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SE Texas severe weather: FEMA, state officials, to assess homes and neighborhoods that sustained damages for federal assistance

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-05-07 12:49:50

SUMMARY: Thousands of people in southeast Texas are recovering from severe flooding caused by recent thunderstorms. Many families in the River Plantation neighborhood in Conroe are trying to salvage what they can from their damaged homes. Governor Greg Abbott stated that 91 counties were impacted, with around 500 people needing to be rescued. To receive federal assistance, at least 800 uninsured homes in a disaster area must have sustained significant damage. A single mom in Conroe returned to her home, which was under four feet of water, and is now working to rebuild. FEMA and other agencies will be conducting damage assessments in the area.

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Flores, Longhorns baseball walk off Kansas again

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www.kxan.com – Noah Gross – 2024-05-17 22:04:33

SUMMARY: The Texas Longhorns baseball team defeated Kansas with a series clinching win, showcasing burnt orange magic with a walk off victory. Jalin Flores was instrumental in both wins, hitting a walk off double on Thursday and a walk off sac fly on Friday. In Friday’s game, the Longhorns tied the score in the ninth inning before ultimately winning 3-2. Jared Thomas and Flores were key players in the comeback. The series will conclude on Saturday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

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Deadly Houston storms: EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 110 mph confirmed near Cypress, tornado hits SW part of Waller, NWS says

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-05-17 21:27:16

SUMMARY: A destructive storm hit the Houston area with 100 mph straight-line winds in downtown Houston and 90 mph winds in Baytown. An EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 110 mph struck near Cypress, and another tornado hit southwest Waller County. President Biden declared a major disaster, allowing FEMA to provide assistance. Seven people died, and recovery efforts are ongoing. Downtown Houston suffered damage from shattered windows and fallen debris. Power outages affected over 700,000 customers. Cooling centers were opened, and officials urged caution and cooperation during the recovery process. Governor Abbott expressed condolences and assured support for affected communities.

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Houston weather: ABC13 identifies tornado, straight-line wind differences through damage in Spring Branch, Cypress, Waller Co.

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abc13.com – Elyse Smith – 2024-05-17 19:53:25

SUMMARY: A recent storm in southeast Texas caused confusion between straight-line winds and tornadoes. Both types of winds impacted Houston and surrounding areas. Straight-line winds can be just as dangerous as tornadoes, with 100 mph winds causing extensive damage in downtown Houston. Meteorologists use indicators like tree damage to distinguish between straight-line wind and tornado damage. Signs of a tornado include stripped trees with shredded appearances and debris embedded in them. Unfortunately, the storms resulted in five fatalities in the Houston area. For more information, follow ABC13 Meteorologist Elyse Smith on social media.

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