Houston Wilderness Turns To “Super Trees” and Old Golf Courses To Fight Flooding and Climate Change

Houston Wilderness Turns To “Super Trees” and Old Golf Courses To Fight Flooding and Climate Change

Houston Wilderness president Deborah January-Bevers knew that the coronavirus was going to turn Houston upside down when Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner cancelled the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in early March. When she heard the news, the local environmental nonprofit was just wrapping up a tree planting event with NRG Energy. “NRG volunteers were helping us, and as we were finishing up the large-scale tree planting, the mayor announced the rodeo was closing… that was…

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Houstonians help with Louisiana recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta

Houstonians help with Louisiana recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta

After helping people devastated by Hurricane Laura, Disaster Rescue Response Specialist helped the community of Lake Charles get through Hurricane Delta. HOUSTON — Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Delta made landfall, Houstonians are on the ground helping our storm-ravaged neighbors in southwest Louisiana get back on their feet. That includes Chris Fontaine with with Disaster Rescue Response Specialist and his rescue crew. Their mantra is, “neighbors helping neighbors.” “We’re just trying to be there…

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Houston Forecast: Gusty winds, light showers as Hurricane Delta makes landfall well to our east

Houston Forecast: Gusty winds, light showers as Hurricane Delta makes landfall well to our east

HOUSTON — We can expect gusty, strong winds with light scattered rainfall throughout the day Friday. High temps will be near 90 degrees through the weekend with overnight lows in the 60s. The only complaint will continue to be allergies. The north breeze that’s brought in the cooler air and lower humidity is also bringing in high amounts of Ragweed pollen.

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'Don't let your guard down now' | Galveston County officials warn residents ahead of Hurricane Delta

'Don't let your guard down now' | Galveston County officials warn residents ahead of Hurricane Delta

While Texas is not expected to take a direct hit, the Gulf Coast could see tropical storm force winds. GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — Galveston County Emergency Management officials urge people to prepare for tropical storm-force winds from Hurricane Delta as the system heads for landfall around Friday morning. Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Tafuri said people should bring in any patio furniture or garden items that are loose because of the expected winds, which could gust…

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Bolivar Peninsula, High Island residents keeping a close eye on Hurricane Delta

Bolivar Peninsula, High Island residents keeping a close eye on Hurricane Delta

The Galveston County Judge is optimistic that Hurricane Delta won’t cause serious damage to the area, but he’s warning residents to be prepared. BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas — Residents to the east of Galveston might see more of an impact from Hurricane Delta than others. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said they’re preparing for some issues on Bolivar Peninsula. “I mean, yeah, you are nervous watching the path of the storm of course anything can change…

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VERIFY: We don't if there are more or less hurricanes now than 100 years ago

VERIFY: We don't if there are more or less hurricanes now than 100 years ago

During the debate, Vice President Mike Pence said there are no more hurricanes now than a century ago, but reliable data wasn’t available back then. HOUSTON — The 2020 hurricane season has been one of the most active on record, but are there more storms now than in the past? That was one of the topics during Wednesday’s debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris. Moderator Susan Page commented, “We’ve seen record-setting…

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Weekly Oil Market Crash Update: Tropical Storms Add More Challenges Amid Coronavirus Downturn

Weekly Oil Market Crash Update: Tropical Storms Add More Challenges Amid Coronavirus Downturn

An oil and gas refinery near La Porte, on Aug. 28, 2020. Once again oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico are preparing for a major storm. Reuters reports that companies have already started evacuating offshore oil platforms as Hurricane Delta strengthened to a category 4 storm in the Caribbean Tuesday. Ahead of Hurricane Laura in August, offshore oil production in the Gulf dipped by more than 1 million barrels a day as refineries shut…

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COVID-19 Update, Hurricane Delta, And Roman Mars Of 99% Invisible (Oct. 7, 2020)

COVID-19 Update, Hurricane Delta, And Roman Mars Of 99% Invisible (Oct. 7, 2020)

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health, gives us an update on the COVID-19 situation in the region. And we get an update on Hurricane Delta, which is expected to land on the Gulf Coast Friday evening or early Saturday. Then our political roundup includes the latest in…

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Galveston, Bolivar could experience 'minor' coastal flooding from Hurricane Delta

Galveston, Bolivar could experience 'minor' coastal flooding from Hurricane Delta

Chris Hendricks tries to clear debris from a storm drain to help with the draining of floodwaters from Tropical Storm Beta on his street Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Galveston. Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer Hurricane Delta could cause minor flooding in Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula’s “usual vulnerable spots” later this week as the storm nears the Gulf Coast. Storm surge from Delta — a category 4 hurricane as of Tuesday afternoon…

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Eyes on the tropics: Tropical depression 26 into hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico

Eyes on the tropics: Tropical depression 26 into hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico

The depression is one of several systems we’re watching. HOUSTON — There’s a reason hurricane season runs through Nov. 30. After back-to-back tropical weather for the Houston area, followed by a few weeks of relative calmness in the Atlantic, the tropics have once again come alive. And there’s one system out there that our meteorologists are keeping a close eye on. On Sunday, Tropical Depression 26 formed and it’s expected to strengthen into a tropical…

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Eyes on the tropics: Potential Tropical Cyclone 26 expected to reach Gulf Coast as hurricane later this week

Eyes on the tropics: Potential Tropical Cyclone 26 expected to reach Gulf Coast as hurricane later this week

The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring several systems in the Atlantic. HOUSTON — There’s a reason hurricane season runs through Nov. 30. After back-to-back tropical weather for the Houston area, followed by a few weeks of relative calmness in the Atlantic, the tropics have once again come alive. And there’s one system out there that our meteorologists are keeping a close eye on. Invest 92L has developed into potential Tropical Cyclone 26. The National…

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Tropical Storm Gamma moves across Yucatan Peninsula

Tropical Storm Gamma moves across Yucatan Peninsula

There are no immediate tropical threats to the Texas coast or American mainland at this time. HOUSTON — Tropical Depression 25 has strengthened into Tropical Storm Gamma in the northwest Caribbean Sea Friday evening. As of 4 p.m. Saturday, the storm is about 65 miles northwest of Tulum, Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. It is moving northwest at 8 mph. Gamma is moving northern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula and will enter…

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Tropical Depression 25 strengthens into Tropical Storm Gamma in western Caribbean

Tropical Depression 25 strengthens into Tropical Storm Gamma in western Caribbean

There are no immediate tropical threats to the Texas coast or American mainland at this time. HOUSTON — Tropical Depression 25 has strengthened into Tropical Storm Gamma in the northwest Caribbean Sea Friday evening. The storm is about 135 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. It is moving northwest at 9 mph. It is now expected to go northwest over the northern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula and enter…

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Have car, can help: Nonprofit created to rescue people during Hurricane Harvey delivers food to neighbors amid COVID-19

Have car, can help: Nonprofit created to rescue people during Hurricane Harvey delivers food to neighbors amid COVID-19

“These are people that can’t get out of their house. So either they shouldn’t leave their house for health reasons or they don’t have transportation.” HOUSTON — Seven months into this pandemic, and so many of our neighbors still need help. Crowdsource Rescue, a nonprofit formed during Hurricane Harvey, is pivoting from natural disasters to the national emergency. Like so many of us, Judy Van Norman’s watched this pandemic absolutely wreck lives. “It really is…

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Tropical wave in Caribbean could become Tropical Storm Gamma this weekend

Tropical wave in Caribbean could become Tropical Storm Gamma this weekend

There are no immediate tropical threats to the Texas coast or American mainland at this time, but we will want to watch this closely. HOUSTON — We’re closely watching what could become a tropical depression or even Tropical Storm Gamma, says KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft. As of Wednesday morning, the National Hurricane Center said the disturbance had a 30% chance of development over the next 48 hours and a 70% chance over the next…

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'They deserve a break' | Houston firefighters fly out to California to help exhausted crews battle deadly wildfires

'They deserve a break' | Houston firefighters fly out to California to help exhausted crews battle deadly wildfires

HOUSTON — More than 40 firefighters from the Houston area boarded plans Tuesday morning at Hobby Airport, joining thousands of emergency responders headed to northern California to fight the deadly wildfires. Southwest has agreed to waive fares for the 170 firefighters from Texas who are going to California today in support. That includes firefighters from Conroe, Montgomery and Humble and other local departments. Right now, there are close to 30 fires burning across the state…

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With Barely a Break For a Tropical Storm, Rice Students Continue to Protest Willy's Statue

With Barely a Break For a Tropical Storm, Rice Students Continue to Protest Willy's Statue

As Tropical Storm Beta approached Houston, a handful of Rice University student protestors weathered the rain outside in the school’s main quad, huddled under umbrellas and by the towering statue of the university’s founder, William Marsh Rice. While the students abided by the flash flood warnings and took the next day off, they were back out there the following day and every day since. The statue has been the site and cause of daily protests…

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Judge Hidalgo: Project Brays spared ‘hundreds, if not thousands’ of structures from flooding during TS Beta

Judge Hidalgo: Project Brays spared ‘hundreds, if not thousands’ of structures from flooding during TS Beta

Project Brays is a multi-year, $480 million project that includes more than 75 improvements spread across 31 miles. HOUSTON — Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said Wednesday improvements to Brays Bayou spared easily hundreds of homes and businesses from flooding during Tropical Storm Beta. Judge Hidalgo spoke earlier that morning with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has been working with the county on the improvements. “There is light at the end…

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Trae The Truth and Relief Gang helping victims of tropical storm Beta

Trae The Truth and Relief Gang helping victims of tropical storm Beta

Trae the Truth, DJ Mr. Rogers and Relief Gang are out helping out families in need after flooding caused by Tropical Storm Beta. Trae the Truth, DJ Mr. Rogers and Relief Gang are out helping out families in need after flooding caused by Tropical Storm Beta. Photo: Trae The Truth Instagram Photo: Trae The Truth Instagram Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Trae the Truth, DJ Mr. Rogers and Relief…

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Mobile home community in northwest Houston hit with overnight flooding

Mobile home community in northwest Houston hit with overnight flooding

HOUSTON — Residents of a mobile home community in northwest Houston are waking up to clearer roads after the neighborhood was plagued Tuesday night with intense flooding. The Harris County Flood Control District confirmed at least 7 to 8 inches of rain was measured in the Trinity at Windfern mobile home park in the 9400 block of Windfern Road. Rain brought in by Tropical Depression Beta started about 11 p.m. and the flood waters began…

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Mobile home park in northwest Houston hit with intense overnight flooding

Mobile home park in northwest Houston hit with intense overnight flooding

HOUSTON — Residents of a mobile home community in northwest Houston are waking up to clearer roads after the neighborhood was plagued Tuesday night with intense flooding. The Harris County Flood Control District confirmed at least 7 to 8 inches of rain was measured in the Trinity at Windfern mobile home park in the 9400 block of Windfern Road. Rain brought in by Tropical Depression Beta started about 11 p.m. and the flood waters began…

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Beta updates: Flash Flood warning expires, Houston recovering from high water on key roadways

Beta updates: Flash Flood warning expires, Houston recovering from high water on key roadways

Here is the latest on the ongoing flood threat from Tropical Storm Beta, including the forecast, school closings and road closures. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta made landfall over the Matagorda Bay Peninsula late Monday, but as of Wednesday, it is no more. Downgrading from a tropical depression to mere remnants, Beta is expected to cause light rain across southeast Texas as it slowly moves eastward. In Houston, flash flood warnings have expired and the…

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Tropical Depression Beta updates: Flash Flood warning expires, Houston still recovering from high water on roadways

Tropical Depression Beta updates: Flash Flood warning expires, Houston still recovering from high water on roadways

Here is the latest on the ongoing flood threat from Tropical Storm Beta, including the forecast, school closings and road closures. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta made landfall over the Matagorda Bay Peninsula late Monday, but as of Wednesday, it is no more. It’s been down graded to a slow-moving depression that’s causing a light rain across Southeast Texas, especially in the Beaumont area. In Houston, flash flood warnings have expired and the city continues…

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List: Wednesday school closings due to street flooding caused by Beta

List: Wednesday school closings due to street flooding caused by Beta

Several Houston-area school districts will be closed again tomorrow because of the continued flooding threat from Beta. HOUSTON — These Houston-area school districts will close Wednesday, September 23, due to Tropical Storm Beta. Local school districts Houston ISD says their facilities and offices will remain closed on Wednesday, Sept. 23. District facilities are scheduled to reopen on Thursday, Sept. 24, pending road and weather conditions. At-home instruction will continue as scheduled as long as internet connectivity…

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Homeowners in south Houston start cleaning up after Tropical Storm Beta

Homeowners in south Houston start cleaning up after Tropical Storm Beta

HOUSTON — Water actually came into homes in south Houston as rain bands from Tropical Storm Beta moved through the area Tuesday. However, they’re still waiting for the water to recede so they can start cleaning up. “When the water breached the door, the first place we noticed it came in was inside of the pool room,” said Patricia Sheets, who lives on Coastway Lane. “Within about 15 minutes, it was up to 5 inches…

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Some Meyerland area residents credit bayou project with helping contain flooding

Some Meyerland area residents credit bayou project with helping contain flooding

Brays Bayou in Meyerland dropped roughly five feet Tuesday afternoon after rains died down. This area got around 11 inches of rain over 24 hours. HOUSTON — Some residents of the Meyerland area and Harris County officials are crediting the widening of Brays Bayou and new bridges with helping keep the water down. The area was hit repeatedly by flooding, most recently during Hurricane Harvey. Flood gauges show Brays Bayou at Rice Avenue hit its…

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More than 100K gallons of wastewater spill in 5 Houston locations due to rainfall from Tropical Storm Beta

More than 100K gallons of wastewater spill in 5 Houston locations due to rainfall from Tropical Storm Beta

Houston Public Works said “intense, sustained, rainfall of greater than 10 inches in the last 24 hours” resulted in wastewater spills at five locations. HOUSTON — More than 100,000 gallons of wastewater spilled in five locations throughout Houston Tuesday after Tropical Storm Beta produced a significant amount of rain. Houston Public Works said “intense, sustained, rainfall of greater than 10 inches in the last 24 hours” resulted in wastewater spills at the following locations: 1424…

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Flood Warning Extended For Harris County As Beta Shifts Toward Northeast Houston

Flood Warning Extended For Harris County As Beta Shifts Toward Northeast Houston

In a Tuesday evening weather update, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said that while Tropical Depression Beta continues to move slowly out of our region, it will likely keep dropping rain on the Houston area for “about 12 more hours.” After south and southwest Houston were battered by heavy rainfall Monday night and through the early hours of Tuesday, Turner said Beta is now heading northeast. “We will reposition additional assets on the north [and] northeast,”…

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Some Meyerland area residents credit bayou project helping contain flooding

Some Meyerland area residents credit bayou project helping contain flooding

HOUSTON — Some residents of the Meyerland area and Harris County officials are crediting the widening of Brays Bayou and new bridges with helping keep the water down. The area was hit repeatedly by flooding, most recently during Hurricane Harvey. Flood gauges show Brays Bayou at Rice Avenue hit its highest level around 4 a.m. during heavy rains from Tropical Storm Beta early Tuesday. That’s still 4 feet below the level where the Flood Control…

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Tropical Depression Beta updates: Flash flood warning for Harris County until 11 p.m.

Tropical Depression Beta updates: Flash flood warning for Harris County until 11 p.m.

Here is the latest on the ongoing flood threat from Tropical Storm Beta, including the forecast, school closings and road closures. HOUSTON — After Tropical Storm Beta made landfall over the Matagorda Bay Peninsula late Monday, it parked over the Houston area and dumped enough rain to cause flash flooding in several areas. Beta is now a slow-moving tropical depression and the flood threat continues through midday Wednesday. 6:55 p.m. Tuesday Several Houston-area school districts will…

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Teachers race to create last-minute lessons after Tropical Storm Beta forces Houston-area school districts to move classes online

Teachers race to create last-minute lessons after Tropical Storm Beta forces Houston-area school districts to move classes online

A number of school districts tapped into virtual learning options rather than cancel classes, which was the really only option before the pandemic. HUMBLE, Texas — The biggest messages of the day: stay off the road. That’s why a number of Houston-area school districts moved classes entirely online, at least for the day. It’s a last-minute swap made possible in a pinch because of the pandemic. So many families and school districts know how to…

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Pastor rescues man from floodwaters near Keegans Bayou during Tropical Storm Beta

Pastor rescues man from floodwaters near Keegans Bayou during Tropical Storm Beta

For the man trapped in floodwaters, clinging to an umbrella for a way out, his prayers were answered. HOUSTON — A driver whose SUV began floating away in Tropical Storm Beta floodwaters is safe thanks to a Houston-area pastor. Pastor Jaime Garcia spotted the man late Monday night near Keegans Bayou in southwest Houston. “Sir, you need some help?” Pastor Jaime Garcia asked the man whose car was trapped in floodwaters. “Guys, I’m going to…

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Latest on Tropical Depression Beta: Flash flood warning in Harris County till 7 p.m.

Latest on Tropical Depression Beta: Flash flood warning in Harris County till 7 p.m.

After a break from the rain this afternoon, Our KHOU 11 weather team says new bands of rain are moving in and they could bring trouble. HOUSTON — Tropical Depression Beta made landfall over the Matagorda Bay Peninsula around 10 p.m. Monday as a tropical storm with sustained winds of 45 mph. Later, it parked over the Houston area and dumped enough rain to cause flash flooding in several areas. The flood threat continues through…

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Harris County Amps Up Air, Water Quality Monitoring For Tropical Storm Beta

Harris County Amps Up Air, Water Quality Monitoring For Tropical Storm Beta

An oil and gas refinery near La Porte, on Aug. 28, 2020. Harris County Pollution Control Services is conducting extra air quality monitoring during Tropical Storm Beta, with a focus on areas located next to industry. In light of Tropical Storm Beta, Harris County Pollution Control Services is beefing up its air and water quality monitoring, as part of an initiative to bring real-time data to residents during storms and disasters. The county collected baseline…

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Beta downgraded to a tropical depression, Flash Flood Watch continues for parts of Houston area

Beta downgraded to a tropical depression, Flash Flood Watch continues for parts of Houston area

Ongoing high water spots are expected throughout the day Tuesday after Beta made landfall on the Texas coast last night. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta made landfall Monday night near the southern end of the Matagorda Bay Peninsula with sustained winds of 45 mph. As of 12 p.m. Tuesday, Beta was a tropical depression, but despite no longer being a tropical storm the flood threat remains for Southeast Texas for at least the next 24…

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Houston Evictions Move Forward Amid Flooding, COVID-19 And A Federal Moratorium

Houston Evictions Move Forward Amid Flooding, COVID-19 And A Federal Moratorium

Protesters march Aug. 21 outside a courthouse in Houston, where evictions are continuing despite a moratorium ordered recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Beta has led to street flooding across Houston. COVID-19 remains a major health and financial concern for many people. And the federal government has ordered a moratorium on many evictions across the country. Despite all of this, Houston-area housing court judges are moving forward…

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Beta downgraded to a tropical depression, Flash Flood Warning continues for parts of Houston area

Beta downgraded to a tropical depression, Flash Flood Warning continues for parts of Houston area

Ongoing high water spots are expected throughout the day Tuesday after Beta made landfall on the Texas coast last night. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta made landfall Monday around 10 p.m. near the southern end of the Matagorda Bay Peninsula with sustained winds of 45 mph. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, Beta was downgraded to a tropical depression, but the flood threat remains for Southeast Texas for at least the next 24 hours. Beta was…

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Monitoring Houston's bayous: Here are the areas we are watching closely for flooding today into Wednesday

Monitoring Houston's bayous: Here are the areas we are watching closely for flooding today into Wednesday

We’re closely watching the levels in the waterways across Southeast Texas because of Tropical Storm Beta. HOUSTON — As of Tuesday morning, rainfall amounts total anywhere from only an inch (on Harris County’s north side) to more than 11 inches (on the southeast side) as Tropical Storm Beta continues to move slowly southwest of the Houston area. Most of the overnight flooding into Tuesday morning has been limited to roadways on Houston’s southside, especially southeast…

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Beta path update: Flash Flood Warning continues for parts of Houston area

Beta path update: Flash Flood Warning continues for parts of Houston area

Ongoing high water spots are expected throughout the day Tuesday. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta made landfall Monday around 10 p.m. near the southern end of the Matagorda Bay Peninsula with sustained winds of 45 mph. LIVE NOW: Watch a live update from Meteorologist Chita Craft at about 7:35 a.m. As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, Beta was nearly stationary (moving northwest at only 3 mph) just east of Victoria with winds at 40 mph, but…

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Update: Tropical Storm Beta Weakens To Tropical Depression, Stalls Over Texas Coast

Update: Tropical Storm Beta Weakens To Tropical Depression, Stalls Over Texas Coast

Updated 2:54 p.m. CT Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas farther inland. Beta made landfall late Monday as a tropical storm just north of Port O’Connor, Texas, and has the distinction of being the first time a storm named for a Greek letter made landfall in the continental United States. Forecasters ran out of traditional storm names…

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Storm Beta Arrives, And Senate Candidate MJ Hegar (Sept. 22, 2020)

Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Storm Beta Arrives, And Senate Candidate MJ Hegar (Sept. 22, 2020)

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We talk with the National Weather Service about the latest on Tropical Storm Beta’s effect on the region. Then we chat with Gail Delaughter about new developments in the Texas Central high-speed rail project. Also this hour: Our first in a series of planned interviews with candidates for the upcoming election…

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Houston Forecast: Periods of heavy rainfall to continue Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Beta

Houston Forecast: Periods of heavy rainfall to continue Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Beta

Beta made landfall southwest of Houston and will continue to push through our area as a depression throughout the day Tuesday and early Wednesday. Daytime high temps this week will only be in the 70s to the low 80s, even after the rain clears out. By Thursday, we should be done with the impacts from Beta.

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Video and photos: Street flooding in the Houston area due to Tropical Storm Beta

Video and photos: Street flooding in the Houston area due to Tropical Storm Beta

Tropical Storm Beta is causing several roadways to flood in parts of the Houston area that have received scattered, heavy downpours for more than 24 hours now. Viewers have sent in photos and videos of street flooding from southwest Houston all the way to Galveston. The video in the window above is from Highway 59 at Bellfort, where cars were under water.  There were more trouble spots around town, as shown in the videos below. …

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Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall near southern end of Matagorda Peninsula

Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall near southern end of Matagorda Peninsula

Flash Flood Warning for Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris counties until 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta made landfall Monday night around 10 p.m. near the southern end of the Matagorda Bay Peninsula with sustained winds of 45 mph. Rain totals have been heaviest near the coast. Flooding is occurring along low lying and coastal roads near the coast and the west side of Galveston Bay. There is also major street flooding in several…

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Video and photos: Street flooding across the Houston area

Video and photos: Street flooding across the Houston area

Beta may not be a severe tropical storm, but it is causing flash flooding in several areas across Houston. Viewers have sent in photos and videos of street flooding from southwest Houston all the way to Galveston. The video in the window above is from Highway 59 at Bellfort, where cars were under water.  There were more trouble spots around town, as shown in the videos below.  Some of the flooding was from surge and…

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