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The National Hurricane Center's update from Sunday morning on Tropical Storm Marco.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

State and local officials are urging Texans to prepare for a major emergency as the potential for back-to-back hurricanes threatens the Gulf Coast and the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Ahead of the storms, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday declared a disaster and requested a federal emergency for 23 Texas counties.

The National Hurricane Center's update from Sunday morning on Tropical Storm Marco.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Updated 12:45 p.m. CDT Sunday

The National Hurricane Center has updated the projected path of Tropical Storm Marco to show the storm hitting the southeastern coast of Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane Monday evening before heading into Texas by Wednesday.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Several Texas airports will soon begin screening certain travelers for a novel form of coronavirus, as public health officials rush to contain a deadly outbreak that so far has been mostly limited to China. 

Courtesy of KHOU

Two people have died following a large explosion at a manufacturing facility in northwest Houston early Friday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed Friday morning. 

The explosion, which occurred at the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing facility, heavily damaged nearby buildings and homes, left rubble scattered in the area and was felt miles away.

A neighborhood in Houston is flooded after the Addicks Reservoir crested.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is liable for homes flooded inside the Addicks and Barker reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey.

A roadside memorial continues to grow for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal.
Lucio Vasquez / Houston Public Media

A man loved by those he knew and admired by thousands he didn’t will be laid to rest Wednesday, as mourners gather in Cypress to honor fallen Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal. 

Shelves lined with vape juice a
Lucio Vasquez / Houston Public Media

Fifty-one people in Texas have developed symptoms of severe lung illness after vaping, according to data posted Friday by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Elizabeth Trovall / Houston Public Media

More low-level misdemeanor offenders will be sent to Harris County’s Judge Ed Emmett Mental Health Diversion Center instead of jail, local officials announced Wednesday.