Hurricanes show why drones are the future of disaster relief
Hurricanes show why drones are the future of disaster relief

When it comes to assessing damage and spotting people in distress, drones may be hard to beat.

How big brands like Target and Walmart deal with back-to-back hurricanes
How big brands like Target and Walmart deal with back-to-back hurricanes

Major retailers must restock in one region while preparing for a potential catastrophe in another.

Hurricane Irma skirts Puerto Rico, leaves 1 million without power
Hurricane Irma skirts Puerto Rico, leaves 1 million without power

Officials say Irma demolished the tiny island of Barbuda before skirting Puerto Rico on Wednesday night — with its destructive path expected to graze the Dominican Republic before targeting the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos on Friday.

NFL cancels Texans-Cowboys game
NFL cancels Texans-Cowboys game

 The reason is apparently to allow the Texans to travel home, as parts of Houston are starting to clear after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Christie: ‘Reprehensible lies’ from ‘disgraceful’ Cruz on storm aid
Christie: ‘Reprehensible lies’ from ‘disgraceful’ Cruz on storm aid

Cruz's office did not respond to a request for comment.

WATCH LIVE: Aerial video of flooded Houston areas
WATCH LIVE: Aerial video of flooded Houston areas

Experts have already begun to offer damage estimates, even as the historic floods keep rising.

'People helping people': The story behind this iconic #HurricaneHarvey photo
'People helping people': The story behind this iconic #HurricaneHarvey photo

It's an image that has become an iconic symbol of resilience in the face of the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, showing the selflessness of rescue workers amidst the catastrophe of the storm. 

Harvey Tragedy: Missing family in van, swept away by floodwaters, found
Harvey Tragedy: Missing family in van, swept away by floodwaters, found

The water was too high Monday and Tuesday to find the van, but it was spotted after the flood receded on Wednesday.

Anheuser-Busch halts beer production and sends water to Hurricane Harvey victims
Anheuser-Busch halts beer production and sends water to Hurricane Harvey victims

On Monday morning Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, Georgia, brewery traded in hops for helping hands. 

30,000 people to be placed in shelters after Hurricane Harvey
30,000 people to be placed in shelters after Hurricane Harvey

"This is a landmark event for Texas," Brock Long, FEMA's administrator, told reporters. "Texas has never seen an event like this."

WATCH LIVE: Texas governor hold news conference on Harvey flooding, cleanup
WATCH LIVE: Texas governor hold news conference on Harvey flooding, cleanup

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott holds a news conference to update the latest on Tropical Storm Harvey.

WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Harvey bears down on Houston, Gulf Coast
WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Harvey bears down on Houston, Gulf Coast

The last Category 2 storm to hit Texas was Hurricane Ike in 2008. The last Category 3 storm to pummel the U.S. was Hurricane Wilma, which struck Florida in 2005.

Jekyll Island took devastating blow from Irma, officials say
Jekyll Island took devastating blow from Irma, officials say

Though many of Georgia's coastal communities took a harder hit during Hurricane Matthew last year, officials assessing the damage of Tropical Storm Irma say it carved a devastating path across Jekyll Island.

Insured losses from Hurricane Irma exceeds $300 million
Insured losses from Hurricane Irma exceeds $300 million

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reported Thursday that insured losses from Hurricane Irma in the state of Georgia exceeds $300 million, after more than 50,000 property related insurance claims had been reported.

Trump waives cargo restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico
Trump waives cargo restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico

Republicans and Democrats had urged Trump to waive the Jones Act.

Local dispatchers return to Hamilton Co. after helping with Irma relief in Florida
Local dispatchers return to Hamilton Co. after helping with Irma relief in Florida

A team of Hamilton County 911 dispatchers returned from Naples, Florida on Sunday after spending seven days there answering calls for help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. 

Local group with ties to Puerto Rico helping Hurricane Maria victims
Local group with ties to Puerto Rico helping Hurricane Maria victims

The last time Jocelyn Loza spoke to her mother in Puerto Rico was a few days before Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Local students collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey victims
Local students collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey victims

For about two weeks the middle and high school students at East Hamilton School have been collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey victims.

Irma hits Georgia's pecan, cotton crop; could boost peanuts
Irma hits Georgia's pecan, cotton crop; could boost peanuts

Georgia's agricultural leaders say Irma's path through the state has left pecan and cotton crops vulnerable, but could signal a boon for another signature state crop.

Channel 3 and Red Cross team up to host Hurricane Relief Telethon
Channel 3 and Red Cross team up to host Hurricane Relief Telethon

As we learn more about the damage from Hurricane Irma, we know the need for victims continues to grow. Here's how you can help.

RAM sends volunteers to help Irma victims in the Caribbean
RAM sends volunteers to help Irma victims in the Caribbean

The organization is using the community's support to carry them to those who lost everything in the storm.

Chainsaw-wielding nun helps with Irma cleanup
Chainsaw-wielding nun helps with Irma cleanup

Police say "acts of kindness" like Sister Margaret Ann's remind residents that they're all part of the same community.

People displaced by hurricane urged to file for unemployment
People displaced by hurricane urged to file for unemployment

Officials say people from out of state who expect to be in Tennessee for an extended period because of damage to their homes or workplaces by Hurricane Irma can file for unemployment insurance.

Networks set aside hour for hurricane benefit
Networks set aside hour for hurricane benefit

The "Hand in Hand" telethon will originate from Los Angeles but also will feature stages in New York and Nashville, Tennessee. Beyonce, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, Drake, Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Timberlake are among the stars scheduled to participate.

Signal Mountain man pinned under a fallen tree
Signal Mountain man pinned under a fallen tree

Remnants from Irma slammed the Tennessee Valley; one of the areas hit hardest was Signal Mountain. Some roads were closed Tuesday as crews worked to clean up a big mess.

Floridian evacuees continue to head north
Floridian evacuees continue to head north

Unsure if then Hurricane Irma would hit his home on the east coast of Florida, David Games and his family hit the road. Games evacuated to the Atlanta area on Thursday to stay with family. 

Irma evacuees in TN may be eligible for unemployment benefits
Irma evacuees in TN may be eligible for unemployment benefits

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Tuesday that Hurricane Irma evacuees staying in Tennessee may be eligible for unemployment benefits. 

Winds from Irma damage the Chattanooga area
Winds from Irma damage the Chattanooga area

Weather from Hurricane Irma came through the Chattanooga area on Monday evening into Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: Cool and breezy with light showers
UPDATE: Cool and breezy with light showers

The remnants of Irma will hang around for a couple of days, not posing much more of a threat other than the occasional wind gust.

UPDATE: Downed trees on roads across Channel 3 viewing area
UPDATE: Downed trees on roads across Channel 3 viewing area

Crews working to remove the trees tell Channel 3, it's unclear how many trees are down on the road.

UPDATE: Power outages in the Channel 3 viewing area
UPDATE: Power outages in the Channel 3 viewing area

The weather moving through the Channel 3 viewing area is causing some power outages Monday.

UPDATE: Walker County opens up storm shelters
UPDATE: Walker County opens up storm shelters

Walker County has opened their storm shelters in anticipation of the heavy rains and potentially damaging winds expected.

Storm shelter opens in Murray County
Storm shelter opens in Murray County

The shelter is open at Chatsworth Church of God at 1685 Highway 411 in Chatsworth.

Survivors, relatives, volunteers connect online for Irma aid
Survivors, relatives, volunteers connect online for Irma aid

Worried relatives, generous volunteers, frantic neighbors, even medical providers are turning to social media now that Hurricane Irma wiped out electricity and cell service to communities across Florida, cutting off most contact with remote islands in the Keys.

Man confirmed killed by tree into house near Atlanta
Man confirmed killed by tree into house near Atlanta

 A man in his 50s was killed after a tree fell into his home in Sandy Springs. Multiple trees were snapped and power lines downed as strong winds from Tropical Storm Irma blew through the metro area Monday. 

UPDATE: Severe weather affecting flights at Chattanooga, Atlanta airports
UPDATE: Severe weather affecting flights at Chattanooga, Atlanta airports

Severe weather brought on by Tropical Storm Irma may affect flights in and out of the Chattanooga airport. 

Hurricane evacuees find shelter in Chattanooga
Hurricane evacuees find shelter in Chattanooga

Millions of Floridians were ordered to evacuate forcing families desperate to seek shelter, some finding it here in Tennessee. 

Power outages: How to stay safe and prevent expensive problems
Power outages: How to stay safe and prevent expensive problems

Some things you can do now to prepare for likely power outages and keep yourself safe.

Chattanooga couple stuck in St. Martin after hurricane airlifted to Puerto Rico by U.S. military
Chattanooga couple stuck in St. Martin after hurricane airlifted to Puerto Rico by U.S. military

A Chattanooga couple is safe in Puerto Rico after being evacuated by a U.S. military plane from the hurricane-damaged French Caribbean island of St. Martin over the weekend. 

Red Cross coming to the aid of storm victims
Red Cross coming to the aid of storm victims

During their stay, it's the job of Red Cross volunteers to make sure the evacuaees' immediate needs are met.

UPDATE: Red Cross opens shelter for Irma victims at E. Brainerd Church of Christ
UPDATE: Red Cross opens shelter for Irma victims at E. Brainerd Church of Christ

The Red Cross encourages anyone coming to an emergency shelter to bring personal items for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medications extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and important documents.

UPDATE: EPB preparing to respond to impacts of Tropical Storm Irma
UPDATE: EPB preparing to respond to impacts of Tropical Storm Irma

The Tennessee Valley could see wind and rain from the hurricane that could lead to power outages in the area.

WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Irma heads north to GA and TN
WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Irma heads north to GA and TN

Georgia authorities told 540,000 residents to leave the coast and South Carolina ordered nearly 45,000 people to evacuate as Irma was expected to arrive Monday.

GA Governor declares state of emergency for entire state
GA Governor declares state of emergency for entire state

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal acting on a recommendation from the Emergency Operations Command, he has expanded the state of emergency to include an additional 65 counties.  

Hurricane Irma destroys Ironman athlete's home ahead of the 70.3 World Championship
Hurricane Irma destroys Ironman athlete's home ahead of the 70.3 World Championship

A Saint Martin woman is preparing for her first Ironman World Championship, while her family is recovering from the damage of Hurricane Irma. 

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