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The Governor Tours The Areas Affected By Hurricane Hanna

The Governor arrived close to 3 PM in the afternoon Tuesday to discuss the damages due to the heavy rainfall. Abbott gathered with local legislators, like Eddie Lucio and Juan Chuy Hinojosa as well as the three county judges. He said he was able to tour the area in helicopter and announced new waivers during […]

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McAllen International Airport Hosts 2018 NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour

McAllen International Airport Hosts 2018 NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour

Today was the beginning of National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Officials want to remind the community to be ready in case of a catastrophe. McAllen International Airport hosted the 2018 NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour. We got an opportunity to meet with experts, scientist and crew members who respond to hurricanes. The season begins June 1, experts’ […]

Officials Prepare For Hurricane Aftermath

Officials Prepare For Hurricane Aftermath

Being prepared for a major storm is vital for the cities of Port Isabel and South Padre Island, who are the first form of defense against a hurricane.  “We’re constantly preparing there are so many steps that cities can take to prepare to make sure in the event of a major storm. Everything from making […]

Officials Prep For The Worst Ahead Of Hurricane Season

Officials Prep For The Worst Ahead Of Hurricane Season

For the sixth year in a row, the South Texas All Hazards conference was held in the City of McAllen, where first responders from as far as Austin received training to be prepared for future disasters. With last year’s damages of hurricane Harvey in the Corpus Christi and Houston areas, the theme for this conference […]

Cameron County Housing Authorities file lawsuit against Port Isabel

Cameron County Housing Authorities file lawsuit against Port Isabel

In the legal documents, Cameron County Housing Authority and Community Housing and Economic Development Corporation allege federal funds were lost in 2015, due to a discrimination against low-income and Latino residents after hurricane dolly struck in 2008. Ben Riemer, the attorney representing the corporation tells Fox News, “The leaders in Port Isabel prevented my client […]

Update on Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Update on Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

As Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and left destruction as it made its way across the island, the monster storm also left the U.S. territory without power. Strong winds taking down trees, fences, and leaving vehicles under water. Anabell Ramos, says family members prepared for Hurricane Maria at home, even making room for others who […]

Harris Judge asks anyone with high-water vehicles to help evacuate trapped residents

Harris Judge asks anyone with high-water vehicles to help evacuate trapped residents

[KGVID]https://dcl9dohvvr1qz.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/28173415/boats.mp4[/KGVID] In a Sunday press conference, Harris County Judge Ed Emmet asked for anyone with high-water vehicles to help evacuate residents trapped.  In their homes and get them to high ground.  If anyone can volunteer their boats or other high-water vehicles, they’re asked to call the Harris County Fire Marshall at (713) 881-3100. He says […]

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Hurricane Harvey expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi

Hurricane Harvey expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi

[KGVID]https://dcl9dohvvr1qz.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/24165502/corpus.mp4[/KGVID] area. Officials held a press conference today to inform community about their preparations. City officials urge residents in low-lying areas to evacuate including; Padre Island, Mustang Island, Flour bluff and North beach. Residents should take personal essentials to last 3 or 4 days, including medication, food, medical records, and crates and leashes for pets. […]

Hidalgo and Cameron counties are already preparing for severe weather

Hidalgo and Cameron counties are already preparing for severe weather

RGV — In weather-related news, Hidalgo and Cameron counties are already preparing for severe weather. Several locations offering free sandbags to residents. Two years ago, Precinct Four was severely hit by rainfall, forcing some residents out of their homes. Tonight, preparations are underway so that remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey, are minimum. Seven areas suffered […]

Texas Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supply Purchases

Texas Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supply Purchases

Hurricane season is right around the corner and experts say this emergency supplies tax-free weekend is an opportunity to buy items that you may need a natural disaster occur. Preparing and maintaining an emergency supply kit and simple way to help you and your family. “If something should happen, and you’re not ready for it, […]