Emergency management

(credit: City of Garland)

Severe Weather Leaves Damage Across North Texas

Severe weather moved across North Texas late Tuesday afternoon. Rain, high winds and lightning caused damage in several cities.


(Photo credit Jane Slater, KRLD)

Tornado Insurance Claims Exceed Initial Estimates

Insurance claims from the tornadoes and hail that hit one month ago will exceed initial estimates.


Hickory Creek Rd. and Country Club Ln. in Denton. (Credit: Google Maps)

Denton County Employees Escape Flash Flood

High water from the morning’s torrential rain put a couple of Denton County maintenance workers in a bizarre situation Tuesday.


The wall of smoke during the Bastrop County wildfire in September.

3 More Texas Counties Can Apply For FEMA Help

Three more Texas counties affected by last year’s wildfires can apply for disaster recovery aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Lisa Chambers Dallas County

Dallas Homeland Security Director Talks About Firing

After only 15 months as Dallas County’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director, Lisa Chambers was fired Tuesday.



Wildfires Bring Renewed Concern For Physically Disabled

The rapidly moving wildfires burning across Texas prove just how quickly entire neighborhoods have to evacuate. But for the intellectually or physically disabled, it’s not easy.



Storm Shelter Grant Money Available For Tarrant Co. Residents

With devastating storms across the country and here in North Texas, the storm shelter business has been busy. And one of the best-kept secrets in town is for Tarrant County residents.


Credit: Tamra Cowan, Kaufman County

Storm Shelter Business Booming In Wake Of Tornadoes

After a month with 16 tornadoes in North Texas, storm shelter companies are scrambling to fill a sudden rush of orders coming in from across the country.


Warning sirens in a neighborhood

Residents Question Sirens For Hail Storm

Across North Texas, several cities activated their outdoor warning systems Tuesday evening when a severe hail storm moved through. But many who heard the warning were left wondering if the sound of sirens meant a tornado was expected.


American Red Cross logo. (credit: AP Graphics)

Red Cross Issues Emergency Request For Donations

The American Red Cross is making an emergency appeal for money and blood donations, blaming the winter weather for creating a critical shortage of both.