Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief

High wind speeds expected today, possible tornado touches down near Anton and maybe some Airbnb updates

Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief
Daybreak Today

Good morning and thank you for joining us,

This morning on Daybreak Today high winds have the potential to do damage as speeds are expected to stay in the 40-50 mph range.

  • Wind damage is the biggest threat today, along with lots of blowing dust in the air.
  • Sustained winds are expected to stay around 50 mph for most of the day and wind gusts of around 60 mph are possible. Winds will pick up considerably once the sun comes up.
  • Stick with the KCBD First Alert weather team on the Weather section of the free app and website.

Rain, wind, hail and a possible tornado visited the South Plains Tuesday night, making its way from west to east all within a matter of hours.

  • KTXS-TV reports about 1,500 power outages and flipped mobile homes in Snyder, and the Hockley County Sheriff reported there was a possible tornado near Anton.
  • Investigators still have to survey the scene in Anton, but said preliminary evidence suggests a tornado damaged a home in the area.
  • All throughout Lubbock heavy rained flooded many areas of the city, and at one point in the night the Lubbock Police Department barricaded the creek crossing entrance inside of MacKenzie Park off of East Broadway.
  • A full rundown of events can be found here: Severe weather moves through South Plains

The Harlem Globetrotters will make a visit to Lubbock tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. inside of the United Supermarkets Arena.

With the popularity of short-term rental properties like Airbnb, the City of Lubbock is looking into proper ways of regulating such properties.

  • The city council met during a work session Tuesday afternoon to discuss research into the matter and watched a presentation on how other larger cities regulate the properties.
  • Officials with the city said they will wait to take action -- if any -- until a more comes from a few pieces of legislation floating around the Texas Capitol.
  • KCBD’s Julie Castaneda has the full story here: Lubbock City Council hears research on short-term rental properties

For more news, local and national, stick with KCBD on its free app and website; just look in the News section.

As always, be sure to join Sharon Maines, Steve Divine and Ana Orsini,on the News Now desk, with the rest of the Daybreak Today crew for your top headlines. Download the free KCBD NewsChannel 11 app, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Copyright 2019 KCBD. All rights reserved.