Yes, Harvey Did Showcase America At Its Best

Yes, Harvey Did Showcase America At Its Best

A few weeks ago my family and I were out at a small-town festival when suddenly an elderly woman in a motorized wheelchair took a tumble over the side of a street curb. Within seconds she was surrounded by people. A couple of the guys lifted the woman’s chair back up and hoisted her into it. One girl ran into the pharmacy to ask for some supplies to clean this woman’s wounds, and the pharmacy donated a brand new first aid kit just like that. A few others asked who we could call for her while others cleaned her cuts and put the band-aids on. We didn’t know each other from Adam, but we had all seen that someone needed help and we ran to give it. It’s certainly not uncommon to see human beings come to each other’s aid when another is in trouble—and throughout the devastation in Texas, we’ve seen this in spades. Why do people do that? As a Bible-believing Christian, I know that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,” and that because of our fallen nature, we humans have to fight selfishness and unkindness every day of our lives. I also know that, believers or not, we all have God’s law written on our hearts (Romans 2:14-15)—which means even someone who rejects what Christ did to pay for our sin has the capacity to be a good and decent person, because, thanks to that law on our hearts, we know the difference between right and wrong. It’s what we commonly call a “conscience,” and while it doesn’t prevent people from...
Tropical Storm Cindy may bring ‘life-threatening’ flooding across Gulf Coast – North Carolina rip currents leave four people dead

Tropical Storm Cindy may bring ‘life-threatening’ flooding across Gulf Coast – North Carolina rip currents leave four people dead

by Fox News By Travis Fedschun This satellite image taken Tuesday, June 20, 2017, and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Cindy over the Gulf of Mexico approaching the Gulf Coast.  (NOAA via AP) Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, and may bring “life-threatening flash flooding” across the central Gulf Coast, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service said the storm is centered about 250 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana and has top sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm is presently stationary in the Gulf, and has tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 205 miles from the center, according to the NWS. Cindy, the third tropical storm of 2017, is expected to reach the Louisiana coast sometime late Wednesday and then move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday. Tropical Storm Warnings associated with #Cindy now extend from the Mouth of the Pearl River to San Luis Pass, Texas. https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/sfQHbGHeso — NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) June 20, 2017 The storm is expected to bring 6 to 9 inches of rain in areas, and up to 12 inches in some spots across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle through Thursday. The weather service said the rain “could cause life-threatening flash flooding in these areas” in its latest advisory. Related: tornado-damages-homes-downs-power-lines-in-oklahoma-town–fox-news-weather-center- A tropical storm warning is now in effect from High Island on the upper Texas coast all the way to the mouth of the Pearl River at the state line of Louisiana and Mississippi. A tropical storm watch is in effect elsewhere on the Texas coast, from west of...
Owasso tornado: Storm damages homes, downs power lines in Oklahoma town

Owasso tornado: Storm damages homes, downs power lines in Oklahoma town

A tornado is seen moving through Owasso, Oklahoma.  (Courtesy Joan Long) slides Damage after a tornado touched down in Owasso, Oklahoma.  (Courtesy Ranger Roofing) slides Damage after a tornado touched down in Owasso, Oklahoma.  (Courtesy Ranger Roofing) Next A storm system moving through the Oklahoma spawned at least one tornado Thursday northeast of Tusla in the town of Owasso, causing minor damage. The National Weather Service said besides the tornado in Owasso, another possibly twister struck near Perkins, located about 45 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. Police in Owasso closed several streets due to downed power lines and trees, FOX 23 reported. Damage was also reported to roofs and sheds in the area, but there are no reports of injuries. DANGEROUS SEVERE STORMS TO ROLL EASTWARD ACROSS SOUTH-CENTRAL US THROUGH FRIDAY Baseball-sized hail was reported by stormchasers east of Langston, Oklahoma in a separate set of storms, according to FOX 25. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said northeast Oklahoma, northwest Arkansas, southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas are at risk of storms producing tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds through Thursday night. US MOTHER’S DAY FORECAST: NOR’EASTER TO LASH NEW ENGLAND; WINDS TO WHIP MID-ATLANTIC, PLAINS AND CALIFORNIA COAST States in the potential path for storms include Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Read more from FOX 23. Read more from FOX 25. The Associated Press contributed to this...
Midwest rivers receding after heavy rains, but Mississippi River still a threat

Midwest rivers receding after heavy rains, but Mississippi River still a threat

Swollen rivers in the Midwest are starting to recede following days of heavy rain this week, but the Mississippi River in St. Louis and north of the city is expected to crest within the next few days. The Black River in Missouri and Arkansas and the Meramec River in St. Louis are all receding after heavy rains made the rivers swell. LEVEE FAILS IN ARKANSAS, RESIDENTS EVACUATE MISSOURI TOWN A 14.5-mile stretch of the Mississippi River in St. Louis is still closed after the U.S. Coast Guard shut it on Tuesday due to high water levels and a fast current, according to Fox2now. Volunteers are creating sandbags in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to prevent floodwaters from damaging homes in the area. A bridge in Chester, Illinois, was closed Thursday due to the rising water and will reopen when the water diminishes, according to WSIL 3. THE WEEK IN PICTURES At least nine deaths have been blamed on the flooding in the Midwest and an 18-month old is presumed dead after being swept away by floodwater. The Associated Press contributed to this...
MIDWEST, SOUTH RECOVERING AFTER WEEKEND STORMS LEAVE AT LEAST 14 DEAD – FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER

MIDWEST, SOUTH RECOVERING AFTER WEEKEND STORMS LEAVE AT LEAST 14 DEAD – FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER

by Fox News ATLANTA –  Parts of the Midwest and the South were recovering Monday after a weekend round of storms, winds, hail and isolated tornadoes killed at least 14 people. And a chance remained for more severe weather in the South. Parts of the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi could be affected by severe thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas, killing four people. Flooding and winds killed five people in Arkansas, including a fire chief who was struck by a vehicle while working during the storm. Two deaths were reported in Missouri, including a woman who drowned after rushing water swept away a car. One of two deaths in Mississippi included a 7-year-old who died by electric shock and a 2-year-old girl died in Tennessee after being struck by a soccer goal post thrown by heavy winds. The storms rolled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday with strong winds causing isolated pockets of damage. In Durant in central Mississippi, one person died in the storms. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency didn’t give details. Later Sunday the agency reported the death of a child from Rankin County, 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Jackson, who died from electric shock in flood waters. The Rankin County Sherriff’s Department reported that a 7-year-old boy had unplugged an electric golf cart and dropped the cord in water on the ground and was shocked. RELATED: DEADLY TEXAS TWISTERS 5 DEAD, DOZENS INJURED AS TORNADOES DECIMATE STATE Alexa Haik went to bed Saturday night expecting just rain, but heard the sirens Sunday morning...