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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Slow-moving storm drenches Ogden, floods roads

Slow-moving storm drenches Ogden, floods roads

By Cammie Bellamy StarNews Staff Wednesday Aug 15, 2018 at 5:04 PM Aug 15, 2018 at 6:10 PM Bright Leaf Road at Wendover Lane among streets closed due to high water NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Several roads in the Ogden and Middle Sound areas of New Hanover County are flooded after a brief but heavy storm Wednesday afternoon. New Hanover County emergency dispatchers said as of 4:45 p.m., police were closing Bright Leaf Road at Wendover Lane, behind Big Lots, due to standing water. Flooding…

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'Life threatening' currents, waves from Tropical Storm Chris off Carolina coast

'Life threatening' currents, waves from Tropical Storm Chris off Carolina coast

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue said they rescued about 20 people from the ocean on Sunday. Tropical Storm Chris is stalled off the coast of the Carolinas, gathering strength to become a hurricane but not expected to make landfall. No hurricane or storm watches or warnings were posted Monday morning, but forecasters said Sunday that Chris will bring “life threatening” rough surf and dangerous rip currents along the East Coast. Minor beach erosion and ocean overwash…

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Tropical Storm Chris expected to strengthen, spare NC coast

Tropical Storm Chris expected to strengthen, spare NC coast

By Cammie Bellamy StarNews Staff Sunday Jul 8, 2018 at 5:57 PM Jul 8, 2018 at 7:47 PM The National Hurricane Center forecast the storm could become a hurricane Monday. N.C. COAST — Tropical Storm Chris is expected to strengthen to a hurricane Monday off the North Carolina coast, but is unlikely to cause problems on land. As of Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Chris, which grew from a tropical depression to a tropical storm Sunday, was sitting 180 miles southeast of…

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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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NWS issues Tornado Warning for Columbus and Bladen Counties

NWS issues Tornado Warning for Columbus and Bladen Counties

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) – The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Tornado Warning for Columbus and Bladen Counties. If you are in the warned area, please take shelter immediately in an interior room and cover and protect your head. Stay tuned to WECT on air and online for the latest weather developments. Download the WECT Weather app in the Apple App or Google Play store for interactive radar, hour-by-hour forecasts and watches and…

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NWS issues Tornado Warning for New Hanover County

NWS issues Tornado Warning for New Hanover County

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NWS issues Tornado Warning for Pender and Sampson Counties until 11:45 am .

NWS issues Tornado Warning for Pender and Sampson Counties until 11:45 am .

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) – The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Tornado Warning for Pender and Sampson Counties until 11:45 a.m. If you are in the warned area, please take shelter immediately in an interior room and cover and protect your head. Stay tuned to WECT on air and online for the latest weather developments. Download the WECT Weather app in the Apple App or Google Play store for interactive radar, hour-by-hour forecasts and…

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NEWS NOW: Insurance camps can help hurricane victims file claims

NEWS NOW: Insurance camps can help hurricane victims file claims

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NEWS NOW: Mobile medical care available in Wilmington for hurricane victims

NEWS NOW: Mobile medical care available in Wilmington for hurricane victims

(Source: WECT) WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The UnitedHealth Group has set up a mobile clinic in Wilmington to help Hurricane Florence victims and Anita Bachmann, the CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Community Plan North Carolina, will discuss the medical care the clinic provides with WECT’s Ashlea Kosikowski on News Now at 4:30 p.m.   >>Desktop users can see News Now at the top of this story. Mobile users can watch it here.<< Located at the Dreams Center at 901…

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Global warming boosted Hurricane Harvey&#039;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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