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BLOG: Talking hurricanes at 2014 National Hurricane Conference

The 2014 National Hurricane Conference provides training opportunities for emergency managers and first responders on all aspects of dealing with a land falling hurricane or tropical storm.

Hurricane season only 2 months away

On Monday morning Tropical Cyclone Hellen made landfall on the northwest coast of Madagascar in the southwest Indian Ocean. The cyclone is a reminder that our hurricane season is just two months away.

Could offshore wind farms tame hurricanes?

Hurricanes Katrina, Isaac and Sandy were all devastating, deadly storms that cost billions of dollars. But could have fewer lives been lost and damage not have been as costly? A new study says yes thanks to offshore wind farms.

Weather blog: What’s this brewing near the Azores?

While we are bracing for a week or more of colder than normal weather in our area, a low pressure system in the eastern Atlantic south of the Azores is showing some potential to become a tropical or subtropical cyclone.

Special bond remembered one year after Hurricane Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy, crews from CenterPoint Energy in Houston were called on to help. But something else also happened after the storm -- friendship.

Special bond remembered one year after Hurricane Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy, crews from CenterPoint Energy in Houston were called on to help. But something else also happened after the storm -- friendship. Mark Boyle reports.

Blog: 8 years since Hurricane Wilma

Today marks another milestone as it has been eight years since Category 3 Hurricane Wilma made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida.

TS Karen heading towards a weekend landfall

Tropical Storm Karen was struggling with wind shear and dry air Friday morning resulting in the surface center being exposed to the west of the thunderstorms.

TS Karen forms in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Karen is moving north-northwest at about 12 mph and is forecast to continue this motion Thursday and Friday.

Caribbean Tropical Disturbance heading for the Gulf

Our latest tropical disturbance – designated 97L - by the National Hurricane Center was in the northwest Caribbean

Tropical disturbance in the Caribbean

Over the weekend, a tropical disturbance developed in the central Caribbean. The Hurricane Center has designated it as 97L.

Proposal introduced to build large floodgate for Houston Ship Channel

The so-called Centennial Gate would go up near the Fred Hartman Bridge and would swing shut and close off the enormous wall of water from a surge as high as 25 feet.

Proposal introduced to build large floodgate for Houston Ship Channel

The so-called Centennial Gate would go up near the Fred Hartman Bridge and would swing shut and close off the enormous wall of water from a surge as high as 25 feet. Idolina Peralez reports.

Is our hurricane season over?

The southeast Texas coast has been hurricane-free so far in 2013. However, you shouldn't let your guard down.

Is the Texas storm season over?

September 2, 2013: The southeast Texas coast has been hurricane-free so far in 2013. However, you shouldn't let your guard down. Idolina Peralez reports.

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Hurricane Rita: Eight years later

Eight years ago, Hurricane Rita threatened the Texas Gulf Coast, leading to the largest evacuation in U.S. history.

Dangerous downpours possible

Sept. 20, 2013: Meteorologist Khambrel Marshall is tracking the rain that's moving into the Houston area.

Disturbance 95L heading for northeast Mexico

The tropical disturbance, designated 95L by the National Hurricane Center, was moving steadily northwest just to the east of the Mexican coast near Tampico Friday morning.

Disturbance 95L over Bay of Campeche

A tropical disturbance, designated 95L by the National Hurricane Center, moved into the southern Bay of Campeche overnight.

Disturbance over the Yucatan likely to become TS in the southern Gulf

A tropical disturbance over the Yucatan peninsula Wednesday morning will move west into the Gulf of Mexico later in the day.

Another Tropical Disturbance heading for the Gulf of Mexico

Another tropical disturbance is taking shape in the northwest Caribbean just east of Belize and the Yucatan of Mexico.

Ingrid brings steady rains to South Texas; no flooding or damage

South Texas keeps getting steady rains from Ingrid, but no flooding, no damage and no injuries. The area seems to have escaped that potential because the rain that hit this area came during intermittent waves.

Ingrid pounds Gulf Coast in Mexico; heavy rain expected in South Texas

Ingrid pounds Gulf Coast in Mexico; heavy rain expected in South Texas

Robert Arnold reports in South Padre Island and Irika Sargent in Galveston.

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Two tropical storms impacting Mexico

Saturday morning Mexico was dealing with two tropical storms; Ingrid in the Bay of Campeche and Manuel in the Pacific south of Manzanillo.

5 years since Hurricane Ike hit Gulf Coast

The 5th anniversary has arrived of the most recent occasion of which a hurricane tore apart Galveston and other nearby beachfront communities.

Jamaica Beach 5 years after Hurricane Ike

Frank Billingsley takes a look back at Jamaica Beach five years after Hurricane Ike came ashore.

Anthony Yanez remembers Hurricane Ike

Sept. 13, 2013: On the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Ike hitting the Gulf Coast, meteorologist Anthony Yanez talks about what he remembers.

Hurricane Ike's impact on Galveston

Sept. 13, 2013: On the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Ike hitting the Gulf Coast, tourism to Galveston Island are at levels higher than before the storm. Ruben Galvan reports.

Tropical Storm Ingrid likely to bring flooding to Mexico

Hurricane hunters confirmed Friday morning that winds had increased to tropical storm strength and we now have Ingrid in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Hurricane Ike: 5 years later

Sept. 13, 2013: Friday marks five years since Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast. Ruben Galvan reports from Galveston.

Rachel McNeill remembers Hurricane Ike

Sept. 12, 2013: KPRC's Rachel McNeill remembers Hurricane Ike as we approach the 5th anniversary.

Tropical disturbance continues in Bay of Campeche

Satellite pictures Thursday morning show that our tropical disturbance is now over the Bay of Campeche.

Bill Balleza remembers Hurricane Ike

Sept. 12, 2013: One day ahead of the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Ike, KPRC's Bill Balleza remembers the storm that changed southeast Houston forever.

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Is Galveston prepared for another storm?

Hurricane Ike came ashore pushing a 17 foot storm surge five years ago.

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Some Galveston residents still not back in homes 5 years afer Ike

This Friday marks five years since Hurricane Ike slammed into southeast Texas. Ike came ashore as a Category 2 storm with a storm surge that ripped apart the Gulf Coast including Bolivar and Galveston.

KPRC's Robert Arnold remembers Hurricane Ike

KPRC's Robert Arnold remembers Hurricane Ike ahead of the 5th anniversary.

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Some Galveston residents still not back in homes 5 years afer Ike

This Friday marks five years since Hurricane Ike slammed into southeast Texas. Ike came ashore as a Category 2 storm with a storm surge that ripped apart the Gulf Coast including Bolivar and Galveston. Phil Archer reports.

Tropical Disturbance heading for Bay of Campeche

Satellite pictures Wednesday morning show more organized thunderstorms with a tropical disturbance centered over Belize and the Yucatan peninsula.

Manmade Indoor Hurricane

University of Miami scientists are replicating hurricanes in their laboratories to understand how they propel themselves.

Hurricane Ike: Amy Davis looks back

Sept. 10, 2013: Days ahead of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Ike, Amy Davis talks about what she remembers about the storm that changed Houston and the Gulf Coast forever.

Remembering Hurricane Ike 5 years later

Sept. 10, 2013: Five years ago, all eyes were on the Gulf as Hurricane Ike approached our coast line. Andy Cerota reports.

Remembering Hurricane Ike 5 years later

Sept. 9, 2013: It's been five years since Hurricane Ike changed lives and the landscape of the Gulf Coast forever. Joel Eisenbaum takes a look back.

Frank Billingsley: Looking back at Hurricane Ike

Sept. 9, 2013: Friday marks the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Ike. Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley reports.

Caribbean Disturbance a little more organized

A tropical wave that moved into the eastern Caribbean over the Labor Day weekend has become a little more organized since Tuesday.

Hurricane blog: A Cape Verde storm?

It just so happens that a strong tropical wave is moving off the African coast near Cape Verde on Friday.

Tropical Wave heading our way

An area of showers and thunderstorms east and southeast of New Orleans Friday morning is associated with a weak trough of low pressure, mostly noticeable in the mid levels of the atmosphere.

Tropical Wave comes ashore in Texas

Remember the tropical wave called 92L from last week? While it never developed into a storm, it maintained its identity and has come ashore this morning along the Texas coast.

BLOG: Hurricane Alicia 30 years later

Thirty years ago yesterday, Hurricane Alicia roared onto Galveston Beach with 115mph winds and a 10-foot surge, crossed downtown Houston and left a swath of almost $6 billion in damage and 21 people dead.

RAW VIDEO: Aftermath of Hurricane Alicia

Thirty years ago yesterday, Hurricane Alicia roared onto Galveston Beach with 115mph winds and a 10-foot surge, crossed downtown Houston and left a swath of almost $6 billion in damage and 21 people dead.

Drills help Galveston prepare for emergencies

Drills like the one Friday at the Galveston Emergency Operation Center are designed to make sure that all systems are go. Khambrel Marshall reports.

Galveston in full storm preparation mode

The Galveston County Emergency Operations Center is taking no chances, using this day heading into the weekend as a perfect time for more practice... just in case.

Tropical disturbance in the southern Gulf of Mexico

Friday morning we are watching the tropical system that was over the Yucatan the day before as it emerges into the Bay of Campeche and southern Gulf of Mexico.

Caribbean disturbance now over the Yucatan, TS Erin forms in Atlantic

The tropical disturbance we have been following this week has moved over the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico and Belize without developing any further.

Caribbean disturbance better organized now

The tropical wave has reached the warm waters of the northwest Caribbean Sea and has entered a more favorable environment for developing into a depression or tropical storm.

Watching activity in the Caribbean

Hurricane expert Bill Read is following a rather disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea that could develop into a bigger storm later this week.

BLOG: Above normal hurricane season, so far

NOAA issued an update Thursday for their seasonal forecast, showing a small reduction in the high end of their forecast.

As peak of hurricane season nears, are you prepared?

As we approach the peak of hurricane season, city and county leaders want everyone to be prepared.

WATCH Local 2's Hurricane Survival Guide special

Watch the 2013 KPRC Hurricane Survival Guide special.

Significance of "surprise" hurricane of 1943

Significance of "surprise" hurricane of 1943

The anniversary of the surprise storm of 1943 shows us the importance of hurricane forecasting and informing the public anytime there's action in the Gulf of Mexico.

Significance of "surprise" hurricane of 1943

Significance of "surprise" hurricane of 1943

The anniversary of the surprise storm of 1943 shows us the importance of hurricane forecasting and informing the public anytime there's action in the Gulf of Mexico. Mary Lee reports.

Emergency responders take part in hurricane drill

A hurricane exercise was held Wednesday in southeast Texas to help emergency responders prepare for the next big storm.

Emergency responders take part in hurricane exercise

July 24, 2013: A hurricane exercise is underway in west Houston as emergency responders prepare for the next big storm. Courtney Gilmore reports.

Regional officials gather for hurricane season briefing

Regional officials gather for hurricane season briefing

More than 150 regional leaders gathered Monday morning at Reliant Center to discuss how to work together during this hurricane season.

Regional officials gather for hurricane season briefing

Regional officials gather for hurricane season briefing

More than 150 regional leaders gathered Monday morning at Reliant Center to discuss how to work together during this hurricane season. Frank Billingsley reports.

July Hurricanes

July tropical trouble often begins in Gulf of Mexico

KPRC hurricane expert Bill Read talks about the Gulf being a hot spot for hurricane formation in July, and takes us back to the 1940s and surprise storm that rocked Houston during World War II.

Tropical Storm Barry forms off Mexican coast

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Barry has formed off the southeastern Mexican coast.

BLOG: Future of Tropical Depression #2 uncertain

Tropical Depression 2 formed Monday just off the coast of Belize then moved inland overnight.

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Are recent early-season storms like Tropical Storm Andrea normal, or a disturbing trend?

Tropical storm Andrea formed early in the 2013 hurricane season.  In recent years, tropical development in May and June has been frequent.  Is this trend climatologically typical or something we should be concerned about?

Get the FREE KPRC Local 2 Hurricane Tracker app

Frank Billingsley explains the new, free KPRC Local 2 Hurricane Tracker app!

Prepping for hurricane season

May 31, 2013: Local officials are preparing to safeguard families during this hurricane season. Courtney Gilmore reports. 

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Prepping for hurricane season

May 31, 2013: Hurricane season is near, and officials are gearing up in preparation for what's predicted to be an active year.

Preparing for hurricane season

Hurricane season is near, and crews at CenterPoint Energy are working hard to keep you safe.

Galveston County officials conduct hurricane drill

As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, Galveston County emergency officials are taking part in a full-scale hurricane exercise on Wednesday and Thursday.

Operation Storm Ready underway in Galveston

May 29, 2013: Officials in Galveston are preparing for hurricane season by taking part in a full-scale drill. Mary Lee reports.

Hurricane Season 2013

Hurricane forecast: Another busy Atlantic season

Get ready for another busy hurricane season, maybe unusually wild, federal forecasters say.

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NOAA: Busy Atlantic hurricane season

May 23, 2013: Forecasters are predicting a busy Atlantic hurricane season. Local 2 Meteorologist Frank Billingsley explains.

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Families prepare early for hurricane season

Families gear up for 2013 hurricane season with first ever May Day Houston event

App can help you prepare for severe weather

Weather experts and federal and state officials are working to be sure everyone is ready for hurricane season. There's an app that will help you stay safe and prepare for adverse weather.

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Bill Read's blog: Lessons from Isaac, Sandy

Every hurricane, no matter where it hits, teaches us lessons. Hurricanes Issac and Sandy will help federal and state officials, along with weather experts, be more prepared for the upcoming hurricane season.

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Bill Read's blog: Importance of studying hurricane history

Several workshops during day one of the National Hurricane Conference illustrated the importance of knowing the historical impacts of hurricanes in your area. 

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Hurricane conference teaches lessons from last season

State and local officials and weather experts are getting together to talk about the lessons learned from hurricanes Isaac and Sandy

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Photos capture Sandy's fury

Millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit as Superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland.

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Bill Read's Blog: Sandy, the day after

What was Sandy is now a sizeable winter storm centered over Pennsylvania.

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CenterPoint crews head east to restore power

CenterPoint Energy crews head to the east coast to help restore power to customers affected by hurricane Sandy.

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Bill Read's Blog: Sandy moving into the Mid-Atlantic states

The center of Hurricane Sandy is beginning its anticipated turn to the northwest towards New Jersey.

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Bill Read's Blog: Unprecedented Sandy poised to strike East Coast

Hurricane Sandy is headed toward the United States' east coast, and the millions of people in her path could be without power for days after she strikes.

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Bill Read's Blog: Sandy heads toward NE

Hurricane Sandy will leave the Bahamas today and will begin a northeast track parallel to the southeast U.S. coast through Sunday.

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Bill Read's Blog: Bahamas to feel Sandy's brunt

Hurricane Sandy crossed eastern Cuba overnight and emerged intact into the warm waters of the southern Bahamas.

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Bill Read's Blog: Sandy becomes hurricane

Hurricane Sandy nears the coast of Jamaica packing 80 mph winds.

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Bill Read's Blog: Sandy to bring life-threatening flooding, mudslides

Tropical Storm Sandy is slowly becoming better organized while starting to move slowly toward the north in the central Caribbean Sea.

Tropical Storm Sandy, T.D. 19 form

Tropical Storm Sandy and tropical Depression 19 form in the Atlantic.

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Bill Read's Blog: T.D. 18 forecast to become Tropical Storm Sandy

The disturbance in the central Caribbean Sea continues to become better organized and the National Hurricane Center has upgraded it to Tropical Depression 18.

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TS Rafael becomes Hurricane Rafael

The ninth hurricane of the 2012 season forms, but it's not going to be a threat to the United States.

Tropical Cyclone Anais

Bill Read's Blog: Rare Tropical Cyclone in Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Anais is estimated to have a maximum wind of 115 mph as of early this morning.

Galveston County receives 'storm ready' certification

Galveston County is officially certified as "storm ready."

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October hurricanes are historically deadly

We are entering the end of the active period of the Atlantic Hurricane season. 

Tropical Storm Patty forms in Atlantic

A new tropical storm is churning in the Atlantic.

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Tropical depression forms in Atlantic

The fifteenth tropical depression of the year has formed, and it's expected to become a tropical storm soon.

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Blizzards will soon have names

Decades after hurricanes first got formal names, some blizzards in the United States will be named this winter.

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Bill Read's Blog: Tropical weather this weekend?

Frank and Anthony have been keeping you posted this past week on the upcoming rain for this weekend. While the storm system that is bringing us this washout is not a tropical storm, the rain we get will seem like one.

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NASA using drones to spy on hurricanes

There is a new tool being used to fly into the eye of a storm. NASA is now using drone planes to fly into hurricanes.

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Bill Read's Blog: Super Typhoon Sanba

Super Typhoon Sanba was estimated to have maximum winds of 170 mph and is generating wave heights of up to 60 feet!

Galveston thrives 4 years after Hurricane Ike

Four years after Hurricane Ike slammed the gulf coast, Galveston officials say the island is doing better than it ever has.

Hurricane Ike and the 1900 storm

Hurricane Ike came ashore four years ago. Another powerful storm hit Galveston 112 years ago, and it had a lot in common with Hurricane Ike.

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Bill Read's Blog: Hurricanes and Canada

Tropical Storm Leslie made landfall today over Newfoundland, Canada. 

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Sept. 10: Average peak of hurricane season

September 10th is the statistical peak day for hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin. We have already had 13 named storms this season.

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Bill Read's Blog: Area of low pressure in the Gulf

The area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans normally would be cause of concern for those of us on the upper Texas coast.

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Bill Read's Blog: What if Hurricane Michael were in Gulf?

Michael increases 65 mph in the Atlantic. What if it were a storm in the Gulf?

Leslie strengthens into hurricane

Tropical Storm Leslie strengthens into Hurricane Leslie.

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Bill Read's Blog: Tropics are busy today

A small low-pressure system in the Gulf could become tropical depression soon.

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Tropical Storm Michael forms

Tropical Storm Michael forms in the eastern Atlantic, but it's no threat to land.

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Bill Read's Blog: What do T.S. Leslie, 'The Tempest' have in common?

As of this morning, Tropical Storm Leslie is forecast to move very slowly towards Bermuda while intensifying to a hurricane. While Bermuda is no stranger to hurricanes, one moving this slowly into the mid latitudes is rather rare.

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Flooding, power outages persist after Isaac

Days after Isaac hammered Louisiana and Mississippi with winds and rain, much of a parish southeast of New Orleans was still flooded and thousand were without power. See pictures from Isaac.

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Tropical Depression No. 13 forms

There's another tropical depression in the Atlantic, but there's no need to worry about it coming to Texas.

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More Photos: Isaac's damage, landfall

Hurricane Isaac leaves a trail of destruction and flooding, nearly a week after slamming ashore in Louisiana and Mississippi

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Weakening dam forces evacuations in Louisiana

A dam that was damaged by Hurricane Isaac and is in danger of breaking forced the evacuations of thousands of Louisiana residents.

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Residents worry about possible flooding along Tangipahoa River

Aug. 31, 2012: People who live along the Tangipahoa River are waiting to see if a dam will hold or break and flood their homes. Robert Arnold reports.

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Mitt Romney visits areas devastated by Hurricane Isaac

Aug. 31, 2012: Presidential candidate Mitt Romney tours damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. Phil Archer reports.

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Bill Read's Blog: Devastating "I" storms

Have you noticed over the past decade how many of the “I” named storms have been headline producers?  Well, you are right, they have.  

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Louisiana Families Stuck In Houston

Louisiana evacuees are seeking shelter in the Houston area.

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Robert Arnold helps rescue animals stranded in floodwaters

Aug. 30, 2012: A KPRC Local 2 crew surveying the damage in Plaquemines Parish helps two ranchers rescue their cattle and dog. Robert Arnold reports.

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Weakening Isaac hovers over water-logged Louisiana

Isaac hovers over Louisiana for a third day, shedding more than a foot of additional rain that forces authorities to hurriedly evacuate areas ahead of the storm and rescue hundreds of people who could not escape as the rapidly rising waters swallowed entire neighborhoods.

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Animals hit hard by flooding in Plaquemines Parish

Residents in Plaquemines Parish have been some of the hardest hit by Hurricane Isaac. Pets and livestock are also battling floodwaters.

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Local 2 crew helps rescue cattle in floodwaters

Aug. 30, 2012: Residents in Plaquemines Parish have been some of the hardest hit by Hurricane Isaac. Pets and livestock are also battling floodwaters. Robert Arnold reports.

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Tropical Storm Leslie forms in Atlantic

There is another tropical storm in the Atlantic.

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Thousands rescued in St. John the Baptist Parish after Isaac

Aug. 30, 2012: Louisiana sends scores of buses and dozens of high-water vehicles to help evacuate about 3,500 people from St. John the Baptist Parish after Tropical Storm Isaac pushed water from lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas into parts of LaPlace. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

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Mississippi homes destroyed by Isaac

Aug. 30, 2012: Homes in Mississippi are destroyed by Hurricane Isaac. Mark Boyle reports.

Bill Read's Blog: What if Isaac Hit Houston

Bill Read's Blog: What if Isaac hit Houston?

After looking at the dramatic flooding occurring with Isaac, how would the Houston-area fare with an Isaac-like storm?

Hundreds lose homes to Isaac

Hundreds lose homes to Isaac

As Isaac makes its way through Louisiana, hundreds of people are grappling with the loss of their homes.

New Orleans Mayor: Curfew in effect

New Orleans Mayor: Curfew in effect

After a handful of people were caught looting, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has imposed a curfew warning looters will not be tolerated.

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New Orleans levees hold up as Isaac moves in

Hurricane Isaac moves into the New Orleans area and causes some flooding, but officials say the levees are holding up.

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Mary Lee flies with Hurricane Hunters

Mary Lee flew into the eye of Hurricane Isaac with the Hurricane Hunters. Find out what she saw and what the flight was like.

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What it's like to fly into a hurricane

Aug. 29, 2012: Mary Lee got the chance to fly into the eye of Hurricane Isaac. Check out what she saw and find out what that type of flight tells forecasters.

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Isaac causes damage in New Orleans

Aug. 29, 2012: Hurricane Isaac moves into the New Orleans area and causes some flooding and wind damage, but officials say the levees are holding up. Phil Archer reports.

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Plaquemines Parish residents rescued after Isaac causes flooding

Aug. 29, 2012: Some residents in Plaquemines Parish didn't evacuate before Hurricane Isaac came ashore. They ended up regretting that decision and had to be rescued. Robert Arnold reports.

Galveston officials decide on public housing

Just days away from their deadline, Galveston officials have come to an agreement on rebuilding public housing damaged by Hurricane Ike.

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Tropical Storm Kirk churns in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk forms over the central Atlantic, but officials say it is no threat to land.

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Anthony tracks Isaac at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Aug. 29, 2012: Anthony tracked Hurricane Isaac at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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Photos: Hurricane Hunters flight

The Hurricane Hunters fly to help track the intensity and location of Hurricane Isaac. KPRC Local 2 meteorologist Mary Lee was on board. Watch video.

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Isaac pounds New Orleans

Aug. 29, 2012: Hurricane Isaac pounds New Orleans with wind, rain. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

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Waveland, Miss., hit hard by Isaac

Aug. 29, 2012: Waveland, Miss., is hit hard by Hurricane Isaac. Mark Boyle reports.

Bill Read's Blog: Isaac is inland...now what?

Bill Read's Blog: Isaac's inland... now what?

The center of Hurricane Isaac has made a slow landfall over extreme southeast Louisiana, near Port Fourchon.

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Select Bourbon Street bars, restaurants stay open

Most bars and restaurants on Bourbon Street in New Orleans closed before Hurricane Isaac moved in, but not all of them.

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Mary Lee flies with Hurricane Hunters

Aug. 29, 2012: Mary Lee flies with the Hurricane Hunters as they track Hurricane Isaac.

Isaac pounds and tests New Orleans

Isaac pounds, tests New Orleans

Hurricane Isaac pounds the Crescent City with heavy rain and winds, causing street flooding and power outages.

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Baytown hotels full of Louisiana residents escaping Isaac

Aug. 28, 2012: Hurricane Isaac forced many people out of their homes as mandatory evacuations were put into place, but some others opted to leave on their own. Jennifer Bauer reports.

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New Orleans shelter sends dogs, cats to Houston

Dozens of shelter animals from New Orleans are brought to Houston to find new homes.

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United flights resume after network outage

United Airlines resumes flights after a network outage halted planes for hours.

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Isaac evacuees arrive in southeast Texas

Those who fled their homes before Hurricane Isaac makes landfall arrive in southeast Texas.

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Mary Lee flies with Hurricane Hunters

It's every weather geek's dream to fly into a storm. So, you can imagine my excitement to fly with the hurricane hunters this afternoon and evening.

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T.D. 11 forms in Atlantic

Tropical Depression 11 forms over the eastern Atlantic, but officials say it is no threat to land.

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AG: Look out for price gougers

Unfortunately, some people use storms as an excuse to charge ridiculously high prices for things like food, gas, and hotel lodging. It's called price gouging and consumers should beware.

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Bill Read's Blog: How long will Isaac last

Today is the beginning of the end game for Isaac. The effects of Isaac are already being felt this morning from as this large storm progresses steadily onshore on the northern Gulf coast. 

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Thousands leave New Orleans ahead of Isaac

Thousands of people are forced to evacuate low-lying parishes south of New Orleans as Tropical Storm Isaac nears.

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Bill Read's Blog: Isaac's end game

Tuesday is the beginning of the end game for Isaac.

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Cat 1 Hurricane Isaac strengthens near Gulf Coast

Reaching hurricane status, Isaac gains more strength as it bears down on New Orleans, offering one of the first tests for a stronger, more fortified levee system built after the catastrophic failures during Hurricane Katrina.

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Hurricane Hunters flying into Isaac

Ellington Field in Southeast Houston is host to several hurricane hunter crews who were evacuated from Mississippi where Isaac is expected to wreak havoc.

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Harris County keeps close eye on Isaac

Even though Tropical Storm Isaac is not expected to hit southeast Texas, Harris County emergency managers are keeping a close eye on the storm.

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Team Coverage: Isaac gains steam toward N.O.

Aug. 27, 2012: Tropical Storm Isaac gained steam as it churned toward New Orleans. Frank Billingsley tracks the storm and Robert Arnold reports from New Orleans.

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78 pct. of Gulf oil production stopped by storm

The U.S. government says 78 percent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Sabine Pass worried about Isaac

Residents along the Louisiana-Texas border are worried that Isaac could make landfall in their part of the coast.

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Sabine Pass keeps eye on Isaac

Aug. 27, 2012: The Louisiana-Texas border is keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Isaac. Mark Boyle reports.

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PHOTOS: Isaac batters South Florida

South Florida feels the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Crescent City prepares for Isaac

Long lines at New Orleans gas stations are the first telltale signs that the city will not repeat the mistakes of the past.

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New Orleans residents prepare for Isaac

Aug. 26, 2012: Long lines at New Orleans gas stations are the first telltale signs that the city will not repeat the mistakes of the past. Robert Arnold reports from New Orleans.

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Bill Read's Blog: Isaac's Strength

Today will be a very busy day along the Gulf Coast as communities prepare for the eventual landfall of Isaac. The center of Isaac is expected to make landfall late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

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Hurricane Hunters evacuate to Houston

Ellington Field in Southeast Houston is host to several hurricane hunter crews who were evacuated from Mississippi where Isaac is expected to wreak havoc.

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Isaac moves into SE Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Isaac begins moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.

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Bill's Blog: Isaac's Path

Tropical Storm Isaac will be impacting Haiti and the Dominican Republic today, then eastern Cuba and Jamaica on Saturday as it moves steadily towards the northwest.

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Bill's Blog: Isaac In-Depth

Tropical Storm Isaac is getting a lot more attention now that it is in the Caribbean and forecast to be a threat to Florida.

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Helene downgraded to tropical depression

After a lifespan of about 24 hours, Tropical Storm Helene was downgraded to a tropical depression as the system made landfall on the southeastern Mexico coast Saturday afternoon.

US forecasters raise Atlantic hurricane outlook

U.S. forecasters are raising their estimate of potential storms in the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season, which enters its peak period this month.

Emergency officials prepare for the worst

Emergency officials hold a drill designed to prepare them for the next big storm to hit the Houston area.

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Watch Hurricane Survival Guide 2012

July 1, 2012: Watch KPRC Local 2's Hurricane Survival Guide 2012.

Local 2 launches hurricane app

KPRC Local 2 is proud to introduce its newest app -- the JustWeather Hurricane Tracker powered by Click2Houston.com.

Storm risk calculator could save your life

A new storm-risk calculator website will help residents pinpoint the threat of a possible storm right at their address.

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Wireless emergency alerts soon available on your smartphone

Extreme weather alerts will soon be available in the palm of your hand.

Debby weakens to post-tropical cyclone

Tropical Storm Debby is a post-tropical cyclone about 24 hours after making landfall in Florida. Photos

Some Galvestonians still recovering from Hurricane Ike

June 25, 2012: Galveston residents are happy that Tropical Storm Debby didn't come toward Texas. Many of them are still recovering from Hurricane Ike. Andy Cerota reports.

Florida drenched by Tropical Storm Debby

June 25, 2012: Parts of the Florida panhandle have already seen more than 10 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Debby. Mary Benton reports from Tallahassee, Fla.

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Few in Texas concerned with Debby

People living in the Houston and Galveston areas are not too worried about Tropical Storm Debby.

Find hurricane supply kit deals at dollar stores

June 25, 2012: A hurricane kit is a must for southeast Texas residents. A lot of good deals on those necessities can be found at dollar stores. Courtney Zavala reports.

TS Debby staying still

Tropical Storm Debby remains stationary as rain and winds hit the coast of the Florida Panhandle.

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Galveston waits on TS Debby

People living in Galveston are watching Tropical Storm Debby.

Tropical disturbance slowly moves in Gulf

A tropical disturbance has an 80 percent chance of becoming a depression in the Gulf of Mexico.

Trouble may be brewing in Gulf

There's a 70 percent chance that a tropical disturbance may form in the Gulf of Mexico in the next 48 hours.

Hurricane Chris

Chris becomes first hurricane of season, weakens

Chris became the first hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic season, but it quickly weakened into a tropical storm.

Storm risk calculator could save lives

June 6, 2012: A new storm-risk calculator website will help residents pinpoint the threat of a possible storm right at their address.

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Danger of live power lines demonstrated

CenterPoint Energy shows how dangerous power lines can be, especially now that hurricane season has started.

NOAA: Expect 9 to 15 storms

The 2012 hurricane season officially begins, even though two named storms have already hit this season. PHOTOS: 2011 Hurricane Season

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Lessons learned from Ike

June 1, 2012: The damage Hurricane Ike did to the Bolivar Peninsula reminds us of the power of storms and why we should be prepared. Khambrel Marshall has more on lessons learned during Ike.

Time to prepare for hurricane season

June 1, 2012: The 2012 hurricane season officially begins, even though two named storms have already hit this season. Gary Striewski reports.

UTMB gets nearly $3 million from FEMA

A Galveston hospital has been awarded nearly $3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Emergency managers test hurricane billboards

Emergency management coordinators test 11 digital billboards ahead of hurricane season.

Galveston ready for hurricane season

Forecasters are predicting a relatively quiet hurricane season this year, and that is good news for many Galveston residents, many of whom are still recovering from Hurricane Ike.

Galveston ready for hurricane season

April 26, 2012: Forecasters are predicting a relatively quiet hurricane season this year, and that is good news for many Galveston residents, many of whom are still recovering from Hurricane Ike. Mary Benton reports.

Hurricane officials: No more tape for windows

Officials with the National Hurricane Center have a message for residents living in hurricane-prone areas: Don't tape your windows.

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Changes coming to hurricane ratings scale

On May 1, the new and improved Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale will debut, just in time for the start of the 2012 hurricane season which begins on June 1.

Houston Office of Emergency Management launches mobile website

A new mobile website for smartphones and tablets helps residents prepare before, during and after disasters.

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Tropical Storm Allison: 10 Years Later

May 25, 2011: Tropical Storm Allison hit 10 years ago. KPRC Local 2 looks back at the devastating storm and the lessons learned from it.

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