Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more rain, wind and stress to a part of the country that has already been drenched and battered during this year’s unusually busy hurricane season. While Beta could bring up to 20 inches (51 centimeters) of […]

Houston area preparing for heavy rain, flooding from Imelda

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. The storm, which formed Tuesday, […]

Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens as it moves west

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say the fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is maintaining its strength as it moves toward the Windward Islands. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday that Tropical Storm Dorian could intensify to near hurricane strength over the eastern Caribbean Sea by Tuesday. As of 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, […]

‘It’s powerful’: Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Homeowners sandbagged their doors and tourists trying to get out of town jammed the airport Friday as Tropical Storm Barry began rolling in, threatening an epic drenching that could test how well New Orleans has strengthened its flood protections in the 14 years since Hurricane Katrina. With the storm expected to blow […]

NHC issues Tropical Cyclone Seven warnings for northern Gulf Coast (which includes Southeast Texas)

BREAKING NEWS! Miami and Conroe, September 2 – The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued an advisory at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 2, 2018, that Tropical Cyclone Seven southeast of the Florida Keys will likely cross the Keys early Sunday and travel northwesterly into the Gulf Coast. The NHC predicts that the tropical storm could reach […]