Here's what you need to know about Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey barrels toward the Texas coast, Texans are bracing for extreme flooding and potential damage to their communities. Harvey is currently a Category 2 hurricane, with winds around 100 miles per hour — but it could become nearly a Category 4 hurricane, with winds of 125 miles per hour, by the time it makes landfall this weekend. Some projections expect 15-25 inches of rain in areas along the coast. ?
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Hurricane Harvey: Blood donors needed

United Blood Services is calling on residents to help with blood and platelet needs.  During the anticipated dire weather from Hurricane Harvey, there is a great likelihood that mobile blood drives and donor center closures will result in a donor deficit.
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City of Lubbock urging residents to help prevent mosquito-borne infections

Information Provided by the City of Lubbock Health Department With the recent rains, the City of Lubbock Health Department (COLHD) is urging people to take steps to prevent mosquito-borne infections. Although the number of mosquito-borne disease cases in this area have been low, we are in peak mosquito season.  
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Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller criticizes Six Flags' removal of Confederate flag

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller — the cowboy-hat wearing Republican known for wading deep into partisan and cultural divides — is furious with the Six Flags amusement park chain, calling its decision to take down the Confederate flag and four others that had flown over the park part of a “militant, anarchist movement sweeping our country, destroying and attempting to sanitize our nation’s history.”
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Governor Abbott Requests Disaster Assistance For Hockley County

Information from the Office of the Governor Governor Greg Abbott has asked the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) to declare Hockley County a disaster area following severe storms, winds, heavy rain, hail, and flooding that impacted the area beginning on June 30th, 2017 and continuing through July 4th, 2017. 
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