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Floods in southern Brazil kill at least 75 people over 7 days – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Eléonore Hughes | The Associated Press – 2024-05-05 12:28:25

SUMMARY: Massive floods in southern Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state have left at least 75 people dead, 103 missing, and 155 injured. Over 88,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, with around 16,000 seeking refuge in temporary shelters. The floods caused landslides, road damage, and collapsed bridges, leaving over 800,000 people without water supply. President Lula da Silva visited the affected areas, emphasizing the need for disaster prevention efforts. The heavy rains are attributed to El Niño, alongside the broader impact of climate change. Experts warn that without adaptation, such extreme weather events will become more frequent.

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Houston-area power outages: Hundreds of thousands of CenterPoint Energy customers without electricity following damaging storms

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-05-17 15:49:55

SUMMARY: Severe thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds caused power outages for over 600,000 customers in southeast Texas. CenterPoint Energy’s operations were affected, with damage to their transmission and distribution electric system in areas like Bellaire, Cypress, Baytown, and Humble. Restoration efforts are expected to take several days, with 4,000 lineworkers and 1,000 vegetation professionals requested to help. The hardest-hit area was likely along Highway 290. Customers are advised to check their weatherhead for damage before service can be restored. The outages are also impacting traffic lights and connectivity, with companies like Comcast and AT&T offering assistance.

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Austin Energy crews to help restore power in Houston after damaging storms

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www.kxan.com – Jaclyn Ramkissoon – 2024-05-17 15:34:00

SUMMARY: Austin Energy is sending 21 lineworkers and support personnel to Houston to help with storm recovery after severe thunderstorms killed at least four people and left over 900,000 homes without power. The crews are equipped with bucket trucks and support vehicles and are prepared to stay for up to two weeks. CenterPoint Energy requested assistance, and Austin Energy is honored to provide mutual aid in natural disasters. Meanwhile, CenterPoint is working on restoration and has requested a total of 4,000 lineworkers and 1,000 vegetation professionals to help with recovery. Strong winds caused significant damage to the electric system in various areas, but progress has been made in restoring power to over 180,000 customers.

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Weeks after being dealt to Dash, Paige Nielsen’s family will soon be back together

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abc13.com – Adam Winkler – 2024-05-17 14:45:22

SUMMARY: Paige Nielsen’s life has been a whirlwind since being traded from Angel City FC to the Houston Dash. Just three weeks after the trade, she scored the game-winning goal against her former team. The experience of being traded midseason was tough on her and her wife, but things are getting easier as her family is reuniting in Houston. Paige’s dog Auggie is also back with her, adding to her happiness. She is looking forward to the Dash’s Pups at the Pitch night, where hundreds of dogs will be in the stadium, creating a chaotic but enjoyable atmosphere.

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