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Texas Wildfires Update – 8:30am, September 5th

Numerous wildfires continue to burn out of control across Central and Northeast Texas this morning, and unfortunately, the weather is only going to make it worse with winds gusting to near 30mph and no mention of rain. 

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Spider-Man Endures Hurricane Irene [VIDEO]

Despite the country’s diligent precautions, Hurricane Irene left a path of destruction in her wake. It was enough to even scare Spider-Man, who sounded a little intimidated by Irene during this interview with a local ABC reporter. Even superheroes need to evacuate sometimes.

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Irene Stinks! Watch News Correspondent Get Covered in Raw Sewage [VIDEO]

Whenever natural disasters strike, news stations often send out a few poor saps to report from the scene. With Hurricane Irene, we typically saw wind-whipped, rain-soaked correspondents in various locations talking about the storm’s fury.

But if there’s an award for Most Deserving of Hazard Pay, it has to go to Washington, DC Fox affiliate WTTG’s Tucker Barnes.

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Hurricane Irene as Seen From Outer Space [VIDEO]

Hurricane Irene is on her way and preliminary reports suggests she’ll be a big one. To get an idea of just how big though, check out this aerial video of Irene filmed from the International Space Station as it passed over the Eastern seaboard.

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Hurricane Irene Set to Wreak Havoc Along Eastern Seaboard [VIDEO]

Much of eastern United States is getting ready for the arrival of Hurricane Irene. More than 50 million people live in the projected path of the Category 2 storm, which is expected to make landfall along North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday.

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East Coast Rocked By Earthquake, Pentagon Evacuated

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well.

Reports thus far indicate the quake registered a 5.9 on the Richter scale.

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Washing Cars And Other Ways To Make It Rain

I've tried it all...I've washed my truck, opened an umbrella in the house, scheduled a picnic, I even went jogging...all kinds of superstitions in order to bring on the rain --- but still nothing.

This drought could be all my fault...for the first time in my life I bought some land that has a nice pond on it...however, that pond is about to all but disappear. 

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Indiana State Fair Concert Stage Collapses, Killing Five [VIDEO]

Thousands of people were gathered at an outdoor stage at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night when high winds from a storm caused the stage rigging to collapse, killing five and injuring at least 40 others, multiple outlets report.

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It’s Not Real Relief From This Heat, But Maybe It Will Help.

The Summer of 2011 has gone down in the record books as the hottest and most dry one-season period for the state of Texas.

We will probably reach a record of 100 degree days in East Texas and the forecast calls for more of the same for at least the next 2-3 weeks.

I know that a number of area folks are offering up daily prayers in the hope of getting some relief...until that happens maybe a few pics of the Winter of 2010 will help. 

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Yikes! Lightning Strikes Man’s Yard During Freak Storm in Scary Amateur Video

Mike Akers was visiting his parents in Queens, NY, when a freak storm swept through the area on Monday night, bringing thunder, lightning and baseball-sized hail.

In this amateur video, which aired on ‘Today,’ Akers filmed from the relative safety of his parents’ porch when, suddenly, lightning struck in the front yard and smashed a tree to pieces.

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Tropical Storm Don Set To Make Landfall Tonight

Here's the latest on Tropical Storm Don as of 10am, July 29th according to the National Hurricane Center.

Don has maximum sustained winds of 50mph and is moving west northwest at 15mph.  The center of circulation is located about 190 southeast of Corpus Christi.

It looks like Don will make landfall sometime near midnight tonight just South of the Corpus area. 

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‘It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, Danny Merrell Is Snoring’ [VIDEO]

OK, Danny Merrell isn't really snoring, but it is pouring and thundering in Lufkin! This much-needed rain got everyone at the office to stop working for a quick minute and cheer - who knew we would get this excited for a little rain?

I shot a couple of videos from around the studio, trying to capture the dark skies, heavy rain, strong winds, deafening thunder and bright lightning. Does this mean I have too much time on my hands?

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