Tag: weather conditions

Firefighters Still Battling Blaze in Falfurrias

Brooks County (KFXV) — We head to Brooks County where a brush fire that started Sunday afternoon evacuated several families. Officials say right now the blaze is 50 percent contained with over 40 agencies working to put it out. Officials say they are taking advantage of the weather conditions today controlling the flames as much as they can..families in the area tell me they are hoping this will all be over soon. Villarreal says she could not believe her eyes when she walked out her front door. Officials say a brush fire west of Encino quickly spread due to...

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EXCLUSIVE: Man Killed in Collision with 18-Wheeler

The man who crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler Wednesday has died. Authorities tell us he was driving southbound on Expressway 281 and Wisconsin Road in the rain, when he lost control of his white van. He was later transported to the hospital. Authorities are warning motorists to take extreme precaution while during extreme weather...

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7 Reasons Fall is the Right Time to Replace Your Roof

When you need a new roof installed, fall is the perfect time of year. After the summer storms and before the winter freezes, autumn offers great weather for roof installation and a chance to get your house ready to face snow, ice, and c-c-c-cold temperatures. Be sure to book your roofing contractor in advance, though; you may need to allow several weeks of lead time before he can send a crew to your home. That’s because so many homeowners are catching on to the fact that September through November is the ideal season for replacing your roof. Here are 7...

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FEMA Weather Shelter Dome Near Completion

A new FEMA weather shelter is nearing completion in Brownsville in anticipation of next year’s hurricane season. The dome will have an 800-person capacity in the event of dangerous weather conditions. Brownsville officials say the project was made possible thanks to FEMA which covered 75% of the project costs. The dome is located at the Brownsville Sports Park North of the city. The total cost is estimated at $5...

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Anti-Migration Videos Released in Central America to Deter Illegal Immigration

Propaganda videos with the intention of stopping another wave of illegal immigration have been released. The effort comes from two fronts, as U.S. and Central American governments seek to warn immigrants about the dangerous journey. Customs and Border Protection is releasing a set of TV and radio spots, to discourage potential immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and México from crossing into the country illegally; an effort to dispel myths that the U.S. is issuing free work visas to immigrant families. “Sometimes people prefer to believe traffickers because in the past they might’ve been able to bring family across,...

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