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Hurricane Beryl’s damage in Brazoria County extends from power outage, long lines for gas and homes without roofs

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abc13.com – Chaz Miller – 2024-07-09 21:07:54

SUMMARY: Chrystalea Hebert, a lifelong Brazoria County resident, reported unprecedented damage to Surfside Beach from Hurricane Beryl. Inspecting homes, she noted severe structural issues like missing roofs and exposed interiors. Residents faced power outages, with Lizette Maldonado waiting over an hour for gas at the only open station, Buc-ee’s. County Judge Matt Sebesta highlighted the pressing power problem, with 80-90% without power and over 34,000 customers affected. Despite the devastation, Sebesta was relieved to report no deaths or serious injuries. Debris remains a significant recovery challenge. Updates are provided by Chaz Miller on social media.

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2024 ESPYs nominee, Houston Texans QB CJ Stroud displayed flashes of his breakthrough year as early as freshman season, coach says

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abc13.com – Bob Slovak – 2024-07-11 23:02:23

SUMMARY: C.J. Stroud, a 2024 ESPYs nominee for best breakthrough athlete, exceeded expectations during his rookie year with the Houston Texans, earning the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Stroud’s high school coach, Mark Verti, noted his talent early on. Despite early struggles and frustration, Stroud worked hard, driven by a desire to improve life for his mother and himself. Beyond football, Stroud’s foundation supports single mothers, criminal justice reform, and children of incarcerated parents. His charitable efforts include youth football camps, holiday giveaways, and supporting veterans by gifting Super Bowl tickets to a Purple Heart recipient.

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Hurricane Beryl’s disastrous aftermath and lack of power making it difficult for health care to come by

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-07-11 22:57:20

SUMMARY: Hospitals in Houston are overwhelmed following Hurricane Beryl, with 12 in Harris County in disaster mode. Ben Taub and LBJ Hospitals face critical situations. Ben Taub treated 320 ER patients in a day, 34% more than usual, and many hospitals are struggling to discharge patients due to power outages, causing ambulance backlogs. NRG Park has opened to accommodate discharged patients, and 25 ambulances from other Texas areas have been deployed. Diabetic patient Gunter Grigo struggles without power, storing insulin in a cooler and considering sleeping in his office due to extreme heat.

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Hurricane Beryl aftermath: Fort Bend County man accused of pulling gun on CenterPoint employee over power outage frustration

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abc13.com – Daniela Hurtado – 2024-07-11 22:02:12

SUMMARY: In Fort Bend County, Texas, 87,000 homes remain without power following severe weather. County officials, including Judge KP George, have no clear timeline from CenterPoint Energy for when power will be restored, causing immense frustration among residents. Tensions escalated when a man in Needville allegedly threatened a CenterPoint employee with a BB gun. Residents like Janie Gonzales expressed their anger at the prolonged outage, questioning the extended timeline for restoration. Some areas like Sugar Land have begun regaining power, but many still face hardships. The county is under a local disaster declaration, with FEMA assessing the damage. Cleanup efforts continue, particularly in Richmond.

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