Two brothers died in a crash near Lockhart on their way back from fighting wildfires

Two brothers died in a crash near Lockhart on their way back from fighting wildfires

Two brothers, who were both members of the Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department (MCVFD), died on their way back from fighting a wildfire in Lockhart on Monday afternoon, June 20. Around 2 p.m., Assistant Fire Chief Jonathon Coco, 25, and firefighter Hunter Coco, 20, were driving a brush truck back to the firehouse when their vehicle rolled over on Hwy. 20 near San Jacinto Boulevard in Lockhart. MCVFD spokesperson Samantha Lucas says a driver failed…

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Memories come flooding back: How lessons from history can help San Antonio manage stormwater

Memories come flooding back: How lessons from history can help San Antonio manage stormwater

On an evening in October 1998, a police sergeant pounded on the door of my family’s home. I watched as he issued an urgent request to my father to use our canoe. The policeman explained there had been a disaster in our city, and there were people who needed to be saved.  I watched as my family’s red Old Town canoe was marched to a convoy of flashing lights and pick-up trucks. Away the heroes…

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Storm chaser captures video of ‘monster’ tornado in West Texas

Storm chaser captures video of ‘monster’ tornado in West Texas

The massive tornado blew across the highway in dramatic video posted on social media.  Warren Faidley/Getty Images Storms rolled into San Antonio and most of Texas on Monday, May 23, as a cold front blew its way into the Lone Star State. The severe storms also brought what weather officials are calling a super tornado to Morton, a small town west of Lubbock, and one storm chaser caught it on camera. The storm chaser, Chad…

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Texas tornado-surviving teen is new face of TxDOT's 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

Texas tornado-surviving teen is new face of TxDOT's 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

TxDOT held an event on Tuesday, May 17, at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio to celebrate the campaign’s 20-year anniversary, while an event featuring Leon was held in Austin a day earlier. A TxDOT news release claims 6,972 people have been saved by seat belts since “Click It or Ticket” began. 16-year-old Riley Leon shares his story of how a seatbelt saved his life when a tornado rolled his pickup….

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Parts of Texas under a Tornado Watch, NWS reports

Parts of Texas under a Tornado Watch, NWS reports

Rain stock photo Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Val Verde County through 10 p.m. Sunday. The risk of strong to severe storms has expanded farther east into the Austin metro area Sunday evening into early Monday morning. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of New Mexico and Texas until 10 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/iZ1zTcSjMO — NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) May 1, 2022 San Antonio may hear rumbles…

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Bexar County cold front brings chance of severe weather across San Antonio

Bexar County cold front brings chance of severe weather across San Antonio

San Antonio braces for potential severe threat of weather and cool front. Douglas Sacha/Getty Images Residents of the Bexar County area may want to think twice before hitting the roads this afternoon on Monday, April 25. As of this writing, there is a marginal risk for isolated strong to severe storms, according to the National Weather Service.  “We have a cold front moving across our area as we speak, and as the frontal boundary pushes…

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Pregnant Texas woman loses baby after Salado tornado

Pregnant Texas woman loses baby after Salado tornado

A tornado with a maximum wind speed of around 165 miles per hour hit Bell County and into the Salado area on Tuesday, April 12. Survey teams have confirmed it was a high-end EF-3 tornado, according to the National Weather Service. In Texas, the powerful tornado in Bell County – northeast of Austin – injured 23 people and damaged 61 homes and two churches, County Judge David Blackburn said Wednesday, April 13 during a news…

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Severe weather alert issued for parts of Bexar County as storms move through the area

Severe weather alert issued for parts of Bexar County as storms move through the area

Follow KENS 5 on air and online for breaking severe weather coverage. Get the KENS 5 app for alerts when severe weather threatens South Texas. TEXAS, USA — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for North Central Bexar County and South Central Comal County until 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.  Hazards will include quarter-size hail as storms continue to spark up along a dryline. At 5:04 p.m. a severe thunderstorm…

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Severe weather alert issued for parts of Bexar County Tuesday

Severe weather alert issued for parts of Bexar County Tuesday

Follow KENS 5 on air and online for breaking severe weather coverage. Get the KENS 5 app for alerts when severe weather threatens South Texas. TEXAS, USA — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for North Central Bexar County and South Central Comal County until 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.  Hazards will include quarter-size hail as storms continue to spark up along a dryline. At 5:04 p.m. a severe thunderstorm…

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San Antonio storms threaten 'very large hail,' damaging winds

San Antonio storms threaten 'very large hail,' damaging winds

San Antonio’s Tuesday weather forecast includes the possibility of “very large hail” during the afternoon hours.  ImagePatch/Getty Images San Antonio is under a severe weather threat, which includes “very large hail” and thunderstorms on Tuesday, April 12, afternoon. The National Weather Service says the development of storms depends on a “cap,” or temperature inversion eroding, allowing a storm to rise.  “Essentially a thunderstorm is a quickly rising parcel of air and in order for the…

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Overnight rain, humidity help dampen wildfire at Camp Bullis

Overnight rain, humidity help dampen wildfire at Camp Bullis

Overnight rain and humidity aided the multiple fire departments working to contain a wildfire at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, officials said Monday. As of Monday afternoon, 70% of the wildfire in northern Bexar County had been contained. An estimated 3,000 acres have been burned.  There were no additional flare-ups Sunday night and the fire did not spread further, according to a press release from the 502d Air Base Wing at Joint Base San Antonio…

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It's been six years since the record-setting South Texas hail storm

It's been six years since the record-setting South Texas hail storm

SAN ANTONIO — Many San Antonians remember the shattered car and home windows and roofs after the hail storm on April 12, 2016 that set records for insurance claims and jammed up the insurance claim filing system for months. The hail storm caused $1.4 billion in insured losses for homes and cars and is considered one of the most expensive in history.  For several weeks after storm, insurance companies had to deal with a massive…

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Update: Camp Bullis wildfire on San Antonio's far North Side now 70% contained

Update: Camp Bullis wildfire on San Antonio's far North Side now 70% contained

click to enlarge Twitter / @algz_ The Camp Bullis wildfire has burned 2.803 acres on San Antonio’s far North Side since igniting Saturday afternoon. Joint Base San Antonio officials now say far North San Antonio’s Camp Bullis fire is 70% contained, TV  station KENS5 reports. According to the update, there were no additional flare-ups last night, and officials don’t expect further evacuations. The wildfire was ignited Saturday afternoon in an area of JBSA-Camp Bullis used…

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Active wildfire burns nearly 3,000 acres at Camp Bullis training area

Active wildfire burns nearly 3,000 acres at Camp Bullis training area

Steven Santana April 11, 2022 Several fire crews are working an active brush fire at JBSA Camp Bullis on Sunday afternoon. Caroline Tien/Staff A wildfire in a demolition training area at Joint Base Camp Bullis that started over the weekend has now burned close to 3,000 acres. The Texas A&M Forest Service reported Sunday, April 10, that the wildfire, referred to as the Training Area 23 fire, was 50% contained and had burned 2,803 acres….

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Severe thunderstorms potential brings hail, damaging winds to Central Texas

Severe thunderstorms potential brings hail, damaging winds to Central Texas

Large hail and damaging winds possible in San Antonio area. Luis Diaz Devesa/Getty Images While weather conditions remained mostly optimal throughout Fiesta, there is now some potential for storms. Following thunderstorms in San Antonio the night of Sunday, April 10, the National Weather Service issued notice of potential severe weather across Central Texas on the morning of Monday, April 11. While the potential for severe storms in San Antonio is marginal, if they do form,…

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Fire crews work to contain 4,000-acre wildfire at Joint Base San Antonio’s Camp Bullis

Fire crews work to contain 4,000-acre wildfire at Joint Base San Antonio’s Camp Bullis

Multiple fire departments and the Texas A&M Forest Service are working to contain a brush fire that more than doubled in size overnight in a demolition range area at Joint Base San Antonio’s Camp Bullis.  The fire began Saturday. At about 2:30 p.m., the Texas A&M Forest Service announced it was responding to a 1,500-acre fire. Fire departments across Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) and those of Leon Creek, Bulverde and Shavano Park have since…

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Texas is facing longer, drier droughts and more wildfires. Is San Antonio ready?

Texas is facing longer, drier droughts and more wildfires. Is San Antonio ready?

As of late last month, San Antonio is once again in drought — a familiar reality for those who live in South Texas. With continued dry weather in the forecast, officials expect to issue further water restrictions in the coming weeks. Amid historically dry spring conditions, rashes of wildfires have scorched their way across the state, including the Das Goat Fire, which burned more than 1,000 acres before it was extinguished April 2 just west…

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Tornado overturns 18-wheeler at North Texas gas station

Tornado overturns 18-wheeler at North Texas gas station

A cold front that is blowing in mid-week brought severe thunderstorms to the North Texas area. One tornado overturned a semi-truck at a gas station. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Just when we thought we were done with tornado videos. A storm chaser video shows multiple vehicles getting flipped, including an 18-wheeler truck, as a tornado moved through North Texas overnight on Monday, April 4. Severe thunderstorms ripped through North Texas counties Monday night, producing a tornado…

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Changing climate, pollution and wildfires complicate, lengthen allergy season

Changing climate, pollution and wildfires complicate, lengthen allergy season

Mike Villarreal had to leave work early this week because his eyes felt so dry it seemed they would fall from his head. “It’s the feeling of having a head cold that’s concentrated in the back of your eyes,” said the Southtown resident who often walks or bikes along the San Antonio River. The founder and director of UTSA’s Urban Education Institute said he can usually power through to have a productive day, but lately…

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Medina County wildfire mostly contained as residents allowed to return home

Medina County wildfire mostly contained as residents allowed to return home

The Das Goat fire in Medina County remained active Thursday but was almost fully contained, and residents were able to return to their homes Wednesday, a county official said. The blaze started by a burning vehicle last Friday has burned more than 1,000 acres across Medina County, county emergency manager Keith Lutz said. The fire was 95% contained as of Thursday morning, and with electricity and water restored to, all residents were able to return…

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Chevy gifts new truck, $15,000 to teen driver of viral Texas tornado video

Chevy gifts new truck, $15,000 to teen driver of viral Texas tornado video

Madalyn Mendoza March 28, 2022 Chevy partnered with Bruce Lowrie, a Fort Worth dealership, to give Riley Leon a new Silverado after his was whipped around by a tornado in Elgin.  Courtesy, Chevrolet Less than a week has passed since he was wrapped up in a literal whirlwind on the ground and a metaphoric one online. Riley Leon, the Texas teen that was spun around and then flipped upright in a viral tornado video, now…

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Wildfire risks increase across Texas due to high winds, dry vegetation

Wildfire risks increase across Texas due to high winds, dry vegetation

Texas A&M Forest Service sent out a warning regarding the potential for large wildfires to occur across Texas this week. The agency said there’s also a possibility of a wildfire outbreak on Tuesday, March 29 in the High Plains.  Other areas of concern are near Childress, Lubbock, Abilene, Mineral Wells, Brownwood, Midland, San Angelo, Fredericksburg, Del Rio, Laredo, and Brownsville, according to the agency.  “As conditions across a large portion of the state worsen, wildfires that…

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Texas governor makes disaster declaration as wildfire in Medina County burns nearly 1,100 acres

Texas governor makes disaster declaration as wildfire in Medina County burns nearly 1,100 acres

click to enlarge Courtesy Photo / Texas Park and Wildlife A firefighter works to contain a blaze in this courtesy image from the State of Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott amended Texas’ ongoing disaster declaration to include the Das Goat Wildfire in Medina County during a press conference Sunday in Austin. Since Friday, the wildfire west of San Antonio has scorched 1,092 acres and destroyed three homes. More than 200 firefighters and 19 state agencies are…

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Pick-up truck fire caused huge Medina County wildfire that's forced evacuations, sheriff's office says

Pick-up truck fire caused huge Medina County wildfire that's forced evacuations, sheriff's office says

Residents are anxiously waiting to return home as firefighters work to contain it near Medina Lake. It’s burned more than 1,000 acres and destroyed three homes. MEDINA COUNTY, Texas — The Medina County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday that a pick-up truck fire sparked a huge brush fire that’s still burning. The fire continues to threaten homes west of San Antonio. A photo taken from the scene shows a pick-up truck on fire alongside a road…

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Gov. Abbott declares wildfire disaster for Medina County Das Goat fire

Gov. Abbott declares wildfire disaster for Medina County Das Goat fire

Helicopters pour water on the area south of Medina Lake near the city of Mico on Sunday, March 27. Residents of that lakeside town were ordered to evacuate. Ronald Cortes / Contributor As of the morning of Monday, March 28, the Das Goat Fire in Medina County has grown over 1,000 acres as more evacuation orders are put in place. The wildfire was burning 1,092 acres and was 50% contained as of Sunday, March 27,…

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'It's very scary' | Residents in Medina County neighborhood forced out as wildfires continue

'It's very scary' | Residents in Medina County neighborhood forced out as wildfires continue

Residents anxiously wait to return home as multiple agencies work to contain fire near Medina Lake. MEDINA COUNTY, Texas — Residents in the High Mountain Ranch neighborhood are anxiously waiting to return home after a wildfire forced them to evacuate over the weekend in Medina County. During a press conference on Sunday, Governor Greg Abbott said 40 homes in the area have been impacted with 37 homes saved and three destroyed by the fire. Sharon…

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More evacuations possible in Medina County wildfire; Gov. Abbott to visit area

More evacuations possible in Medina County wildfire; Gov. Abbott to visit area

Fire officials said nearby residents should stay aware of fire development and be prepared to leave quickly if they receive an evacuation order. SAN ANTONIO — A large brush fire south of Medina Lake that more than doubled in size Saturday is now up to 1,045 acres Sunday morning, fire officials said. Medina County fire officials said more evacuations are possible Sunday and residents in the area should be ready with a “go bag” in…

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More evacuations expected in Medina County wildfire; Gov. Abbott to visit area

More evacuations expected in Medina County wildfire; Gov. Abbott to visit area

Fire officials said nearby residents should stay aware of fire development and be prepared to leave quickly if they receive an evacuation order. SAN ANTONIO — A large brush fire south of Medina Lake more than doubled in size Saturday is now up to 1,045 acres Sunday morning. Mandatory evacuations were issued Saturday and shelters provided for residents near the area. Medina County fire officials said more evacuations are expected Sunday and residents in the…

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More evacuations expected in Medina County wildfire; Gov. Abbott to visit

More evacuations expected in Medina County wildfire; Gov. Abbott to visit

Fire officials said nearby residents should stay aware of fire development and be prepared to leave quickly if they receive an evacuation order. SAN ANTONIO — A large brush fire south of Medina Lake more than doubled in size Saturday is now up to 1,045 acres Sunday morning. Mandatory evacuations were issued Saturday and shelters provided for residents near the area. Medina County fire officials said more evacuations are expected Sunday and residents in the…

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FIRE ALERT: Residents evacuate as nearly 1,000 acres burn in Medina County wildfire

FIRE ALERT: Residents evacuate as nearly 1,000 acres burn in Medina County wildfire

Fire officials said nearby residents should stay aware of fire development and be prepared to leave quickly if they receive an evacuation order. SAN ANTONIO — A large brush fire south of Medina Lake more than doubled in size Saturday to 958 acres. Mandatory evacuations were issued Saturday and shelters provided for residents near the area. The fire, which began Friday night, was continuing overnight into Sunday morning. Fire crews said they would keep up…

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Das Goat Wildfire in Medina County forces evacuation of lakeside residents

Das Goat Wildfire in Medina County forces evacuation of lakeside residents

Steven Santana March 26, 2022 A fire near Medina Lake is forcing residents to evacuate to a nearby shelter.  U. J. Alexander/Getty Images/iStockphoto The Medina County Office of Emergency Management has issued an evacuation order as it tries to get a wildfire under control near Medina Lake.  The county and the National Weather Service issued the mandatory evacuation order around 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 for all residents in the north and northeast areas…

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Wildfire risk remains high for much of Texas in the days ahead, officials say

Wildfire risk remains high for much of Texas in the days ahead, officials say

Much of Texas is at an elevated risk of wildfires this weekend and early next week because of higher-than-usual temperatures and a worsening drought, according to Texas A&M Forest Service analysts and the state climatologist. At the same time, vegetation that grew during last summer’s rains is now dormant and brittle — perfect fire starter. “We are getting into a period of high drying and so we do expect to see fire activity to increase…

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Chevy sends gift to teen in viral Texas tornado truck video, donates to Red Cross

Chevy sends gift to teen in viral Texas tornado truck video, donates to Red Cross

Chevrolet is ‘proud’ of the Silverado spun around by a tornado. The company is giving a new truck to the teen driver and money to disaster relief.  Brandon Bell/Getty Images You know that video out of Elgin, Texas, the one with the Chevy Silverado being spun by a tornado and then somehow driving off? Of course you do. Even the people at Chevrolet’s corporate offices have watched the mega-viral video again and again. A representative for the…

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Teen driver in viral tornado truck video was leaving a Whataburger interview

Teen driver in viral tornado truck video was leaving a Whataburger interview

Madalyn Mendoza March 24, 2022 The teen driver of the tornado-spun Texas truck is speaking out about his experience.  MediaNews Group/Boston Herald vi/MediaNews Group via Getty Images Since Monday, March 21, he has been an anonymous social media phenomenon. A viral video hit timelines showing a tornado spinning a truck in Elgin “like paper,” before the driver sped off. Viewers questioned who the fearless driver was and if they were OK. We now have an…

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How to help Central Texas residents hit by tornadoes

How to help Central Texas residents hit by tornadoes

Multiple tornadoes touched down in Central Texas on Monday, March 21, leaving behind catastrophic damage to several homes and businesses in their wake. Round Rock was no exception. Resident Maya Talamantez described a feeling of helplessness as she watched the tornado hit her apartment.  “My heart immediately sunk,” Talamantez said. “I started spam calling every single one of my family members and got no reply. I truly thought they were dead.” After 15 minutes, Talamantez said…

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Hill Country assessing dozens of tornado-damaged properties

Hill Country assessing dozens of tornado-damaged properties

As tornadoes touched down throughout Central Texas on Monday, March 21, several Guadalupe County residents lost their homes as a result of the storm. Preliminary assessments are ongoing in the county. “We have roofs and homes that are completely destroyed,” said Patrick Pinder, Guadalupe County Emergency Management Coordinator. “We have outbuildings and barns that were completely knocked over, vehicles, horse trailers that have been thrown from one property to another.” As of Wednesday, March 23,…

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Revisiting the 1997 Jarrell tornado, one of the deadliest in Texas history

Revisiting the 1997 Jarrell tornado, one of the deadliest in Texas history

San Antonio and the rest of Central Texas is a stretch of land mostly situated south of Tornado Alley, the region stretching from Waco to Dallas and northward to Oklahoma and Kansas. However, on the night of Monday, March 21, thunder shook window panes and reported tornadoes tore through the area as a result of a perfect storm weather event. While San Antonio was one of the city’s advised to be under a tornado watch,…

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Why San Antonio doesn't have tornado sirens

Why San Antonio doesn't have tornado sirens

Sirens in Seguin warned residents of a tornado Monday. If a similar storm formed in Bexar County, San Antonio would be quiet. SAN ANTONIO — Even after a confirmed a string of tornados tore through Texas Monday, Bexar County officials say it wouldn’t be practical to install an outdoor warning system in San Antonio.  Neither the city nor the county currently use tornado sirens.   Michael Morlan, deputy chief for the Bexar County Office of…

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San Antonio Chevy experts discuss viral video showing tornado-spun Texas truck

San Antonio Chevy experts discuss viral video showing tornado-spun Texas truck

As Texas was riddled with tornado reports the night of Monday, March 21, social media documented the harrowing scenes. Storm chasers shared their content, including a now viral video showing a 2-ton truck being tossed around by a tornado in Elgin and then driving off as if nothing happened.  Storm chaser Brian Emfinger captured one of the most-popular views of the red truck being swept on its side by the tornado, spun 360 degrees on…

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Severe weather leaves behind damage in Guadalupe County

Severe weather leaves behind damage in Guadalupe County

Guadalupe County Judge Kyle Kutscher has declared a state of emergency and is asking the governor for disaster supplies and assistance. KINGSBURY, Texas — After severe weather swept through parts of South Texas overnight, Guadalupe County Judge Kyle Kutscher has declared a state of emergency. He’s asking Governor Greg Abbott for disaster supplies and assistance resulting from heavy rains, high winds and a possible tornado. On Appling Road near Kingsbury and Luling, strong winds left…

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Texas sheriff's deputy dies trying to save people from wildfires

Texas sheriff's deputy dies trying to save people from wildfires

A central Texas sheriff’s deputy died Thursday while going door to door and helping people evacuate as several wildfires ravaged the area, authorities said. Lamar County Sheriff’s Office A Texas sheriff’s deputy died while going door to door and helping people evacuate as several wildfires ravaged the area on Thursday, March 17, authorities said. Over the past seven days, firefighters responded to 178 wildfires that burned 108,493 acres across the state, according to Texas A&M…

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Round Rock residents photograph brutal tornado damages

Round Rock residents photograph brutal tornado damages

Priscilla Aguirre March 22, 2022Updated: March 22, 2022 10:38 a.m. A truck is knocked on its side after a tornado hit a shopping center near I-35 and SH 45 in Round Rock, Texas, on Monday, March 21, 2022. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)Jay Janner/AP Round Rock resident Vivi Simental thanks God she and her family are safe after a tornado hit Round Rock on Monday, March 21. She told MySA that many of her neighbors lost their…

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'It was almost our worst nightmare': NWS assessing damage from tornadoes, storms in Texas

'It was almost our worst nightmare': NWS assessing damage from tornadoes, storms in Texas

Priscilla Aguirre March 22, 2022 Debris litters the ground outside a house on Oxford Drive in Round Rock, Texas that was heavily damaged by a tornado on Monday March 21, 2022. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)Jay Janner/AP The National Weather Service will send out four survey teams Tuesday, March 22 to assess the damage and gather specifics on each of the tornadoes that hit Texas the day prior.  Several tornadoes touched down Monday, March 21…

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Parts of San Antonio are at an 'enhanced' risk for severe weather this evening

Parts of San Antonio are at an 'enhanced' risk for severe weather this evening

The Monday, March 21 morning showers should taper off by noon, but that doesn’t mean San Antonio will have a quiet evening, according to the National Weather Service. Another line of storms could affect the area during rush hour.  Nick Hampshire, a forecaster with the NWS office covering San Antonio and Austin, says the threat for stronger activity, with risks like tornadoes and hail, is expected from 3 to 6 p.m.  “There will be some strong…

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Tornadoes, hail, damaging winds possible in San Antonio area for Monday

Tornadoes, hail, damaging winds possible in San Antonio area for Monday

As spring break ends, the start of the school and work week is bringing a lot of noise in terms of weather, including the chance of large hail and thunderstorms Monday. The National Weather Service provided an update Sunday afternoon on the severe weather expected for the San Antonio area. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected near or just west of US-281 mid-afternoon on Monday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Hill Country could…

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Restoration work underway after Tuesday wildfire

Restoration work underway after Tuesday wildfire

Power workers were methodically going house to house, where the homes were still standing, replacing power poles and lines lost to the wind-whipped fire. SAN ANTONIO — Wednesday a small army of utility workers showed up in a still smoldering area south of Somerset where a wildfire raced through a rural neighborhood near Royal Oaks and Third streets Tuesday. Power workers were methodically going house to house, where the homes were still standing, replacing power…

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Cars and homes damaged by fallen trees in San Antonio due to icy conditions

Cars and homes damaged by fallen trees in San Antonio due to icy conditions

Experts said ice can increase the weight of branches up to 30 times. SAN ANTONIO — Toppled trees wreaked havoc in the San Antonio area as cars and homes were left damaged. CPS Energy said trees were the main culprit for leaving thousands in the dark Thursday. Meanwhile city crews with Public Works cleaned up messes. The city tweeted a photo where you could see a tree just fell in the middle of a street….

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Parts of San Antonio under flood watch ahead of powerful arctic cold front

Parts of San Antonio under flood watch ahead of powerful arctic cold front

News // Weather Camille Sauers Jan. 31, 2022Updated: Jan. 31, 2022 10:24 a.m. Michael Rivera (right) and his mother, Cathy, each show their own way of dealing with the morning chill while waiting for a VIA bus on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Temperatures were in the 30s for most of the day. Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News / Staff photographer Though San Antonio enjoyed a sunny weekend, a powerful, arctic cold front is still on…

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Bastrop County wildfire now 70 percent contained as evacuation orders dropped

Bastrop County wildfire now 70 percent contained as evacuation orders dropped

The Bastrop County wildfire that spread over 800 acres has now been 70 percent contained. Here’s what you need to know.  The Texas A&M Forest Service released a report Thursday evening that firefighters have created multiple containment lines that spread over 812 acres at Rolling Pines.  The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management initially ordered residents on Park Road, Pine Tree Loop, Linda Lane, and Lisa Lane to evacuate. Emergency management dropped those evacuation orders…

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Texas wildfire no longer growing, some evacuations lifted

Texas wildfire no longer growing, some evacuations lifted

A wildfire in a central Texas state park is no longer growing and no injuries were reported after the blaze, suspected to have been caused by a prescribed burn, charred 1.2 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) in the city of Bastrop, officials said Wednesday. Texas A&M Forest Service spokesperson Kari Hines said no homes have been reported destroyed and some families were allowed to return home after an evacuation order was partially lifted. She said…

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