Dallas Natural Disasters

Water, Water Everywhere: Dallas Needs Engineering, Political Will To Combat Flooding

By Jon Anderson / June 6, 2017 / 1 Comment

If you forgot Dallas’ torrential weekend rains, Monday’s return certainly brought those memories … flooding back. What’s up with that?  It’s not like rain is something new to Dallas.  Sure, depending on whether your beliefs are fact- or fiction-based, climate change may be making rains heavier, but we’ve always had deluge-type rain (when we’re not […]

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Flushable Wipes are a Full-Flush Problem for Consumers and City Sewers

By Jon Anderson / December 16, 2016 / 0 Comments

Remember when the world was young and all you needed to do your business was a porcelain throne and a handy roll of paper of varying softness and quilty-ness?  Now we have $10,000+ toilets that treat our posterior as though every BM is a spa treatment.  For those who want to pay for their $10,000 […]

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Oops? Demolition Company Razes Wrong Home in Rowlett

By Joanna England / March 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

It’s one thing to tear down the wrong home, but it’s another to leave the victim of your mistake high and dry. That’s what is happening to Lindsey Diaz, a homeowner in Rowlett whose property was damaged in the recent tornado. But she was planning to come back to her duplex, not demolish it, according […]

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Dallas Tornadoes: Do You Have a Disaster Plan?

By Bethany Erickson / December 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve covered at least a dozen tornadoes in my career, and yet, as my family and I huddled in the small hallway in the center of our home Saturday night fearfully watching the weather on my iPad, I realized how woefully unprepared we were for a disaster. I mean, […]

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BREAKING: Turtle Creek Garage Semi-Collapses

By Bethany Erickson / October 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

Update: I’m hearing multiple reports from residents and people who live and work near vantage points for the top of the parking garage who are saying that a contractor had been storing fill dirt in the area that collapsed. We are still working on the details, but reports are that part of a parking garage […]

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Are You Prepared For Extreme Weather? Here Are 6 Important Tips For Sheltering in Place

By Joanna England / June 16, 2015 / 3 Comments

  I grew up north of Houston in a town that straddled Interstate 45 – the preferred thoroughfare for hurricane evacuation from the Bayou City — just a few hundred feet from the San Jacinto River. From an early age, my brother and sisters learned that, while the high winds from a hurricane can pose […]

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