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Hurricane Delta made landfall along the Louisiana coast at about 6 p.m. Friday, impacting coastal waters along the Crossroads coast.

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The National Weather Service issued coastal flood watches and warnings for the Middle Texas Coast on Wednesday, ahead of Hurricane Delta’s arrival on the Gulf Coast.

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Many Crossroads cancellations and closures have been announced for Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Beta. To add your organization’s changes to the list, email deliverydesk@vicad.com.

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Erica Briggs remembers what it was like in Victoria and the surrounding areas after Hurricane Harvey. She was chairwoman of the board for the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and a regular volunteer at that time.

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BLOOMINGTON – When Nora Martinez pulled up to her family’s mobile home just days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall three years ago, she was hopeful. Unlike many whose homes were damaged beyond repair, she believed her family of six could do the best with what they had.

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CORPUS CHRISTI, (AP) — From the Rio Grande Valley to San Antonio to her current home in Cuero, Jeanette Smith has witnessed hurricanes over the decades but thinks 2020 has something big in store.

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PORT LAVACA – The Indianola Fishing Marina received severe damage after floodwaters caused an electrical fire that burned the building’s roof and bait room as Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Saturday.

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A coastal flood advisory is in effect late Thursday night for beaches along and to the south of Port Aransas as Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to move north through the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.

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The fast approaching Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be busier than usual, according to an outlook released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.

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More than $28 million in Hurricane Harvey recovery money is headed to the Crossroads for projects approved this week by the Texas General Land Office.

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PORT LAVACA – Formosa Plastics Corp. USA President Jaing-Nan “Jason” Lin walked the recently reopened Formosa Wetlands Walkway at Lighthouse Beach on Friday afternoon, stopping to take photos as the sun began to set on Lavaca Bay.

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REFUGIO – “We nominated you the bravest woman in Refugio County for taking on that job,” Angel Kelley said her friends told her when they heard she was taking a job as apartment manager for the Refugio Apartments.

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BLOOMINGTON – Aubrey Delagarza tumbles out of bed wearing Christmas pajamas that are striped red and white with green trimming. The 5-year-old brings a book to her mom. It’s an illustrated version of “The Night Before Christmas,” the famous poem heralding Santa’s visit.

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State Rep. Geanie Morrison opposed a proposed 5% rate increase in premiums for residential and commercial policies at the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association board meeting Tuesday, according to a news release from Morrison’s office.

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The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends Saturday, was marked by tropical activity that churned busily from mid-August through October.

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