Council member closely monitoring new flooding concerns from District 6 homeowners
San Antonio District 6 Councilwoman Melissa Cabello Havrda is asking that those communities that experienced significant new flooding to reach out to her office. She wants to form a plan of action and budget for a fix.
Homeowners trapped in their homes by floodwaters describe stressful situation, aftermath
Residents in a Northwest Side community say flooding problems have been escalating in their neighborhood after some of them spent several hours stranded in their homes, while others were displaced after rainwater went in their homes.
Michigan governor declares state of emergency over "extraordinary flooding"
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) declared a state of emergency Saturday over what she called "extraordinary flooding," which caused power outages, sewer backups and left dozens of drivers stranded.Driving the news: Flood watches were in place through Sunday, after up to 7 inches of rain fell in some parts of the state over the past few days, per the National Weather Service. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: More than 47news.yahoo.com
Padre Island National Seashore reopens after substantial coastal flooding
Padre Island National Seashore is reopening after substantial coastal flooding Wednesday night spurred officials to close the park earlier this week. On Thursday morning, officials at PINS noted that the seashore experienced substantial coastal flooding and had water up to the dunes saying North Beach and South Beach down to the Mansfield Channel were closed until the risk of flooding had passed. An update Thursday evening posted to Facebook said South Beach would reopen to vehicle access at 7 a.m. Friday and that primitive beach camping would be allowed. ***Update Thursday August 27, 2020*** North Beach will reopen to vehicles later this evening. South... Posted by Padre Island National Seashore on Saturday, August 22, 2020Related headlines:Blue dragons arent the only odd things spotted at Texas beaches in the last yearBeautiful but dangerous blue dragons discovered on Texas beach are rare findPadre Island National Seashore cancels popular turtle release events for the summer
Gulf Coast prepares for flooding from Tropical Storm Cristobal
The latest forecast track has Tropical Storm Cristobal -- the third named storm of what is expected to be an active hurricane season -- making landfall sometime Sunday afternoon or early evening. Track Tropical Storm Cristobal here >>>As for Cristobal's landfall location, several models say it will fall somewhere between Marsh Island and Slidell, Louisiana. Flooding will be the biggest concern for Gulf Coast states east of Texas. The Storm Prediction Center has a "marginal risk" for the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and northwestern Florida. “Tropical storms like Cristobal can still be prolific tornado producers, especially when making landfall on the Gulf Coast,” said CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller.
UPDATE: Houston water boil advisory lifted, officials say
HOUSTON – After an 8-foot diameter water main pipe burst in east Houston Thursday, sparking a days-long boil water advisory, city officials said Saturday it is no longer necessary to boil your water. The City of Houston lifted the boil water notice that has been in place since Thursday, Feb. 27. Houston residents no longer need to boil water used for drinking, cooking and making ice, according to city officials. Water quality testing submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality confirmed that tap water meets all regulatory standards and is safe to drink. Boil water notice issued for HoustonA boil water notice was issued for the Houston water system Thursday and was expected to remain in effect until at least Saturday morning.
At least five killed as flooding continues in South
Days of torrential rainfall have triggered flooding in the lower Mississippi Valley. Some rivers are expected to crest Saturday, adding to the trouble. At least three weather-related deaths have been reported and hundreds of rescues have taken place. David Begnaud reports from Bossier City, Louisiana.cbsnews.com