Texas works to finish Hurricane Ike recovery projects

Texas works to finish Hurricane Ike recovery projects

GALVESTON, Texas – It’s been nearly 10 years since Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston, and government agencies are still working to complete recovery projects before a state-imposed deadline. The Galveston County Daily News reports that Thursday marks a decade since Ike made landfall and swamped parts of the island city, leaving more than $29 billion worth of damage and 37 deaths. Officials are working to finish as many recovery projects as possible before the state’s December…

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Floodwaters hit Texas City homeowners

Floodwaters hit Texas City homeowners

TEXAS CITY, TX – Several homeowners were struck by floodwaters in Texas City on Tuesday morning.  Texas City ISD has canceled classes today due to flooding. Floodwaters gushed into homes on Edward and Orchid street Tuesday morning.  “We get water constantly in our homes. We have tried to contact the mayor for help–but water is constantly here,” said Vickie, a Texas City homeowner who’s experienced the flooding 20 times. “This has happened over 20 times in 40 years. Homeowners are…

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Mighty Hurricane Carla battered the Texas Gulf Coast in 1961

PHOTOS: Hurricane Carla slams into Texas in 1961  A Category 4 hurricane, Carla devastated the Texas Gulf Coast starting on Sept. 11, 1961. The hurricane would reign as the worst in Texas until Harvey hit in 2017.  >>>See more photos of the damages left by Carla… less PHOTOS: Hurricane Carla slams into Texas in 1961  A Category 4 hurricane, Carla devastated the Texas Gulf Coast starting on Sept. 11, 1961. The hurricane would reign as…

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Heavy rain floods roads, cancels classes in Galveston County

Heavy rain floods roads, cancels classes in Galveston County

TEXAS CITY, Texas – Heavy rain Tuesday morning along the Southeast Texas coast led to flooded roads in Galveston County, prompting officials to cancel classes for some students. What seemed like nearly nonstop rain in the coastal county created a very sloppy morning commute for most. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Galveston County until 10:45 a.m. In the Texas City area, cars could be seen trying to navigate flooded roads near…

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CLASSES CANCELED: School closures in Texas City

CLASSES CANCELED: School closures in Texas City

TEXAS CITY, Texas (FOX 26) – Heavy rainfall and subsequent high water areas have caused officials to cancel school in Texas City. Texas City ISD has canceled classes Tuesday. Due to flooding in and surrounding TCISD, we are cancelling school for Sept. 11, 2018. — Texas City ISD (@TexasCityISD) September 11, 2018 The College of the Mainland has also closed its campus due to flooding Tuesday. You can check radar on our Facebook page.

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SE Harris, Galveston counties wake up to flash flooding

SE Harris, Galveston counties wake up to flash flooding

Flash flooding could occur on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. >>>See the Houston streets that are the most likely to flood. Flash flooding could occur on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. >>>See the Houston streets that are the most likely to flood. Photo: National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Worst Houston high water spots for road flooding You don’t get to live in a place called the Bayou City and not get a little road flooding from time to time (or…

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Morning News Brief

Morning News Brief

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: We know that forecasters, they do the best they can. But it is an imprecise science. Their predictions may turn out differently. Having said that, the latest forecast for Hurricane Florence is pretty bad. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: It has reached sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. The hurricane is heading for the Carolinas at the moment. And one possibility is a storm like…

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Galveston County swamped with rain as Texas officials warn of potential severe weather

Galveston County swamped with rain as Texas officials warn of potential severe weather

By Nick Powell and Julian Gill Updated 7:13 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 A cluster of cars and news vans on Tuesday parked on the side of Pecan Drive in a rural section of Texas City to assess the flood damage from a storm system that dumped as many as 8 inches of rain in parts of southeast Texas.. The worst of the storm had already subsided and floodwaters that seeped into at least 15…

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NWS monitoring potential tropical storm developing in Gulf of Mexico that could hit Texas

NWS monitoring potential tropical storm developing in Gulf of Mexico that could hit Texas

By Fares Sabawi, mySanAntonio.com Updated 4:22 pm CDT, Monday, September 10, 2018 The National Weather Service is monitoring a weather system in the Gulf of Mexico that could impact Texas. The National Weather Service is monitoring a weather system in the Gulf of Mexico that could impact Texas. Photo: National Weather Service The disturbance headed for Texas can be seen in this enhanced satellite image provided by NOAA that shows Hurricane Florence, third from right, in…

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Satellite images show hurricanes lined up in Atlantic Ocean

Satellite images show hurricanes lined up in Atlantic Ocean

PHOTOS: Wild Texas weather This enhanced satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence, third from right, in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. At right is Tropical Storm Helene, and second from right is Tropical Storm Isaac.  >>>See what some of Texas’ weather-setting days looked like… less PHOTOS: Wild Texas weather This enhanced satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence, third from right, in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, Sept. 9,…

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Florence, Now A Hurricane, Is One Of Many Threats To The Atlantic And Pacific

Florence, Now A Hurricane, Is One Of Many Threats To The Atlantic And Pacific

Updated at 12:45 a.m. ET on Monday A slew of dangerous storms – hurricanes, tropical storms and a typhoon — are on the move and threatening life and property in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The National Hurricane Center has issued advisories for the Atlantic on Hurricane Florence, and two tropical storms, Helene and Isaac. The NHC has also issued an advisory for the Eastern Pacific on Tropical Storm Paul, and the Central Pacific…

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NWS extends flash flood watch to 1 p.m. for Bexar County, as soaked soil increases flooding chances

NWS extends flash flood watch to 1 p.m. for Bexar County, as soaked soil increases flooding chances

By Caleb Downs, mySanAntonio.com Published 6:57 am CDT, Monday, September 10, 2018 Kat Gehrke watches a flooded Helotes Creek in Grey Forest after rains causes flooding at low water crossings throughout the town, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. At the height of the rain storm, all low water crossings, including the main road leading into Grey Forest, Scenic Loop Road, were closed for several hours. less Kat Gehrke watches a flooded Helotes Creek in Grey Forest after…

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Houston area under flash flood watch from afternoon until Tuesday morning

PHOTOS: Get ready A flash flood watch is in effect until Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. >>Avoid these streets if heavy rains occur… PHOTOS: Get ready A flash flood watch is in effect until Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. >>Avoid these streets if heavy rains occur… Photo: National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Worst Houston high water spots for road flooding You don’t get to live in a place called the Bayou City and not get a little road…

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WEATHER ALERT: Flash flood watch issued for several southeast Texas counties

WEATHER ALERT: Flash flood watch issued for several southeast Texas counties

Forecasters warned of the possibility of heavy rain and flooding from Monday into Tuesday as a storm system moves through the region. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch from 1 p.m. Monday until Tuesday morning for Brazoria, Chambers, Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Jackson, Liberty, Matagorda and Wharton counties. Below is the official statement from the Weather Service: …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOONTHROUGH TUESDAY MORNING… The National…

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More rain, more flooding throughout San Antonio area

More rain, more flooding throughout San Antonio area

SAN ANTONIO – Vehicles towed from flood waters, residents trapped in subdivisions and a flooded family reunion are just a few of the issues rain caused throughout the San Antonio area overnight. Pearl-area flooding With the ground already saturated by last week’s rain, the conditions were optimal for flash flooding. A car partially submerged in flood water had to be removed with a tow truck along Avenue B near the Pearl, an area that saw and…

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Flood advisory for Houston area as Hurricane Florence heads for East Coast

Flood advisory for Houston area as Hurricane Florence heads for East Coast

People take cover under a bus stop on Hamilton Street as heavy rain falls over the downtown area Sunday Sept. 9, 2018 in Houston. People take cover under a bus stop on Hamilton Street as heavy rain falls over the downtown area Sunday Sept. 9, 2018 in Houston. Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Staff Photographer Thunderstorms roll through the Houston area about 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Thunderstorms roll through the Houston area about 2 p.m….

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Heavy Rains Are Moving Through Austin. Here Are 7 Ways To Stay Aware Of Severe Weather

Heavy Rains Are Moving Through Austin. Here Are 7 Ways To Stay Aware Of Severe Weather

Heavy rains are moving through the Austin area this morning. A flash flood warning is in effect for areas south of Austin, including New Braunfels, San Marcos and Kyle, until 10:15 this morning. To keep you up-to-date, we’ve collated a list of handy resources during severe weather. Google Crisis Map Google’s map can alert you to any weather-related warnings or watches in your area, as well as display public shelter locations. National Weather Service Radar…

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Heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding Sunday

Heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding Sunday

By Liz Teitz, Staff writer Updated 7:54 pm CDT, Saturday, September 8, 2018 Drier days are ahead this week after heavy rain moves out Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain are expected through Sunday, NWS meteorologist Yvette Benavides said, but isolated areas could see up to 7 inches. A flash flood watch was issued for all of South-Central Texas through 1 p.m. Sunday. “It’s difficult to tell…

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Heavy rain caused more than 70 road closures as flash flood watch extends into Monday

Heavy rain caused more than 70 road closures as flash flood watch extends into Monday

By Liz Teitz, Staff writer Updated 7:04 pm CDT, Sunday, September 9, 2018 Grey Forest residents photograph debris at low water crossing, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. All low water crossings in Grey Forest were closed due to flooding Sunday morning. At the height of the storm, the main road leading into town, Scenic Loop Road, was closed for several hours. less Grey Forest residents photograph debris at low water crossing, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. All low…

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Flash flood warnings extended for Bexar, Comal counties until 1:45 p.m. Sunday

Flash flood warnings extended for Bexar, Comal counties until 1:45 p.m. Sunday

SAN ANTONIO – Midday Weather Update Although rain is letting up, Flash Flood Warnings (FFW) have been extended to give time for the water to run off. More than 4 inches of rain in some places. Please use caution and avoid flooded streets. A FFW for Bexar and Comal counties has been extended to 1:45 p.m. A FFW for Comal and Guadalupe counties has been extended to 1:15 p.m. A FFW for Medina and Bandera counties ntil 1 p.m….

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Another Omni Employee Was Trapped in Elevator During Flooding 2 Years Before Jill Renick Died, Amended Suit Says

Another Omni Employee Was Trapped in Elevator During Flooding 2 Years Before Jill Renick Died, Amended Suit Says

The civil lawsuit accusing Houston’s Omni Hotel and Otis Elevators of negligence in the death of Jill Renick who during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 was trapped in an elevator and ultimately drowned in the hotel basement, has been amended to include an earlier similar incident. On September 4, an amended petition was filed in the 44th Civil District Court in Dallas County saying that the Omni should have changed its safety procedures and recognized the…

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How Long Does Houston Realistically Have Left Before Hurricane Season is Over?

How Long Does Houston Realistically Have Left Before Hurricane Season is Over?

Sitting in the middle of the busiest part of hurricane season, it feels like the end is a pretty good distance away. The statistical peak of hurricane season is September 10, but the season doesn’t officially end until December 1. Waters in the tropical Atlantic can stay warm enough to support tropical storms well into the fall. So, what about Texas? For those who grew up along the Texas coast, we recognize the rules for…

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Flash flood watch continues across parts of Greater Houston area

Flash flood watch continues across parts of Greater Houston area

PHOTOS: More high water A flash flood watch is in effect for much of the Greater Houston area on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. >>See some of the weekend flooding in the area… PHOTOS: More high water A flash flood watch is in effect for much of the Greater Houston area on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. >>See some of the weekend flooding in the area… Photo: National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Meteorologists are tracking Tropical Storm Gordon…

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NWS extends flash flood warning for Galveston, Chambers, Brazoria counties

Vehicles move along the flooded roadway at Broadway near 35th St. Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Galveston. Vehicles move along the flooded roadway at Broadway near 35th St. Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Galveston. Photo: Melissa Phillip, Staff Photographer Carmen Martinez, second from left, hugs her niece, Erika Lara, both of Houston, as they wait in line to pay for parking before boarding a cruise ship for a five day vacation Monday, Sept. 3, 2018,…

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One Year Later: Islanders Recount Hurricane Harvey

One Year Later: Islanders Recount Hurricane Harvey

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – When you live along the Gulf of Mexico, a hurricane is not a matter of if, but when, and on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, “when” in the form of Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, near Rockport. At first, the storm was nothing more than a tropical wave off Africa, and it stayed disorganized for quite a few days. However, thanks to the Gulf’s warm waters, Harvey grew quickly, and…

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Houston METRO Halts Harvey Ads That Feature Wrong Hurricane

Houston METRO Halts Harvey Ads That Feature Wrong Hurricane

The top of a fire hydrant sticks out of floodwaters in front of a home on September 7, 2017 in Richwood, Texas. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) HOUSTON (AP) — Transit officials in Houston have halted a TV commercial praising the agency’s response to last year’s Harvey flooding because the spot wrongly showed 2005 video from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The Houston Chronicle reports Metropolitan Transit Authority officials Thursday pulled the commercial made by South…

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When It Comes To Federal Hurricane Protection Dollars, Oil Companies Get First Dibs

When It Comes To Federal Hurricane Protection Dollars, Oil Companies Get First Dibs

From Texas Standard:  Oil companies have long been blamed for playing a role in climate change. But now, those companies are asking the government to protect their interests from the harsher storms and higher tides connected with global warming. Companies on the Texas Gulf Coast, which is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, are pushing for a 60-mile stretch of sea walls and levees that would help protect homes, beaches and, yes, oil infrastructure, from the…

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Flood advisory in effect for several areas southeast of Houston

Flood advisory in effect for several areas southeast of Houston

RAIN HITS HOUSTON:  A rain model shows storms moving west from Louisiana to the Houston area, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. >>Texas hot weather memes that make us laugh RAIN HITS HOUSTON:  A rain model shows storms moving west from Louisiana to the Houston area, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. >>Texas hot weather memes that make us laugh Photo: National Weather Service Houston/Galveston It’s summer in Texas and these memes perfectly describe the struggle of…

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Hurricane Harvey: 2 years later

Hurricane Harvey: 2 years later

HOUSTON – Two years ago, people up and down the Texas coast were bracing for what would become one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. Hurricane Harvey made landfall about 10 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2017, on San Jose Island, as a Category 4 storm with winds of more than 130 mph. It quickly made a second landfall near Rockport, Texas, crossed over the Copano Bay and made a…

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Don’t Miss Tales of Hurricane Harvey Art Exhibit

Don’t Miss Tales of Hurricane Harvey Art Exhibit

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – There is just one week left to catch a glimpse of the unique art display at La Retama Central Library displaying student’s experiences during Hurricane Harvey. The exhibit titled, “A Day of Remembrance, Hurricane Harvey: Narrative Artwork,” showcases the imagination and emotion of more than 150 Coastal Bend students personally affected by the storm. Featured artwork includes glass molds, sketches, photography, personal testimonies and poetry. The exhibit is free and will…

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1,000-year-old Texas oak tree survives Hurricane Harvey – the 500-year storm

1,000-year-old Texas oak tree survives Hurricane Harvey – the 500-year storm

By Brian Reynolds, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Updated 5:23 pm CDT, Sunday, August 27, 2017 The Big Tree, a live oak that is more than 1,000-years-old survived Hurricane Harvey’s landfall near Goose Island State Park. See more images of the flooding caused by Harvey.  The Big Tree, a live oak that is more than 1,000-years-old survived Hurricane Harvey’s landfall near Goose Island State Park. See more images of the flooding caused by Harvey.  Photo: Texas Department…

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Citing Flooding Concerns, Bastrop Temporarily Stops New Development

Citing Flooding Concerns, Bastrop Temporarily Stops New Development

Development in Bastrop has been temporarily put on hold. The Bastrop City Council voted unanimously last week to put a 90-day moratorium on development permits. The city wants to use this time to update its land-development rules to try to prevent flooding, an effort it’s calling Building Bastrop. The council also approved an emergency ordinance related to drainage. Bastrop Mayor Connie Schroeder has stressed that the city is “pro-development” and says the pause will give the city a chance…

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Debt, loss and faith: How three families are faring a year after Hurricane Harvey

Debt, loss and faith: How three families are faring a year after Hurricane Harvey

FRIENDSWOOD — Recreational vehicles aren’t meant to have four people living in them for eight months — just ask the Eichberger family. The bathroom floor starts to cave in, the kitchen roof leaks every time it rains, and there just isn’t enough space for two boys and their parents to live comfortably. After Hurricane Harvey dealt the Texas coast a devastating blow on Aug. 25, 2017, it turned into a tropical storm that poured historic…

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GMSA: Whataburger hires Morgan Stanley; overnight crashes; severe weather returns

GMSA: Whataburger hires Morgan Stanley; overnight crashes; severe weather returns

Good morning and TGIF! What are your plans this weekend? Leslie says she’s attending a going away party tonight then having a spa day with her daughter on Sunday. I wasn’t invited.  Since Lake Dunlap has been drained by this week’s dam failure, I’m planning to go kayak fishing with my son at Medina Lake on Sunday. I bet we wind up swimming at some point with temperatures hovering near 90 degrees. Oh yeah! Have…

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Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas prepared for next Hurricane Harvey

Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas prepared for next Hurricane Harvey

Texas is ready for the next Hurricane Harvey, Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday after participating in a briefing with President Donald Trump to prepare for storm season, which began Friday. “We are ready, and we are taking steps on a daily basis to make sure we will be able to address any challenge coming our way,” Abbott told reporters. “We’re getting everything lined up to make sure that we will be capable of responding to…

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This is what happened when Tropical Storm Allison hit Houston area 18 years ago

This is what happened when Tropical Storm Allison hit Houston area 18 years ago

HOUSTON – Eighteen years ago, Tropical Storm Allison made landfall and left Houston under water.  Allison delivered the most devastating rain Houston had ever seen. Tropical Storm Allison started as a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico in June 2001. No one expected it would end up going on record as one of the most devastating rain events in U.S. history.  In just days, the storm dumped 80 percent of the area’s average rainfall. VIDEO: Aerials…

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Hurricane season starts June 1. Here are some ways Texans can prepare.

Hurricane season starts June 1. Here are some ways Texans can prepare.

Hey, Texplainer: How can I prepare for the upcoming hurricane season? Hurricane season is coming — and it can be deadly. Texas got its most recent glimpse of that during Hurricane Harvey, a storm that slammed the Gulf Coast in August and left Houston grappling with unprecedented flooding. Dozens of people died. The storm caused an estimated $200 billion in damage. Smaller towns that rely on tourism are still grappling with the aftermath. “If we…

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Report: Solving Houston flooding woes will require wholesale strategy overhaul

Report: Solving Houston flooding woes will require wholesale strategy overhaul

A new report by a group of leading Texas researchers details a variety of shortcomings with the Houston area’s current — and proposed — approach to flood control and calls on civil leaders to pursue a multifaceted and regional strategy that ensures that all communities receive better protection regardless of socioeconomic status. The report by the so-called Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium — a group of scientists from universities and other institutions across the state formed…

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Global warming boosted Hurricane Harvey's rainfall by at least 15 percent, studies find

Global warming boosted Hurricane Harvey's rainfall by at least 15 percent, studies find

NEW ORLEANS — There’s a theme lurking under the giant science meeting here along the Mississippi River: Extreme weather really is getting more extreme because of climate change. The human influence on hurricanes and wildfires is increasingly obvious. For years this has been a subject clouded in uncertainties. But now scientists say they have hard numbers. Wednesday morning two independent research teams, one based in the Netherlands and the other in California, reported that the…

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Lunchtime Look: KSAT 12 Weather Authority severe weather coverage

Lunchtime Look: KSAT 12 Weather Authority severe weather coverage

Here’s what’s coming up on KSAT 12’s News at Noon: What’s Trending KSAT 12 Weather Authority severe weather coverage The Weather Authority team is monitoring severe weather in the San Antonio area. Royal baby name announced: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor Meghan and Harry have announced a name! The royal baby is called Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Mount for drones created by St. Mary’s students can better inspect bridges Engineering students from St. Mary’s University have created a…

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T-Squared: Hurricane Harvey, in book form

T-Squared: Hurricane Harvey, in book form

Hurricane Harvey certainly isn’t something to commemorate.  Its powerful winds — a Category 4 upon impact near Rockport, the strongest Texas hurricane in half a century — demolished beachfront communities, wrecked vacation homes and trailer parks alike, and tossed boats and cars around like confetti. And its unprecedented rainfall, a mind-boggling 51 inches, drowned Houston, an already flood-prone city of more than 2 million, as well as communities up and down Texas’ Gulf Coast.  But when the publishing company…

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In wake of major floods, Texas water agency drafting statewide flood plan

In wake of major floods, Texas water agency drafting statewide flood plan

For 60 years, the Texas Water Development Board has been the keeper of a master list of projects that are supposed to meet the state’s water needs for the next half century. But the latest list the agency is compiling is not about supplying water — it’s about managing it. Earlier this year in the wake of two major floods that crippled communities across the state — and just months before the remnants of Hurricane…

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Will Hurricane Irma pull federal resources away from Harvey aid?

Will Hurricane Irma pull federal resources away from Harvey aid?

WASHINGTON – After a pair of massive hurricanes battered Texas and Florida, members of Congress from those states are facing an uncomfortable question: Does relief for one state come at the cost of the other? The fear among many in Washington is that the double-whammy of the two hurricanes — Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida — could pull away federal resources needed in both states. One of the most important Texans in the middle of these…

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Slideshow: Digging out from Hurricane Harvey

Slideshow: Digging out from Hurricane Harvey

Across Southeast Texas and along much of the Texas Gulf Coast, residents are returning to cities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. And flooding still remained in some areas of the state 10 days after Harvey first hit the Texas coast on Aug. 25. Gov. Greg Abbott has said the cost of storm recovery could reach $180 billion in federal funds, a total that would be $60 billion more than what was needed for recovery efforts after…

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Police: Homeowner Shot Intruder As Hurricane Harvey Hit Texas

Police: Homeowner Shot Intruder As Hurricane Harvey Hit Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI (CBSNEWS) – A homeowner shot an alleged intruder in Corpus Christi, Texas, just as Hurricane Harvey was making landfall late Friday night, police confirmed to CBS News. The victim was taken to a local hospital, and was coherent when police arrived on scene, the Corpus Christi Police Department said on Twitter. Officers responded to the residents and found the had been shot in the head, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports. It was unclear…

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Harvey Downgraded To Category 1 Hurricane, Flood Threat Continues

Harvey Downgraded To Category 1 Hurricane, Flood Threat Continues

CORPUS CHRISTI (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Hurricane Harvey settled over southeast Texas early Saturday, lashing the state’s Gulf Coast with damaging winds and dumping torrents of rain over hundreds of miles of coastline that braced for what forecasters predicted would be life-threatening storm surges — basically walls of water moving inland. The fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade made landfall Friday night about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi as a Category…

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More Evacuations As Hurricane Harvey Bears Down On Texas

More Evacuations As Hurricane Harvey Bears Down On Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years. Forecasters labeled Harvey a “life-threatening storm” that posed a “grave risk.” Millions of people braced for a prolonged battering that could swamp dozens of counties more…

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Harvey Will Likely Become Hurricane Soon

Harvey Will Likely Become Hurricane Soon

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – As of 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, Harvey is a tropical storm, but is rapidly intensifying and will likely become a hurricane by the end of the day. The storm is churning off to the north/northwest and is on track to make landfall by very early Saturday morning, somewhere in the Corpus Christi area. Harvey will then slowly wander around the coast throughout the entire coming weekend before slowly moving east toward Louisiana…

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Hurricane Warning Issued As Harvey Approaches Texas Coast

Hurricane Warning Issued As Harvey Approaches Texas Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas early Thursday and forecasters said it could become a hurricane. A hurricane warning was issued for the Texas coast Thursday morning, covering an area from Port Mansfield to Matagorda. The storm’s maximum sustained winds had increased to near 45 mph (70 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center said additional strengthening was expected and Harvey could become a…

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