Category Archives: Hurricane Season

TWIA filed for a rate increase on Tuesday as lawmakers waste no time firing back

Matt Pierce Briscoe The board of directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association voted on Tuesday to file a rate increase of 5% for residential and commercial policies with the Texas Department of Insurance. At the Association’s quarterly meeting, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association’s board directed staff to make the rate filing with the expectation that the change would go

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Delta makes landfall as a Cat Two Storm

Hurricane Delta just made landfall Friday evening near Creole, Louisiana with 100 mph winds. Creole is just 13 miles east of where Hurricane Laura made landfall in August. Hurricane Delta has now become the season’s 10th named storm to make landfall in the United States, breaking the record set in 1919 and is the 4th landfall in Louisiana and the

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Delta brings some flooding and other problems to the Corpus Christi area

Officials with the City of Corpus Christi have temporarily closed Access Road 2 this evening due to impacts from Hurricane Delta in Corpus Christi.  As the storm made landfall near Creole, Louisiana on Friday conditions here in Corpus Christi remained hazardous due to debris that has washed up from high tide. The city says that crews will assess the road

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Tropical Storm Gamma Forms Off The Yucatán

Tropical Storm Gamma has formed off the Yucatán this evening. Data from recon aircraft found a fairly well defined center and winds of tropical storm force. We just aren’t too worried about direct impacts to our coastline because steering currents and dry air are not working in favor of the system. It will likely cross the Yucatán near Cozumel on

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Gov. Abbott asks for major declaration from White House to include Nueces County

Texas Governor Greg Abbot has requested a major disaster declaration for 5 Texas countries following Hurricane Hanna back in July. The Governor’s office says that will include Nueces County. The declaration would include assistance for debris removal, emergency repairs and other necessary issues that the counties face following the disaster. Continue Reading Below The request would allow for more federal

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Texas prepares for Hurricane Laura ahead of landfall later this week

As Marco continues to cling to life some residents along the Texas Gulf Coast are making preparations for what could be a major hurricane later in the week. The threat that Laura is posing to the Texas Gulf Coast has even caused some leaders to call for evacuation orders. The City of Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown has issued

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Hurricane Hanna: No Close Call At All

Journalist Matt Pierce Briscoe spent days not only covering Hurricane Hanna but collecting vital data to share with researchers who study storms. This special presentation “Hurricane Hanna: No Close Call At All,” takes a look at the storm from his perspective in the field both as a journalist and a NOAA Storm Spotter. Hurricane Hanna: No Close Call At All

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Gov. Abbott Tours Hurricane Damage In Corpus Christi On Tuesday

Gov. Greg Abbot visited Corpus Christi on Tuesday to survey the damage left by Hurricane Hanna, which made landfall just south of the city on Saturday. During his visit, Gov. Abbott met with local officials and held a press conference, which he called an “information sharing event,” addressing the state’s response to the storm. Abbott was quick to note that

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Hanna Made Landfall On Saturday And The Biggest Problem Was The Welcome that She Received

Matt Pierce Briscoe Hurricane Hanna made landfall just south of Corpus Christi late Saturday afternoon and it brought more than just wind, rain and high tides. Hurricane Hanna was met curiosity seekers and wannabe Instagram sensations posing for photos and making quick pointless videos that were the meant to be nothing more than social media curiosity click-bait. Early in the

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Midnight Update: TS Hanna

D. Mason Tropical Depression No. 8 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Hanna. On Thursday evening, NOAA Hurricane Hunters found 40 mph winds in thunderstorms surrounding the center, and the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Depression 8 to Tropical Storm Hanna. The Tropical Storm Warning has been extended southward from San Luis Pass on the west end of Galveston Island

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