Most of East Texas has gotten a nice respite from the rains after one of the wettest months (May) in history. Looks like that's all about to change...quickly and drastically. Already some of the first outer bands of a tropical system are making themselves known in Galveston.
It always happens this time of year. The weather outside gets hotter, and the temperature inside stores and office buildings gets freezing cold. But did you hear one big box store is going to raise the thermostat one degree? Woohoo! Said women.
Anytime there's a natural disaster, the American Red Cross rushes in to help, by setting up shelters and offering food and supplies. And the relief effort involved with the Texas floods may cost millions.
A very dangerous situation looks to be brewing across the eastern half of Texas for this Memorial Day afternoon and night. Almost all of Deep East Texas is under a tornado watch until 10 this evening. Tyler, Jasper, and Sabine counties are not included at this time.
Welcome to East Texas, home of pine trees, chicken farms, and numerous lakes. Trouble is most of those lakes are people's yards. And it looks like the light at the end of the tunnel is yet another flash of lightning.