>>Flooding Poses Serious Risk
(Houston, TX) — Two people are confirmed dead as of this morning as a result of Harvey. A woman killed in a storm-related traffic accident in Houston is the second fatality. The first death was reported in the coastal town of Rockport, where the storm came ashore. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke of the death in a hastily called news conference Saturday night to urge people to stay at home as the city is under a Flash Flood Emergency. Forecasters say Houston could get another ten inches or more of rain overnight causing life-threatening flooding.
>>Harris County Flood Control: Get On The Roof
(Houston, TX) — Harris County Flood Control is telling people to get on the roof of their homes because of how much rain is expected from Harvey in the Houston area. Officials say people should not be going into their attics because water is still rising. They’re promising to try to rescue people from the roof of their homes.
>>Family Of Ten Rescued From South Houston Flooding
(South Houston, TX) — A family of ten along the Texas Gulf Coast is safe from rising floodwaters from Harvey. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted this morning the South Houston family was hiding in an attic from flood waters. He also praised South Houston Mayor Pro-Tem Willie Rios for helping people in the community. Flooding has been reported all across the Texas Gulf Coast after Harvey hit.
>>Cheerleading Coach Fired In Denver
(Denver, CO) — A Denver cheerleading coach has been sacked after video was released of him forcing cheerleaders down into a split. Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg said the “forced split technique” used on the cheerleader is dangerous and unacceptable. A recently released video from June shows Ozell Williams performing the technique with about eight cheerleaders from East High School. One mother emailed schools officials the video, but Boasberg says it wasn’t until this week he found out about the incident. Police have since launched a child abuse investigation and the school district has launched an independent investigation. Boasberg explained four other school officials, including the principal and athletic director, remain on leave pending the outcome of both investigations. So far, no charges have been filed.
>>Horror Director Tobe Hooper Dead At 74
(Sherman Oaks, CA) — The man who brought “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” to the big screen in 1974 is dead. Horror director Tobe Hooper passed away Saturday at his California home at the age of 74. Hooper directed the movie about the family with a taste for human flesh, a film once banned in several countries and one that influenced a generation of horror filmmakers. He also went on to direct 1982’s “Poltergeist,” another classic in the genre.
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