Confirmed tornado over Crystal Beach, NWS says

Confirmed tornado over Crystal Beach, NWS says

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — A tornado was spotted over Crystal Beach on Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service. It’s unclear if the tornado caused any damage. The NWS issued a Tornado Warning for northeastern Galveston County and southeastern Chambers County until 7:30 p.m. The NWS said the storm was located about 15 miles northeast of Galveston Pier 21 and was moving east at 20 mph. “Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught…

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Live updates: Confirmed tornado over Crystal Beach, NWS says

Live updates: Confirmed tornado over Crystal Beach, NWS says

The tornado was moving northeast at about 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service. GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — A tornado was spotted over Crystal Beach on Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service. It’s unclear if the tornado caused any damage. The NWS issued a Tornado Warning for northeastern Galveston County and southeastern Chambers County until 7:30 p.m. CHECK THE INTERACTIVE RADAR HERE The NWS said the storm was located about 15 miles…

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'Packed their stuff and left' | Hurricane Harvey’s impact still evident in many areas nearly four years after flood

'Packed their stuff and left' | Hurricane Harvey’s impact still evident in many areas nearly four years after flood

One family is working to turn an old restaurant into a car lot and showroom, but rebuilding has been slow. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — This month marks four years since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area and there are still reminders of its aftermath in many neighborhoods. RELATED: Harris County to receive $1.25B for flood mitigation and infrastructure improvements “A lot of people packed their stuff and left,” Sam Wehbi said. Wehbi and his family…

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Mother files lawsuit against Hurricane Harbor Splashtown after 3 children injured during chemical incident

Mother files lawsuit against Hurricane Harbor Splashtown after 3 children injured during chemical incident

According to the lawsuit, Amanda Regulus claims employees did not ask her family to leave until about one hour after the chemical incident. SPRING, Texas — A Houston woman has filed a lawsuit against Hurricane Harbor Splashtown after her three children were injured in Saturday’s chemical incident. RELATED: Memorial Hermann says all 28 patients they saw released following chemical incident at Splashtown The lawsuit alleges Amanda Regulus’ three daughters, all under the age of 13,…

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These chemicals caused respiratory issues for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown guests

These chemicals caused respiratory issues for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown guests

Experts say hypochlorite solution and sulfuric acid are used at commercial facilities to keep the water clean but if they’re mixed wrong, they can be harmful. SPRING, Texas — Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown remained closed Sunday after a chemical leak sent dozens of people to the hospital over the weekend. RELATED: Memorial Hermann says all 28 patients they saw released following chemical incident at Splashtown A spokesperson for Memorial Hermann Hospital said the 28…

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Water cleaning solution to blame for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown incident, officials say

Water cleaning solution to blame for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown incident, officials say

Experts say hypochlorite solution and sulfuric acid are commonly used at commercial facilities to keep the water clean. SPRING, Texas — Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown remained closed Sunday after a chemical leak sent dozens of people to the hospital over the weekend. RELATED: Memorial Hermann says all 28 patients they saw released following chemical incident at Splashtown A spokesperson for Memorial Hermann Hospital said the 28 people treated there have all been discharged in…

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Common cleaning solution to blame for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown incident, officials say

Common cleaning solution to blame for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown incident, officials say

Experts say hypochlorite solution and sulfuric acid are commonly used at commercial facilities to keep the water clean. SPRING, Texas — Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown remained closed Sunday after a chemical leak sent dozens of people to the hospital over the weekend. A spokesperson for Memorial Hermann Hospital said the 28 people treated there have all been discharged in good condition since the incident, which happened at the popular Spring waterpark on Saturday. A…

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Dozens experience skin irritation, respiratory issues after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring

Dozens experience skin irritation, respiratory issues after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring

31 people were transported to the hospital, and 55 others were also affected but refused transport. SPRING, Texas — Dozens of people experienced skin irritation and respiratory issues after a chemical leak Saturday afternoon at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, officials said. Cy Creek EMS, Spring Fire Department and HAZMAT responded to the scene around 3 p.m. Saturday at the waterpark in the 21300 block of the North Freeway. Officials said the incident happened at…

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Dozens of people experience skin irritation, respiratory issues after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, officials say

Dozens of people experience skin irritation, respiratory issues after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, officials say

26 people were transported to the hospital, and 39 others were also affected but refused transport. SPRING, Texas — Dozens of people experienced skin irritation and respiratory issues after a chemical leak Saturday afternoon at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, officials said.. Cy Creek EMS, Spring Fire Department and HAZMAT responded to the scene around 3 p.m. Saturday at the waterpark in the 21300 block of the North Freeway. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office…

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Dozens of people being treated after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, officials say

Dozens of people being treated after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, officials say

HCFMO officials said those affected are experiencing minor skin and/or inhalation irritation. Several Spring Fire Crews are at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Spring providing emergency care for dozens of people who have been affected by a chemical leak. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/KHy5EUSlUz — Spring Fire Department (@Springfdtx) July 17, 2021 Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said there is no indication of air quality or chemical leaks in the surrounding area, but officials are…

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34 people being treated after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, officials say

34 people being treated after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, officials say

Several Spring Fire Crews are at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Spring providing emergency care for dozens of people who have been affected by a chemical leak. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/KHy5EUSlUz — Spring Fire Department (@Springfdtx) July 17, 2021 Officials are asking people to avoid the area. This is a developing story. We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this story with more details as they become available.

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Elsa expected to become hurricane again before making landfall in Florida

Elsa expected to become hurricane again before making landfall in Florida

The storm is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the Southeast this week. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Elsa continues to make its way toward Florida. Elsa is expected to reach the Florida Keys early Tuesday before moving over the west coast of Florida late Tuesday and into Wednesday. RELATED: Hurricane season: Interactive tracker, checklists, evacuation info and more National Hurricane Center key messaging — 4 p.m. Tuesday 1. Heavy rain will impact Cuba…

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Tropical Storm Elsa expected to hit Florida Keys Tuesday

Tropical Storm Elsa expected to hit Florida Keys Tuesday

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Elsa continues to make its way toward Florida. At 10 p.m. Monday, the storm was about 80 miles south-southwest of Key West, Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was moving north-northwest at about 12 mph. Elsa is expected to reach the Florida Keys early Tuesday before moving over the west coast of Florida late Tuesday and into Wednesday. The NHC said the storm could produce about 2 to 4…

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Tropical Storm Elsa moving toward Florida, expected to arrive Tuesday

Tropical Storm Elsa moving toward Florida, expected to arrive Tuesday

The storm is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the Southeast this week. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Elsa continues to make its way toward Florida. At 10 p.m. Sunday, the storm was about 270 miles southeast of Havana, Cuba, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was moving northwest at about 15 mph. Elsa is expected to reach Cuba late Sunday night. It’s expected to hit the Florida Keys early Tuesday before…

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Houston Hurricane & Security Products donates to GHBA Benefit home

Houston Hurricane & Security Products donates to GHBA Benefit home

Hundreds of Greater Houston Builders Association members donate year after year to the GHBA Benefit Homes Project that builds homes at market value through donated materials and services, and then sells the homes at market value. Proceeds go to two local charities. Houston Hurricane & Security Products has been donating nearly every year since its inception in 2009. The company offers one of the largest selections of shutter products in the Houston market and uses…

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Tropics update: Tracking Tropical Storm Elsa | View forecast track

Tropics update: Tracking Tropical Storm Elsa | View forecast track

Here’s the latest from the KHOU 11 Weather Team and the National Hurricane Center. HOUSTON — The National Hurricane Center and KHOU 11 weather team are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Elsa. The storm is moving through the Caribbean and is not expected to impact our weather here in southeast Texas. As of Saturday at 10 a.m., Elsa had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. It’s moving to the west-northwest at 29 miles per…

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Tropics update: Tracking Hurricane Elsa | View forecast track

Tropics update: Tracking Hurricane Elsa | View forecast track

Here’s the latest from the KHOU 11 Weather Team and the National Hurricane Center. HOUSTON — The National Hurricane Center says Elsa has strengthened into a hurricane. As of Friday at 7 A.M., Elsa had a sustained wind of 75 mph. It’s moving to the west-northwest at 31 miles per hour. RELATED: Hurricane season: Interactive tracker, checklists, evacuation info and more The hurricane is not expected to be a problem for Texas, but the Caribbean and…

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Tropics update: Hurricane Elsa strengthens | View forecast track

Tropics update: Hurricane Elsa strengthens  | View forecast track

Here’s the latest from the KHOU 11 Weather Team and the National Hurricane Center. HOUSTON — The National Hurricane Center says Elsa has strengthened into a hurricane. As of Friday at 1 P.M., Elsa had a sustained wind of 85 mph. It’s moving to the west-northwest at 29 miles per hour. RELATED: Hurricane season: Interactive tracker, checklists, evacuation info and more The hurricane is not expected to be a problem for Texas, but the Caribbean and…

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Tropics update: Elsa has strengthened into a hurricane | View forecast track

Tropics update: Elsa has strengthened into a hurricane | View forecast track

Here’s the latest from the KHOU 11 Weather Team and the National Hurricane Center. HOUSTON — BREAKING UPDATE from the National Hurricane Center just now — Elsa has strengthened into a hurricane. A sustained wind of 74 mph with a gust to 86 mph was recently reported at Barbados. A special advisory is being issued shortly The hurricane is not expected to be a problem for Texas, but Florida is watching the forecast path closely….

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Tropical storm update: Elsa moves through the Atlantic | View latest forecast

Tropical storm update: Elsa moves through the Atlantic | View latest forecast

Here’s the latest from the KHOU 11 Weather Team and the National Hurricane Center. HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team is keeping a close eye on the tropics, and a system in the Atlantic has our attention. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on what is now Tropical Storm Elsa. As Thursday afternoon, the forecast cone has Elsa entering the Gulf of Mexico by early next week and possibly turning toward Florida. KHOU…

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Tropical storm update: Elsa forms in Atlantic, could be heading for Gulf | View latest forecast

Tropical storm update: Elsa forms in Atlantic, could be heading for Gulf | View latest forecast

Here’s the latest from the KHOU 11 Weather Team and the National Hurricane Center. HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team is keeping a close eye on the tropics, and a system in the Atlantic has our attention. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on what is now Tropical Storm Elsa.  As of the 4 a.m. Thursday update, the forecast cone has Elsa entering the Gulf of Mexico by early next week and possibly…

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Tropics update: Tropical Storm Elsa forms in Atlantic, could enter the Gulf of Mexico early next week

Tropics update: Tropical Storm Elsa forms in Atlantic, could enter the Gulf of Mexico early next week

Here’s the latest from the KHOU 11 Weather Team and the National Hurricane Center. HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team is keeping a close eye on the tropics, and a system in the Atlantic has our attention. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on what is now Tropical Storm Elsa.  As of the 4 a.m. Thursday update, the forecast cone has Elsa entering the Gulf of Mexico by early next week and possibly…

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Tropics update: Tropical Depression Five forms in Atlantic, expected to become Tropical Storm on Thursday

Tropics update: Tropical Depression Five forms in Atlantic, expected to become Tropical Storm on Thursday

If it forms into a Tropical Storm, it will be named Elsa and could pose a threat to the Gulf of Mexico by next week. HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team is keeping a close eye on the tropics and a system in the Atlantic has our attention. The National Hurricane Center started issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Five Wednesday afternoon. By 10 p.m. Wednesday, the storm strengthened into Tropical Depression Five. The NHC…

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Tropics update: Potential Tropical Cyclone Five could become a tropical storm overnight or tomorrow

Tropics update: Potential Tropical Cyclone Five could become a tropical storm overnight or tomorrow

The system has a 70% chance of formation over the next 48 hours and a 90% chance of formation within five days, according to the National Hurricane Center. HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team is keeping a close eye on the tropics and a system in the Atlantic has our attention. The National Hurricane Center has started issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Five Wednesday afternoon. The NHC said the broad low-pressure area has a…

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How To Survive Houston’s Summer – From Hurricanes To Extreme Heat To Power Grid Concerns

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: <iframe src=”https://embed.hpm.io/401450/401419″ style=”height: 115px; width: 100%;”></iframe> Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk….

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Claudette regains tropical storm strength after 13 deaths

Claudette regains tropical storm strength after 13 deaths

ATLANTA (AP) — Claudette regained tropical storm status Monday morning as it neared the coast of the Carolinas less than two days after 13 people died — including eight children in a multi-vehicle crash — due to the effects of the storm in Alabama. The children who died Saturday were in a van for a youth home for abused or neglected children. The vehicle erupted in flames in the wreck along a wet Interstate 65…

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Claudette weakens to a tropical depression, brings rain, flooding threat to southeastern U.S.

Claudette weakens to a tropical depression, brings rain, flooding threat to southeastern U.S.

HOUSTON — A weekend that was supposed to be filled with celebrations of Juneteenth and Father’s Day has turned dreary in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, where Tropical Storm Claudette has brought wind, heavy rain and flooding to a region where some have sandbags still left over from last year’s record-breaking hurricane season. Claudette formed early Saturday along the Gulf Coast, about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans, the National Hurricane Center announced in a 4…

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Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, flooding threat to southeastern U.S.

Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, flooding threat to southeastern U.S.

HOUSTON — A weekend that was supposed to be filled with celebrations of Juneteenth and Father’s Day has turned dreary in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, where Tropical Storm Claudette has brought wind, heavy rain and flooding to a region where some have sandbags still left over from last year’s record-breaking hurricane season. Claudette formed Saturday morning along the Gulf Coast, about 45 miles (75 kilometers) southwest of New Orleans, the National Hurricane Center announced in…

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Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, flooding threat to southeast U.S.

Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, flooding threat to southeast U.S.

The system is bringing a considerable amount of rain to Louisiana and Mississippi HOUSTON — A weekend that was supposed to be filled with celebrations of Juneteenth and Father’s Day has turned dreary in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, where Tropical Storm Claudette has brought wind, heavy rain and flooding to a region where some have sandbags still left over from last year’s record-breaking hurricane season. Claudette formed Saturday morning along the Gulf Coast, about 45…

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Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, flooding threat to northern Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, flooding threat to northern Gulf Coast

The system is bringing a considerable amount of rain to Louisiana and Mississippi HOUSTON — A weekend that was supposed to be filled with celebrations of Juneteenth and Father’s Day has turned dreary in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, where Tropical Storm Claudette has brought wind, heavy rain and flooding to a region where some have sandbags still left over from last year’s record-breaking hurricane season. Claudette formed Saturday morning along the Gulf Coast, about 45…

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Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, floods to northern Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, floods to northern Gulf Coast

The system is bringing a considerable amount of rain to Louisiana and Mississippi HOUSTON — A weekend that was supposed to be filled with celebrations of Juneteenth and Father’s Day has turned dreary in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, where Tropical Storm Claudette has brought wind, heavy rain and flooding to a region where some have sandbags still left over from last year’s record-breaking hurricane season. Claudette formed Saturday morning along the Gulf Coast, about 45…

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Strange but true: 2 Astros take helicopter to game during tropical storm

Strange but true: 2 Astros take helicopter to game during tropical storm

On July 26, 1979, Tropical Storm Claudette pounded the Houston area but inside the Astrodome, the game against the Dodgers wasn’t rained out. HOUSTON — Look up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s two Astros on their way to a game. On July 26, 1979, Tropical Storm Claudette had pounded the Houston area with 25 inches of rain or more falling in some parts. But it was dry inside. At…

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Is Flooding Imminent After Weeks Of Rainfall? (June 7, 2021)

Is Flooding Imminent After Weeks Of Rainfall? (June 7, 2021)

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 Monday’s Houston Matters: It’s been a wet couple of weeks — with still more rain expected. Should we be wary of the potential for certain Houston area streets to become flooded? Also this hour: We offer you another chance to vent by sharing your pet peeves about life in Houston. And we get an…

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'18 named storms' | Hurricane forecaster gives insight into how they made 2021 predictions

'18 named storms' | Hurricane forecaster gives insight into how they made 2021 predictions

“Of those 18, eight becoming hurricanes, and of those eight, four becoming major – Category 3, 4, and 5 hurricanes,” CSU Research Scientist Phil Klotzbach said. HOUSTON — Houston is less than a week into hurricane season, which means you still have time to prepare. And you might want to do it sooner rather than later, as forecasters are calling for a slightly above-average season. The recent rain and flooding is a very real reminder…

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Galveston County launches damage assessment survey after flooding in Bacliff

Galveston County launches damage assessment survey after flooding in Bacliff

BACLIFF, Texas — Galveston County officials have launched a survey to get an accurate count of just how many homes were damaged by flooding Friday in Bacliff. Officials said an estimated 50 to 75 homes got water inside. On Friday, officials reported 100 homes had been damaged. Galveston County is sending alerts to residents, asking them to submit a damage assessment survey through the county’s Office of Emergency management website. Bacliff residents spent Saturday cleaning…

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Tropical Storm Allison 20 Years Later — Lessons Learned And Missed (June 4, 2021)

Tropical Storm Allison 20 Years Later — Lessons Learned And Missed (June 4, 2021)

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 Friday’s Houston Matters: Saturday marks 20 years since Tropical Storm Allison made landfall. The storm dropped as much as 40 inches of rain on parts of southeast Texas and Greater Houston, flooding the city in ways only eclipsed by Hurricane Harvey 16 years later. We look back on how the storm affected our lives,…

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Flooding Threat to Continue Into Early Next Week

Flooding Threat to Continue Into Early Next Week

^ Keep Houston Press Free I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. On Thursday afternoon, another round of thunderstorms rumbled through the Houston area bringing upwards of two inches or rain per hour amidst a flurry of downpours that stretched from south Texas to western Louisiana. All we can tell you is, get used to it. A slow moving disturbance in the…

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More Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding to Start June

More Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding to Start June

^ Keep Houston Press Free I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. June 1 is the official opening of hurricane season. But, the Gulf Coast doesn’t need a hurricane for flooding. Just over a week ago, parts of southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana received as much as 20 inches of rain over the course of a week, creating flash flooding and pushing…

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Hurricane Season Has Begun In Houston. Here’s What You Should Know

Hurricane Season Has Begun In Houston. Here’s What You Should Know

After Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region. Tuesday marked the first day of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season — meaning it’s once again time for Houstonians to begin their emergency planning. Forecasters predict another active season, preparing for as many as 21 named storms. The first, tropical storm Ana, formed northeast of…

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Price spikes on nearly everything, now hurricane season may make it worse

Price spikes on nearly everything, now hurricane season may make it worse

In 2021, we are facing down an above-average hurricane season that could cause serious disruptions. HOUSTON — We are already seeing shortages and price hikes on everything from furniture to ketchup, but things could get worse thanks to this year’s hurricane season.  Let’s connect the dots. It’s already a strained, active hurricane season thanks to the economic impact of the pandemic. Shifts in what we’re shopping for has caused serious delays when it comes to…

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An overly active hurricane season may make pandemic shortages worse

An overly active hurricane season may make pandemic shortages worse

In 2021, we are facing down an above-average hurricane season that could cause serious disruptions. HOUSTON — We are already seeing shortages and price hikes on everything from furniture to ketchup, but things could get worse thanks to this year’s hurricane season.  Let’s connect the dots. It’s already a strained, active hurricane season thanks to the economic impact of the pandemic. Shifts in what we’re shopping for has caused serious delays when it comes to…

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Louisiana governor seeks disaster order for flooding

Louisiana governor seeks disaster order for flooding

News // U.S. & World May 28, 2021Updated: May 28, 2021 6:56 p.m. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Lake Charles, La.Alex Brandon/AP BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday asked President Joe Biden to declare a federal disaster for the state after severe weather and flash flooding caused damage to at least 2,000 homes. Edwards’ request is for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management…

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Hurricane preparedness: How and when to evacuate your home — maps, tips

Hurricane preparedness: How and when to evacuate your home — maps, tips

In the event authorities order an evacuation for the Houston area, TxDOT has a number of tools to help speed the process. HOUSTON — Hurricane season starts June 1. And if you lived in Houston for more than a year, not only do you dread it but you have one question when it comes to hurricanes. Should I evacuate? When a hurricane is on the horizon, everyone turns to the news and city leaders to…

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George P. Bush asks for $750M after Harris County left out of last round of Hurricane Harvey relief

George P. Bush asks for $750M after Harris County left out of last round of Hurricane Harvey relief

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said he is requesting $750 million in federal funds to be sent directly to Harris County after the county and Houston were awarded $0 out of the $1 billion pot in the latest round of Hurricane Harvey relief funds. This announcement comes after an outcry from Houston and Harris County leaders who requested $1.3 billion from the land office, which was provided relief funds by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development….

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Are these key items in your hurricane preparedness kit?

Are these key items in your hurricane preparedness kit?

HOUSTON — June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season, but there are things you can do ahead of time to prepare, such as making your kit and having a plan.  A hurricane kit is great to have on stand by for any severe weather that comes our way. Here is a list of items that should be included. Some items you may have seen or heard of and other items will probably surprise…

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Deadliest natural disaster in US history hit Galveston in 1900, forever changing hurricane preparedness

Deadliest natural disaster in US history hit Galveston in 1900, forever changing hurricane preparedness

The Great Storm of 1900 claimed the lives of 12,000 people, including 8,000 on the Island. No one saw it coming. GALVESTON, Texas — The Great Storm of 1900 got its name because back then they didn’t name hurricanes and this one was like nothing before it and nothing after it. Scientists at that time didn’t believe a catastrophic cyclone could form near Galveston because of how shallow the continental shelf is. Until September 8,…

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Flash Flood Watch expires for Houston area

Flash Flood Watch expires for Houston area

We could see more flash flooding today as rain pops up in the early afternoon hours — watch KHOU 11 News. HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Watch for the Houston area has been allowed to expire at 7 p.m. However, the chance for rain will return Wednesday morning. Rain chances remain high but drop down to about 50 percent compared to what we saw on Tuesday. We will see some scattered showers pop up through…

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Jeff Lindner: We'll want to watch our northwest and western communities today due to Flash Flood Watch

Jeff Lindner: We'll want to watch our northwest and western communities today due to Flash Flood Watch

Harris County Meteorologist Jeff Lindner talks with KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft about Houston’s recent flood threat HOUSTON — KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft this morning spoke with Harris County Meteorologist Jeff Lindner about the recent flood threat in Houston and what we can expect with Tuesday’s weather. Lindner said Tuesday afternoon’s biggest threat is going to be, again, “if we see some of those really heavy rainfall rates in a short period of time…

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