2020’s 1st Atlantic hurricane lashes Texas; floods expected

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in coronavirus cases. The first hurricane of the 2020 […]

Plodding and powerful, Sally moves in on Gulf Coast

Hurricane Sally, a plodding but powerful storm with winds of 90 mph, crept toward the northern Gulf Coast early Tuesday, with forecasters warning of potentially deadly storm surges, flash floods spurred by up to 2 feet (.61 meters) of rain and the possibility of tornadoes.

Sally’s threat: ‘Potentially historic’ floods, fierce winds

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Sally, one of four storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, moved closer to the Gulf Coast on Monday with winds of 100 mph (161 kph) and heavy rain as forecasters warned of “potentially historic” flooding and governors declared states of emergency. Sally once appeared to have New Orleans in its […]

Laura weakens to tropical storm, moves inland

Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater as it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday as a life-threatening storm.

Laura thrashes Louisiana, nearby states face tornado threats

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S., Laura barreled across Louisiana on Thursday, shearing off roofs and killing at least six people while carving a destructive path hundreds of miles inland. A full assessment of the damage wrought by the Category 4 system was likely to take […]

Some Texans choosing to stay in homes, ride out hurricane

GALVESTON, Texas (KETK) – As many Texans prepare to leave their homes in advance of Hurricane Laura, some are deciding to ride out the storm at home. Just miles from Galveston, people are preparing for Laura to make landfall. In Texas City, just 12 miles from Galveston, Buc-ee’s was bustling s people filled up their […]

5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FIRST LADY MAKES HER CASE FOR TRUMP VOTE Saying he’s “fighting for you,” Melania Trump casts her husband as the best hope for America in a Rose Garden address as the president turns to family to boost […]

2 tropical storms heading for double blow to US Gulf Coast

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two tropical storms advanced across the Caribbean on Saturday as potentially historic threats to the U.S. Gulf Coast, one dumping rain on Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hispaniola while the other swept into the gulf through the gap between Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba. Tropical Storms Laura and […]

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