Local families impacted by Hurricane Harvey’s wrath

A pier in front of Gary and Barbara Bacon’s beach house in Rockport was ripped up and thrown through their window. Courtesy photo.

Maria and Eddie Rodriguez, of Natalia, shared some photos of the destruction they found when they went to check on their beach house this week after the wrath of Hurricane Harvey.
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Records broken with over 51 inches near Cedar Bayou in Texas

Preliminary data from at least one Texas rain gauge appears to have broken the Texas tropical cyclone rainfall record and a new contiguous United States tropical cyclone rainfall record may have also been established, According to the US National Weather Service.

A post on social media, was a plea for help, as a Houston area woman shared a photo her sister had taken. The family was trapped on the 3rd floor of a flooded apartment building: “Friends I’m so heartbroken for the city of Houston right now. My sister and her family are currently trapped in their apartments in Kingwood, at King Cove Apartments on Magnolia Cove Dr. If there is anyone that could help rescue them, please let me know. This picture is from the 3rd floor and I believe the 1st floor has completely flooded over night. She doesn’t have power so her phone is off right now to save her battery.”

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Donation Drive in Devine for over 1,300 hurricane evacuees

 

This photo was taken by a local family, the Vollmers, at their beach cottage in Rockport, Texas. Debris covered the area, but luckily, the structures of their cottages are still standing. While the Vollmers have a local home to come home to, many Rockport evacuees do not, after so many homes were leveled in the hurricane.

A group in Devine is organizing a donation drive for hurricane evacuees who are staying at hotels in nearby Pearsall.
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Medina Electric -Outage Map links

Photo by Medina Electric Coop. Read below for info about how you can report your outages. Click here for outage map: https://ebill.medinaec.org/woViewer/mapviewer.html?config=Outage+Web+Map

Medina Electric: PREPARING FOR HARVEY

Preparations are well underway for the impending landfall of Tropical Storm Harvey on the Texas coast. At this time, it appears that the storm will impact much of Medina EC’s service territory. Crews have been mobilized and plans are in place for storm response.

 

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Young couple killed in horrific head-on collision in Medina County

A young couple tragically lost their lives in a horrific accident on Hwy 16 on the edge of Medina County last Tuesday afternoon, August 22 at 12:20 p.m. Tamera Alyssa Currier , 19, and Kristian Kononchuk, 22, were both killed in a head-on collision sadly, leaving behind many loved ones who say the couple were both extremely generous, caring, and loving, with a passion for helping others. The couple was soon-to-be engaged, according to Tammy’s sister Catty.

 

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