HURRICANE Q&A

HURRICANE Q&A

HURRICANE Q&A Q: What’s the difference between a hurricane warning and a hurricane watch? A: A warning is more serious than a watch. A hurricane watch means a hurricane may threaten the area within 48 hours. A hurricane warning means sustained winds of 74 mph or stronger will likely strike a specific coastal area within 36 hours. Q: Does a higher category number mean a worse storm? A: Yes. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale rates storms…

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Coastal region now in Florence's cone of uncertainty

Coastal region now in Florence's cone of uncertainty

The tropical storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane late Saturday or early Sunday. WILMINGTON — At 11 a.m. Saturday, Southeastern North Carolina officially entered the cone of uncertainty for Tropical Storm Florence, which is on a track headed for the East Coast. By 5 p.m., the track for the tropical storm, which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane Saturday night or Sunday, had shifted slightly north, bringing its potential trajectory closer to the region. With the…

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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 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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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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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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3rd hurricane of season in Atlantic predicted by Sunday

3rd hurricane of season in Atlantic predicted by Sunday

Friday Aug 31, 2018 at 8:20 AM Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 is forecast to strengthen to Tropical Storm Florence on Friday and then a hurricane by Sunday morning. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone 6, which is forecast to strengthen to Tropical Storm Florence and then a hurricane by Sunday. It would be the third hurricane of the 2018 season, following Beryl and Chris. The potential tropical cyclone is in the far eastern Atlantic, about…

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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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