 80s and not severe weather today

Author: WCNC Staff, Brad Panovich, Chris Mulcahy, Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), KJ Jacobs, Larry Sprinkle Published: 12:41 PM EST March 6, 2019 Updated: 7:12 AM EDT May 5, 2022 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — .Today: This will be a rain and storm-free day.  Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid 80s, with northeast winds around 5 to 10 mph.  Skies will be mostly cloudy during the evening with a chance of showers after midnight. Lows should be…

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Possible tornadoes cause damage in parts of Oklahoma, Texas

Possible tornadoes cause damage in parts of Oklahoma, Texas

SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) — Suspected tornadoes caused damage in Texas and Oklahoma, trapping some people who were later rescued, authorities said. Seminole County Undersheriff Matt Haley told KOCO-TV that there were reports of people trapped in the community of Seminole following Wednesday’s storms, but crews were able to get them out. Haley said he was unaware of any injuries. Seminole is a city of about 7,500 people about 60 miles (97 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma…

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Storm damage reported near Mooresville

Storm damage reported near Mooresville

Severe thunderstorms around Charlotte are producing damaging winds, hail, and heavy rain. Expect poor visibility for the evening commute. MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Severe thunderstorms, including a potential microburst near Mooresville, are producing damaging wind, hail, and heavy rain around Charlotte for the Wednesday evening commute home to the Carolinas. As of 5:30 p.m.,. the National Weather Service was continuing to warn of severe thunderstorms over portions of Mecklenburg County, including Charlotte; York County, including Fort…

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The Backstory: The day twin tornadoes devastated Austin

The Backstory: The day twin tornadoes devastated Austin

One hundred years ago this week, Austin experienced what some have called the worst weather disaster in the 20th century in the capital city. AUSTIN, Texas — The sun rose on an unusually hot and humid day in Austin on May 4, 1922. From his office on the University of Texas campus, the city’s weather observer, Fred Morris, noted that as day wore on, the sky remained clear but the temperature kept climbing. The barometer…

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