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Heat Wave Sets Records for Power Use

The primary manager of Texas’ electric power grid is waving the red warning flags again.  They say the state could set another record for power usage this week as the heat wave continues, and people need to use less electricity to keep the entire system from breaking down.

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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, and the USGS says it’s the most powerful quake to hit Virginia since 1897.

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Hurricane Irene Strengthens, Heads Toward the US [VIDEO]

Authorities along the Atlantic seaboard are closely monitoring Hurricane Irene’s projected path, and preparing for the powerful storm’s arrival later in the week.

The first major hurricane of the season became a Category 2 storm on Aug. 22, and could strengthen even more in the coming days.

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Jasper Wildfire Grows to 1000 Acres

You just thought the wildfires were behind us.  A new fire in northern Jasper County has grown to a thousand acres, and a second fire in the same area is big and growing.  The good news is that firefighters say the bigger fire is mostly contained -- for now.

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Officials Urge People to Cut Electricity Use During Peak Hours

ERCOT -- the Electric Reliability Council of Texas -- says because of the unrelenting heat wave, the entire state is close to the crisis point in electricity usage, and people need to use less electricity.

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Texas Welcomes Tropical Storm Don With Open Arms

People in central and south Texas are practically praying that Tropical Storm Don will come ashore, and it appears their prayers will be answered.

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Tropical Storm Heading for South Texas

We have good news and we have bad news. First the good news.  It's going to rain, a lot, in South and Central Texas in the coming days.  The bad news?  It's because of a tropical storm now moving across the Gulf of Mexico and heading straight for the lower Texas coast.

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It’s Mid-July: Where are the Hurricanes?

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through December 1st, but that doesn't mean hurricanes start up right away.  June 1st marks the onset of warmer Atlantic and Caribbean temperatures that can lead to tropical disturbances.  Full blown hurricanes typically don't start until well into the season.

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