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Tropical Storm Bill Makes Landfall

Posted on · It has a name: Tropical Storm Bill. And it’s expected to make landfall on the Texas coast this morning and move inland throughout the day. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Texas, from Baffin Bay south of Corpus Christi to High Island, up the coast from Galveston. The southern coast […]

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More Flooding Possible as Tropical Disturbance Heads Toward Texas

Posted on · Greater Houston is bracing for the impending landfall of a developing tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, which could lead to heavy rains causing more flooding in the area. While it’s not yet technically a tropical storm, that doesn’t lessen the flooding threat, as anywhere from a few inches to more than a foot […]

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Another Storm, Pet Care and Pet Peeves: Monday’s Show (June 15, 2015)

Posted on · Greater Houston is bracing for the impending landfall of a developing tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, which could lead to heavy rains causing more flooding in the area. While it’s not yet technically a tropical storm, that doesn’t lessen the flooding threat, as anywhere from a few inches to more than a foot […]

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Houston Flood Waters Contain Hidden Health Dangers

Posted on · The floodwaters have mostly receded from our roadways, but they still remain in some areas around Greater Houston. As cleanup continues, we talk with Dr. Scott Lea, Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinic Director, in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at UTMB, about what lurks in those muddy puddles left behind, […]

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Flooding Update: Recovery Efforts Continue With Rain Still Falling in Some Areas

Posted on · We have the latest on this week’s flooding in and around Houston. We lead off with representatives from Harris County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. We learn what cleanup and recovery efforts are underway, and what more we can expect in terms of storms and potential additional flooding the rest of the week. […]

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Is Houston Prepared to Handle Flooding?

Posted on · It seems like every time there’s even moderately heavy rain here in Houston, we experience some measure of flooding. That’s to be expected when you live in a very flat city that’s only 43 feet above sea level. Still, while flooding may not be preventable, there may be steps to take to mitigate it. Today […]