Two dead in Tropical Storm Imelda in Texas – Hurricane Videos

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Tropical Storm Imelda unleashed devastating flooding on Texas on Thursday, leaving two people dead, forcing at least 1,000 to evacuate, and submerging swathes of the state under water.And there’s no stop to the storm’s wrath in sight, leading many to compare Imelda to Hurricane Harvey which wreaked havoc in the state just two years ago in 2017. The slow-churning storm has dumped more than 40 inches of rain in some parts of Texas since Monday and the downpour may continue into Friday in parts of eastern Texas and western Louisiana, according to the Weather Channel. Rescue crews with boats are scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes as the deluge inundates the state. Imelda’s path of destruction led to the deaths of two men on Thursday.  Nineteen-year-old Hunter Morrison was electrocuted and drowned while trying to move his horse to safety during a lightning storm, according to a message from his family shared by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.    A man in his 40s or 50s, who is yet to be named, drowned when he tried to drive a van through eight-foot-deep floodwaters near Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston during the Thursday afternoon rush hour, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. Tropical Storm Imelda unleashed devastating flooding on Texas on Thursday, leaving two people dead, forcing at least 1,000 to evacuate, and submerging swathes of the state under water. Fred Stewart, left, is helped to high ground by Splendora Police officer Mike Jones after he was rescued from his flooded neighborhood on Thursday Hunter Morrison, 19, was killed earlier on Thursday after being electrocuted while trying to rescue his horse from the rising floodwaters in the middle of a lightning storm in Jefferson County, Texas  Splendora Police officer Mike Jones carries Ramiro Lopez Jr.’s dog, Panthea, from a boat after the officers rescued the family from their flooded neighborhood as rains from Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the area on Thursday The slow-churning storm has dumped more than 40 inches of rain in some parts of Texas since Monday and the downpour may continue into Friday in parts of eastern Texas Rescue crews with boats are scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes as the deluge inundates the state on Thursday. In this photo provided by the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, floodwaters surround a home in Winnie, Texas Several cars were flooded and abandoned along Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas on Thursday as Tropical Storm Imelda hit the state with devastating rain. The National Weather Service says Imelda is the seventh-wettest tropical cyclone to strike the 48 contiguous United States on record Absolute devastation: Texans were stranded outside of their vehicles along Interstate 10 westbound at T.C Jester on Thursday as the freeway was closed due to high water Morrison’s family released a statement in light of his death saying: ‘Right now my family and I

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