Tropical storm floods Texas, major hurricane to miss U.S.

bdmetronews Desk ॥  Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall Tuesday in Freeport, Texas, and flash flooding was expected to be the biggest threat over the next two days.

Imelda made landfall yesterday in Freeport, Texas, as a minimal tropical storm with winds of 40 mph.

No longer a tropical storm as of Wednesday, the system is just a heavy rainmaker — call it remnants of Imelda.

The highest rainfall total so far was in Turkey Creek, Texas, just southeast of Houston, where a whopping 9.16” already fell.

Some outer bands of Imelda brought storms to Baton Rough, Louisiana, where gusty winds up to 70 mph flipped small planes at the airport.

This morning, a flash flood watch continues for Texas and Louisiana, including the areas of Houston, Galveston and Lake Charles.

This remnant low will continue moving slowly north and bring more heavy rain to Houston, then north to Lufkin and into western Louisiana. Locally, an additional 6-10” of rain is possible.

Flash flooding is the biggest threat over the next 48 hours. Hurricane Humberto is now a major hurricane with Category 3 winds of 115 mph as it continues to move away from the United States. However high surf will continue for the entire East Coast.

 

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