Tropical Storm Harvey

Port Purchases Damaged Facility

1 day ago<p>A local business flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey has been purchased by the Port of<p>Beaumont. The port purchased Chicago Bridge and Iron, …

Fabrication

Cancer patient in need of help after FEMA money from Harvey runs out

BEAUMONT, Texas -- A Vidor woman is trying to help her close friend get back home after Tropical Storm Harvey forced him out.<p>John Daigle has been …

Cancer

Southbound I-69 at San Jacinto Bridge to open Monday

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Three months of detours for traffic along Interstate 69 at the San Jacinto River are coming to a close.<p>Officials with the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Harvey Recovery Funding

2 weeks ago<p>Federal funding from Tropical Storm Harvey here in southeast Texas continues to come in.<p>Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick says the …

Extreme Weather

Exclusive: Hurricane worries prompt refiner Motiva to shift expansion plans

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Motiva Enterprises has decided not to add processing capacity at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, according to a company spokeswoman, fallout from last summer's Hurricane Harvey that knocked nearly a quarter of all U.S. crude capacity offline.<p>The decision, which puts Motiva …

Oil

Catastrophes make 2017 costliest for UK speciality insurers - study | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Hurricanes, wildfires and other natural and man-made catastrophes combined to make 2017 the costliest year on record for Britain’s speciality insurance market, a study from consultants EY on Friday showed.<p>FILE PHOTO: Residents wait to be rescued from the flood waters of Tropical …

Floods

Port Arthur Disaster Recovery Center Closes

2 days ago<p>The state of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center, at Central Mall, in Port Arthur has<p>closed. Individuals and businesses in counties …

Disaster Recovery

Catastrophes make 2017 costliest for UK speciality insurers - study

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Residents wait to be rescued from the flood waters of Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Hurricanes, wildfires …

Floods

US provides $277M for hurricane-damaged public transit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation will provide more than $277 million to help hurricane-damaged public transportation in Texas, …

Extreme Weather

Arkema's Texas plant unprepared for Harvey floods, inquiry finds

A US oversight agency said Thursday that a flooded Arkema chemical plant in Texas, where organic compounds ignited during last year's Hurricane …

Extreme Weather

U.S. Chemical Safety Board urges chemical plants to weigh disaster risks

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Thursday urged chemical plants to weigh the risks of natural disasters just as they would the integrity of pipes and production equipment.<p>"Such facilities should perform an analysis to determine their susceptibility to extreme weather events," …

Environment

Supercharged by global warming, record hot seawater fueled Hurricane Harvey

Record warm water in the Gulf of Mexico fueled the historic rainfall from Hurricane Harvey last August, according to a new study, which also found man-made climate change was partly to blame.<p>Over 5 feet of rain fell from Harvey in southeast Texas, triggering massive flooding that killed 89 people, …

Extreme Weather

Local vendors and residents benefit from Riverfest

The Port Neches Riverfest hosted hundreds of SE Texans over the weekend. Many from all over had a little fun in the sun with entertainment, music, …

Motor Racing

Petition circulating to recall Groves councilman over nude photos

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Saying residents' trust has been broken, a Groves man has launched a petition for a recall election of City Councilman Cross …

City Halls

Churches turnout at Port Neches Riverfest to raise money for community outreach

Wednesday was the first day for the annual Port Neches Riverfest, and the day was dedicated to Faith and Family night.<p>It allowed churches from around …

Motor Racing

OPEC Pushes Back After Trump Rails Against High Oil Prices

U.S. President Donald Trump accused OPEC on Friday of “artificially” boosting oil prices, drawing rebukes from some of the world’s top energy …

Oil

Oil slides following Trump criticism of Opec

London — Oil prices fell on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump criticised OPEC and said oil prices were artificially high, but they were still …

Oil

Trump rails against high oil prices, OPEC pushes back

By Susan Heavey and Rania El Gamal<p>WASHINGTON/JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump accused OPEC on Friday of "artificially" …

Oil

Crude dips as Trump slams high oil prices

US President Donald Trump has criticised OPEC for output curbs that have helped raise global oil prices and says "artificially" high prices would not …

Oil

Names of 2017’s most costly hurricanes have been retired. Here’s why.

The names of four deadly hurricanes that slammed parts of the United States, Central America and the Caribbean last year are being retired.<p>The World …

World News

Harvey, Maria and others retired as hurricane names: U.S. agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate have been retired as hurricane names, marking a dubious honor for the 2017 storms that were among the worst ever to lash the Caribbean and United States, the U.S. oceanic agency said on Thursday.<p>The World Meteorological Organization's Atlantic …

Environment

Tornadoes, floods cause damage across Texas

March 29 (UPI) -- Damaging thunderstorms struck Texas coastal areas early Thursday, with powerful winds tearing off rooftops and downing trees and …

Weather

Orphaned puppies arrive

CARLSBAD (KGTV) - 39 orphaned puppies are set to arrive in San Diego Sunday. They will be flying into McClellan-Palomar Airport from Houston, …

Puppies

St. John Parish man to wed fellow Hurricane Harvey volunteer | NOLA.com

Somewhere between gutting houses and hauling off debris after Tropical Storm Harvey, two Cajun Army volunteers fell in love.<p>The Beaumont Enterprise …

Extreme Weather

Thousands of FEMA rescuers spent more time traveling, awaiting orders than on rescues

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Fire Department's 80-person team of highly skilled rescuers crisscrossed the country last summer in a fleet of vehicles with an arsenal of tools, geared up to deal with anything hurricanes Harvey and Irma threw its way.<p>The team was operating as part of the nation's highly …

Extreme Weather

ICYMI: TxDOT Planning To Close Southbound I-69 Over San Jac River

Traffic Headache: TxDOT will begin work on the southbound lanes of I-69 over the San Jacinto River to repair damage fro Hurricane Harvey<p>HUMBLE, TX — …

Weather

Hurricane Harvey

Aug. 24 to 30, Hurricane Harvey dropped a record-shattering 50 inches of rain on east Texas<p>Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeast Texas at …

Extreme Weather

Harvey survivors, family of victims who died in van to play themselves in movie

HOUSTON - For five months, two brothers have been walking down the same painful road trying to heal the wounds Hurricane Harvey left behind.<p>"I pass …

Extreme Weather

Harvey victims get big surprise

Peggy Ramb and her three children got the surprise of a lifetime thanks to Operation Blessing and their volunteers who rebuilt their home after …

Hurricane Harvey

Harvey The Second Costliest Hurricane On Record: NHC Report

Here's how it ranks against Rita, Ike, Katrina and other catastrophic storms, according to a report today by the National Hurricane Center.<p>HOUSTON, …

Extreme Weather