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Top Stories: North Fort Worth Residents Told To Boil Water; Helping Predict The Weather Better

Feb 4, 2016

The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: Thousands of residents in far North Fort Worth are being told to boil their water on Thursday because it might be contaminated. Restaurants are closed, schools have shut down water fountains and the city is handing out bottled water. KERA reports on how residents are coping.

A new type of weather radar is being tested in North Texas – it was used during December’s deadly tornadoes; and it has a long name: Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of The Atmosphere.

Or, CASA for short. Mark Fox is with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth and says it is the future of Texas weather technology.

Finally, since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, some 4.5 million people have fled the country.

On a special edition of "Think," a panel explored the challenge of balancing humanitarian efforts and security and economic concerns before a live studio audience.

You can hear North Texas stories weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.