Hurricane

Shelters vs Saferooms

So what do you do if you can't leave? How will you ride out the storm if your home isn't an option? Fortunately, there are places you can go.  FEMA Domes, or "safe rooms" are built to withstand th...

Texas Emergency Tracking Network

The emergency tracking system- or E-T-N  is a partnership between city, county and state governments to track evacuees that cannot get to a designated shelter on their own. Rick McBrayer, emergency...

Hurricanes and Higher Learning

The Crossroads is home to the University of Houston at Victoria, Victoria College. and Wharton County Junior College. So what plans do these schools have to keep their students safe?   In the case...

Harvey's Effect on the Environment

A joint investigation reveals that the extent of Hurricane Harvey's toxic assault on the environment was more widespread than authorities publicly reported.

Don't Forget the Batteries

Batteries are essential tools to power devices in your home. Calvin Simpson, manager with Interstate Batteries in Victoria, says alkaline batteries are basic batteries that can power flashlights an...

Rebuilding The Coastline Since Hurricane Harvey

"Today we celebrated with the Coast Guard with the removal of 600 vessels in the vicinity so our navigable channels can be completely restored," said George P. Bush.  The Coast Guard removed sunke...

Harvey Forces School Demolition

Houston public school officials say they plan to tear down and rebuild four elementary schools severely damaged during Hurricane Harvey floods.    

Prepare Your Pets Before the Storm

Pets have very different needs before during and after a storm.  we talked with Victoria Animal Hospital Medical Director Randy Froehlich. He recommends preparing a plastic bag with all of your pet...

The New Tropical Cyclone Advisory

The Potential Tropical Cyclone Advisory is a new tool that will help in the early prediction of hurricanes.     "If we think that formation potential is high, we can go ahead and issue a warning b...

Homeowners Insurance: What's Covered?

When purchasing insurance time is of the essence. "Generally you cant buy it if there is a hurricane in the Gulf," said Haynes. MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE OF THE MANY DETAILS REGARDING THEIR POLICY...

No Power What To Do?

" We understand that you are going to be uncomfortable." Trying to adapt to South Texas heat and humidity when to power is out is not easy. Omar Lopez with AEP Texas urges everyone to be patient. ...

The Red Cross Wants You

The Red Cross is always in need of volunteers to help out in the community. According to the American Red Cross webpage, volunteers make up 90% of the total workforce at the red cross During a nat...