Severe Weather

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north

The hurricane leaves disaster-stricken areas on slow road to recovery

Originally Published: 21 SEP 22 02:03 ET Updated: 21 SEP 22 14:20 ET By Jason Hanna, Elizabeth Wolfe and Melissa Alonso, CNN (CNN) -- With Category 4 Hurricane Fiona poised to sideswipe Bermuda later this week, people in the…

South Texas heads into dry times

Tuesday Weather 9-20-22

  Victoria, Texas-: Tonight: Mostly clear skies with light winds while temperatures stay above average.  Low: 71 degrees. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.  10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Patchy fog after 4…

Tsunami warning follows major quake in Mexico

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern coast of Mexico

Originally Published: 19 SEP 22 15:24 ET Updated: 19 SEP 22 15:47 ET Brandon Miller, Juan Carlos Paz, Karol Suarez, Florencia Trucco and Hande Atay (CNN) -- A 7.6-magnitude earthquake has struck just off the southwestern coast of Mexico, in…

Abbott: 'No challenge is too great for Texans to address'

Governor Abbott issues disaster declaration for statewide flood response

AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference at Dallas City Hall. He signed a disaster declaration for 23 counties impacted by flooding. The Governor also provided an update on the state's ongoing response…

Rescue crews respond to hundreds of calls for help in Dallas area

Severity of flash flooding surprises residents

Originally Published: 23 AUG 22 00:51 ET Updated: 23 AUG 22 09:05 ET By Elizabeth Wolfe and Raja Razek, CNN (CNN) -- After torrential rains struck parts of northeastern Texas and sent floodwaters rushing through streets and homes, rescue crews…

Governor Abbott increases readiness for flood response

The increase will support state response to flooding impacting communities across Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - On Monday, Aug. 22, Governor Greg Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to increase the readiness level of the Texas State Emergency Operations Center (SOC) to Level II (Escalated Response). This increase will support…

Kentucky death toll reaches 37, hundreds still missing after flooding

As rescue and recovery crews worked to reach isolated areas Monday

Originally Published: 02 AUG 22 02:48 ET Updated: 02 AUG 22 07:47 ET By Elizabeth Wolfe and Jason Hanna, CNN (CNN) -- Hundreds remain unaccounted for after last week's flooding that has killed more than three dozen in eastern Kentucky,…

Kentucky officials call for critical recovery supplies

At least 28 people, including children are found dead in flooding, death toll is expected to rise

Originally Published: 01 AUG 22 03:26 ET Updated: 01 AUG 22 08:43 ET By Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN (CNN) -- Rescue workers searching for missing people in flood-stricken Kentucky have been hampered by the devastation left behind -- unable to access…

Storm Prep 2022: How first responders prepare

Emergency Management Coordinator Rick McBrayer shares first responders perspective on storm preparation

VICTORIA, Texas - 25 News Now Digital Content Manager Jennifer Flores spoke with Victoria Emergency Management Coordinator Rick McBrayer about how first responders prepare for a major storm, handle…

Storm Prep 2022: The season outlook

25 News Now Meteorologist Brian Alonzo provides an outlook on the 2022 hurricane season

VICTORIA, Texas - 25 News Now Meteorologist Brian Alonzo provides an outlook on the 2022 hurricane season. Make sure to tune in at 6:30 p.m. for the Storm Prep 2022…

SBA Small Business Disaster Loans approved for multiple counties

Disaster declaration approved for affected communities of Eastland Complex Fire

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Texas' request for a disaster declaration in communities affected by the Eastland Complex Fire. It also granted the state access to its Home Disaster Loans, Business Physical Disaster Loans…

BREAKING: Victoria County now under a burn ban, effective immediately

You can call the Victoria Fire Marshal's office for more information

VICTORIA, Texas - On Tuesday, County Judge Ben Zeller issued a burn ban to take effect immediately for Victoria County. Judge Zeller issued the burn ban at the recommendation of the Victoria County Fire Marshal. The National Weather Service Corpus…

Governor Abbott urges Texas to monitor weather conditions

Extreme fire danger, severe storms possible in significant portions of the State

AUSTIN, Texas - On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott encouraged Texans to monitor weather conditions. Fire danger and severe weather threaten the State of Texas. Extreme fire weather conditions may affect a significant portion of the western half of Texas today…

Texas authorities warn of more dangerous fire weather to come

Wildfire victim's family reflects on her life of service

Originally Published: 19 MAR 22 18:31 ET Updated: 20 MAR 22 00:22 ET By Paradise Afshar and Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- As authorities in central Texas battle several wildfires and warn of more dangerous conditions Sunday, the family of…

WARNING: Do not burn outdoors as wildfire potential increases

The Texas Division of Emergency Management warns residents to avoid burning outdoors

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas - On Thursday, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the DeWitt County of Emergency Management (DCEM) shared a statement released by W. Nim Kidd, Emergency Management…

Thirty-nine vehicles involved in series of pileup crashes in Wisconsin

Winter driving conditions are to blame

Originally Published: 19 FEB 22 09:37 ET By Kelly Murray and Melissa Alonso, CNN (CNN) -- Treacherous winter driving conditions are being blamed for a series of pileup crashes on Friday involving 39 vehicles in central Wisconsin, according to the…

'The State of Texas continues to monitor weather conditions conducive to wildfires'

Governor Abbott, TDEM activate additional state resources amid increased fire weather conditions across Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to activate additional state resources. This activation is in response to critical fire weather conditions across Texas heading into the weekend. The National Weather…

Governor Abbot provides update on winter weather response

He directs Texans to tdem.texas.gov for a list of state resourses

AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference to provide an update on the State of Texas' ongoing response to severe winter weather conditions. He noted that the Texas power grid continues to stay reliable and…

City of Victoria delays opening times for nonemergency offices

Weather conditions have delayed opening times, causing cancellations

VICTORIA, Texas - All non-emergency offices in the City of Victoria will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 4. The City is delaying opening times for nonemergency offices due to a forecast of winter weather that expects to create…

GCRPC Transit Route schedule has updated

Hours of operation for Friday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

VICTORIA, Texas - Due to weather conditions, the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission (GCRPC) will temporarily delay its route start times. All Transit Routes on Friday, Feb. 4, will now begin at 10 a.m. Hours of operations will take place…

Crossroads' closures due to winter weather event

Here is a list of closures throughout the Crossroads area due to inclement weather

VICTORIA,  Texas  - Due to the severe weather across Texas and roadway conditions, several schools and businesses may experience closures. Here is a list of closures we know of so far: Palacios ISD-  Closed on Friday, Feb. 4. Ezzell ISD…