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Top Stories: Thunderstorms Pound North Texas For The Second Night In A Row

Jul 5, 2016

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Thunderstorms and high winds rolled through North Texas overnight for the second day in a row. That made for a soggy Fourth of July – and the wettest ever on record. 

Authorities are searching for a driver who was swept into high water near Turtle Creek. The driver was apparently on the phone with authorities during the incident, reporting that he was being moved by water which was coming over the hood of his car.

Other stories this morning:

  • There's a statewide summit on Zika this week, and it comes just as Texas gets more money to combat the mosquito borne virus that’s linked to birth defects.
  • We go on the road with the Perot Museum’s Tech Truck, designed to take science to the streets. The museum just launched a second truck, and KERA’s Bill Zeeble tracked it down at the University of North Texas campus in South Dallas.  

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.