Preparing for a Hurricane Evacuation

Preparing for a Hurricane Evacuation

As Hurricane Barry rolled into the central Louisiana coastline over the weekend, no doubt many Houstonians were breathing a sigh of relief. While Barry wasn’t exactly a blockbuster storm, it dropped dozens of inches of rain across a wide region from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama north to Arkansas. For anyone still suffering PTSD after Hurricane Harvey, it must have been a happy weekend. But, we are currently in the middle of hurricane season with the…

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Former Galveston pump station to be a center

Former Galveston pump station to be a center

GALVESTON, Texas – GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A former municipal building in Southeast Texas that survived the catastrophic 1900 Galveston hurricane and suffered water damage in 2008 during Hurricane Ike will soon serve as a community center. The historic 30th Street Water and Electric Light Station that was built in 1988 is undergoing a $2.9 million overhaul, the Galveston County Daily News reported. Marissa Barnett, a city spokeswoman, said rehabilitation of the 6,800-square-foot (630-sq. meter)…

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Woman uses children to hide stolen clothes: Pct. 4

Woman uses children to hide stolen clothes: Pct. 4

81° × News Local News Texas News National News International News You’re Clicking It The News Edge Isiah Factor Uncensored You Decide Featured Videos Non-invasive method for butt lift called ‘vacuum’ a summer fad Popular Houston socialite Peter ‘PJ’ Simien remembered by FOX 26 Buffalo Wild Wings worker fired after woman says she received mustard swastika on burger bun Apollo 11 launched 50 years ago on July 16, 1969 Most Recent Stories Non-invasive method for…

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'Don’t let your guard down': Officials say flooding concerns remain as Barry pushes inland

'Don’t let your guard down': Officials say flooding concerns remain as Barry pushes inland

Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 ‘Don’t let your guard down’: Officials say flooding concerns remain as Barry pushes inland Back to Gallery Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. Still, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday night urged residents across south Louisiana to stay “vigilant,” warning that Barry could still cause disastrous flooding across…

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Tropical Storm Barry memes have taken over Twitter

Tropical Storm Barry memes have taken over Twitter

HOUSTON – The internet wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t have memes made about Tropical Storm Barry.  Looks like some Twitter users had some fun making memes about the storm. Although everyone should take precautions given how serious this storm could be, some users still wanted to make light of the event.  Here are some trending memes about Tropical Storm Barry:  Hurricane Barry: *could bring up to 20 inches of rainfall, overtake the levees, and cause widespread flooding…

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Hurricane Barry could produce rain, thunderstorms in Houston Saturday

Hurricane Barry could produce rain, thunderstorms in Houston Saturday

Hurricane Barry reached the Louisiana coast Saturday morning and was moving northwest toward Arkansas, possibly bringing afternoon rain and thunderstorms to the Houston area. Hurricane Barry reached the Louisiana coast Saturday morning and was moving northwest toward Arkansas, possibly bringing afternoon rain and thunderstorms to the Houston area. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Hurricane Barry reached the Louisiana coast Saturday morning…

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Volunteers from Houston head to Louisiana for Hurricane Barry

Volunteers from Houston head to Louisiana for Hurricane Barry

HOUSTON — Volunteers packed their bags and their trucks Friday evening for Louisiana. Many remembered the outpouring of support Houston received during Hurricane Harvey. “They helped us during Harvey and we are going to be there for them,” said Chris Fontaine, President of Disaster Rescue Response Specialist Corp. “We had 30 inches of water in our house.” He remembers how fast the Cajun Navy rolled in. “It doesn’t matter which football team you root for,…

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Volunteers from Houston head to Louisiana for Tropical Storm Barry

Volunteers from Houston head to Louisiana for Tropical Storm Barry

HOUSTON — Volunteers packed their bags and their trucks Friday evening for Louisiana. Many remembered the outpouring of support Houston received during Hurricane Harvey. “They helped us during Harvey and we are going to be there for them,” said Chris Fontaine, President of Disaster Rescue Response Specialist Corp. “We had 30 inches of water in our house.” He remembers how fast the Cajun Navy rolled in. “It doesn’t matter which football team you root for,…

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Drunk driver gets 18 years prison for deaths

Drunk driver gets 18 years prison for deaths

87° × News Local News Texas News National News International News You’re Clicking It The News Edge Isiah Factor Uncensored You Decide Featured Videos Lucky baby born on July 11 at 7:11 p.m. — weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces Targets of ICE raids may have missed court dates they were never aware of, attorney says Spring teenager shot and killed accidentally by friend ‘Think before you click’: Phishing scam targets Amazon customers ahead of Prime…

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Airlines offer waivers for Tropical Storm Barry

Airlines offer waivers for Tropical Storm Barry

An Alaska Airlines plane is shown in a file photo. (Photo by FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) An Alaska Airlines plane is shown in a file photo. (Photo by FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) LOS ANGELES – As Tropical Storm Barry approaches the Gulf Coast, poised to become the first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season, airlines are offering travel waivers to customers. Hurricane warnings were in effect along the Louisiana Coast as the storm was expected to make landfall sometime Saturday. The…

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Boy, 12, makes bow ties to help shelter animals

Boy, 12, makes bow ties to help shelter animals

Sir Darius Brown is shown with a puppy wearing one of his handmade bow ties alongside another shelter animal wearing another bow tie. (Photo credit: Beaux and Paws) Sir Darius Brown is shown with a puppy wearing one of his handmade bow ties alongside another shelter animal wearing another bow tie. (Photo credit: Beaux and Paws) NEWARK, N.J. – A 12-year-old boy from New Jersey hand-makes stylish bow ties for animals in shelters to help…

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Tropical Storm Barry forecast: Life-threatening impacts along the Louisiana coast

Tropical Storm Barry forecast: Life-threatening impacts along the Louisiana coast

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Barry is getting a bit more organized and nearing the coastline of Louisiana.  Barry is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning as a weak category 1 hurricane. Barry will have life-threatening impacts along the Louisiana coast, including the potential for strong rip currents in Galveston.  There will be minimal impacts expected here in Houston. TRACK BARRY: Barry interactive map, expected rainfall and more LIVE BLOG: State of emergency in Louisiana with…

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Kingwood residents affected by May floods eligible for federal help

Kingwood residents affected by May floods eligible for federal help

(Editor’s note: The above video is from May 8, 2019, the day of the flooding.) KINGWOOD, Texas — Residents and business owners affected by the severe flooding in early May are now eligible to apply for federal help to repair their homes and businesses. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Friday that homeowners, renters and business owners can apply for a low-interest, long-term loans with the U.S. Small Business Administration. “Residents in Kingwood were devastated…

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Airbnb to help victims of Tropical Storm Barry

Airbnb to help victims of Tropical Storm Barry

(FOX 26) – Airbnb has activated its Open Homes program to help displaced residents and relief workers impacted by Tropical Storm Barry. The program recruits hosts who are willing and able to provide free temporary housing. It includes parts of Texas. “Airbnb’s Open Homes Program has been activated to assist residents displaced by and relief workers deployed to respond to Tropical Storm Barry,” Global Disaster Response and Relief head Kellie Bentz said. “Through the program, those…

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Tropical Storm Barry may bring gusty winds, thunderstorms to the Houston area this weekend

Tropical Storm Barry may bring gusty winds, thunderstorms to the Houston area this weekend

Tropical Storm Barry could bring rain and gusty winds to the Houston area this weekend. >> Click through the following gallery to see photos of flooding in New Orleans from earlier in the week. Tropical Storm Barry could bring rain and gusty winds to the Houston area this weekend. >> Click through the following gallery to see photos of flooding in New Orleans from earlier in the week. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather…

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Study: Processed-food chemical may link to autism

88° × News Local News Texas News National News International News You’re Clicking It The News Edge Isiah Factor Uncensored You Decide Featured Videos ‘Look at me!’: 4-year-old with rare disorder excited to walk at physical therapy Earthquake rattles Washington state, followed by aftershock Airbnb to help victims of Tropical Storm Barry Rapper, original Screwed Up Click member Lil’ KeKe salutes Houston DJ’s for Annual 713 Day Most Recent Stories ‘Look at me!’: 4-year-old with…

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Connection between Houston, New Orleans goes beyond hurricanes

Connection between Houston, New Orleans goes beyond hurricanes

HOUSTON, Texas — As Tropical Storm Barry sets its sights on Louisiana, Houston may be out of its path, but we’ve got some friends that may not be so lucky. It’s no secret Houston has a connection with New Orleans. How can we not?  We’ve got some history and a lot of things in common: lots of culture, good cuisine and unfortunately, hurricanes.  RELATED: Live Blog: Mandatory evacuations underway in Louisiana due to Tropical Storm…

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How Tropical Storm Barry is impacting travel plans

How Tropical Storm Barry is impacting travel plans

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Barry is expected to cause major problems on I-10 through Louisiana and could cause issues for Houston travelers. Houston makeup artist Shielia Ybarra, her daughter and five friends have been in Cancun since Monday. They are scheduled to return to Houston on Saturday, but now their return flights are in jeopardy. “I think my husband is a little bit more concerned than I am, but it’s pouring where he is, and…

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Charming Charlie to close all 261 stores

Charming Charlie to close all 261 stores

A view of the Charming Charlie booth during the Operation Smile 8th Annual Park City Ski Challenge at The St. Regis Deer Valley on March 23, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Kim Raff/Getty Images for Operation Smile) A view of the Charming Charlie booth during the Operation Smile 8th Annual Park City Ski Challenge at The St. Regis Deer Valley on March 23, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Kim Raff/Getty Images…

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Tropical Storm Barry Forecast to Hit Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry Forecast to Hit Louisiana

HOUSTON — Barry became a tropical storm on Thursday morning with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. The storm remains poorly organized and as of 7 pm the winds have only been able to increase to 45 mph. This has allowed the NHC to lower its intensity forecast for the storm. We now expect Barry to make landfall on the Louisiana coast Saturday morning as a strong tropical storm with max winds near 70 mph….

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Houstonians with Louisiana ties prepare to host Tropical Storm Barry evacuees

Houstonians with Louisiana ties prepare to host Tropical Storm Barry evacuees

HOUSTON — Neyow’s Creole Café on Richmond is filled with Louisiana décor and plenty of people with ties to the Big Easy and beyond. “I have family all through Louisiana, from north to south,” Chrisharon Norman said. “New Orleans, Baton Rouge, everywhere.” Norman and other coworkers have been in constant contact as Tropical Storm Barry looms in the Gulf. “I mean, each time you can never be fully prepared for it,” Norman said. “It breaks…

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Deputy's death, Tropical Storm Barry lead this week's headlines from Houston Chronicle

Deputy's death, Tropical Storm Barry lead this week's headlines from Houston Chronicle

Photo: Elizabeth Conley/Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Photo: Elizabeth Conley/Staff Photographer Deputy’s death, Tropical Storm Barry lead this week’s headlines from Houston Chronicle 1  /  23 Back to Gallery A sheriff’s deputy’s unexpected death, and the threat of a hurricane hitting Houston lead this week’s must-know headlines from the Houston Chronicle newsroom. Other stories include how Hurricane Harvey survivors are still dealing with the storm’s aftermath, an…

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A Houston Newcomers Guide To Hurricanes And Storm Prep

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. For those who are new to Houston, hurricane and storm preparation can seem intimidating. But even for Houstonians whose family has lived here for generations, it never hurts to have a few new storm tricks up your sleeve. In the midst of hurricane season, here’s…

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Full Show: Tropical Storm Barry Update, And Looming Immigration Raids (July 11, 2019)

Full Show: Tropical Storm Barry Update, And Looming Immigration Raids (July 11, 2019)

Houston Matters begins at noon on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Thursday’s Houston Matters: As Tropical Storm Barry approaches, New Orleans received some eight inches of rain Wednesday causing street flooding. While Louisiana may have more stormy weather ahead, what about Houston? Meteorologist Jeff Evans from the National Weather Service brings us the latest on the storm and how it might affect Greater Houston. Also this hour:…

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Tropical Storm Barry heads for Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry heads for Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, and presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi – the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm’s maximum sustained winds Thursday morning are near 40 mph with…

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf: Expected to become hurricane before landfall

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf: Expected to become hurricane before landfall

HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team continues to monitor the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. In its 10 a.m. update The National Hurricane Center just upgraded the system to Tropical Storm Barry, but it will likely strengthen to a Cat. 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall.  RELATED: Houston Forecast: Increasing rain chance Thursday and Friday LIVE BLOG: State of emergency in Louisiana with hurricane watch in effect Here is the latest cone…

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Soon-to-Be Tropical Storm Barry on a Path for Louisiana

Soon-to-Be Tropical Storm Barry on a Path for Louisiana

The disturbance labeled Potential Tropical Cyclone Two (eventually Tropical Storm, perhaps Hurricane, Barry) spent overnight Wednesday stumbling around the north central Gulf of Mexico remaining a rather disorganized blob. Forecast models, which had begun trending eastward in forecast tracks yesterday continued that overnight, some even putting a bulls-eye on the New Orleans area, which has already seen more than 10 inches of rain from the broad mess of rain and storms surrounding the surface low…

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See how the potential hurricane in the Gulf is forming

See how the potential hurricane in the Gulf is forming

Satellite images from the National Weather Service show the storm as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. The red colors indicate colder cloud temperatures. That means the clouds are higher in the atmosphere, which indicates thunderstorms. >>> See more satellite images  less Satellite images from the National Weather Service show the storm as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. The red colors indicate colder cloud temperatures. That means the clouds are higher in the atmosphere,…

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico, threatening Louisiana but sparing Houston

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico, threatening Louisiana but sparing Houston

Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, July 11, 2019, threatening Louisiana. Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, July 11, 2019, threatening Louisiana. Photo: National Hurricane Center Photo: National Hurricane Center Image 1 of / 75 Caption Close Image 1 of 75 Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, July 11, 2019, threatening Louisiana. Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of…

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Storm threat not keeping Galveston tourists away

Storm threat not keeping Galveston tourists away

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – We always look to our coastal communities during times like these. Tourists in Galveston aren’t letting the pending storm bother them, it’s just a normal summer day at the Galveston Seawall. People swimming, soaking up the sun, the only care on their minds is enjoying their vacation. Not that a tropical storm is looming in the Gulf. “We were watching the news seeing how New Orleans is getting hit right now. I think…

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Hurricane Katrina survivors in Houston offer shelter to New Orleans residents

Hurricane Katrina survivors in Houston offer shelter to New Orleans residents

HOUSTON — Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, Oprah Winfrey and her viewer-supported Angel Network collected $15 million to help hurricane victims. Nicole Johnston and Patricia McGinnis were among the first residents to move into Winfrey’s Angel Lane in southwest Houston after Katrina. “We have been touched by an angel,” Johnston said. RELATED: Potential tropical cyclone in the Gulf: Forecast track and spaghetti models RELATED: Tropical update: Houston on edge of latest forecast cone | Part of…

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Third Democratic Presidential Debate Will Be In Houston, Border Migrant Flow Falls For First Time In 2019, Report Says Texas Coast Is Increasingly At Risk Of Flooding, And More

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Top afternoon stories: This file photo shows the debate held in Miami on June 27, 2019. Third Democratic Presidential Debate Will Be In Houston The third debate in the Democratic presidential primary will be in Houston, party officials announced late Tuesday. The event, sponsored by ABC News and Univision, is scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13. Party officials did not immediately say where in Houston the debate would be held. The…

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“Sunny Day” Flooding To Increasingly Threaten Texas Coast

“Sunny Day” Flooding To Increasingly Threaten Texas Coast

A view of the Gulf Coast in Galveston, TX A new government report says the Texas coast is increasingly at risk of flooding, even when there’s not a rain cloud in sight. Sea level rise is projected to cause more flooding from high tides in Texas and across the U.S., according to the report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The analysis points both to future risk and present-day problems. “Really the future is…

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Tropical update: Houston on edge of latest forecast cone | Part of Louisiana under Hurricane Watch

Tropical update: Houston on edge of latest forecast cone | Part of Louisiana under Hurricane Watch

HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team continues to monitor the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center’s 3:40 p.m. update on Wednesday issued the second cone of uncertainty for the disturbance: KHOU Latest Advisory: A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the central Louisiana coastline. The cone issued at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday shifted slightly right, putting Houston right on the edge. New Information: • The hurricane reconnaissance plane is in…

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New Orleans floods as Gulf Coast braces for rain

New Orleans floods as Gulf Coast braces for rain

(AP) – Floodwaters swamped streets in New Orleans’ French Quarter on Wednesday and prompted a tornado warning in the area amid concerns that even worse weather is on the way to Louisiana and other states along the Gulf of Mexico. The storms were associated with a broad area of disturbed weather in the Gulf that’s expected to become better organized by this weekend when it threatens the region with torrential rain. Once it becomes better…

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Gulf Disturbance Expected to be a Hurricane at Landfall

Gulf Disturbance Expected to be a Hurricane at Landfall

The forecast for what the National Hurricane Center has deemed Potential Tropical Cyclone 2 — what is likely to become Tropical Storm and eventually Hurricane Barry — remains rather uncertain Wednesday morning. The center of circulation is over water, but most of the thunderstorm activity is spread across a huge swath of the eastern Gulf of Mexico and central Gulf coast. There have been some rather dramatic videos and photos posted of a rain soaked…

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Tropical update: First forecast cone issued – portions of Louisiana under Tropical Storm Watch

Tropical update: First forecast cone issued – portions of Louisiana under Tropical Storm Watch

HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team continues to monitor the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center’s 10 a.m. update on Wednesday issued the first cone of uncertainty for the disturbance: Forecast cone as of 10 a.m. NHC At this time there are no watches or warnings anywhere along the Texas coast or even the western Louisiana coast, although portions of the coast near New Orleans are now under a…

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How the possible hurricane might impact cruises, beach plans in Texas this weekend

How the possible hurricane might impact cruises, beach plans in Texas this weekend

Satellite images show a system of low pressure over the northern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, July 10. It’s expected to form into a tropical depression later today or Thursday. Satellite images show a system of low pressure over the northern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, July 10. It’s expected to form into a tropical depression later today or Thursday. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close…

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Texas 'not out of the woods': Forecast cone predicts possible hurricane landfall on Louisiana border

Texas 'not out of the woods': Forecast cone predicts possible hurricane landfall on Louisiana border

The National Hurricane Center issued this landfall prediction cone for a disturbance predicted to turn into a hurricane later this week. Landfall is predicted anywhere within the cone, according to the National Weather Service, meaning Houston could be impacted. less The National Hurricane Center issued this landfall prediction cone for a disturbance predicted to turn into a hurricane later this week. Landfall is predicted anywhere within the cone, according to the National … more Photo:…

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Hurricane Season: What to know, what to do

Hurricane Season: What to know, what to do

HOUSTON, Texas — Anytime there’s a disaster of any kind this is information you should know. We have no idea what this weekend has in store, but we’re preparing you for anything.  First up, phone numbers – write them down now and keep them safe.   The first number is easy – call 9-1-1, but only if you are in a life threatening situation. If you’re not, but still need help, the city says you…

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How to prepare for possible tropical storm system

How to prepare for possible tropical storm system

HOUSTON – Here are some tips for how you and your family can prepare for a possible tropical storm system that could impact the Houston area this weekend. While there’s still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the atmospheric disturbance that has yet to organize into a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico, the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast says it is time to think ahead. Preparation is your best line of defense. What should I…

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4 things you should do now to prepare for hurricane season

4 things you should do now to prepare for hurricane season

HOUSTON – As all eyes are focused on the Gulf of Mexico this week, the time to prepare for whatever the tropics throw at the Houston region is before the storm heads for the coast. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak of the season typically happening in September. The first named Atlantic storm of the 2019 season was Subtropical Storm Andrea that formed in May. If the system that…

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Full Show: Hurricane Season Preparedness, And One Architect’s Dream To Repurpose The Astrodome (July 9, 2019)

Houston Matters begins at noon on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We continue to monitor a storm system that has been developing over Georgia and the Florida panhandle over the last couple of days. It’s not a hurricane. It’s not a tropical storm. It’s not, at this moment, even a tropical depression. But it does offer the potential to bring some significant rain to…

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New Air BnB deal sends tax revenue to Houston Arts

New Air BnB deal sends tax revenue to Houston Arts

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – If you rent or rent out your home on Airbnb in Houston, you may have noticed a new local tax show up on your total fees. Last week, a new tax agreement between the popular, home rental platform and local government agency, Houston First Corporation, went into effect. Starting July 1st, Airbnb’s in Houston will pay an additional 7 percent local hotel occupancy tax. The tax will be added to the…

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Dark Secrets: Suicide in teens

Dark Secrets: Suicide in teens

In the United States, nearly 1.5 million Americans attempt suicide every year. In Texas, one person dies by suicide every two hours. Yet, Texas is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to providing care for people with a mental illness. That is why FOX 26 is taking an in depth look at this growing epidemic. Denise Middleton has been working on this project for several weeks. Recent reports from various…

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Tracking the tropics: Hurricane hunters to fly into developing Gulf of Mexico system Wednesday

Tracking the tropics: Hurricane hunters to fly into developing Gulf of Mexico system Wednesday

HOUSTON – The KPRC 2 Severe Weather Team is watching an area of low pressure that has slowly slid into the Gulf of Mexico this week, which will likely develop into a tropical depression by Thursday morning. Hurricane hunters are expected to fly into the system Wednesday, which will provide more information about the location of the storm and possible organization. That information will help create a more accurate forecast. Here’s a closer look at…

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A trough of low pressure over the South may turn into a tropical storm

A trough of low pressure over the South may turn into a tropical storm

A trough of low pressure over the South may turn into a tropical system, according to the National Hurricane Center. A trough of low pressure over the South may turn into a tropical system, according to the National Hurricane Center. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 A trough of low pressure over the South may turn into a tropical system, according to…

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Trump, protesters gear up for an untraditional 4th

Trump, protesters gear up for an untraditional 4th

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweltering capital threatened by storms, the traditional Fourth of July parade Thursday served as a warm-up act to a distinctly nontraditional evening event at the Lincoln Memorial, where President Donald Trump made plans to command the stage against the backdrop of a show of military muscle. Protesters unimpressed by his “Salute to America” program inflated a roly-poly balloon depicting Trump as an angry, diaper-clad baby. With his decision to add…

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Expected scattered storms around Houston could bring flooding, small hail

Expected scattered storms around Houston could bring flooding, small hail

Forecasters predict more scattered showers and thunderstorms for the Houston area Tuesday. >> Click through the following gallery to see flooding photos from Monday, June 25, in Houston. Forecasters predict more scattered showers and thunderstorms for the Houston area Tuesday. >> Click through the following gallery to see flooding photos from Monday, June 25, in Houston. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 32 Caption Close Image 1 of 32…

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Houston Newsmakers for June 23: Hurricane season special

Houston Newsmakers for June 23: Hurricane season special

HOUSTON – Judge Hidalgo, Mayor Turner working together to be ready With the start of the 2019 hurricane season, the leaders of Harris County and the city of Houston say they are as ready as they can be. “The departments are meeting almost every week and sometimes several times a week between the city and the county,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Just like we’re sitting side by side, we’re working side by side together.”…

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