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Halloween Storm Update
Can Austin please just have one holiday without terrible weather? After the hideous devastation of the Memorial Day floods, the rain on All Hallow's Eve sees road closures and the kind of disruption normally seen due to snow.

11:44AM Fri. Oct. 30, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Bands Together Part II
As a new front of storms brews in the Gulf of Mexico, and Texas prepares for more wet weather, news of relief concerts keeps flowing in.

8:00AM Mon. Jun. 15, 2015, Alexa Harrington Read More | Comment »

Reopen for Business
When we first interviewed flood-affected folks, we heard a recurring sentiment: This disaster event is not something that will magically heal overnight, no matter how massive and effective the initial response. And over and over we heard the same thing: "Once the disaster crews leave, don't forget about us."

3:20PM Fri. Jun. 5, 2015, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Food for Flood Relief
After flood waters rampaged through Central Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, area restaurants stepped up to help in the best way they know how – feeding people. Some eateries donated food for first responders, clean-up crews, and volunteers, while others are raising funds.

3:20PM Tue. Jun. 2, 2015, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Texas Bands Together
“If there’s one thing people in Austin like to do, it's watch and celebrate live music. It only makes sense to use what we are good at to help,” said Kelsey Wilson, lead singer and violinist of Austin band, Wild Child.

9:30AM Tue. Jun. 2, 2015, Alexa Harrington Read More | Comment »

UPDATE: Flood of Relief
Keep it Bookmarked here, friends. This updated list of flood relief efforts (updated with over 20 new items, 9am, 6/12) continues to bring you the latest, as new good deeds and resources pop up and Texas begin to heal. Please share the love and spread the word.

2:00PM Fri. May 29, 2015, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

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Gawking at Tragedy
It's not a huge problem – yet. But in disasters, there often seems to be the potential for a secondary disaster: the flood after the flood, if you will, of onlookers, gawkers, the curious. Let's just call 'em what they are: Disaster Rubberneckers.

9:30AM Fri. May 29, 2015, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Gawking at Tragedy
 
Best Disaster Practices
[Editor's Note: Sometimes best intentions can cause more problems. Texas Parks & Wildlife biologist Kelly Conrad Simon, whose house was a total loss in the Bastrop fires, posted this on Facebook – an invaluable list, some please do and please don'ts – for those who wish to help friends and individuals during a disaster. ]

8:30AM Fri. May 29, 2015, Kelly Conrad Simon Read More | Comment »

Flood of Memories
After wrapping up a Summer Fun-related appointment in New Braunfels on Sunday, I drove through San Marcos to check in with family whose home bordering the Quail Creek golf course was impacted by the early morning deluge.

12:25PM Mon. May 25, 2015, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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