Storms

Texas News: Texas Governor Abbott Orders Increased Readiness Of State Operations Center As Storms Impact The Gulf Coast

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level as heavy rain and storms continue to impact the Texas coast.  The SOC has increased its readiness level from level IV (normal conditions) to level III (increased readiness) beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19.  … Continue reading Texas News: Texas Governor Abbott Orders Increased Readiness Of State Operations Center As Storms Impact The Gulf Coast

North Carolina News: Damage Assessments Underway After Powerful Storms

RALEIGHT, N.C. – Local and state emergency management crews conducted damage assessments Monday morning after suspected tornadoes yesterday took one life and caused damage in Greensboro and Rockingham County.  National Weather Service meteorologists are visiting storm-damaged locations yesterday to make official determinations about tornado touchdowns and intensities. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and staff have … Continue reading North Carolina News: Damage Assessments Underway After Powerful Storms

Irma looms as FEMA still focused on responding to Harvey

WASHINGTON/September 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Faced with the looming threat of dual disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has ramped up preparations for Hurricane Irma as it barrels toward the Florida coast, even as the agency continues the massive recovery effort in storm-battered Texas. It was a one-two punch of powerful storms certain to strain … Continue reading Irma looms as FEMA still focused on responding to Harvey

The Latest: ‘Catastrophic flooding’ cripples southeast Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX/August 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 4:03 a.m. – The National Hurricane Center says Harvey continues to cause “catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas.” The hurricane center says in its 4 a.m. Sunday update that the tropical storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72.42 kph) … Continue reading The Latest: ‘Catastrophic flooding’ cripples southeast Texas

Levee breaks, river closure latest fallout from flooding

ST. LOUIS/May 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Authorities urged residents to evacuate a small Missouri River town and halted traffic along a busy section of the Mississippi River near St. Louis on Wednesday, as relentless rain and an ominous forecast hovered over parts of the flood-soaked Midwest. Heavy rains have swollen many rivers to record levels … Continue reading Levee breaks, river closure latest fallout from flooding

11 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

CANTON, TX/April 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — At least 11 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday. Tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas, killing four people. Three people were killed by flooding and … Continue reading 11 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

Storms take aim at Alabama after killing 2 in Louisiana

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA/April 3, 2017 (AP) — Powerful storms that killed two in Louisiana took aim at Alabama and other parts of the Southeast on Monday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the region. A tornado flipped a mobile home Sunday in Bruex Bridge, Louisiana, killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter. The storm … Continue reading Storms take aim at Alabama after killing 2 in Louisiana

Deadly storm in Midwest sounded like ‘explosion of glass’

ST. LOUIS/March 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A deadly spring-like storm that one Illinois resident described as sounding like “an explosion of glass” damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes in that state and others, blew cars off a major Missouri highway and forced people in an Arkansas town to huddle for safety in a high school. … Continue reading Deadly storm in Midwest sounded like ‘explosion of glass’