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Most in Houston area are getting power back after storm, but some may have to wait until the weekend

May. 22, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Power was expected to be restored by late Wednesday to nearly all Houston area homes and businesses left in the dark by last week’s deadly storm, according to officials. But possibly up to 20,000 customers might have to wait until the weekend before their lights...

Plans to spend billions on a flood-prone East Texas highway may not solve the problem

May. 22, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Highway 59, a major evacuation route from Houston, has been a problem for East Texas for decades. And as flooding rivaling that of Hurricane Harvey inundated the region in April, the highway closed in several places, cutting off a major evacuation route for countless...

Head of FEMA tours deadly storm damage in Houston area as more residents get power back

May. 21, 2024 22:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the Houston area on Tuesday to assess the damage from last week’s deadly storms, local officials reassured residents still without power that their lights would be back on and they could soon begin rebuilding their...

Storms damage homes in Oklahoma and Kansas. But in Houston, most power is restored

May. 20, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fast-moving storms with strong winds, large hail and apparent tornadoes swept Oklahoma and Kansas, blowing roofs off homes and blocking roads with toppled trees and downed power lines. Meanwhile, Houston made progress in recovering from last week's deadly storms. ...

The government wants to buy their flood-prone homes. But these Texans aren’t moving.

May. 20, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After the floodwaters earlier this month just about swallowed two of the six homes that 60-year-old Tom Madigan owns on the San Jacinto River, he didn’t think twice about whether to fix them. He hired people to help, and they got to work stripping the walls, pulling up flooring...

Power restored to most hit by deadly Houston storm with full service expected by Wednesday

May. 19, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston area residents affected by deadly storms last week received some good news as officials said power was restored Sunday to a majority of the hundreds of thousands who had been left in the dark and without air conditioning during hot and humid weather. The...

Musa scores a goal, Paes has 7 saves as Dallas and Dynamo tie 1-1

May. 18, 2024 23:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Petar Musa scored a goal and Maarten Paes tied his career high with seven saves for FC Dallas in its 1-1 tie Saturday night with the Houston Dynamo. Musa tied the score at 1-1 in the 69th minute. The 26-year dropped a pass Jesús Ferreira, who started a string of...

Hot weather poses new risk as thousands remain without power after deadly Houston storm

May. 18, 2024 22:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As the Houston area works to clean up and restore power to hundreds of thousands after deadly storms left at least seven people dead, it will do so amid a smog warning and scorching temperatures that could pose health risks. National Weather Service meteorologist...

Some in Houston facing no power for weeks after storms cause widespread damage, killing at least 4

May. 17, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Power outages could last weeks in parts of Houston, an official warned Friday, after thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds tore through the city, knocking out electricity to nearly 1 million homes and businesses in the region, blowing out windows on downtown high rises and...

Once-in-a-generation wind event caused deaths, extensive damage across Houston, meteorologist says

May. 17, 2024 19:45 PM EDT

Exceptional windstorms that could leave some Houston residents without power for weeks were a once-in-a-generation event and the damage left in their wake is comparable to that caused by a hurricane, meteorologists said Friday. “We believe this windstorm is the most significant...