Forecaster expect above-normal hurricane season

The first of several forecasts for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is out, and officials are expecting an above-average hurricane season. Experts expect 16 named...

Tropical depression forms in the tropics

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression #14 has formed in the Caribbean Sea. Forecasters say the system could be near or at hurricane strength...

AEP: 44,000 customers without power in the Valley

According to the AEP Texas outage map, the utility company has more than 40,000 customers throughout the Valley without power. At one point ten percent...

Flooding threat continues as Hanna drops rain on border

By JOHN L. MONE and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A downgraded Hanna continued charging across the borderland of South Texas and...

Tropical storm forms in the Atlantic; rain later this week

A tropical depression in the Atlantic ocean strengthened into a storm on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service outpost in Brownsville. According to the...

New tropical storm poses potential hurricane threat to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Laura formed Friday in the eastern Caribbean and forecasters said it poses a potential hurricane threat to Florida...

South Padre Island causeway remains open

The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway remained open Saturday as motorists continued back and forth off South Padre Island. The Texas Department of Public Safety and...

Cameron County escapes worst with Hanna

Cameron County dodged a bullet over the weekend with respect to Hurricane Hanna, though residents of Hidalgo County weren’t so lucky. That’s according to Cameron...

Tropical Storm Watch for Texas coast

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Watch from Port Mansfield to High Island, Texas, as a tropical disturbance makes its way...

Offshore oil and gas production is crimped by Gulf storms

By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer Oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico was slowed Sunday by the approach of two storms that...

Residents prepare for Hanna, receive free sandbags

Thousands of residents throughout Cameron County braved the windy weather on Saturday morning to exit their homes and pick up free sandbags in several...

Water Woes: County deploys pump trucks to flooded areas

Colonias north of Los Fresnos experienced significant flooding over the weekend as Hurricane Hanna’s powerful rain bands hit the South Texas coast. On Monday, just...

Tropical disturbance to bring heavy rain to Valley; Showers, thunderstorms expected this weekend

The National Weather Service in Brownsville advises residents of the Rio Grande Valley to monitor the progress of Tropical Depression No. 8 as it...

Texas resources placed on standby ahead of Laura

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Various resources to respond to severe weather were placed on standby Sunday across Texas ahead of Tropical Storm Laura, which...

Hurricane Hanna’s impact in Hidalgo, Starr counties

Hurricane Hanna took its pound of flesh over the weekend and dispersed into a line of ominous colors on the radar rumbling off to...

Hanna’s winds wreak damage, heavy rains spur little flooding

PORT MANSFIELD — Residents Monday continued to dig out of soggy wreckage after Hurricane Hanna tore into this tiny fishing village late Saturday afternoon,...

Tropical Storm Hanna forms in Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — Two tropical storms that broke records for being the earliest named Atlantic storms of their respective place in the alphabet have...

Abbott declares state of disaster in 23 counties ahead of Marco, Laura

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune HOUSTON — With two storms gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday declared a state...

Hurricane Hanna’s impact in Hidalgo, Starr counties

Hurricane Hanna took its pound of flesh over the weekend and dispersed into a line of ominous colors on the radar rumbling off to...

Tornado Scare: ‘We heard the noise — like a train. A big, loud train.’

Hurricane Hanna spawned a tornado that left behind damages at two different locations in Brownsville when the storm passed through South Texas over the...

Texas governor: Resources on standby for weather from Gulf

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Thursday that officials have placed various resources on standby across the state ahead of...

Watching the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical development expected soon

Although there are still over two months left in the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, we are just about to run out of names for...

Hurricane Hanna’s impact in Hidalgo, Starr counties

Hurricane Hanna took its pound of flesh over the weekend and dispersed into a line of ominous colors on the radar rumbling off to...

Rio Grande may crest; threatens migrant camp

Volunteer engineers working in collaboration with Resource Center Matamoros, Global Response Management, and the Dignity Village collective are monitoring the rising level of the...

Cameron County, area cities handing out sandbags

Cameron County officials will be handing out sandbags today in preparation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna. The sandbags are available at each county...

Counties, cities distributing sandbags

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. is advising residents to continue to monitor the weather as Tropical Depression 22 is expected to become a...

Local authorities issue safety advisories, debris cleanup notices

Local authorities are announcing safety precautions and the first steps toward recovery as Hurricane Hanna subsides. At least two municipalities have announced plans to begin...

Farewell rain, hello heat

In case you're wondering why the rain kept coming in the Rio Grande Valley days after Hurricane Hanna blew through, and whether it was...

South Texas prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna amid pandemic

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in South Texas, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic in recent weeks,...

Beta takes turn away from Valley; Storm watch remains in effect for Cameron, Willacy

As Tropical Storm Beta continued to move slowly away from Deep South Texas, heavy rainfall and flooding will no longer be a problem for...