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It’s been less than a week, and Texans are still reeling from the effects of Tropical Storm Imelda, with many homeowners beginning to asses the damage caused by floodwaters.
Imelda dumped more than 40 inches of rain in some parts of the Lone Star State. She has been compared to one of the most devastating natural disasters to wreck the Texas coast – Hurricane Harvey.
Before the storm moved across Houston on Wednesday and Thursday, it had already dropped 22 inches of rain in 48 hours in Sargent, Texas.
By the time it began drizzling across the Bayou City, many had let their guards down, assuming the worst of the storm had passed.
But by Thursday, Imelda began to truly show her wrath, dropping several inches across Houston and the southeast Texas region, leaving many stranded on roadways, inside flooded homes and five unfortunate souls dead.
Click through the slideshow to see where Tropical Storm Imelda dropped the most rain
Parts of Interstate 10 were shut down after floodwaters made the roadways impassable, one small town was completely flooded, and first respsonders worked around the clock overnight to rescue stranded motorists and homeowners.
Texans will be picking up the pieces left by this storm, as well as the last, for many years to come.