Tag: Hurricane Hanna

SBA hurricane loans now a go for businesses, homeowners, renters

HARLINGEN — Gov. Greg Abbott announced over the weekend that his request for an Economic Injury Disaster Declaration for six counties hit by Hurricane...

Valley’s cotton crop, much of citrus, has been destroyed

HARLINGEN — A growing season that began with searing drought had farmers worrying about adequate irrigation. It’s ending on quite another note. Too much wind and...

Red Cross to offer assistance for Hurricane Hanna damage

HARLINGEN — The American Red Cross will begin providing financial assistance and recovery planning to eligible households damaged by Hurricane Hanna. The program will serve...

Experts: Be prepared for the rest of hurricane season

The National Weather Service said on Thursday the community still needs to be prepared for the remainder of the hurricane season, which goes through...

NOAA: 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will be ‘extremely active’

BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer Already smashing records, this year's hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the...

Pestered: City sprays for mosquitos as residents itch for relief

Spraying is underway across Brownsville this week to combat mosquitoes that have troubled the community since the passing of Hurricane Hanna and subsequent storms. That...

For some, SNAP help follows Hurricane Hanna

The federal government has approved help for SNAP recipients following Hurricane Hanna—but help will not come automatically for residents in Cameron County. Gov. Greg Abbott...

BPUB asks customers to conserve electricity

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board is asking customers to conserve electricity for the next two weeks, Aug. 1-14. This request is being made as...

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...

Humane Society of Harlingen loses power, adoptions increase

HARLINGEN — Cats and dogs were left without light since Sunday due to Hurricane Hanna, but luckily, homes were found for the majority of...

EDITORIAL: Still turning: Valley met dual challenges of pandemic and hurricane

Hurricane Hanna was a stark reminder that the world doesn’t stop turning for a viral pandemic, now matter how much closed businesses and stay-at-home...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BPUB crews work through night, restore service to all customers

Hurricane Hanna brought a few outages along with a tornado to the service territory of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board, but BPUB crews worked...

Spared the Worst: Despite tornado, Hanna brings few problems to Brownsville

Although a reported tornado touched down in an area near the Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport early Sunday morning causing some damage, the city...

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...

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...

Hurricane Hanna strengthens to 85 mph

The National Hurricane Center says an Air Force hurricane hunter plane and Doppler Radar indicate Hurricane Hanna has strengthened. Maximum sustained winds are now 85...

Residents fueling vehicles ahead of Hurricane Hanna

RIO HONDO – Across South Texas this morning residents were at one of two places – the grocery store or the gas station. Hurricane Hanna...