Tropical Storm Imelda rains kill 2, flood homes in Houstan
Tropical Storm Imelda dumped torrential rains over the Houston brings life to a standstill
Tropical Storm Imelda hit Houston with a vengeance bringing life to a standstill. The storm has dumped torrential rains over the area flooding roads and houses. 2 persons were killed and many more rescued as rescuers pulled hundreds safely from their flooded cars on the highways. The airports too stopped functioning and tens and thousands of people lost power.
Hundreds of motorists were stranded in their vehicles as some of Houston’s main roadways flooded, submerging cars. Firefighters, police and ordinary citizens were out in boats and all-terrain vehicles to pick up people trapped in their homes by the rising waters.
— Mayra Moreno ABC13 (@MayraABC13) September 19, 2019
Though the heavy rains have abated by Thursday evening , flash floods remain a major concern. Rescuers were still busy trying to reach stranded motorists and those trapped in their homes late into the night. Official asked residents to stay put as the floodwaters would take time to abate.
#Imelda you were dark and ruthless, but guess what? Houston’s love and compassion outshines that! Please watch this amazing video of a man carrying a baby up a ladder out of flooded waters. THIS IS HOUSTON! ❤️Everything else is temporary #Abc13 https://t.co/5WpVu5VP8h
— Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaOnABC13) September 20, 2019
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) September 20, 2019
The storm also knocked out power to around 100,000 people in Houston and southeast Texas. Work at oil refineries in the area was slowed or halted. The small town of Winnie, about 60 miles (100 km) east of Houston, was also badly hit. Officials there evacuated Riceland Hospital and tried to rescue people marooned in their vehicles after roads turned into lakes.