Severe Weather

Texans begin the process of recovery

Here are steps you can take following Tropical Storm Nicholas

TEXAS - Over the last few days, Tropical Storm Nicholas brought high winds and flooding to many coastal areas. The storm quickly developed and strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane prior to making landfall. Since making landfall, it has downgraded…

AEP Texas issues estimated restoration times for outages

More than 14,000 customers experienced power outages early Tuesday morning

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - After Hurricane Nicholas left over 14,000 AEP customers without power early Tuesday morning, AEP Texas crews continue their restoration effort. According to assessment teams, Matagorda County, where the storm made landfall, experienced the most damage to…

Hurricane Nicholas' landfall in Sargent update

With sustained winds of up to 75 mph, the town of Sargent had visible damage from the storm

  SARGENT, Texas - Hurricane Nicholas crashed into the Texas Gulf Coast early Tuesday morning, making landfall near the coastal community of Sergeant. With sustained winds of up to 75 miles per…

V.I.S.D. sets a delayed start for Tuesday, Sept. 14

Changes may be made according to weather forecast

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria I.S.D. is committed to the safety of its students and staff. The school district is continuing to work with the Victoria Office of Emergency Management to monitor changing weather conditions and the projected impact of Tropical…

City, county agencies prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas

Here are the details for resources available to you

VICTORIA, Texas - As the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the City of Victoria, the City and Victoria County agencies are working together to prepare. They are also coordinating with community organizations. “Your local leaders are closely monitoring the…

Nonemergency city offices in Victoria close at noon

Tracking Tropical Storm Nicholas

VICTORIA, Texas - Nonemergency City offices in Victoria will close at noon Monday. The City of Victoria will close all nonemergency City facilities starting at noon Monday because of expected inclement weather due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. All City facilities…

Tropical Storm Nicholas preparedness

Victoria Office of Emergency Management coordinator says community members need to be weather aware

  VICTORIA, Texas - As Tropical Storm Nicholas gains strength near the coastal bend region, we could see tropical storm conditions as early as Monday afternoon. Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to…

School closures due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Here is a list of school closures for Monday, September 13

VICTORIA, Texas - Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to strengthen as it moves toward the northwest Gulf Coast causing school districts to shut down campuses on Monday, Sept. 13. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the coast of Texas.…

Carnival Glory cruise ship to house essential workers

In efforts to help Hurricane Ida recovery

Originally Published: 08 SEP 21 12:00 ET Updated: 08 SEP 21 12:03 ET By David Williams, CNN (CNN) -- The Carnival Glory cruise ship will house hospital staff, first responders and other emergency workers in New Orleans to help with…

Powerful earthquake shakes southwest Mexico

At least 1 person killed from the widespread shaking

Originally Published: 07 SEP 21 22:31 ET Updated: 08 SEP 21 07:22 ET By Samantha Beech and Rafael Romo, CNN (CNN) -- A powerful earthquake struck the southwest of Mexico late Tuesday, causing widespread shaking as far away as Mexico…

Louisiana officials confirm 7 deaths of nursing home residents

Residents were evacuated to hurricane shelter

Originally Published: 04 SEP 21 02:39 ET Updated: 04 SEP 21 20:48 ET By Rebekah Riess, Keith Allen and Dave Alsup, CNN (CNN) -- Louisiana health officials said Saturday they had confirmed seven deaths of nursing home residents evacuated to…

Hundreds of thousands still without power in Louisiana

As cleanup continues from Hurricane Ida

Originally Published: 04 SEP 21 10:47 ET Updated: 04 SEP 21 13:35 ET By Jason Hanna and Travis Caldwell, CNN (CNN) -- Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents still are enduring power outages in dangerous heat nearly a week after…

President Biden to travel to New York and New Jersey

Biden will survey Hurricane Ida storm damage

Originally Published: 04 SEP 21 11:54 ET Updated: 04 SEP 21 12:38 ET By Jason Hoffman, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden will travel to New Jersey and New York next week to survey widespread storm damage caused by the…

At least 15 dead following flooding in the East

Hurricane Ida's remnants unleash massive and swift flooding

Originally Published: 02 SEP 21 04:08 ET Updated: 02 SEP 21 13:33 ET By Jason Hanna and Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- Water rescues still were underway Thursday across parts of the East after the remnants of Hurricane Ida…

Governor Abbott deploys additional emergency response resources

In response to Hurricane Ida and Louisiana's recovery efforts

AUSTIN, Texas – On Wednesday, Sept. 1, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Military Department (TMD) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have sent out additional…

Louisiana residents face gas and supply shortages

Following Hurricane Ida leaving nearly 1 million power outages

Louisiana residents face gas and supply shortages - BARATARIA, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 31: Residents move a cart with gas cans through a flooded neighborhood on August 31, 2021 in Barataria, Louisiana. Many shops, stores, and services…

American Red Cross offering assistance to Hurricane Ida victims

"Some people have been sent to Orange County to assist whether it's logistics, sheltering, or feeding, or whatever's necessary to support our effort,"

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - with winds up to 150 miles per hour and its classification as a category four, Hurricane Ida has already begun to disrupt many parts…

Hurricane Ida hit the oil industry hard as it headed to New Orleans

Over 95% of oil production facilities have been shut down

Originally Published: 29 AUG 21 15:36 ET Updated: 29 AUG 21 15:42 ET By Alexis Benveniste, CNN Business (CNN) -- Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans Sunday after cutting through the Gulf of Mexico, causing massive disruptions to US oil production…

Operation Kindness transports pets to safety

Ahead of Hurricane Ida; Needs community support for adoptions and donations

DALLAS, Texas - Operation Kindness, the leading lifesaving animal shelter in North Texas, is dedicated to keeping animals safe. They provide animals with an opportunity…

WATCH NOW: Tracking Hurricane Ida

View live updates on Hurricane Ida

Originally Published: 29 AUG 21 02:39 ET Updated: 29 AUG 21 12:36 ET By Jay Croft, CNN (CNN) -- Hurricane Ida is beginning to move ashore and is set to make landfall early this afternoon likely tied as Louisiana's…

Hurricane Ida strengthens into Category 4 storm

Originally Published: 29 AUG 21 02:39 ET Updated: 29 AUG 21 08:54 ET By Travis Caldwell, Michael Guy and Aya Elamroussi, CNN (CNN) -- Hurricane Ida became a Category 4 storm early Sunday morning, rapidly intensifying to sustained winds of…