Hurricane Irma has strengthened into an extremely dangerous category five storm as it churns towards the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, forecasters say. It is expected to remain a major hurricane throughout the week. (more) As of 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday, the center of Irma was located about 270 miles (440 kilometers) east of… Continue reading “Irma strengthens into a massive category 5 hurricane”
Originally posted 2017-09-05 13:55:20.
LOS ANGELES �� Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a local emergency Sunday and asked Gov. Jerry Brown to do the same as firefighters continued to battle a large blaze in the Verdugo Mountains that destroyed three homes, closed a freeway and forced hundreds to leave their homes. Firefighters hoped for some relief overnight from a… Continue reading “LA declares emergency as wildfire burns out of control”
Originally posted 2017-09-04 04:41:56.
BEAUMONT, Texas — As some Houston residents Friday faced the heartache of evacuating their homes again due to water expected from reservoir releases, parts of Texas south of the city were bracing for potentially deadly flooding from overflowing rivers. The coastal city of Lake Jackson, about an hour south of Houston, Friday issued emergency mandatory evacuation… Continue reading “Texas residents face new evacuations, overflowing rivers”
Originally posted 2017-09-02 13:10:55.
US billionaire Michael Dell and his wife Susan announced Friday an initiative to raise $100 million in private funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery. The Dells, both Houston natives, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” program that they were donating $18 million to kick off the fund, and for every $2 raised by others over the US Labor… Continue reading “Texas billionaire Dell to raise funds for Harvey recovery”
Originally posted 2017-09-02 13:12:46.
EL PASO, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday the state is accepting Mexico’s offer to provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, including vehicles, boats and food. Mexico, in a diplomatic note Tuesday, provided a long list of items to help Texas get back on its feet following devastating historic flooding. Carlos Sada,… Continue reading “Governor says Texas will accept Mexican offer of Hurricane Harvey relief”
Originally posted 2017-08-31 00:23:35.
HOUSTON — Rescuers who spotted a child’s bag floating in East Texas floodwaters near Interstate 10 Tuesday afternoon soon made a grim discovery: a 3-year-old girl clinging to the lifeless body of her mother. “They saw the little pink backpack sticking out of the water,” Beaumont Police Officer Hailey Morrow said. The pair were floating dangerously… Continue reading “‘A true testament to a mother’s will’ � saving her daughter, but not herself, from Harvey’s floods”
Originally posted 2017-08-30 19:42:51.