Airlines waive rebooking fees ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

Airlines waive rebooking fees ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

As Tropical Storm Barry continues its journey along the Gulf Coast, several airlines are offering to waive fees to passengers traveling in and to Texas and Louisiana. The waivers will allow previous ticket holders to change their reservations without fees. All changes must be made before a specific deadline. Travelers should head to the airline’s website to see all airports included. Delta: Covers travel between July 12-14 need to rebook by the 17th. United Airlines:…

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Study: Processed-food chemical may link to autism

88° × News Local News Texas News National News International News You’re Clicking It The News Edge Isiah Factor Uncensored You Decide Featured Videos ‘Look at me!’: 4-year-old with rare disorder excited to walk at physical therapy Earthquake rattles Washington state, followed by aftershock Airbnb to help victims of Tropical Storm Barry Rapper, original Screwed Up Click member Lil’ KeKe salutes Houston DJ’s for Annual 713 Day Most Recent Stories ‘Look at me!’: 4-year-old with…

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Connection between Houston, New Orleans goes beyond hurricanes

Connection between Houston, New Orleans goes beyond hurricanes

HOUSTON, Texas — As Tropical Storm Barry sets its sights on Louisiana, Houston may be out of its path, but we’ve got some friends that may not be so lucky. It’s no secret Houston has a connection with New Orleans. How can we not?  We’ve got some history and a lot of things in common: lots of culture, good cuisine and unfortunately, hurricanes.  RELATED: Live Blog: Mandatory evacuations underway in Louisiana due to Tropical Storm…

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How Tropical Storm Barry is impacting travel plans

How Tropical Storm Barry is impacting travel plans

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Barry is expected to cause major problems on I-10 through Louisiana and could cause issues for Houston travelers. Houston makeup artist Shielia Ybarra, her daughter and five friends have been in Cancun since Monday. They are scheduled to return to Houston on Saturday, but now their return flights are in jeopardy. “I think my husband is a little bit more concerned than I am, but it’s pouring where he is, and…

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Charming Charlie to close all 261 stores

Charming Charlie to close all 261 stores

A view of the Charming Charlie booth during the Operation Smile 8th Annual Park City Ski Challenge at The St. Regis Deer Valley on March 23, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Kim Raff/Getty Images for Operation Smile) A view of the Charming Charlie booth during the Operation Smile 8th Annual Park City Ski Challenge at The St. Regis Deer Valley on March 23, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Kim Raff/Getty Images…

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Tropical Storm Barry Forecast to Hit Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry Forecast to Hit Louisiana

HOUSTON — Barry became a tropical storm on Thursday morning with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. The storm remains poorly organized and as of 7 pm the winds have only been able to increase to 45 mph. This has allowed the NHC to lower its intensity forecast for the storm. We now expect Barry to make landfall on the Louisiana coast Saturday morning as a strong tropical storm with max winds near 70 mph….

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Fire department welcomes 12 babies after devastating wildfire

Fire department welcomes 12 babies after devastating wildfire

REDDING, Calif. — Nearing the one year anniversary of the devastating Carr Fire in California, the 12 babies born into the Redding Fire Department got together for an adorable photo shoot. “After the Carr Fire, after we all went through something emotional, we all got together and were telling each other what was happening – and we all kind of figured out we were all pregnant together,” said Kimberly Hanlon, a Redding Fire wife. According…

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Cutting down on some, but not all flooding in Whiteville

Cutting down on some, but not all flooding in Whiteville

The City of Whiteville has two storm water projects underway 7/11/19. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) —  After flooding during hurricanes Matthew and Florence, the City of Whiteville is taking steps to improve its storm-water drainage system. But just how effective are the improvements? “This last Hurricane, we had about a foot of water in the shop,” said Lynn Simmons, manager of the Whiteville Body Shop. – Advertisement – Simmons knows firsthand how bad flooding…

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How can a canal full of water reduce flooding on Corpus Christi's North Beach? Let's see

How can a canal full of water reduce flooding on Corpus Christi's North Beach? Let's see

CLOSE A task force believes its redevelopment plans will both draw visitors to North Beach and fix the neighborhood’s flooding and beach erosion problems. Kathryn Cargo, Corpus Christi Caller Times It’s easy for Corpus Christi residents to forget about North Beach unless they live there or work at the Texas State Aquarium or Lexington Museum. But the entire city has a big stake in North Beach, not only because of those two major visitor attractions,…

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Tropical Storm Barry forecast to make landfall in Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry forecast to make landfall in Louisiana

AUSTIN, Texas — Tropical Storm Barry remains disorganized Thursday afternoon as it sits in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. The latest forecast track now has Barry making landfall as a strong tropical storm on Saturday along the Louisiana coast. kvue Although wind and surge will be a concern, flash flooding and river flooding are the main threats with this storm. Rainfall amounts of 5 to 15 inches are expected over much of the state of…

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Houstonians with Louisiana ties prepare to host Tropical Storm Barry evacuees

Houstonians with Louisiana ties prepare to host Tropical Storm Barry evacuees

HOUSTON — Neyow’s Creole Café on Richmond is filled with Louisiana décor and plenty of people with ties to the Big Easy and beyond. “I have family all through Louisiana, from north to south,” Chrisharon Norman said. “New Orleans, Baton Rouge, everywhere.” Norman and other coworkers have been in constant contact as Tropical Storm Barry looms in the Gulf. “I mean, each time you can never be fully prepared for it,” Norman said. “It breaks…

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Deputy's death, Tropical Storm Barry lead this week's headlines from Houston Chronicle

Deputy's death, Tropical Storm Barry lead this week's headlines from Houston Chronicle

Photo: Elizabeth Conley/Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Photo: Elizabeth Conley/Staff Photographer Deputy’s death, Tropical Storm Barry lead this week’s headlines from Houston Chronicle 1  /  23 Back to Gallery A sheriff’s deputy’s unexpected death, and the threat of a hurricane hitting Houston lead this week’s must-know headlines from the Houston Chronicle newsroom. Other stories include how Hurricane Harvey survivors are still dealing with the storm’s aftermath, an…

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The Latest: Hurricane warning issued for Louisiana

The Latest: Hurricane warning issued for Louisiana

Updated 4:18 pm CDT, Thursday, July 11, 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of the Louisiana coast ahead of Tropical Storm Barry’s arrival. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued the warning Thursday afternoon for the Louisiana coast from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle. A tropical storm warning is in effect for other…

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A Houston Newcomers Guide To Hurricanes And Storm Prep

After Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region. For those who are new to Houston, hurricane and storm preparation can seem intimidating. But even for Houstonians whose family has lived here for generations, it never hurts to have a few new storm tricks up your sleeve. In the midst of hurricane season, here’s…

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New Orleans area braces for first hurricane of the season

New Orleans area braces for first hurricane of the season

By KEVIN McGILL and REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans’ improved post-Katrina flood defenses. National Guard troops and rescue crews in high-water vehicles took up positions around the state as Louisiana braced for…

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South Texas may be clear of tropical storm Barry, expected to become a hurricane

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about South Texas may be clear of tropical storm Barry, expected to become a hurricane The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Tropical Storm Barry in the northern Gulf of Mexico which is expected to become a hurricane. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed….

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Houston's Flood Preparedness Has Improved Since Hurricane Harvey, But Still Has A Long Way To Go

Houston's Flood Preparedness Has Improved Since Hurricane Harvey, But Still Has A Long Way To Go

From Texas Standard: According to the latest predictions, Louisiana is likely to be hardest hit by a storm that could become a hurricane, if Tropical Storm Barry continues to gain strength. Luckily for Texas, the state likely won’t get much rain from that weather system. Nevertheless, it’s a good reminder for Texas to look at how well it’s prepared for the next major storm. Steve Costello is chief recovery officer for the City of Houston,…

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Houston’s Flood Preparedness Has Improved Since Hurricane Harvey, But Still Has A Long Way To Go

Houston’s Flood Preparedness Has Improved Since Hurricane Harvey, But Still Has A Long Way To Go

Tropical Storm Barry, which is forecasted to become a hurricane, likely won’t hit the Texas Gulf coast. But that doesn’t mean residents shouldn’t prepare for floods later in hurricane season. Share this story with a friend: By Rhonda Fanning & Jill AmentJuly 11, 2019 12:42 pmEnergy & Environment, Government & Politics, Hurricane Harvey

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Family says missing Dallas toddler is dead

Family says missing Dallas toddler is dead

90° × News Local Texas US & World Politics FOX 7 Care Force Featured Videos Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico, could bring ‘catastrophic’ flooding to Louisiana Body found in hotel room believed to be missing woman, APD says Lightning strikes blamed for house fires in Flower Mound, Irving Shelter for displaced immigrants in need of space for more families Most Recent Stories Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico, could bring…

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf

AUSTIN, Texas — The tropical disturbance that we have been monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico for the past several days was upgraded to Tropical Storm Barry this morning. This means the storm is strengthening with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph, and bands of rain beginning to spiral out from the center of circulation, 95 miles south/southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.  Most forecast models are trending for this system to move…

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Full Show: Tropical Storm Barry Update, And Looming Immigration Raids (July 11, 2019)

Full Show: Tropical Storm Barry Update, And Looming Immigration Raids (July 11, 2019)

Houston Matters begins at noon on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Thursday’s Houston Matters: As Tropical Storm Barry approaches, New Orleans received some eight inches of rain Wednesday causing street flooding. While Louisiana may have more stormy weather ahead, what about Houston? Meteorologist Jeff Evans from the National Weather Service brings us the latest on the storm and how it might affect Greater Houston. Also this hour:…

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Live Blog: Mandatory evacuations underway in Louisiana due to Tropical Storm Barry

Live Blog: Mandatory evacuations underway in Louisiana due to Tropical Storm Barry

NEW ORLEANS — Here is a live blog with the latest updates on the tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. Thursday, July 11: – 10:26 a.m. – Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall late Friday. Meteorologists do not know when the storm will turn into a hurricane but expect it will do so sometime before it hits Louisiana. – 10:20 a.m. – East Jefferson Hospital will operate normally Thursday and Friday. Jefferson…

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico

TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) – The second named storm has formed with the potential to become a weak hurricane before making landfall in Louisiana this weekend. Tropical Storm Barry continues to swirl in the Gulf of Mexico, and could become a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday. Regardless of whether or not this stays a tropical storm or becomes a weak hurricane, the result is going to be the same. There will be some big flooding issues for most…

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

A flooded street in New Orleans on July 10, 2019. (Photo: New Orleans Fire Department) By KEVIN McGILL and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Barry formed off the coast of Louisiana on Thursday and threatened to blow ashore as a hurricane with drenching rains that could test the flood-control improvements made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. – Advertisement – Forecasters said the first hurricane of the…

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Tropical Storm Barry forms, hurricane landfall expected Saturday in Louisana

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico with sustained winds of 40 mph, the National Hurricane Center announced Thursday morning. The system is expected to strengthen to a category one hurricane, with winds of at least 74 mph, by the time it makes a forecasted landfall west of New Orleans, Louisiana Saturday morning. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for most of the Louisiana gulf coast. The Grand Isle…

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Tropical Storm Barry Forms In Gulf; Louisiana Goes Into State Of Emergency

Tropical Storm Barry Forms In Gulf; Louisiana Goes Into State Of Emergency

Updated at 2 p.m. ET Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, and it could become a hurricane by late Friday, the National Hurricane Center says. Forecasters say the storm could bring a storm surge and heavy rains to Louisiana. Barry is now predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane shortly before making landfall Saturday morning. Its maximum winds are expected to reach 75 mph — but officials are warning of…

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The Latest: Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf

The Latest: Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and forecasters say it could become a hurricane as it threatens Louisiana’s coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm’s maximum sustained winds Thursday morning are near 40 mph (64 kph) with additional strengthening expected during the next day or two. A tropical storm…

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Tropical Storm Barry heads for Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry heads for Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, and presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi – the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm’s maximum sustained winds Thursday morning are near 40 mph with…

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Storm in Gulf of Mexico strengthens into tropical storm; expected to turn into Hurricane Barry this weekend

Storm in Gulf of Mexico strengthens into tropical storm; expected to turn into Hurricane Barry this weekend

Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico; could become a hurricane as it threatens Louisiana. Areas in the southern United States are bracing for a possible hurricane that could strike the Gulf Coast and raise the Mississippi River to the brim of the city’s protective levees. Just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, the storm officially became Tropical Storm Barry. Forecasters said was on track to strengthen into a hurricane by the weekend. RELATED: 9-15…

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf: Expected to become hurricane before landfall

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf: Expected to become hurricane before landfall

HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team continues to monitor the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. In its 10 a.m. update The National Hurricane Center just upgraded the system to Tropical Storm Barry, but it will likely strengthen to a Cat. 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall.  RELATED: Houston Forecast: Increasing rain chance Thursday and Friday LIVE BLOG: State of emergency in Louisiana with hurricane watch in effect Here is the latest cone…

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Tropical storm Barry forms in Gulf: Expected to become hurricane before landfall

Tropical storm Barry forms in Gulf: Expected to become hurricane before landfall

HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team continues to monitor the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. In its 10 a.m. update The National Hurricane Center just upgraded the system to a tropical storm, but it will likely strengthen to a tropical storm and then a Cat. 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall.  RELATED: Houston Forecast: Increasing rain chance Thursday and Friday Here is the latest cone of uncertainty for Tropical Storm Barry, which…

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Soon-to-Be Tropical Storm Barry on a Path for Louisiana

Soon-to-Be Tropical Storm Barry on a Path for Louisiana

The disturbance labeled Potential Tropical Cyclone Two (eventually Tropical Storm, perhaps Hurricane, Barry) spent overnight Wednesday stumbling around the north central Gulf of Mexico remaining a rather disorganized blob. Forecast models, which had begun trending eastward in forecast tracks yesterday continued that overnight, some even putting a bulls-eye on the New Orleans area, which has already seen more than 10 inches of rain from the broad mess of rain and storms surrounding the surface low…

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Hurricane evacuation: After Hurricane Harvey here's what could happen with the next storm

Hurricane evacuation: After Hurricane Harvey here's what could happen with the next storm

CLOSE Storm surge and flooding are the greatest threats to Corpus Christi in a hurricane. Kirsten Crow/Caller-Times, Kirsten Crow/Caller-Times It’s always the big question when a hurricane approaches: hunker down or get out of dodge? That’s exactly what academics and local officials want to know about a post-Harvey Coastal Bend — who left before the storm, who didn’t, why and if they would make the same decision again. Earlier this month, Texas A&M University researchers sent…

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Tropical disturbance continues to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico, expected to become hurricane

Tropical disturbance continues to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico, expected to become hurricane

AUSTIN, Texas — We continue to monitor a disturbance in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. The most recent update from the National Hurricane Center forecasts this disturbance to strengthen into a Tropical Depression Barry by Thursday afternoon and eventually a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday morning with landfall expectancy along the Louisiana coastline. kvue Most forecast models are trending for this system to move westward toward the Louisiana coast by late Friday and early Saturday….

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After New Orleans flooding, Louisiana braces for possible Hurricane Barry

After New Orleans flooding, Louisiana braces for possible Hurricane Barry

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi – the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday. The Gulf of Mexico disturbance that dumped as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain just three hours…

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See how the potential hurricane in the Gulf is forming

See how the potential hurricane in the Gulf is forming

Satellite images from the National Weather Service show the storm as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. The red colors indicate colder cloud temperatures. That means the clouds are higher in the atmosphere, which indicates thunderstorms. >>> See more satellite images  less Satellite images from the National Weather Service show the storm as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. The red colors indicate colder cloud temperatures. That means the clouds are higher in the atmosphere,…

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Live Blog: State of emergency in Louisiana with hurricane watch in effect

Live Blog: State of emergency in Louisiana  with hurricane watch in effect

NEW ORLEANS — Here is a live blog with the latest updates on the tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. Thursday, July 11: – 3:47 a.m.  The National Hurricane Center’s latest 4 a.m. advisory says Potential Tropical Cyclone Two is not a depression yet, but is “expected to be one soon.” The system is currently sitting about 125 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, with maximum sustained winds of 30…

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FBI Arrests Former Top Puerto Rico Officials In Government Corruption Scandal

FBI Arrests Former Top Puerto Rico Officials In Government Corruption Scandal

U.S. authorities have unsealed a corruption indictment against two former top officials in Puerto Rico for directing some $15.5 million in contracts to favored businesses, allegedly edging out other firms for the lucrative government work despite allegations of being unqualified. The two former Puerto Rico leaders — Julia Keleher, who was the secretary of the island’s department of education before stepping down in April, and Ángela Ávila-Marrero, who led Puerto Rico’s Health Insurance Administration until…

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Storms could bring damaging winds, small hail to Raleigh on Thursday night

Storms could bring damaging winds, small hail to Raleigh on Thursday night

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — The Triangle and northern areas of the state are under a level 1 risk for severe weather Thursday night. The threat, which means isolated storms are possible, comes with a risk for damaging winds, heavy rain and small hail, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. A line of storms moving from the west is expected to hit Greensboro around 6:30 p.m. and move into the Triangle between 8…

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Wake County at risk for severe weather Thursday

Wake County at risk for severe weather Thursday

RALEIGH (WTVD) — ABC11 is in First Alert Mode as part of central North Carolina is at risk for severe weather Thursday. There is a marginal risk for severe weather in the afternoon and evening. Areas include Wake County and areas north, like Roxboro. There is a Marginal (Category 1) Risk for severe weather for the northern half of our area this afternoon/evening. Biggest threat = damaging winds. #ncwx pic.twitter.com/tdtqKwECpH — Don Schwenneker (@BigweatherABC11) July…

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HGAC Releases “Together Against the Weather” Campaign Ahead of Hurricane Season

HGAC Releases “Together Against the Weather” Campaign Ahead of Hurricane Season

HGAC Releases “Together Against the Weather” Campaign Ahead of Hurricane Season HGAC has released its “Together Against the Weather” campaign, created to help residents of the 13-county region (Austin County being one of them) to better plan and prepare for hurricanes this 2019 season. Together Against the Weather focuses on helping various special needs populations in our 13-county region, as well as provide strategies and tool kits of materials to help the general population overcome challenges…

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Louisiana braces for possible weekend hurricane

Louisiana braces for possible weekend hurricane

Kevin Mcgill and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press Updated 12:10 am CDT, Thursday, July 11, 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for parts of southeast Louisiana — the possibility that a high Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday. The Gulf of Mexico disturbance…

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico, threatening Louisiana but sparing Houston

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico, threatening Louisiana but sparing Houston

Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, July 11, 2019, threatening Louisiana. Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, July 11, 2019, threatening Louisiana. Photo: National Hurricane Center Photo: National Hurricane Center Image 1 of / 75 Caption Close Image 1 of 75 Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, July 11, 2019, threatening Louisiana. Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of…

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Storm threat not keeping Galveston tourists away

Storm threat not keeping Galveston tourists away

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – We always look to our coastal communities during times like these. Tourists in Galveston aren’t letting the pending storm bother them, it’s just a normal summer day at the Galveston Seawall. People swimming, soaking up the sun, the only care on their minds is enjoying their vacation. Not that a tropical storm is looming in the Gulf. “We were watching the news seeing how New Orleans is getting hit right now. I think…

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