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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