As Harvey weakened to a depression, a new hurricane, Irma, fired up in the central Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday. Irma is expected to gain speed Friday and is forecast to roar into an “extremely dangerous” hurricane over the next several days, with winds of 140 mph. It poses no immediate threat to land and its eventual track remains highly uncertain.
American citizens are barred from traveling to North Korea beginning today. The Trump administration announced the travel ban over concerns about the detention of Americans who travel there.
Longhorns kicking off the 2017 season this weekend against Maryland. Starts at 11am The clear bag policy be enforced at all home events, including home openers for the soccer and football teams.
Drivers make mad dash to pumps, As word spread that fuel prices were rising and gas stations were facing shortages, it was a mad dash to the pump. Gov. Greg Abbott says he is issuing a temporary waiver of the International Fuel Tax Agreement to suspend requirements for trucking firms and get fuel into the state faster. If you think you see price-gouging on fuel or other necessities following a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, you can file a complaint with the Texas attorney general.
The water is gone from La Grange, and many are beginning their full force clean up mode.
Austin-based company YETI will donate 100 percent of their online and YETI Flagship sales today to Harvey relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region.
School districts in the Austin area are welcoming young Hurricane Harvey evacuees and working to enroll them in classes. Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz and Mayor Steve Adler announced that students living in shelters can enroll—anyone staying in Austin can also go to a local school to enroll. “We have a message today for all the kids and parents that are either in our community or are headed this way,” Adler said. “I want you to know that we got you.” KXAN