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Mangrove cuckoo spotted in Galveston, Texas after 40 years

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www.khou.com – – 2023-05-19 02:00:00

SUMMARY: Texas bird watchers have a renewed sense of hope after a bird species that hadn't been seen in in four decades made a surprising return last week. The mangrove cuckoo made a very rare stop at the East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve on Galveston Island. The bird was spotted by a competitive birdwatcher participating in the Texas Birding Classic who initially mistook it for a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. The last time the tropical bird from Central America was seen in Galveston was 40 years ago, and its appearance has attracted attention from many in the birding community.

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Warning Issued for Waterspout Near Galveston, Texas

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www.govtech.com – – 2024-06-12 16:23:45

SUMMARY: For the second time this week, massive waterspouts have been spotted near , triggering warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Houston and Galveston. A marine warning was issued as a large waterspout with winds below 39 mph was observed. Dan Reilly from the NWS cited favorable conditions like warm water and low wind shear for the increase in waterspouts. These events usually cover larger areas compared to land tornado warnings. Waterspouts were also seen on Monday, with some witnesses claiming it was the largest they had ever seen. Waterspouts typically cause minimal damage and dissipate quickly.

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20-year-old woman drowned near Galveston jetty; fourth apparent drowning in past month – Houston Public Media

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www.houstonpublicmedia.org – – 2024-06-10 14:45:34

SUMMARY: Officials are investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman found in knee-deep water at Beach, following her disappearance near a jetty known for rough waters. This incident follows another drowning of a 27-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man over Memorial Day weekend. Beach patrol Captain Tony Pryor cautions against swimming near jetties and at night due to dangerous rip currents. To ensure safety, swimmers should stay near lifeguards and avoid unmonitored areas. Safety campaigns and increased preventative measures have been emphasized to mitigate risks, with nearly 560,000 actions taken in 2023 alone.

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20-year-old woman drowns at Galveston Beach, fourth victim since Memorial Day

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www.click2houston.com – – 2024-06-10 05:58:18

SUMMARY: Since Memorial Day, four individuals have drowned at beaches, with the latest incident involving a 20-year-old woman near the 47th Street jetty on Sunday. Despite rescue efforts by the Patrol and other agencies, the woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. Lt. Austin Kirwin of the Beach Patrol emphasized beach safety, discouraging nighttime swimming and urging swimmers to be aware of their surroundings and adhere to posted signs and flags. Kirwin also recommended always swimming with a buddy to enhance safety. Beachgoers are advised to pay close attention to safety warnings to prevent further tragedies.

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