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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:36 PM

Imelda's devastating rains overwhelm southeastern Texas, cause record-setting flooding

Source: accuweather.com



September 21, 2019


AccuWeather's Jonathan Petramala reports from Houston, Texas, where nine barges broke away from a shipyard Friday morning. At least two slammed into the I-10 San Jacinto River Bridge near Channelview, Texas. Both sides of I-10 East were forced to shut down.

Roads and several communities were still submerged in 2-3 feet of water in southeastern Texas Friday after days of heavy rainfall from Tropical Rainstorm Imelda. Imelda, which came ashore as a tropical storm Tuesday, spawned rising floodwaters that turned deadly and left a bridge potentially damaged after runaway barges collided with it.

The slow-moving tropical system's torrential rain caused a devastating scene Wednesday into Thursday that was reminiscent of Hurricane Harvey's deluge just two years ago. The flooding prompted hundreds of water rescues as well as more than 1,000 calls for assistance.

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Houston officials said that more than 1,600 vehicles had been towed from city streets as of 10 a.m. Friday. Additional tows of abandoned vehicles in parking lots, medians and roadways were ongoing.

Read more: https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/imelda-triggers-widespread-flooding-across-southeastern-texas/535882




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In this photo provided by the Chambers County Sheriff's Office, floodwaters surround a home, Thursday, Sept 19, 2019, in Winnie, Texas. The area has experienced heavy flooding due to Tropical Depression Imelda. (Brian Hawthorne/Chambers County Sheriff's Office via AP)



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Reply Imelda's devastating rains overwhelm southeastern Texas, cause record-setting flooding (Original post)
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yaesu Sep 21 #1
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:00 PM

1. its been excessively wet here in north country with weekly flooding rains, lake Mi is at an all time

high and any lake connected to it is flooding roads, ect... We are getting another 3 + inches this weekend.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:03 PM

2. This is my Texas.

The places that flooded were known to be flood prone, only the extent is surprising. The Dixie-crats that ran things when I was young were racist pigs, but they weren't the "money is all' crowd that they became after switching parties. After flipping to Republicanism they lost all concept of the future they might be leaving to their children and grandchildren. It is as if their generation is the only one that mattered, and everything is measured in cowboy Cadillacs (aka fancy pickup trucks), professional football season tickets, and McMansions. The Dixiecrats exploited POC, but they also built flood control zones, flood control, paid for highways as they were built, regularly improved the schools, subsidized college education, and raised taxes when they had to. Imagine how much better Texas would be today when faced with storms increasing in both intensity and number if they hadn't had Republicanism stirred into their DNA. Vote Democrat!

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Response to CCExile (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:37 PM

4. interesting post

I too imagine how much better Texas would be if the red poison had not taken over

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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:12 PM

3. A wish for the safety, well being and peace of mind..



For those driven from their homes...

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