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Residents Cope With Flooding Along Mississippi [PHOTOS]

As residents along the Mississippi River continued to cope with flooding on Thursday, the river, already at record levels, was set to crest in Vicksburg, Miss. on Thursday morning.

The river was at 57.2 feet in Vicksburg on Wednesday morning, a level well above the previous record of 56.2 feet set on May 4, 1927, according to the National Weather Service. The river was expected to reach 57.5 feet on Thursday morning, about 14.5 feet over flooding stage.

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How Important Is Your Lawn To You? What Is “Overboard”? [VIDEO]

Really? I know it feels good to have freshly mowed lawn but, REALLY?

Are you, or is your spouse a “Yard Nazi”? Did you get really excited when you purchased the mower with headlights? Tell us your story!

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Man Gets Struck By Lightning – Twice! [VIDEO]

I don't consider myself to be a very lucky person - but this guy definitely has worse luck than I do!

Can you imagine what it would be like to get struck by lightning, twice, and walk away like nothing even happened? I'm happy the security camera captured it, because I don't think many people would believe me if I told them I had just gotten struck by lightning, twice!

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More Severe Storms Could Hit Us Again Tonight

Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good.

We desperately need the rain, but as an added bonus last night, we got the teeth of the storm as well.  There were many reports of hail and tornadoes throughout the Pineywoods last night, and we could have a repeat tonight. 

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Man With Nerves Of Steel Videos Tornado Coming Right At Him [VIDEO]

I have always been fascinated by weather, in fact, meteorology was my major in college.  So, I'd like to think that I would be reasonably collected when confronted by severe weather.

However, Steven Hoag of Wilson, North Carolina -- you are beyond having ice water in your veins. 

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Lightning Strikes New York’s Empire State Building Three Times [VIDEOS]

There was a major thunderstorm that raged through New York City on Tuesday night. The rain came pouring down and the thunder slammed loudly throughout the night.

A lot of dogs were hiding under beds, children were scared, and adults were pretending not to be. The storm was so crazy that New York's most famous landmark, The Empire State Building, was struck by lightning at least three times -- and even cooler than that, it was caught on video!

Watch it happen, along with nine more lightning-strike videos of famous buildings after the jump.

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Severe Storms Continue To Push Across East Texas

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties until 3 this afternoon.

As of 9:30 this morning, a line of strong to severe storms continues from Shreveport to Henderson to Alto and then back towards Crockett.  Quarter-sized hail and winds of up to 60mph have been reported in some of these storms.

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Deep East Texas Now In An Extreme Drought

When we were in the midst of the cold snap in mid to late January, I recall hearing a lot of folks asking for Spring to hurry and get here.

Well, the warmer weather got here pretty quick - a good portion of February saw above normal temps - but, unfortunately, the rainfall across the area has been little and far between.

Because of these factors, the State of Texas AgriLife Extension Office has listed Angelina, Nacogdoches, and all surrounding counties in an extreme drought. 

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Tornado Destroys Hardware Store In Alabama [VIDEO]

I've never been in a tornado -- thank the Lord above.  However, those that have will sometimes describe the tornado as an explosion.

A recent tornado in Southern Alabama took aim at a hardware store.  There were people inside the store and the security cameras got it all - by the way, no one was injured at the store.  

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Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan; Effects Expected Around the Globe [VIDEO]

Hundreds have been found or are presumed dead after a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami tore through Japan's northeast coast. Some are already declaring the 8.9 magnitude quake the largest ever recorded and after-effects are expected to hit the west coast of the US, the Phillippines, Indonesia and other vulnerable spots. The Internet has sped into action, using Twitter to report updates and Google's crisis response page to report missing persons.

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East Texas Winter Weather Update

Protect your plants, pipes, and pets...and people while you're at it.   Tonight's lows will be getting down to around 20 tonight, but we're expecting sunshine on Thursday and highs in the 60's by Saturday.

School late starts follow the bump.

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Quit Complaining – It Could Be A Lot Colder [VIDEO]

I know it has been cold...very cold for our little corner of the world.  However, at least it's not 40 below zero.

Strange things happen at that temperature.  Even steaming hot water can't survive--although this guy didn't need to disrespect our Lone Star State

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