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Tropiical Storm Imelda came onshore South of Houston bringing windy and rainy conditions. The main threat is flash flooding from heavy rains. More than 6″ of rain fell Tuesday and Tuesday Night near Alvin, Tx leading to flash flooding. Numerous homes, cars and roads were flooded. Several Cars were stalled out from high water, another was in a ditch full of water after a driver drove down a flooded street and couldn’t tell where the road ended and ditch began. Several power outages occured in Alvin due to water getting in electrical boxes. One traffic light was shorting out flashing red and green at the same time. Onramps and offramps on the south side of the Houston Metro became covered in water. Earlier in the day, winds were strong and gusty. Flags stood straight and a water fountain had the water blown horizantally due to winds. The flooding threat is expected to increase rather significantly over the next two days as the remnants of Imelda stall near Houston. The city is on high alert.