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Abbott Directs State Emergency Services To Be Ready For Severe Weather This Week

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered emergency services in the state to place their resources on the highest alert to tackle any eventuality arising out of a severe storm, heavy rainfall, and potential flooding as a cold front interacts with precipitation from Hurricane Pamela.

Meteorologists predict the storms to move across Texas starting Tuesday night and then continuing till the weekend.

“Texas is prepared to respond to the severe weather which is forecast to hit the state this week. I request all Texans to do their part and follow guidance of their local administration and prepare themselves for heavy rainfall and flash flooding and exercise utmost caution as these storms move across the state,” Abbott said.

“We are in close touch will all communities who are in path of these storms ensuring they have all the resources they need to respond to any situation as and when it develops,” he added.

Emergency Resources Activated

Authorities in the state have activated the following resources:

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service: Texas A&M Task Force 1 and Texas Task Force 2: Boat Squads to support rescue operations.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: Boat Teams to support rescue operations.

TDEM has activated the following resources:

Texas A&M Forest Service: Saw Crews and Incident Management Teams; Texas Department of Public Safety: Helicopters with hoist capability; Texas Department of State Health Services: Emergency Medical Task Force (EMTF) severe weather packages; Texas Department of Transportation: Monitoring road conditions, and equipment to support emergency debris removal from major roads; Public Utility Commission: Power outage monitoring and coordination with utility providers as needed.

Residents Urged To Exercise Caution

Residents have been urged to follow the following protocols and tips during severe weather:

Know what kind of flood risk can affect your area. For more information visit: msc.fema.gov/portal/home.

Sign up for early warning systems like Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, which provide emergency alerts.

Have an emergency supply kit ready: Visit ready.gov/kit to get more information on how to build a kit.

Create digital copies of all documents and protect them with secure passwords. Keep all important documents in a secure waterproof container.

Move all valuable things to a higher level. Clean all drains and gutters. Get a battery-power sump pump and install check valves.

Never ever attempt to cross flooded roads, streams, creeks, storm drains, and never drive through flooded roads. If there is a road barricade in place, it is for your safety. Don’t try and bypass it. Turn around and go back.

For more information on flood safety tips visit: TexasFlood.org

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Man shot and killed during argument in SE Houston rental home, police say

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Everyone at the party fled when police arrived at the homicide scene, which investigators say could be rented.

A man was shot and killed during an argument that took place at a gathering inside of a short-term rental home located in the southeast of Houston. The incident reportedly took place in the 7900 block of Bowen Street close to Glenrose Street at approximately 3:35 in the morning on Sunday, according to the police.

According to reports, first responders spoke with someone who stated they heard gunshots coming from inside the residence.

Officers from the Houston Police Department found a man inside the house who had been shot in the head. The door to the house was open when they went inside.

On the spot, a medical examiner determined that the man had passed away.

According to the statements made by investigators, there was a gathering taking place on the property when an argument became heated and gunshots were fired.

According to the first reports, there was a gathering at the residence when an argument erupted, leading to the firing of shots.

When the officers arrived, several people were seen leaving the area, but at the time of our most recent check, the officers were still working to determine whether or not the home was a rental property.

 

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Man saved from burning house in northeast Houston

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Houston – According to the Houston Fire Department, a man was rushed to the hospital following a house fire on the northeast side.

A little after 5:15 a.m., significant smoke was coming from a residence in the 8800 block of Shady Dr. when firefighters arrived on the scene.

 

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When it was discovered that individuals might be trapped, crews launched an offensive attempt to put out the flames.

 

One man was found and extricated from the residence by firefighters. Unknown to anyone, he was transported to the hospital.

There were no more injuries recorded.

Authorities are looking into what started the fire.

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A tragedy indeed: Houston police say two people died in an apparent murder-suicide in front of an 8-year-old kid.

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The woman’s 8-year-old daughter was in the back seat when the shooting allegedly took place at 2 p.m., according to police.

 

Around 2:08 p.m., according to HPD Assistant Chief Ban Tien, police responded to many complaints regarding a gunshot at Texas Children’s Hospital, which is located at 18200 Katy Freeway. When they got there, they discovered a male in the passenger seat dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a woman in her 30s who had been shot to death.

According to Houston police, they proceeded to the hospital to get the child some medical care, but when they got there, the man shot the woman inside the car before turning the gun on himself.

 

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A male was sitting in the passenger seat, and a child was in the rear seat, according to an HPD update.

When the incident occurred, the woman’s 8-year-old kid was in the car.

Police said a child was discovered unharmed at the scene of a murder-suicide outside Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

Although their relationship is yet unknown, the man was not the girl’s father, according to the police.

The identity of the suspect and victim remain secret.

TCH – West Campus claims that the facility is guarded and accessible to anyone in need.

 

The inquiry is still ongoing. No more details, such as the circumstances surrounding the incident, have been made public.

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