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Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others trapped and stranded


Added 09-20-19 02:04:02am EST - “Floodwaters had started receding in most of the Houston area.” - Foxbusiness.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foxbusiness.com: “Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others trapped and stranded”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

People wait outside of their stranded vehicles along Interstate 10 westbound at T.C Jester, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. The freeway is closed because of high water east bound on the freeway. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

The remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda that flooded parts of Texas left at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in homes.

Floodwaters had started receding in most of the Houston area, according to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Thursday night.

Police Chief Art Acevedo said law enforcement officers planned to work well into the night to clear freeways of vehicles stalled and abandoned because of flooding.

Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,700 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago.

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