HISD: Roughly 60 campuses sustained roof, structural damage from Hurricane Beryl

HISD: Roughly 60 campuses sustained roof, structural damage from Hurricane Beryl

The district reported that an “overwhelming majority” of its schools lost power during the storm and around 70 of them were still without power as of Friday morning. HISD highlighted that there were downed trees at roughly 50 of its campuses and around 60 of its campuses had roof or structural damage. “We are working diligently to address these issues and ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff,” HISD said in a…

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Hundreds of thousands in the Houston area remain without power five days after Hurricane Beryl

Hundreds of thousands in the Houston area remain without power five days after Hurricane Beryl

Friday marks five days without power for hundreds of thousands of Texans after Hurricane Beryl hit the Gulf Coast — and the temperature is only going up. More than 800,000 people are still without power in the Houston area, raising frustrations and many questions about why restoration is taking so long. The latest from CenterPoint Energy, the primary provider of electricity for the region, is that they hope to have 80 percent of the total…

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Hurricane Beryl Was a Warning Shot for Houston

Hurricane Beryl Was a Warning Shot for Houston

When Hurricane Beryl entered the Gulf of Mexico, the city of Houston had little reason to believe it was about to take its first direct hit from a tropical cyclone in decades.  Initial forecasts predicted the storm would make landfall in northern Mexico, hundreds of miles away. Instead it veered sharply north and hit an unfortunate bullseye. Its center passed just west of Houston, dragging the hurricane’s violent eastern edge directly over the city’s core. …

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'The greatest memory of our lives' | Houston couple gets married in Austin after Hurricane Beryl derails their wedding

'The greatest memory of our lives' | Houston couple gets married in Austin after Hurricane Beryl derails their wedding

After Beryl, a couple decided to take refuge in Austin by staying with friends. While driving from Houston, they figured they could continue their love story. AUSTIN, Texas — Nataliia Chernenko and Caleb Cohen first met through Facebook dating, with Nataliia being Caleb’s only match.  “We kept calling to each other, facetiming, doing the yoga, watching the movies online,” Chernenko said. “Caleb makes any bad day, or any bad luck, and he converts it to…

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LIST: High water locations, street flooding in Houston area following storms, heavy rain

LIST: High water locations, street flooding in Houston area following storms, heavy rain

This list of high-water spots from Houston TranStar will be updated automatically. HOUSTON — As Beryl moves through Southeast Texas, expect torrential downpours that could lead to street flooding.  Here in Houston, it doesn’t take a lot of standing water to damage your car. You can lose control or stall in less than six inches of water. In just a foot of water, your car can start to float. In only two feet of water,…

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Distribution sites: Where to find food, water, ice, supplies after Hurricane Beryl

Distribution sites: Where to find food, water, ice, supplies after Hurricane Beryl

As a massive power outage drags on, many hurricane victims are running out of non-perishable food, water and other essentials. HOUSTON — The following organizations are distributing food, water, ice or supplies for Hurricane Beryl victims in the Houston area. Distribution drives on Thursday, July 11 Precinct 1, Walmart and Universoul Circus Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen’s office is teaming up with Walmart and Universoul ️to distribute water at several Houston sites.  Acres Homes: 4 -5…

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Hurricane Beryl recovery is underway in Southeast Texas. Here’s how you can help.

Hurricane Beryl recovery is underway in Southeast Texas. Here’s how you can help.

The Red Cross in San Antonio is seeking volunteers to relieve and support its volunteers who have been in Southeast Texas in the days since Hurricane Beryl walloped the coast with winds that knocked out power for millions along with damaging and fatal flood waters.  Red Cross volunteer recruitment events will be held Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at two locations:  American Red Cross San Antonio Office, 3642 E Houston St,…

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2024 hurricane season gets an upgrade, and it's not good news

2024 hurricane season gets an upgrade, and it's not good news

Colorado State University upgraded its hurricane season prediction, and it increased the number of named storms, total hurricanes and major hurricanes. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This hurricane season started on time but has already exceeded expectations.  Before the season even had Tropical Storm Alberto, it was predicted by Colorado State University, North Carolina State University and the National Hurricane Center to be a historic season. The reason for that forecast was the transition to the La…

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Despite a lull currently, 2024's hurricane season gets an upgrade

Despite a lull currently, 2024's hurricane season gets an upgrade

Colorado State University upgraded its hurricane season prediction, and it increased the number of named storms, total hurricanes and major hurricanes. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This hurricane season started on time but has already exceeded expectations.  Before the season even had Tropical Storm Alberto, it was predicted by Colorado State University, North Carolina State University and the National Hurricane Center to be a historic season. The reason for that forecast was the transition to the La…

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State of Texas wants you to report damage from Hurricane Beryl | In English and Spanish

State of Texas wants you to report damage from Hurricane Beryl | In English and Spanish

HOUSTON — Hurricane Beryl devastated Texas earlier this week when it made landfall as a Category 1 storm. The Houston area is recovering and will be for quite some time.  The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has a way for residents to report damage to residential, commercial and/or agricultural property through a tool called iSTAT.  It stands for Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool.  Filling out the form helps to determine the extent of…

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CenterPoint ‘rapidly losing faith and trust’ with communications decisions after Hurricane Beryl, PR expert says

CenterPoint ‘rapidly losing faith and trust’ with communications decisions after Hurricane Beryl, PR expert says

From Houston Public Media: Molly McPherson was deployed to Houston during Hurricane Ike in 2008, when she worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), so she knows what it’s like to lose electricity during the summer in southeast Texas. The Massachusetts-based crisis communications strategist also works with utility companies, so she understands why CenterPoint Energy is taking heat from Houston-area residents and elected officials in the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl. More than 1 million…

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Chances of a hurricane impacting NC are 'above normal' this season, experts say

Chances of a hurricane impacting NC are 'above normal' this season, experts say

Colorado State University’s meteorology department released an update to their 2024 hurricane season forecast this week. The update increased the forecast and calls for “an extremely active Atlantic hurricane season in 2024”. The updated CSU forecast calls for a well-above normal number of named storms (25 – that’s the whole list of names), more hurricanes than usual, and double the normal number of major hurricanes (category 3-5). This year’s updated forecast calls for an above-normal…

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Missouri City senior living apartments without power, had minor flooding during Beryl

Missouri City senior living apartments without power, had minor flooding during Beryl

Several residents are left in the dark and without cooling. Some are on dialysis, bedridden, and in need of power. MISSOURI CITY, Texas — Seniors citizens and those with disabilities are among the people left in the dark due to Hurricane Beryl. Residents of the Jubilee Senior Living apartments claim management is doing nothing to make the residents comfortable while they deal with day two of a power outage. Some residents are frustrated about the…

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Updated CSU forecast calls for an above-normal chance of a tropical storm or hurricane impacting NC

Updated CSU forecast calls for an above-normal chance of a tropical storm or hurricane impacting NC

Colorado State University’s meteorology department released an update to their 2024 hurricane season forecast this week. The update increased the forecast and calls for “an extremely active Atlantic hurricane season in 2024”. The updated CSU forecast calls for a well-above normal number of named storms (25 – that’s the whole list of names), more hurricanes than usual, and double the normal number of major hurricanes (category 3-5). This year’s updated forecast calls for an above-normal…

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