Texans Warned To Be Leery Of Price Gouging, Scams In Wake Of Tropical StormsWith the approach of Tropical Storms Marco and Laura, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning residents to be leery of price gouging and scams that are seen during times of disaster.
Texas Ranked Most At-Risk State In US For Natural Disasters, Averages $14B In Property Damage Per YearTexas ranked as the most at-risk state in the U.S. for natural disasters as well as the the highest average cost of property damage for homeowners.
Federal Funding To Help Texans Impacted By Coronavirus Seek Crisis CounselingThe Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received $5.8 million in federal funding to provide crisis counseling services.
Oncor Workers Heading To Florida Before Hurricane DorianEmployees and contractors with Oncor are acting preemptively and sending help to Florida before Hurricane Dorian makes landfall.
Making Water From Air Wins Couple $1.5 Million XPrizeShipping containers, wood chips and other waste or debris is used to produce as much as 528 gallons of water a day at a cost of no more than 2 cents a quart.
Governor Abbott Declares Disaster In 18 Texas CountiesTexas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 18 flood-stricken counties in Central and South Texas.
Dozens Of Homes Flooded In Forest Hill, EvermanIt wasn’t immediately clear Monday if damage totals would reach the level needed to trigger financial assistance from the state.
Study: Harvey Pollution Levels Likely Higher Than ReportedAn environmental report says the steep drop could have resulted from Gov. Abbott's decision to suspend state environmental reporting rules.
Pokemon Go Fest Returns To Chicago After Last Year's DisasterA Pokemon Go event that left attendees dissatisfied last year is returning to Chicago with organizers proclaiming they have learned their lesson.
FEMA Rethinking Ban On Disaster Aid To Church BuildingsWhen disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied aid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency when it comes time to repair or rebuild their damaged sanctuaries.
President Trump Heads To Puerto Rico To Survey Hurricane DamagePresident Donald Trump is meeting Tuesday with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, as criticism of the federal government's sluggish response continues.
Feds Rush Aid To Puerto Rico, While Trump Tweets About DebtThe U.S. ramped up its response Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, even as President Donald Trump brought up the island's struggles before Hurricane Maria struck — including "billions of dollars" in debt to "Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with."
North Texans Warn Harvey Victims: Road To Recovery Can Be Very SlowAs the nation braces for what could be our next hurricane disaster, Harvey's impact will likely linger in Texas for years to come.
Ahead Of Irma, Disaster Response Groups Gather In Grand PrairieAt its national operations center in Grand Prairie, members of Team Rubicon are tired, and stretched thin.
Expect The Unexpected, Say College Disaster Prep OfficialsFor college administrators, extreme weather is yet another hazard to prepare and practice for on a list that includes infectious disease outbreaks, active shooters and technological outages.