The Northeast is lashed with strong winds and heavy rain from the season's first nor'easter
The first nor'easter of the season blasts the Northeast with fierce winds and heavy rain. Peak winds could top 50 miles per hour and 3-6 inches of rain is expected to fall. Mola Lenghi reports from Long Beach, NY.news.yahoo.com
Severe weather threatens millions across the nation
Residents on the East Coast are now bracing for the season's first nor'easter, as severe weather threatens tens of millions of Americans from the Pacific Northwest to New England. CBS news lead national correspondent David Begnaud reports on the impact of a record-breaking bomb cyclone on the West Coast, and CBS news meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins Elaine Quijano on CBSN to discuss the severe weather across the nation this week.news.yahoo.com
Record-breaking bomb cyclone lashes West Coast
The San Francisco Bay Area is recovering from what’s being called the strongest storm to hit the region in more than 25 years. Record rain, howling winds and mudslides caused widespread damage from southern California to the Pacific Northwest. David Begnaud reports.news.yahoo.com
Strong storm batters drought-stricken California
A powerful storm barreled toward Southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees, cutting power to 380,000 utility customers and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the state. (Oct. 25)news.yahoo.com
The damage in Ida's wake
Rescue workers are surveying the damage Hurricane Ida left behind in southern Louisiana -- and finding that the storm left entire communities devastated. Winds that reached 150 miles per hour when the hurricane made landfall tore through trees, power lines and buildings.news.yahoo.com
The social media accounts we’re following for accurate, up-to-the-minute info on Hurricane Ida
Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall along Louisiana’s coast over the weekend, which also marks<a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/world/2021/08/27/tropical-storm-ida-a-hurricane-menace-to-new-orleans/"> the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina</a>.
Lake County prosecutors say Palatine man choked ex-girlfriend unconscious, tied her up during sexual assault
After hearing the alleged details of the kidnapping and sexual assault of the woman at a Lake Barrington-area business, a judge ordered Ryan Storm, of Palatine, held in lieu of $3 million bail.chicagotribune.com
Despite 20% of generators failing during Winter Storm Uri, city officials proclaim ‘infrastructure performed well’
Natural disasters, whether it’s a vicious hurricane or a crippling winter storm, they force municipalities and agencies into management mode. While managing the unpredictable is challenging, the approach is straightforward.
Public Utility Commission of Texas holds open meeting addressing top-of-mind topics like water and electricity
The Public Utility Commission of Texas, or P.U.C., held a meeting Wednesday with a number of items on their agenda pertaining to the failure of the Texas Power Grid. However, before the meeting kicked off, P.U.C. Commissioner Arthur C. D’Andrea stated the agency’s commitment to serving Texas. Agenda Item 16 stated they would discuss the investigation into the winter storm fiasco. However, no details of any investigation were revealed, although, officials did discuss the plausibility of an audit of energy used and prices paid by consumers.
Residents at senior apartment complex go over a week without water
“Thank God!” said Tyrone Evan, who has been a resident at the senior living apartment complex for the last five years. Evan said residents, who are all 55 years old and older, were without running water for over a week. “When you get water and stuff from the pool, you can’t bathe and stuff in that water. You know what I’m saying.”Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey secured the trucks to bring water to the complex. “These are senior citizens, here they are not able to carry buckets of water like a lot of other folks,” said Ramsey.
This is what the winter storm looks like across Texas
Two people play in the snow in San Antonio, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Snow and ice blanketed large swaths of the U.S. on Sunday, prompting canceled flights, making driving perilous and reaching into areas as far south as Texas’ Gulf Coast, where snow and sleet were expected overnight. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
HEB prepares for an influx of people getting food, supplies to ride out the storm
HOUSTON – With the extended freeze expected next week, many are turning to grocery stores to get last-minute supplies and food to ride out the storm. Stores like the HEB in Montrose have been packed. “There’s a lot of energy in the store,” said HEB store leader Jeff Ditges. “Tons of people coming in and out.”“Yesterday we shipped more cases out of our warehouses than any other day in HEB history bigger than Thanksgiving, bigger than Christmas,” McClelland said. There’s a relationship between bad weather and people wanting us to deliver to them not wanting to get out of the car.
Family reunited with dog after losing her days before Hurricane Harvey
NEW CANEY – A family in New Caney is whole again after losing their dog days before Hurricane Harvey slammed into Houston. The family in New Caney almost gave up until a rescue group found her in Sugar land. A volunteer from another organization named, ‘Lost Dogs of Texas’ stepped in and used a special database to find Maddie’s owner. AdThe volunteer from Lost Dogs of Texas was able to contact Rachel’s mother and Maddie was finally reunited with her family. Lost dogs of Texas said thousands of dogs are lost every year.
Daywatch: CPS calls for ‘cooling off’, affordable housing reform proposed in Chicago and project to block Asian carp moves forward
In Chicago, the storm blanketed the area with the most snowfall it has seen in 5 years. Although the city may be able to dig out of the snow with the help of mild temperatures through Thursday, forecasters are saying that the weekend is expected to bring the lowest temperatures of the season.chicagotribune.com
Cook County could get another 3 inches of lake effect snow, forecasters issue winter weather advisory
The storm that moved through the Chicago area from Monday night through Tuesday evening left 4 to 6 inches of snow in much of the Chicago area, with totals up to about 8 inches in a few areas because of faster rates of snowfall from Lake Michigan moisture, according to the weather service. The storm left the most snow at O’Hare, 6 inches, since a Nov. 25-26, 2018, storm, according to the weather service, which was still compiling information about the storms Wednesday morning.chicagotribune.com
Storm remains ‘on track’ to bring 6 inches of snow Monday evening, Tuesday morning
The season so far has only totaled 8.6 inches at O’Hare, where the official climate data is tracked. Snowfall for the season is about 8 inches below the average at this point, so this one storm could catch up the area, Castro said.chicagotribune.com
First major winter storm to hit Chicago area this week: Snow and ice Tuesday through Wednesday, then maybe another round on New Year’s Eve.
The storm late Tuesday is expected to see its worst winds, which could reach up to 25 mph, heading into Wednesday morning, but it should be followed by warmer air. “So the threat of icing should diminish during the day for most of the area,” according to the weather service.chicagotribune.com
Powerful storm threatens 90 million and could impact holiday travel
Powerful storm threatens 90 million and could impact holiday travel The storm could affect holiday travel from the Northern Plains to the Gulf of Mexico and New England. CBS New York weathercaster Lonnie Quinn has the holiday forecast.cbsnews.com
Eta remains a strong tropical storm heading to Florida
HOUSTON – The storm is expected to weaken just slightly down to a strong tropical storm before making landfall somewhere between Cedar Key and Clearwater, Florida by this evening. It will bring heavy rain, wind and up to a 2-3 foot storm surge during high tide across central and NW Florida coastline. Eta is approaching the central Florida coastline this eveningEta will move across Florida tonight and tomorrowWe might be nearing the end of hurricane season but the tropics are still very busy! Tropical Storm Theta is churning in the north Atlantic heading towards Spain and Portugal and we will likely be looking at “Iota” over the next few days tracking in the Caribbean towards Central America. Busy TropicsTHETA marks the 29th named storm of the 2020 season breaking the record for the most named tropical systems in a hurricane season.
Here’s what KPRC 2 reporters saw as Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana and near southeast Texas
Hurricane Delta made landfall Friday evening as a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph near Creole, Louisiana. Here is what KPRC 2 reporters saw in parts of Louisiana and Texas as the storm pushed through:Lake Charles, LouisianaJenning, LouisianaPort Arthur, TexasGalveston
Delta moves toward Louisiana: Must-watch videos, social media about the area
HOUSTON – Take a look at some of the social media posts and videos gaining traction ahead of Delta’s landfall. On I-10 about 15 miles west of #LakeCharles...backed up for miles and miles. Preparations for the arrival of Hurricane #Delta need to be rushed to completion, with tropical-storm-force winds expected to reach the coast in the next couple of hours, making preparations dangerous or impossible to complete. pic.twitter.com/au1F6bV5dS — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 9, 2020🌀Prepare now for Hurricane #Delta. Major structural damage within these zones of funneling winds from Category 2 Hurricane #Delta that just made landfall south of Cancun @RadarOmega_WX pic.twitter.com/QW5MSQV2Uj — Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) October 7, 2020
Galveston, Jamaica Beach residents prepare for Hurricane Delta
JAMAICA BEACH, Texas – It hasn’t even been a month since Tropical Storm Beta led to coastal flooding across southeast Texas. However, residents in Galveston and Jamaica Beach are preparing once again for what Hurricane Delta could bring. The weather was perfect along Jamaica Beach on Wednesday. Many Texans are already fatigued after Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Beta. Smith lives in Jamaica Beach and is moving all his items upstairs.
WATCH: Hurricane Laura’s aftermath as seen by KPRC 2 reporters along Gulf Coast
Hurricane Laura was an extremely destructive storm as it made landfall in Cameron, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane early Thursday morning. From Galveston to Louisiana, the KPRC 2 team has been covering the storm. Here are videos from reporters covering Laura’s destruction:Port Arthur, TexasVinton, LouisianaLake Charles, LouisianaCameron Parish, LouisianaCameron Parish, Louisiana - near Sabine PassLake Charles, Louisiana
LISTEN: What Hurricane Laura sounded like as it roared ashore
HOUSTON – Hurricane Laura pummeled the northwestern Gulf Coast as the Category 4 storm came ashore early Thursday morning. KPRC 2 had crews stations across the region to cover the landfall, and their cameras recorded some of the sounds of the storm. You can see reports from each of our crews here. Lake Charles, LouisianaPort Arthur, TexasLafayette, LouisianaBeaumont, Texas
VIDEOS: Here’s what KPRC 2 reporters saw while they were covering Hurricane Laura
HOUSTON – Hurricane Laura was an extremely destructive storm as it made landfall in Cameron, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane early Thursday morning. From Louisiana to Galveston, the KPRC 2 team has been covering the storm. Here’s a look at some of their stories. Vinton, LouisianaLake Charles, LouisianaSulphur, LouisianaBeaumontBolivar PeninsulaBridge CityAnahuacGalvestonLiberty CountyKemahPort Arthur
Gov. Greg Abbott expected to give update on state response to Hurricane Laura
AUSTIN Gov. Greg Abbott will be holding a news conference where he will give an update on the states response to Hurricane Laura, which is now expected to become a Category 4 storm. The latest tracks predict Laura will make landfall overnight Wednesday into Thursday along the Texas-Louisiana border. Abbotts event is scheduled for noon Wednesday. Click2Houston.com plans to offer a live stream of the governors update.
Storm chasers we’re watching as severe weather nears Texas
HOUSTON – Tropical Storm Laura is approaching the Texas-Louisiana Border, prompting several Houston-area and national-based storm chasers to head out in search of powerful storm images. Here are notable accounts who have posted or planned to post storm chasing photos as Laura comes onshore, from rainstorms to breathtaking clouds. Lastly here’s a somewhat educational video (the sound isn’t the best) of a dropsonde launch into the center of #Laura and what we’re looking for as far as data coming in. #FlyNOAA pic.twitter.com/9rwwJNx5iI — Tropical Nick Underwood (@TheAstroNick) August 24, 2020Impressive rain shaft, and might i add that this outflow boundary feel so good right now. #txwx pic.twitter.com/ekMU5vhYNZ — Southern Plains Weather Authority (@SPWxAuthority) August 22, 2020Know any other accounts worth following for amazing photos?
Harris County officials prepare for storm, coordinate storm defense plan
HOUSTON As two storms approach the Gulf coast, Harris County officials are coordinating a storm defense plan. Sanchez says Lauras forecasted track is constantly changing, which causes issues, but theyre as prepared as they can be. Outside of it, theyre tracking their resources like high water rescue vehicles. The good news is since Hurricane Harvey we have 60% more high water rescue assets in this region than we did back then, said Sanchez. Sanchez also advised that families need to a hurricane plan and hurricane kit.
Heavy rain, strong winds send trees crashing down in southwest Houston
HOUSTON – Storms overnight caused headaches for residents in southwest Houston. Residents on West Ridgecreek Drive heard Mother Nature leaving her mark early Saturday morning. “I thought it was a train coming through the house,” said resident Preston Henry. “In two minutes, [my porch] was gone.”The storm destroyed a his porch, wrecked his roof, and caused water damage inside his home. “I’m waiting for [the cleanup crews] to clear out, so I can go to work,” said neighbor Charles Palmer.
KPRC 2’s Frank Billingsley breaks down the dynamics of tornado that destroyed Polk County neighborhoods
HOUSTON – KPRC 2 Chief Meteorologist tracked the storm that moved through the Houston-area Wednesday evening. A tornado ripped through four neighborhoods in Polk County at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, bringing wind and hail damage to the surrounding areas. PHOTOS: Tornado rips through trees, buildings in Seven Oaks area Wednesday eveningIn the video above, Billingsley breaks down the dynamics and trail of the tornado and the damage it left in its wake.
Florida braces for tropical storm Colin
Florida has declared a state of emergency in 34 counties as heavy rains, strong winds and serious flooding threatens most of the coastline. With wind gusts already up to 60 mph, residents are preparing themselves for the storm. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud joins CBSN with the latest.cbsnews.com
Storm causes flooding in Matagorda County
Storm causes flooding in Matagorda CountyPublished: June 16, 2015, 10:26 pmPALACIOS, Texas – [View and share your weather photos here: Desktop | Mobile] Full Screen 1 / 146Copyright 2015 by Click2Houston.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Two dead, five missing after storm slams Alabama regatta
A powerful storm capsized several boats in Alabama's Mobile Bay. The storm hit during the Dauphin Island Regatta with hundreds of people on the water. Vicente Arenas reports on how some are questioning the decision to run the event with a threat of severe weather.cbsnews.com