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Bangladesh evacuates hundreds of thousands as a severe cyclone approaches – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – The Associated Press – 2024-05-26 14:50:16

SUMMARY: Bangladesh evacuated nearly 800,000 people as a severe cyclone formed over the Bay of Bengal, expected to hit Bangladesh and India's West Bengal coasts around midnight Sunday. The storm is predicted to reach wind speeds of 120 km/h (75 mph), with gusts up to 135 km/h (85 mph). Bangladesh deployed volunteers to evacuate residents to 4,000 shelters and closed schools. Airports in Kolkata and Chattogram are temporarily shut, and port activities in Chittagong are suspended. This is the season's first cyclone, anticipating heavy rainfall and a 1-meter storm surge, posing risks of uprooted trees and damaged infrastructure due to climate-induced intensification.

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Missing swimmer reported at Central Texas park

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-06-22 16:10:42

SUMMARY: A recovery effort is underway in Travis County, Texas, after a report of a missing swimmer at Arkansas Bend Park on Saturday. At around 2:30 p.m., Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a call about an adult swimmer using an electric underwater scooter who did not resurface. Multiple first responder boats attempted a rescue, but the effort transitioned to a recovery mission. The Travis County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation and will search until sundown, resuming at sunrise if necessary. The situation is still developing, with updates expected.

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NE Harris County fire on East Mount Houston Road leaves 2 firefighters hospitalized with injuries

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-22 15:22:11

SUMMARY: Fire crews are addressing a blaze at the Prestige Auto & Metal Recycling plant in northeast Harris County, Texas. The fire, located at the 7600 block of Mount Houston Road, led to the hospitalization of two firefighters for smoke inhalation, both in stable condition. Adequate water supply is a challenge due to a lack of hydrants, necessitating shuttling water by fire trucks. Officials from various agencies, including the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, are involved. The cause and specific location of the fire remain unclear, with no evacuation orders or air quality updates issued.

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Houston’s New Faces of Pride parade’s new grand marshal Ian Haddock is empowering LGBTQ community

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abc13.com – Rosie Nguyen – 2024-06-22 14:18:28

SUMMARY: Ian Haddock, who became homeless at 16 after being kicked out for being gay, now leads an organization supporting Black LGBTQ+ members in Houston. Growing up in a religious family in Texas, Haddock faced struggles due to his interests in fashion, dance, and art. Upon realizing his sexuality, his mother expelled him, leading to years of hardship. Moving to Houston, he found acceptance and began advocating for HIV prevention. In 2016, he founded Normal Anomaly, a nonprofit aiding Black queer-plus individuals. Haddock aims to offer visibility and support, recently serving as grand marshal for Houston’s Pride parade.

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