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

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

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

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Severe flooding in Republic of Congo displaces 50,000 people

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deputy accused of stealing from Dallas store after tornado

Deputy accused of stealing from Dallas store after tornado

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

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Houston could get severe weather Friday

Houston could get severe weather Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

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

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Five percent rate hike recommended for Texas Windstorm Insurance

Five percent rate hike recommended for Texas Windstorm Insurance

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

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

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

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

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Tidal flooding closes Battleship North Carolina early

Tidal flooding closes Battleship North Carolina early

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Battleship North Carolina closes due to tidal flooding

Battleship North Carolina closes due to tidal flooding

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

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Tropical Storm Sebastien forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Sebastien forms in the Atlantic

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

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Battleship North Carolina to close early Tuesday due to flooding

Battleship North Carolina to close early Tuesday due to flooding

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

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Smoke shrouds Sydney’s skyline as wildfires burn nearby

Smoke shrouds Sydney’s skyline as wildfires burn nearby

SYDNEY — Thick smoke from wildfires has shrouded Sydney and its surrounding areas with health experts warning residents with medical conditions to remain indoors. The Sydney skyline was barely visible with air quality in some parts of the city reaching over hazardous levels early Tuesday. Shane Fitzsimmons, the state’s rural fire commissioner, says firefighters would be challenged by high temperatures and wind conditions. Most of the coastal areas of the New South Wales are under…

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Hurricane season is not over yet

SAN ANTONIO — One more storm to wrap the Atlantic hurricane season? It’s possible. Hurricane season peaks early September and runs through November 30. A broad area of low pressure producing disorganized showers may develop into a tropical depression over the next few days.  Watching the tropics KENS This system has a medium chance of developing over the next two days and a cold front will nudge it north into the Atlantic later this week….

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Overwash, flooding and wind damage in NC Outer Banks

Overwash, flooding and wind damage in NC Outer Banks

21 Images Overwash, flooding and wind damage in NC Outer Banks 11 Images Pets prance at Santa Paws 5K 7 Images Maps: When and where snow is expected to fall 71 Images Fall Photos 2019 38 Images Notre Dame dumps Duke, 38-7 51 Images 4A Volleyball: Green Hope vs. Ardrey Kell (Nov. 9, 2019) 73 Images 3A Volleyball: Chapel Hill vs.West Henderson (Nov. 9, 2019) 17 Images 8-man Football: GRACE Christian vs. Arendell-Parrott (Nov. 9,…

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Snow, flooding, mudslides in Austria kill 1, injure 2

Snow, flooding, mudslides in Austria kill 1, injure 2

BERLIN — A man died and two people were injured as parts of Austria dealt with masses of snow, the threat of avalanches and flooding by swelling rivers and lakes on Monday. An 80-year-old man died when his home was hit by a mudslide in Bad Kleinkirchheim in southern Austria, the news agency APA reported. Another mudslide in Bad Gastein, south of Salzburg, destroyed two homes, burying two women inside. Firefighters rescued one of them…

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Report: Hurricane Dorian inflicted $3.4B losses on Bahamas

Report: Hurricane Dorian inflicted $3.4B losses on Bahamas

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Dorian inflicted losses of about $3.4 billion on the Bahamas, an amount equal to one-quarter of the Caribbean archipelago’s GDP, according to a report released Friday. The report by the Inter-American Development Bank also said there were 67 confirmed deaths and that 282 people were still missing as of late October. Those figures have been previously reported. Nearly 29,500 people lost homes or jobs,…

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Photos: Overwash, flooding and wind damage in NC Outer Banks

Photos: Overwash, flooding and wind damage in NC Outer Banks

5 Images Photos: Overwash, flooding and wind damage in NC Outer Banks 7 Images Maps: When and where snow is expected to fall 71 Images Fall Photos 2019 38 Images Notre Dame dumps Duke, 38-7 51 Images 4A Volleyball: Green Hope vs. Ardrey Kell (Nov. 9, 2019) 73 Images 3A Volleyball: Chapel Hill vs.West Henderson (Nov. 9, 2019) 17 Images 8-man Football: GRACE Christian vs. Arendell-Parrott (Nov. 9, 2019) 67 Images UNC falls against Virginia…

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Sand overwash, flooding closes NC 12 in Outer Banks, suspends all ferry routes

Sand overwash, flooding closes NC 12 in Outer Banks, suspends all ferry routes

Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina Highway 12 in the Outer Banks remains closed Sunday and will only be reopened when officials determine it is safe, according to a statement from the N.C. Department of Transportation. The NCDOT closed part of N.C. 12 from the Marc Basnight Bridge (Oregon Inlet) to Rodanthe starting at 5 p.m. Saturday due to heavy winds and pounding rains creating dangerous travel conditions at the coast. Ferry service was also suspended…

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Months After Massive ICE Raid, Residents Of A Mississippi Town Wait And Worry

On the morning of Aug. 7, Tony McGee was driving to work in Morton, Miss., when he noticed something unusual happening at one of the local chicken processing plants. McGee is superintendent of the county schools, and it was the second day of classes. “There was some activity there with law enforcement that had the parking lot barricaded,” he recalls. “I actually called one of our assistant superintendents because it’s relatively close to the school.”…

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Nor'easter's damaging waves, life-threatening flooding expected along Outer Banks

Nor'easter's damaging waves, life-threatening flooding expected along Outer Banks

A powerful coastal storm off the Atlantic coast of the Carolinas this weekend will batter the shoreline with dangerous weather and surf, especially along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Storm warnings were posted ahead of the storm to warn residents of the impending severe weather. “Confidence is high that this event will occur, and we are expecting significant impacts,” the National Weather Service said in a Saturday morning brief. “Storm force winds and dangerous seas over…

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ICYMI: Cold shatters century-old records, snow creates travel chaos as fires, floods turn catastrophic across the globe

ICYMI: Cold shatters century-old records, snow creates travel chaos as fires, floods turn catastrophic across the globe

It’s not quite winter, but it certainly felt that way amid ridiculously frigid conditions that gripped many spots across the country, breaking records along the way. Those hoping to escape the cold-if they’re not frozen in their tracks first-may want to check out one location where summer never seems to end. Here’s a look back at the week in weather news. Arctic air shatters several record-low temperatures We’re just five weeks out from the end…

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‘You Can Only Take So Much’: Low-Income Hurricane Harvey Survivors Sue Over ‘Discriminatory’ Recovery Process

‘You Can Only Take So Much’: Low-Income Hurricane Harvey Survivors Sue Over ‘Discriminatory’ Recovery Process

The lawsuit accuses state and federal officials of favoring wealthier, white homeowners over poorer black and Hispanic renters. Henry Wilson, right, jacked up his storm-damaged house with his friend, Lester Owens, left. Wilson has lived in a trailer next to his house in Port Arthur for the past two years. Michael Barajas Former city council member John Beard has a term to describe Port Arthur residents. In his Gulf Coast city of 55,000, people have…

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The question now: How to bring Hurricane Dorian castaway cows home?

The question now: How to bring Hurricane Dorian castaway cows home?

By Johnny Diaz and Aimee Ortiz, New York Times Hurricane Dorian slammed into North Carolina as a Category 1 storm Sept. 6, lashing the state with heavy rain, wind and flooding after it made landfall on the Outer Banks, a chain of narrow barrier islands off the main coast. Rising floodwaters swept over the land, and a storm surge carried a group of horses and cows out to sea. To the surprise of residents and…

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Venice Flooding: Italy set to declare state of emergency in city

Venice Flooding: Italy set to declare state of emergency in city

ROME — Italy’s government is set to declare a state of emergency in flood-ravaged Venice, to swiftly secure the historic city funds to repair damage from the highest tide in 50 years. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described the flooding as “a blow to the heart of our country.” He said a cabinet meeting called for Thursday afternoon will declare a state of emergency and approve the first measures aimed at helping the city’s recovery. Conte…

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LiftFund will provide $3M in loans for South Texas businesses ravaged by Hurricane Harvey

LiftFund will provide $3M in loans for South Texas businesses ravaged by Hurricane Harvey

CLOSE Here’s what Rockport business owner Jennifer Day says about the strides she and others have made in the Texas gulf coast town after Hurricane Harvey. Monica Lopez, Corpus Christi Small businesses that have struggled since Hurricane Harvey have another way to get back on solid financial footing. LiftFund, a nonprofit small business lender, announced this week it would offer an additional $3 million in loans to small businesses in the Coastal Bend. That includes those that…

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Cows swept away by Hurricane Dorian swim to safety on Outer Banks

Cows swept away by Hurricane Dorian swim to safety on Outer Banks

CAPE LOOKOUT, NC — A trio of castaway cows has been discovered on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian’s storm surge. Cape Lookout National Seashore officials think the stranded cows swam up to 5 miles (8 kilometers) during the September storm before being found near Cape Lookout this month. The cows belong to a herd that roams freely on Cedar Island, across the sound….

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Somalia struggles after worst flooding in recent history

Somalia struggles after worst flooding in recent history

By ABDI GULED, Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia — Ahmed Sabrie woke up to find his house half-submerged in fast-rising flood waters. Frightened and confused, he herded sleepy family members onto the roof of their home in central Somalia as scores of thousands of people in the town, Beledweyne, scrambled for their lives. Clinging to an electric power pylon by the edge of the roof, the family watched as their possessions were washed away. “I could…

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Toll rises in Australian wildfires with more danger ahead

Toll rises in Australian wildfires with more danger ahead

SYDNEY — The death toll for wildfires raging across Australia’s most populous state has risen to four as authorities warned Thursday of worsening weather conditions to come. A body was found late Wednesday in a scorched forest near the town of Kempsey in northeast New South Wales, police said. He is suspected to be a 58-year-old man who lived in a nearby shed and had not been seen since Friday when ferocious wildfires across New…

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How the cold affects the U.S. tornado forecast

How the cold affects the U.S. tornado forecast

 Aerial image shot by a drone shows a Home Depot store in Dallas, Texas, that was obliterated after a destructive nocturnal tornado ripped through the area on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (SevereStudios / John Humphress) A cold snap brought jarring temperature swings to as many as 200 million Americans accustomed to higher temperatures at this time of year. AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures plunged as many as 60 degrees in just 24 hours in some cities. The Arctic…

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Cows cast away by Hurricane Dorian found alive on Outer Banks

Cows cast away by Hurricane Dorian found alive on Outer Banks

CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. — A trio of castaway cows has been discovered on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian storm surge. Cape Lookout National Seashore officials think the stranded cows swam up to 5 miles (8 kilometers) during the September storm before being found near Cape Lookout this month. The cows belong to a herd that roams freely on Cedar Island, across the sound….

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'Miracle' dog rescued from Hurricane Dorian rubble meets adopted family

'Miracle' dog rescued from Hurricane Dorian rubble meets adopted family

The breathtaking footage was difficult to see and hard to forget. Video showed an emaciated dog carefully being carried away from hurricane debris by an emotional volunteer after having been trapped for nearly a month beneath an air conditioner. He lived only on rainwater from a mud puddle that his outstretched neck could hardly reach — he survived and the dog next to him did not. Big Dog Ranch Rescue from Loxahatchee, Florida, spent weeks…

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Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Scores of wildfires continued to rage across vast tracts of Australia’s drought-stricken east coast on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes, some for the second time in a week. The most intense fires were concentrated in the northeastern states of New South Wales and Queensland, although a fire emergency warning had also been issued for a blaze threatening the west coast city of Geraldton….

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Commentary: Listen To The Impeachment Hearings Like You're A Juror

Commentary: Listen To The Impeachment Hearings Like You're A Juror

On Wednesday NPR will broadcast the public impeachment hearings — so listeners won’t be hearing the daily programs on Texas Public Radio. The question being explored is: Did President Donald Trump abused his office and should he be impeached for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival while withholding U.S. aid? Texas Public Radio commentator Yvette Benavides urges Americans to fight off news fatigue, pay attention and be a juror.  Americans will bear witness to…

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The Most Destructive Hurricanes Are Hitting US More Often

The Most Destructive Hurricanes Are Hitting US More Often

Homes are surrounded by water from the flooded Brazos River in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Freeport, Texas. Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane’s destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but that hit only sparsely…

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The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 2:14 pm CST, Monday, November 11, 2019 FILE – In a Aug. 30, 2005 file photo, floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina fill the streets near downtown New Orleans. The most destructive U.S. hurricanes are hitting three times more frequently than they did a century ago, a new study by a Danish research team said Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. less FILE – In a Aug. 30, 2005 file photo, floodwaters from Hurricane…

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher On How Houston Could Recover Quicker From Floods And Hurricanes

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher On How Houston Could Recover Quicker From Floods And Hurricanes

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher spoke on a wide range of issues during a visit to Houston Public Media. The Houston Democrat represents the 7th Congressional District in west Harris County. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: <iframe src=”https://embed.hpm.io/351412/351410″ style=”height: 115px; width: 100%;”></iframe> It’s been a long two years for many people who suffered losses when Harvey flooded Houston. Now, there are more people in need of assistance following the…

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