Tropical Storm Harvey Claims 5 Lives; Flood Emergency Underway In Houston

Hurricane Harvey on the coast of Texas - satellite image NOAA

By Tyla MacAllister Five people have been confirmed dead in Texas as now Tropical Storm Harvey sits nearly stationery over southeastern Texas. Rockport city officials said a man was killed there Friday night when his house burned down as Harvey made landfall. Rescue personnel could not reach the victim because of the storm conditions. Saturday night the Houston Police Department announced the death of a woman who drove into flood waters on the city’s west side. “It appeared that her vehicle went into high water and she drowned as a…

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Hurricane Harvey Slams Texas And Settles In

Air Force Hurricane Hunters track Hurricane Harvey August 25

By Tyla MacAllister Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane. The monster storm made landfall near Rockport at 10 p.m and moved very little through the night. Harvey weakened to a Category 1 hurricane by 7 a.m. CDT but the storm is expected to linger along the Texas coast into the middle of next week. At 11 am. Saturday Harvey’s center was was located west of Victoria, moving Northeast at 2 miles per hour. Peak winds were 75 MPH. Victoria has received almost 17 inches…

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Hurricane Harvey Nears Texas Gulf Coast Bringing Category 4 Storm In Hours

NASA Satellite image of tropical storm formation

by Richard Cameron Hurricane Harvey Headed Inland HOUSTON, TX Over two million residents of 7 counties on the Gulf Coast of Texas are bracing for what the National Hurricane Center, the National Weather Service and the governor of the state, Governor Greg Abbott, is predicting to be a Category 3 storm heading toward land within the next 12 hours –  by some estimates as soon as 8PM Central, Friday evening.   (Editor’s Note: National Compass – at 6:15 Central, has just been informed that Harvey is now been updated to Category…

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Cindy Weakens To Tropical Depression And Spawns E-F2 Tornado in Alabama

By Tyla MacAllister Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall in Louisiana early Thursday morning but weakened to a depression by afternoon. The slowly moving tropical system produced torrential rain and spin up tropical tornadoes along its eastern side as it moved inland. In Central Alabama, a tropical tornado spawned by Cindy caused extensive damage in the Fairfield area near Birmingham Thursday afternoon. The tornado destroyed several businesses including a liquor store.  People who were inside the liquor store when the tornado struck said that the building exploded. Four people were transported…

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