Need Gas? Here’s how to find out what gas stations in your area have it…

September 1, 2017 – A perceived gas shortage caused mass hysteria in Texas yesterday afternoon. While there is no actual shortage, the raid on gas pumps has left many gas stations tapped dry. And those who actually need gas, are now struggling to find gas stations who still have a supply. Luckily, there is a site that tracks exactly that.

If you are low on gas and need to know what gas stations in your area have gas, just click the following link:   tracker.gasbuddy.com

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Breaking News: Another Potential Hurricane Lurking in the Atlantic

August 30, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that Tropical Storm Irma has formed  in the Atlantic. Irma is currently about 400 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and is expected to become a hurricane in the coming days.

“The National Hurricane Center says that Irma could strengthen into a hurricane as soon as Friday” (https://weather.com)
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Irma is currently tracking west, toward Puerto Rico. However, it is still too early to determine where Irma will end up. For the full story, click the following link:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-irma-hurricane-irma-atlantic-ocean?cm_ven=FB_WX_AN_83017_10

Breaking News: Houston Police Officer Drowns

August 29, 2017 – Mysanantonio.com is reporting that a Houston Police Officer has drown. According to department sources, the officer was working downtown, when he became trapped by flood waters in his patrol car.

“The officer, an HPD veteran who has been with the department for more than 30 years, was in his patrol car driving to work downtown Sunday morning when he got trapped in high water at I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road.” (http://www.mysanantonio.com)

Witnesses say the officer attempted to get out of his vehicle, but was unable. The identity of the fallen hero has not been released. Please click the below link for more details:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/houston-texas/article/Houston-Police-officer-drowns-in-Harvey-12145510.php

Breaking News: Active Shooter in Clovis, New Mexico – Multiple Fatalities

August 28, 2017 – News Channel 10, Amarillo TX, is reporting an active shooter incident with multiple fatalities in Clovis, New Mexico. The incident is still active and appears to be located at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. 

“The Curry County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that multiple people have been killed and injured in a shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library.”

Police were dispatched around 4:00 PM. This is still an active incident. Click the following link for updates:

http://www.newschannel10.com/story/36236203/clovis-police-responding-to-active-shooter-at-clovis-carver-public-library

*Lead Photo Source: Eastern New Mexico News

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Tree Falls on Engine – Seguin, Texas

August 28, 2017 – Seguin, Texas – KENS 5 is reporting that Seguin Fire Departments, Engine 1, was struck by a falling tree while responding to a call yesterday. The tree was blown over by heavy gusts of wind as a result of Harvey. The tree struck Engine 1 in the center of the cab; between the driver and passengers narrowly missing the firefighters inside. Fortuantly, no one was injured. 
*Source http://www.kens5.com

August 27, 2017 – Multiple rescues by first responders have been taking place in South Texas as the result of  Hurricane Harvey. One such rescue was caught on camera. The video shows the US Coast Guard rescuing people from a sinking boat near Port Aransas. According to reports, over 20 people were saved:


August 26, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Texas Coast, hitting the cities of Port Aransas and Rockport particularly hard. The first fatality from Harvey was confirmed today in Rockport, where a resident died in a house fire during the heart of the storm.

“The first fatality was reported in the hard-hit coastal city of Rockport, where the person died in a house fire during the storm, Aransas County Judge Burt Mills said Saturday afternoon.” (http://myfox8.com)

Harvey continues to dump massive amounts of rain in South Texas, with no sign of letting up. Residents should continue to follow advice issued by local officials and first responders.

*Lead photo credit: http://abcnews.go.com

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August 25, 2017, 6:00 pm – Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall in less than 3 hours and now has reached Category 4 status; making Hurricane Harvey the strongest Hurricane to hit the Texas Coast since Hurricane Carla in 1961.

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August 24, 2017, 11:00 am– Tropical Storm Harvey has gained sufficient power over the past couple of hours. Experts are now predicting Harvey developing into a Category 3 Hurricane, just before making landfall, north of Corpus Christi, Friday evening.

August 24, 2017 – Harvey has strengthened overnight and is now a Tropical Storm. As a result, the Hurricane Watch issued yesterday, has now been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning. Residents on the Texas Coast can expect to be confronted with massive flooding and high winds as Harvey is expected to make landfall late Friday. For those who live on or near the Texas Coast, advice and orders from local officials and emergency personnel should be followed. The updated story can be watched by clicking the following link:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-forecast-24aug2017

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August 23, 2017 – Now in the Gulf of Mexico, Harvey has officially redeveloped into a Tropical Depression and expected to rapidly gain power as it steams toward the Texas coast.

photo: ksat.com

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the entire Texas coast. Expected landfall is Friday.

You can watch the update story below:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 22, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that the National Hurricane Center has given Harvey a 100% chance of developing into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane. New predictions have Harvey headed for the Texas coast and arriving on Friday.

“The National Hurricane Center says there’s a high chance Harvey will redevelop, possibly as soon as Wednesday. Harvey is then expected to gain strength and will draw near, if not make landfall, somewhere from northeast Mexico to the Texas Gulf Coast around Friday.” (weather.com)

You can watch the entire story here:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 21, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to regenerate later in the week as it crosses into the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is currently in the Caribbean, where it initially lost steam. However, newer predictions have Harvey being reborn in the coming days. Conditions are favorable for Harvey to gain power.

“The majority of forecast guidance at this time then suggests a reborn Harvey could then track northwest toward the coast of eastern Mexico or Deep South Texas by Friday.” (weather.com)

It is important to remember that hurricane season lasts through November. And many major hurricanes, such as Katrina, occur in late summer. We are only three months into the current season, so there is still ample opportunity for major storms to form. Is your department ready?

Hurricane Katrina, August 28, 2005

Click the link below to watch the full story:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-harvey-hurricane-atlantic-disturbances

*Source: weather.com

Raw Video: Coast Guard Rescue Near Port Aransas

August 27, 2017 – Multiple rescues by first responders have been taking place in South Texas as the result of  Hurricane Harvey. One such rescue was caught on camera. The video shows the US Coast Guard rescuing people from a sinking boat near Port Aransas. According to reports, over 20 people were saved:


August 26, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Texas Coast, hitting the cities of Port Aransas and Rockport particularly hard. The first fatality from Harvey was confirmed today in Rockport, where a resident died in a house fire during the heart of the storm.

“The first fatality was reported in the hard-hit coastal city of Rockport, where the person died in a house fire during the storm, Aransas County Judge Burt Mills said Saturday afternoon.” (http://myfox8.com)

Harvey continues to dump massive amounts of rain in South Texas, with no sign of letting up. Residents should continue to follow advice issued by local officials and first responders.

*Lead photo credit: http://abcnews.go.com

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August 25, 2017, 6:00 pm – Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall in less than 3 hours and now has reached Category 4 status; making Hurricane Harvey the strongest Hurricane to hit the Texas Coast since Hurricane Carla in 1961.

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August 24, 2017, 11:00 am– Tropical Storm Harvey has gained sufficient power over the past couple of hours. Experts are now predicting Harvey developing into a Category 3 Hurricane, just before making landfall, north of Corpus Christi, Friday evening.

August 24, 2017 – Harvey has strengthened overnight and is now a Tropical Storm. As a result, the Hurricane Watch issued yesterday, has now been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning. Residents on the Texas Coast can expect to be confronted with massive flooding and high winds as Harvey is expected to make landfall late Friday. For those who live on or near the Texas Coast, advice and orders from local officials and emergency personnel should be followed. The updated story can be watched by clicking the following link:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-forecast-24aug2017

conenowinharvey

August 23, 2017 – Now in the Gulf of Mexico, Harvey has officially redeveloped into a Tropical Depression and expected to rapidly gain power as it steams toward the Texas coast.

photo: ksat.com

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the entire Texas coast. Expected landfall is Friday.

You can watch the update story below:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 22, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that the National Hurricane Center has given Harvey a 100% chance of developing into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane. New predictions have Harvey headed for the Texas coast and arriving on Friday.

“The National Hurricane Center says there’s a high chance Harvey will redevelop, possibly as soon as Wednesday. Harvey is then expected to gain strength and will draw near, if not make landfall, somewhere from northeast Mexico to the Texas Gulf Coast around Friday.” (weather.com)

You can watch the entire story here:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 21, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to regenerate later in the week as it crosses into the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is currently in the Caribbean, where it initially lost steam. However, newer predictions have Harvey being reborn in the coming days. Conditions are favorable for Harvey to gain power.

“The majority of forecast guidance at this time then suggests a reborn Harvey could then track northwest toward the coast of eastern Mexico or Deep South Texas by Friday.” (weather.com)

It is important to remember that hurricane season lasts through November. And many major hurricanes, such as Katrina, occur in late summer. We are only three months into the current season, so there is still ample opportunity for major storms to form. Is your department ready?

Hurricane Katrina, August 28, 2005

Click the link below to watch the full story:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-harvey-hurricane-atlantic-disturbances

*Source: weather.com

Port Aransas and Rockport Devastated by Hurricane Harvey – One Confirmed Fatality

August 26, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Texas Coast, hitting the cities of Port Aransas and Rockport particularly hard. The first fatality from Harvey was confirmed today in Rockport, where a resident died in a house fire during the heart of the storm.

“The first fatality was reported in the hard-hit coastal city of Rockport, where the person died in a house fire during the storm, Aransas County Judge Burt Mills said Saturday afternoon.” (http://myfox8.com)

Harvey continues to dump massive amounts of rain in South Texas, with no sign of letting up. Residents should continue to follow advice issued by local officials and first responders.

*Lead photo credit: http://abcnews.go.com

170825-hurricane-harvey-worse-sandy-alt-embed

August 25, 2017, 6:00 pm – Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall in less than 3 hours and now has reached Category 4 status; making Hurricane Harvey the strongest Hurricane to hit the Texas Coast since Hurricane Carla in 1961.

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August 24, 2017, 11:00 am– Tropical Storm Harvey has gained sufficient power over the past couple of hours. Experts are now predicting Harvey developing into a Category 3 Hurricane, just before making landfall, north of Corpus Christi, Friday evening.

August 24, 2017 – Harvey has strengthened overnight and is now a Tropical Storm. As a result, the Hurricane Watch issued yesterday, has now been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning. Residents on the Texas Coast can expect to be confronted with massive flooding and high winds as Harvey is expected to make landfall late Friday. For those who live on or near the Texas Coast, advice and orders from local officials and emergency personnel should be followed. The updated story can be watched by clicking the following link:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-forecast-24aug2017

conenowinharvey

August 23, 2017 – Now in the Gulf of Mexico, Harvey has officially redeveloped into a Tropical Depression and expected to rapidly gain power as it steams toward the Texas coast.

photo: ksat.com

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the entire Texas coast. Expected landfall is Friday.

You can watch the update story below:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 22, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that the National Hurricane Center has given Harvey a 100% chance of developing into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane. New predictions have Harvey headed for the Texas coast and arriving on Friday.

“The National Hurricane Center says there’s a high chance Harvey will redevelop, possibly as soon as Wednesday. Harvey is then expected to gain strength and will draw near, if not make landfall, somewhere from northeast Mexico to the Texas Gulf Coast around Friday.” (weather.com)

You can watch the entire story here:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 21, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to regenerate later in the week as it crosses into the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is currently in the Caribbean, where it initially lost steam. However, newer predictions have Harvey being reborn in the coming days. Conditions are favorable for Harvey to gain power.

“The majority of forecast guidance at this time then suggests a reborn Harvey could then track northwest toward the coast of eastern Mexico or Deep South Texas by Friday.” (weather.com)

It is important to remember that hurricane season lasts through November. And many major hurricanes, such as Katrina, occur in late summer. We are only three months into the current season, so there is still ample opportunity for major storms to form. Is your department ready?

Hurricane Katrina, August 28, 2005

Click the link below to watch the full story:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-harvey-hurricane-atlantic-disturbances

*Source: weather.com

Alert: Harvey Reaches Category 4 Status

August 25, 2017, 6:00 pm – Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall in less than 3 hours and now has reached Category 4 status; making Hurricane Harvey the strongest Hurricane to hit the Texas Coast since Hurricane Carla in 1961.

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August 24, 2017, 11:00 am– Tropical Storm Harvey has gained sufficient power over the past couple of hours. Experts are now predicting Harvey developing into a Category 3 Hurricane, just before making landfall, north of Corpus Christi, Friday evening.

August 24, 2017 – Harvey has strengthened overnight and is now a Tropical Storm. As a result, the Hurricane Watch issued yesterday, has now been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning. Residents on the Texas Coast can expect to be confronted with massive flooding and high winds as Harvey is expected to make landfall late Friday. For those who live on or near the Texas Coast, advice and orders from local officials and emergency personnel should be followed. The updated story can be watched by clicking the following link:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-forecast-24aug2017

conenowinharvey

August 23, 2017 – Now in the Gulf of Mexico, Harvey has officially redeveloped into a Tropical Depression and expected to rapidly gain power as it steams toward the Texas coast.

photo: ksat.com

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the entire Texas coast. Expected landfall is Friday.

You can watch the update story below:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 22, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that the National Hurricane Center has given Harvey a 100% chance of developing into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane. New predictions have Harvey headed for the Texas coast and arriving on Friday.

“The National Hurricane Center says there’s a high chance Harvey will redevelop, possibly as soon as Wednesday. Harvey is then expected to gain strength and will draw near, if not make landfall, somewhere from northeast Mexico to the Texas Gulf Coast around Friday.” (weather.com)

You can watch the entire story here:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 21, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to regenerate later in the week as it crosses into the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is currently in the Caribbean, where it initially lost steam. However, newer predictions have Harvey being reborn in the coming days. Conditions are favorable for Harvey to gain power.

“The majority of forecast guidance at this time then suggests a reborn Harvey could then track northwest toward the coast of eastern Mexico or Deep South Texas by Friday.” (weather.com)

It is important to remember that hurricane season lasts through November. And many major hurricanes, such as Katrina, occur in late summer. We are only three months into the current season, so there is still ample opportunity for major storms to form. Is your department ready?

Hurricane Katrina, August 28, 2005

Click the link below to watch the full story:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-harvey-hurricane-atlantic-disturbances

*Source: weather.com

Update: Harvey Expected to Reach Category 3 Status

August 24, 2017, 11:00 am– Tropical Storm Harvey has gained sufficient power over the past couple of hours. Experts are now predicting Harvey developing into a Category 3 Hurricane, just before making landfall, north of Corpus Christi, Friday evening.

August 24, 2017 – Harvey has strengthened overnight and is now a Tropical Storm. As a result, the Hurricane Watch issued yesterday, has now been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning. Residents on the Texas Coast can expect to be confronted with massive flooding and high winds as Harvey is expected to make landfall late Friday. For those who live on or near the Texas Coast, advice and orders from local officials and emergency personnel should be followed. The updated story can be watched by clicking the following link:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-forecast-24aug2017

conenowinharvey

August 23, 2017 – Now in the Gulf of Mexico, Harvey has officially redeveloped into a Tropical Depression and expected to rapidly gain power as it steams toward the Texas coast.

photo: ksat.com

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the entire Texas coast. Expected landfall is Friday.

You can watch the update story below:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 22, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that the National Hurricane Center has given Harvey a 100% chance of developing into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane. New predictions have Harvey headed for the Texas coast and arriving on Friday.

“The National Hurricane Center says there’s a high chance Harvey will redevelop, possibly as soon as Wednesday. Harvey is then expected to gain strength and will draw near, if not make landfall, somewhere from northeast Mexico to the Texas Gulf Coast around Friday.” (weather.com)

You can watch the entire story here:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 21, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to regenerate later in the week as it crosses into the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is currently in the Caribbean, where it initially lost steam. However, newer predictions have Harvey being reborn in the coming days. Conditions are favorable for Harvey to gain power.

“The majority of forecast guidance at this time then suggests a reborn Harvey could then track northwest toward the coast of eastern Mexico or Deep South Texas by Friday.” (weather.com)

It is important to remember that hurricane season lasts through November. And many major hurricanes, such as Katrina, occur in late summer. We are only three months into the current season, so there is still ample opportunity for major storms to form. Is your department ready?

Hurricane Katrina, August 28, 2005

Click the link below to watch the full story:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-harvey-hurricane-atlantic-disturbances

*Source: weather.com

Harvey Strengthens Overnight – Hurricane Warnings Issued

August 24, 2017 – Harvey has strengthened overnight and is now a Tropical Storm. As a result, the Hurricane Watch issued yesterday, has now been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning. Residents on the Texas Coast can expect to be confronted with massive flooding and high winds as Harvey is expected to make landfall late Friday. For those who live on or near the Texas Coast, advice and orders from local officials and emergency personnel should be followed. The updated story can be watched by clicking the following link:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-forecast-24aug2017

conenowinharvey

August 23, 2017 – Now in the Gulf of Mexico, Harvey has officially redeveloped into a Tropical Depression and expected to rapidly gain power as it steams toward the Texas coast.

photo: ksat.com

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the entire Texas coast. Expected landfall is Friday.

You can watch the update story below:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 22, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that the National Hurricane Center has given Harvey a 100% chance of developing into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane. New predictions have Harvey headed for the Texas coast and arriving on Friday.

“The National Hurricane Center says there’s a high chance Harvey will redevelop, possibly as soon as Wednesday. Harvey is then expected to gain strength and will draw near, if not make landfall, somewhere from northeast Mexico to the Texas Gulf Coast around Friday.” (weather.com)

You can watch the entire story here:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

August 21, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to regenerate later in the week as it crosses into the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is currently in the Caribbean, where it initially lost steam. However, newer predictions have Harvey being reborn in the coming days. Conditions are favorable for Harvey to gain power.

“The majority of forecast guidance at this time then suggests a reborn Harvey could then track northwest toward the coast of eastern Mexico or Deep South Texas by Friday.” (weather.com)

It is important to remember that hurricane season lasts through November. And many major hurricanes, such as Katrina, occur in late summer. We are only three months into the current season, so there is still ample opportunity for major storms to form. Is your department ready?

Hurricane Katrina, August 28, 2005

Click the link below to watch the full story:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-harvey-hurricane-atlantic-disturbances

*Source: weather.com