Tropical Storm Imelda Brings Houston Area A Second 1,000-Year Flood In Just Two Years. – Hurricane Videos

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The catastrophic flooding is bringing back unwanted memories of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the region back in 2017. Imelda loaded widespread flooding across southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana with over 40 inches of rain falling in several communities.

Hundreds of water rescues have been performed across the region with the worst of the flooding taking place near Beaumont, Texas, located east of Houston.

Authorities have urged residents to shelter in place and seek higher ground if possible. However, despite the warnings, there have been over 400 high-water rescues, many of which took place after people attempted to drive through floodwaters. Officials said there were also nearly 1,000 weather-related calls for service.

The torrents of rain that Imelda unleashed set numerous records and the storm also became the seventh-wettest tropical cyclone in U.S. history.

Imelda first came to life on Tuesday as a depression before it rapidly grew into a short-lived tropical storm.

Following landfall in Freeport, Texas, the storm crept inland and began to trigger the deluge. Forecasters say the threats of flooding will spread northward toward the Arklatex region on Friday. Lingering downpours along the southeast Texas coast can further delay the recession of floodwaters.

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