Everything you need to know under one umbrella: Closures of Houston area businesses, activities due to inclement weather
Several businesses and activities normally happening around town have either adjusted schedules, or temporarily shut down due to Tuesday’s inclement weather. Here is a list of what we have found, including other helpful weather-related safety information.
What dictates a hurricane’s strength?
There are many ways to categorize a hurricane. The storm’s central pressure is one way. The height of its storm surge is another. How much rain it drops is another. And, of course, the strength of its wind is another. But what causes a hurricane to strengthen or weaken? The answer is simple enough, but multifaceted.
Forecasters predict above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Here’s what you need to know
Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, have just released their official hurricane forecast, predicting an above-average 2022 season. This would make it the seventh consecutive hurricane season we’ve seen with higher than normal activity.
Family seeks charges against Minneapolis cop in fatal chase
The family of an innocent motorist who was killed when a Minneapolis police officer crashed into him while chasing a suspect called Friday for the officer to be fired and prosecuted. The crash this week fatally injured Leneal Frazier, 40, an uncle of Darnella Frazier, the teenager who was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes for recording cellphone video of George Floyd’s arrest and death last year. Police have said Officer Brian Cummings had his lights and siren activated Tuesday as he pursued a suspect in a carjacking and several robberies, and that the suspect ran a red light just before Cummings crashed into Frazier's vehicle in a residential neighborhood.news.yahoo.com
Houston activates emergency operations center as storms move through area
With heavy rain expected throughout the overnight hours and into Thursday, the city of Houston has already activated its emergency operations center at the Houston Emergency Center. They did so at the direction of Mayor Sylvester Turner beginning at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
How counties in Houston area are preparing roads ahead of winter storm
HOUSTON – The Texas Department of Transportation says they will start pre-treating roads, highways, and overpasses across the Houston area in the next 24 hours. They are waiting for roads to dry before starting the treatment process. “The more prepared our citizens can be the better off we are going to be,” said Meghan Arthur, a public information officer for Montgomery County. “We are expecting to see ice on ground level roadways as well,” said Emily Black, who is with the Texas Department of Transportation. The weather has already caused problems in Montgomery County.
Hundreds of families displaced after tornado rips through Texas City overnight
TEXAS CITY, Texas – The storm blew through Texas City around 6 p.m on Wednesday night and left a trail of damage behind. Strong winds ripped the sides off of a convenience store and displaced around 400 residents at a nearby apartment complex according to Texas City officials. Margaret Bjerke is a resident at the Trade Winds Apartment Complex and said she was still waiting for her power to be restored on Thursday morning. A convenience store in Texas City was demolished and residents at a nearby apartment complex are now displaced after storms moved through the area last night. Blocker Middle School, Texas City High School and Industrial Trade Center delayed classes until 9 a.m. on Thursday morning.
Houston-area forecast: Sweater weather this weekend
HOUSTON – Cold air has settled into Southeast Texas and will be sticking around for a while. We are in the beginning of the longest stretch of cold weather that has hit Houston so far this season. As we head into late Sunday, temperatures will start to drop and wintry precipitation will be getting close to Southeast Texas! Sunday NightAccumulations will be insignificant in Southeast Texas but snow will accumulate north and northwest of our area. Weekend Travel WeatherAfter Sunday’s rain/snow mix event, the rest of the ten day forecast shows a cooler than normal start with plenty of sunshine for the week ahead.
LIST: High water being reported on some roads during Beta
HOUSTON – Here is a list of high water locations being reported in the Houston area by Houston Transtar. SH-87/ Broadway Northbound Between 4TH ST to SH-124 All Mainlanes Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 8:30 PMSH-87/ Broadway Southbound Between SH-124 to 4TH ST All Mainlanes Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 8:30 PMSH-35 Northbound At BELTWAY 8-SOUTH to FUQUA 3 Frontage Lane(s) Closed on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PMIH-45 GULF Northbound At TRAVIS Entrance Ramp Closed beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00 AMIH-45 NORTH Southbound At IH-10 East/ Milam Exit Ramp Closed beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00 AMIH-10 KATY Eastbound At Smith St/ Louisiana St Exit Ramp Closed beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:30 PMIH-10 EAST Eastbound At MONMOUTH DR 3 Frontage Lane(s), Frontage Road U-turn Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00 AMIH-10 EAST Westbound At MONMOUTH DR 3 Frontage Lane(s), Frontage Road U-turn Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00 AMCheck the latest traffic conditions here.
How prepared are you for a massive power outage? Take this quiz and find out
Hurricane season is upon us. And really, as is the case with any major storm, winds and heavy rainfall have the power to create some pretty massive power outages. Are you, or would you, consider yourself stocked up at home, in the event of an emergency? Take the quiz below to find out. All of the checklist items are listed on ready.gov as what you’ll need in your basic disaster supplies kit, as well as some additional emergency supplies that the website recommended.
Deadly storms cause destruction across East Coast
Violent storms that pummeled the East Coast overnight are moving off the New England coast. The powerful stretch of storms is responsible for at least eight deaths in the South. Several tornadoes ripped through Virginia, killing four. Chip Reid reports from Waverly, south of Richmond, where a state of emergency is in place.cbsnews.com
Swamped by storms: Intense flooding overwhelms Tennessee and Arkansas
Swamped by storms: Intense flooding overwhelms Tennessee and Arkansas Weekend downpours along the Mississippi River flooded a mobile home park in Memphis and forced 150 residents to flee to shelters. WREG's Molly Smith reports.cbsnews.com
Severe storms move across Central Plains
Severe storms move across Central Plains The Central Plains and the Mississippi Valley are bracing for severe storms. Parts of Northern Colorado have seen a funnel cloud touch down, and portions of Kansas have already seen significant hail and a tornado. Vinita Nair reports.cbsnews.com