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Hurricane Sandy Spinning Toward East Coast

New York, New Jersey and other coastal states announced evacuations of citizens living in low-lying coastal areas on Sunday, as Hurricane Sandy and an accompanying storm surge threatened the East Coast of the United States.

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5 Hurricanes That Are Actually Pretty Cool

 

1. The Cocktail: This New Orleans drink made from rum and fruit juices was invented by Pat O’Brien in the 1940s. Interestingly, O’Brien only concocted it because he needed to get rid of a lot of excess rum. He even gave them away for free to visiting sailors. The drink is now a staple of Mardi Gras and Cajun-flavored parties across the country.

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5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

Here in South Texas, we are all aware of the dangers of hurricanes. As history shows, the damage can be devastating. Fortunately, we have access to better technology that can help up protect our homes, and as a radio station that is directly connected to the Emergency Alert System and the City of Victoria Emergency Management Office, we can provide up to the minute information when needed.

What follows are some tips on how you can protect your home in a hurricane.

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Try our Hurricane Drinking Game To Make Horrible Weather Fun

Summer is one of our favorite times to booze. There’s nothing like cracking open a beer on the beach, or sipping on a whiskey on the back porch in a T-shirt and shorts. Though our favorite season is beginning to wane, east coasters are still smack in the middle of hurricane season, which runs from June 1- November 30th.

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Get Ready — Forecasters Predict a Brutal Winter Ahead

This summer has been unusually hot, with record-breaking temperatures all over the country. But in a few months, we may be wishing for a little of that heat — forecasters are warning we should brace for a particularly harsh winter.

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‘MugShot Yourself’ Allows You to Be an Old-Timey Criminal

Get ready because it’s about to get creepy up in here with MugShot Yourself.

In an attempt to promote the new BBC series ‘Copper,’ a website has been developed that takes a photo of you and blends it with vintage mug shots, courtesy of Mark Michaelson’s “Least Wanted” collection.

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July Sizzled As the Hottest Month in History

July is always hot, but if it seems like last month was even more uncomfortable than usual, you’re right. In fact, it’s now in the record books as the warmest month in history.

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The 5 Most Insane Moments From ‘Storm Chasers’

For those of you who haven’t heard of ‘Storm Chasers,’ it was a documentary reality television series on the Discovery Channel. Unfortunately for fans, this exhilarating show was cancelled earlier this year. Luckily, the internet provides us the opportunity to watch some of the craziest clips from the show.

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10 Crazy Hurricanes Caught on Tape

Is there anything scarier than a hurricane at full force? Not if you’re in the middle of it filming the action.

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5 Hurricanes That Share Their Names with the Stars

When you think about all the names of all the hurricanes in history, you obviously stumble across some with monikers that you’ve heard on TV.

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9 Inches of Rain, but the Drought’s Not Over

It's been pretty wet in the Crossroads so far this year with official tallies showing as much as 9 inches in some areas on Wednesday. Honestly, I have no idea about the drought, it just seems like every year when we get some rain, the first thing you hear is "the drought's not over." Again, I'm no expert, but I'd say we are not in a drought at the moment.

Other rainfall reports said there was 9 inched in Jackson and DeWitt Counties, and Inez registering 7 inches. At Calhoun County Airport, officials listed right around 3 1/2 inches of rainfall. No significant problems were reported from the rainfall, but minor river flooding is expected.

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Hot? You Aren’t Alone — The Past Year Has Been America’s Warmest On Record

Climate-change doubters can continue to deny it’s happening, but the facts don’t lie: the National Climatic Data Center reports that in the US, the past year has been the warmest since record-keeping began more than a century ago.

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