SAWS water main break floods I-35 in San Antonio

SAWS water main break floods I-35 in San Antonio

San Antonio Water Systems crews are on site at a water main break on the Northeast Side after water began pouring out across I-35 near Eisenhauer Road. It didn’t take long for those online to start prodding the San Antonio water supplier over recent fee announcements for water wasters. Drivers headed north on I-35 near Eisenhauer may want to either slow down or find an alternate route as water is still pouring out over the highway….

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North Texas residents file roughly 40,000 insurance claims for storm damage

North Texas residents file roughly 40,000 insurance claims for storm damage

Tuesday’s storms brought down power lines, trees and more. DALLAS — The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) says around 40,000 insurance claims have been filed in relation to storm damage across North Texas and tornadoes in Temple.  On Tuesday morning, storms blew the through the region with strong force — blowing down trees, damaging homes and causing widespread power outages. According to ICT, the claims that have been filed are for both property and automobile damages…

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'I held onto her' | Texas mom recalls covering her baby as a tornado tore through their Valley View home

'I held onto her' | Texas mom recalls covering her baby as a tornado tore through their Valley View home

Veronica Bowers is recovering at the hospital after an EF-3 tornado destroyed her home and work. VALLEY VIEW, Texas — From the hospital room, Veronica Bowers feels pain with every breath. She suffered broken ribs, a punctured lung and a small blood clot after a tornado tore through her home in Valley View, Texas. Her memories from Saturday night have gaps, but Veronica is slowly remembering as she sees photos of her family property and workplace…

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Mom hospitalized protecting her 10-month-old daughter during the Valley View tornado

Mom hospitalized protecting her 10-month-old daughter during the Valley View tornado

Veronica Bowers is hospitalized after a tornado tore through her home. Her work, the Shell gas station travel center, was also destroyed. VALLEY VIEW, Texas — The power went out. The sky turned dark.  It was late on Saturday night in Valley View, Texas when a tornado hit the town. “We ran into my sister’s closet,” said Abby Peters. “My sister ran in her room to grab her baby and all I saw was her…

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What we know about the North Texas tornado victims who were killed

What we know about the North Texas tornado victims who were killed

Seven people were killed and more than 60 others injured, officials said. VALLEY VIEW, Texas — One day later, more information is being found about the victims of a deadly reported tornado that hit Cooke County on Saturday evening. Seven people were killed and more than 100 others injured in the disaster, officials said. The tornado also leveled homes and structures across Denton, Cooke and Collin Counties. Three of those killed were Miranda, Marco and…

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NOAA meteorologists predict 2024 hurricane season will have ‘highest-ever’ number of named storms

NOAA meteorologists predict 2024 hurricane season will have ‘highest-ever’ number of named storms

click to enlarge NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Texas coast on Aug. 30, 2017. It’s only May, and there are currently near record-setting water temperatures in the Atlantic, which is bad news for those who live along or regularly visit the Texas Coast.   And, because warmer water equates to more intense storms, forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are now predicting an “extraordinary” 2024 storm season. …

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Dog emerges from debris from Saturday's deadly EF-2 tornado in Cooke County

Dog emerges from debris from Saturday's deadly EF-2 tornado in Cooke County

VALLEY VIEW, Texas — A WFAA crew covering the aftermath of an EF-2 tornado that hit Cooke County Saturday found a young pup among the debris. Lost in the wreckage of a home, a wandering dog was spotted sniffing through the debris near J L Drive and Green Meadow Drive in Valley View. A neighbor who lives on Green Meadow told WFAA they will look after the dog until its owner claims it. A dog has…

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'Boom, that was it': North Texas couple describes tornado destruction and how they found safety

'Boom, that was it': North Texas couple describes tornado destruction and how they found safety

The Encizos told WFAA that their son helped get Juanita Encizo’s mother to safety Saturday night as the reported tornado headed their way. COLLIN COUNTY, Texas — Juan and Juanita Encizo stood next to a destroyed home on their property near Celina on Sunday morning and were thankful. “We’ve never dealt with this, and we never thought we would have to,” Juanita said. “But we’re alive. That’s what matters. Everything else can be replaced but…

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Dozens injured and at least five confirmed dead — including children — after reported tornado Saturday night, Cooke County Sheriff says

Dozens injured and at least five confirmed dead — including children — after reported tornado Saturday night, Cooke County Sheriff says

Sheriff Ray Sappington said 60 to 80 people were injured at the AP Travel Center during the storm, and that there were confirmed fatalities in a nearby community. VALLEY VIEW, Texas — At least five people are dead, and more than 60 people injured, following a reported tornado Saturday night near Valley View, the Cooke County Sheriff has confirmed. Speaking from the site of the decimated AP Travel Center at the intersection of I-35 and…

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Seven confirmed dead — including children — after tornado Saturday night, Cooke County Sheriff says

Seven confirmed dead — including children — after tornado Saturday night, Cooke County Sheriff says

Sheriff Ray Sappington said 60 to 80 people were injured at the AP Travel Center during the storm, and that there were confirmed fatalities in a nearby community. VALLEY VIEW, Texas — Seven people are dead, and more than 60 people injured, following a reported tornado Saturday night near Valley View, the Cooke County Sheriff has confirmed. Speaking from the site of the decimated AP Travel Center at the intersection of I-35 and Lone Oak…

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Seven confirmed dead — including children — after an EF-2 tornado hit Cooke County Saturday night

Seven confirmed dead — including children — after an EF-2 tornado hit Cooke County Saturday night

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, more than 38,000 people are without power and more than 200 homes and buildings were destroyed or damaged. VALLEY VIEW, Texas — Seven people are dead, and more than 100 people injured, following a reported tornado Saturday night near Valley View, the Cooke County Sheriff has confirmed. Sunday evening Governor Greg Abbott along with Cook County officials and the National Weather Service held a press conference. The NWS confirmed the…

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Buc-ee's shelters Texas residents, travelers during Temple tornado

Buc-ee's shelters Texas residents, travelers during Temple tornado

Texans’ favorite pit stop turned into a make shift shelter when a brutal storm touched down on Wednesday night, May 22. Residents in Temple suffered severe damage from a storm that brought hail, strong winds, and a tornado that devastated the area and knocked power out of numerous buildings. Yet while the storm surged, dozens took shelter inside the town’s local Buc-ee’s. The Temple Buc-ee’s, which welcomes travelers between Waco and Austin, drew attention last year…

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Temple issues disaster declaration after possible tornado touches down in city

Temple issues disaster declaration after possible tornado touches down in city

The city planned to have an update on its response to the damage in a news conference scheduled for Thursday morning. TEMPLE, Texas — The City of Temple issued a disaster declaration due to the widespread damage caused by storms on Wednesday, May 22. The city plans to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday to provide an update on the damage and their planned response. In the disaster declaration message, the city said…

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Caddo Mounds State Historic Site to celebrate new visitor center, traditional grass house after 2019 tornado

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site to celebrate new visitor center, traditional grass house after 2019 tornado

In April 2019, an EF-3 tornado ripped through the city of Alto and hit the area of Caddo Mounds during Caddo Culture Day. ALTO, Texas — The Texas Historical Commission on Saturday will honor the reopening of the visitor center at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site five years after a tornado destroyed the museum and grass house.  Alto is home to just over a thousand people, but since 1995, it’s also been home to the…

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Flooding continues to wreak havoc on Southeast Texas homes

Flooding continues to wreak havoc on Southeast Texas homes

As he repairs his home, Rector hopes the city of Lumberton fixes the drainage in Candlestick neighborhood. LUMBERTON, Texas — Bobby Rector brought his dream home in 2002, a fixer upper in the Candlestick neighborhood in Lumberton. He’s spent the last 22 years renovating it so it would be the perfect fit for his family, but last nights storms washed all that hard work away. “Last night the rain was just incredible, I couldn’t hardly…

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