Aldine High football star reunites with family he saved from Imelda's floods

Aldine High football star reunites with family he saved from Imelda's floods

HOUSTON — Houston’s Jayden Payne is the 16-year-old hero the whole country is talking about. He’s a football player at Aldine Senior High School who saved a mom and her toddler after Imelda’s flood waters swept their SUV away. On Friday, the trio was reunited at KHOU 11’s studios. RELATED: Aldine HS football player rescues mom, toddler after car goes into flooded ditch On Thursday, as Imelda’s flooding rains paralyzed Houston, Vinitta Williams was trying…

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Huffman residents forced to deal with another round of devastating flooding

Huffman residents forced to deal with another round of devastating flooding

HUFFMAN, Texas – Residents in the Huffman neighborhood near Afton Way are dealing with multiple feet of water. For many, it’s a painful reminder of what they went through during Hurricane Harvey. Now, many are forced to start over, again. Hoping for best “We moved everything we could upstairs, but you can’t put your whole first floor upstairs,” Cynthia Watson said. When Harvey hit in 2017, 4 1/2 feet of water came into Watson’s home….

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Jazz Festival, Storm Damage Close Downtown San Antonio Streets This Weekend

Jazz Festival, Storm Damage Close Downtown San Antonio Streets This Weekend

Several downtown San Antonio streets will be closed Friday and into this weekend due to a live jazz event at Travis Park and damage caused by Thursday’s storm, according to the City’s Transportation and Capital Improvements Department (TCI). After storms brought down 165 feet of scaffolding on the AT&T building downtown Thursday night, the City of San Antonio is closing the 300 block of Martin Street between Navarro and Jefferson streets. Wind gusts topping 50…

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Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press Updated 5:20 pm CDT, Friday, September 20, 2019 FILE – In this May 20, 2010 file photo, a shrimp boat carrying oil collection booms anchors for the night in Gulf of Mexico off the Mississippi River delta south of Venice, La. It will be months before state officials know whether losses from floods and spillway openings qualify Louisiana as a fisheries disaster. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say floods began around…

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'It's people helping people' | Nearly 60 rescued from flooding in Huffman

'It's people helping people' | Nearly 60 rescued from flooding in Huffman

HUFFMAN, Texas — First responders rescued nearly 60 people from a flooded neighborhood in Huffman Friday morning as water from Luce Bayou crept into homes. Crews with the Texas Game Warden, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Task Force 2 and people with boats are helping rescue people trapped by flooding in the Lochshire neighborhood. Views from Air 11 showed cars driving through floodwaters, dozens of flooded homes and an RV tipped over on its side. …

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Like Harvey, Imelda's Torrential Rains Render Southeast Texas Roads Impassable

Like Harvey, Imelda's Torrential Rains Render Southeast Texas Roads Impassable

From Texas Standard: Tropical Depression Imelda dumped as much as 43 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas over the past few days. Weather experts rank Imelda as the seventh-wettest tropical storm in U.S. history, but the extent of the damage is unclear. What is known is that two people have died, and Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for 13 Southeast Texas counties. Texas Standard’s Michael Marks is near Huffman, about 25 miles…

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Debris fill front yards of Kingwood neighborhood after Imelda's flooding

Debris fill front yards of Kingwood neighborhood after Imelda's flooding

KINGWOOD, Texas – Debris filled the front yards of homes on Brookdale Drive in a Kingwood. Kathleen Deschazer’s home was among the many homes damaged by Thursday’s flooding. Deschazer said she had 3 inches of water inside her home and the water destroyed everything it touched. “Everything in the pile over here, I’m having to throw out because it got wet. Every room had water in it so we’ve lost just about everything,” Deschazer said.  John…

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1919 Hurricane Demonstrates how Past Speaks to Present

1919 Hurricane Demonstrates how Past Speaks to Present

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – To commemorate the 1919 Hurricane that ravaged the coastal city of Corpus Christi and claimed as many as 1,000 lives, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Historical Forum along with the Mary and Jeff Bell Library hosted “100 Years After the Storm” on Friday, Sept. 13. The program, which was part of “Remember the Hurricane of 1919: 100 Year Anniversary,” featured guest speaker Mary Jo O’Rear, an Islander alumna, author, and historian…

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Superfund site struck by loose barge

Superfund site struck by loose barge

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – Early Friday morning nine commercial barges broke loose on the San Jacinto River due to the flooding brought on by the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, The EPA Region 6 reports that all barges are currently intact and none of the cargo has leaked into the waterway, One barge containing 10,000 barrels of lube oil is grounded on the northeast corner of the San Jacinto Waste Puts Superfund Site. EPA Region 6…

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Aerial photos show Imelda flooding in southeast Texas

Aerial photos show Imelda flooding in southeast Texas

Flooding from the remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda continues in Southeast Texas on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Mauriceville Flooding from the remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda continues in Southeast Texas on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Mauriceville Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 38 Caption Close Image 1 of 38 Flooding from the remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda continues in Southeast Texas on Friday, Sept. 20,…

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Fire at St. Mark's United Church in Houston Height

Fire at St. Mark's United Church in Houston Height

Community leaders continue to monitor swollen bayous and flooded roadways following a flash flood emergency in several Houston-area counties. On Thursday, neighborhoods and major roadways flooded as the remanents of Imelda dumped more than a foot of rain in some areas. Hundreds of people asked to be rescued from their homes. Texas Governor Greg Abbot declared a state of disaster in 13 counties. High water rescues continue on Friday in New Caney, where the Caney Creek…

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Montgomery County officials to give update on aerial flooding, reconstruction process

Montgomery County officials to give update on aerial flooding, reconstruction process

MONTGOMERY CO., Texas – Tropical Storm Imelda’s path left parts of Montgomery County with devastating floodwaters and damage Thursday.  The area received more than 12 inches of rainfall from Imelda, which left many vehicles stranded and homes flooded. READ: Tropical Depression Imelda dumps more than two feet of water in parts of Houston area READ: Here are eye-popping photos and videos of Imelda impacting Houston The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management…

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Here We Go Again: Houston, Flooding, and the Five Stages of Grief

Here We Go Again: Houston, Flooding, and the Five Stages of Grief

In recent years, whenever Houston floods, I think of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the famous Swiss psychiatrist who outlined the five stages of grief experienced by the dying: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. That may sound a little grim to you, but when you are focused on climate change and its attendant extreme weather events, a certain amount of grimness is allowed, given the state of denial that we live in, literally and psychically. This notion…

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By the numbers: Imelda was fifth wettest tropical storm to hit Lower 48

By the numbers: Imelda was fifth wettest tropical storm to hit Lower 48

Tropical Storm Imelda caused devastating flooding across Southeast Texas after dropping near-records amount of rainfall, leading some to compare it to Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Here’s a look at preliminary numbers of the tropical storm, courtesy of the National Weather Service: – It’s the fifth wettest tropical cyclone in U.S. history—excluding Hawaii and Alaska. The top five wettest are: Harvey, 60.58 inches, 2017 Amelia, 48 inches, 1978 Easy, 45.2 inches Claudette, 45 inches, 1979 Imelda,…

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Two people died in the wake of tropical storm Imelda, others left stranded and trapped

Two people died in the wake of tropical storm Imelda, others left stranded and trapped

Two deaths are linked to Tropical Storm Imelda, which flooded the Houston area Thursday and left hundreds stranded and in need of rescue, officials say. Thursday’s downpour reached up to 30 inches in some areas, said a National Weather Service representative, and drew comparison to Hurricane Harvey, which dumped more than 50 inches of water on parts of the Houston area and southeast Texas two years ago. The City of Houston received record rainfall with…

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Two people dead, others left stranded and trapped in the wake of Tropical Storm Imelda

Two people dead, others left stranded and trapped in the wake of Tropical Storm Imelda

Two deaths are linked to Tropical Storm Imelda, which flooded the Houston area Thursday and left hundreds stranded and in need of rescue, officials say. Thursday’s downpour reached up to 30 inches in some areas, said a National Weather Service representative, and drew comparison to Hurricane Harvey, which dumped more than 50 inches of water on parts of the Houston area and southeast Texas two years ago. The city of Houston received record rainfall with…

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Hurricane Lorena nears Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos

Hurricane Lorena nears Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos

Ignacio MartÍnez De JesÚs, Associated Press Updated 1:13 pm CDT, Friday, September 20, 2019 Men stand on a tree felled by Hurricane Humberto, on Pitts Bay Road in Hamilton, Bermuda, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power but officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. less Men stand on a tree felled by Hurricane Humberto, on Pitts Bay Road in Hamilton, Bermuda, Thursday, Sept….

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Officials Say Third Death Tied To Imelda Floods

Officials Say Third Death Tied To Imelda Floods

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) — Authorities say the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda have led to the death of a third person. Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jason Spencer said Friday that preliminary indications are a man whose body was found in a ditch Friday north of Houston drowned from storm-related flooding. An autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death. The unidentified man had last been seen walking during severe rainfall that hit the…

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The Latest: Officials say third death tied to Imelda floods

The Latest: Officials say third death tied to Imelda floods

Updated 12:48 pm CDT, Friday, September 20, 2019 Fred Stewart, left, is helped to high ground by Splendora Police officer Mike Jones after he was rescued from his flooded neighborhood as rains from Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the area, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Splendora, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP) less Fred Stewart, left, is helped to high ground by Splendora Police officer Mike Jones after he was rescued from his flooded neighborhood as rains…

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Texas Cities Try To Assess Scope Of Damage In Imelda's Aftermath

Texas Cities Try To Assess Scope Of Damage In Imelda's Aftermath

Large areas of southeast Texas remain flooded Friday as officials work to get a broader sense of the damage left by Tropical Depression Imelda — a catastrophic weather event that swamped hundreds of cars and homes and claimed the lives of at least two people. The storm has dropped massive amounts of rain, drawing comparisons to the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey two years ago. The National Weather Service in Houston said in a tweet…

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Houston businessman opens store to flood victims

Houston businessman opens store to flood victims

Jim “Mattress Mack” Mcingvale is shown in a file photo. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Dressed to Kilt) Jim “Mattress Mack” Mcingvale is shown in a file photo. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Dressed to Kilt) HOUSTON – A Houston businessman known as “Mattress Mack” opened his massive furniture store to victims affected by severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda. Jim McIngvale, 68, posted a Facebook live Thursday night, offering free shelter at his…

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By the numbers: Imelda was fifth wettest tropical storm in U.S. history

By the numbers: Imelda was fifth wettest tropical storm in U.S. history

Tropical Storm Imelda caused devastating flooding across Southeast Texas after dropping near-records amount of rainfall, leading some to compare it to Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Here’s a look at preliminary numbers of the tropical storm, courtesy of the National Weather Service: – It’s the fifth wettest tropical cyclone in U.S. history—excluding Hawaii and Alaska. The top five wettest are: Harvey, 60.58 inches, 2017 Amelia, 48 inches, 1978 Easy, 45.2 inches Claudette, 45 inches, 1979 Imelda,…

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Rescues continue after historic flash floods

Rescues continue after historic flash floods

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – Community leaders continue to monitor swollen bayous and flooded roadways following a flash flood emergency in several Houston-area counties. On Thursday, neighborhoods and major roadways flooded as the remanents of Imelda dumped more than a foot of rain in some areas. Hundreds of people asked to be rescued from their homes. Texas Governor Greg Abbot declared a state of disaster in 13 counties. High water rescues continue on Friday in New Caney,…

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Aerial views show devastating flooding in Huffman

Aerial views show devastating flooding in Huffman

HUFFMAN, Texas — Although Tropical Depression Imelda has finally moved on after battering Southeast Texas on Thursday, residents here are still dealing with flooded streets and homes. Jacquelin Callahan, who lives in the Lochshire neighborhood near Luce Bayou, shared photos and video as floodwaters still covered the streets. She said people are “flooded in and water is still rising.” Views from Air 11 showed cars driving through floodwaters, dozens of flooded homes and an RV…

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Ariel views show devastating flooding in Huffman

Ariel views show devastating flooding in Huffman

HUFFMAN, Texas — Although Tropical Depression Imelda has finally moved on after battering Southeast Texas on Thursday, residents here are still dealing with flooded streets and homes. Jacquelin Callahan, who lives in the Lochshire neighborhood near Luce Bayou, shared photos and video as floodwaters still covered the streets. She said people are “flooded in and water is still rising.” Views from Air 11 showed cars driving through floodwaters, dozens of flooded homes and an RV…

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Tropical Storm Imelda Will Likely Be Southeast Texas’ Fifth 500-Year Flood in Five Years

Tropical Storm Imelda Will Likely Be Southeast Texas’ Fifth 500-Year Flood in Five Years

“It’s a sign of the times.” A man makes his way under the I-10 overpass where several roads remained heavily flooded throughout the afternoon Thursday, September 19, 2019 in Beaumont. Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP Tropical Storm Imelda hit Southeast Texas this week, causing incredible flooding in much of the region. Some parts of the Houston-Galveston area recorded more than 40 inches of rain, inching toward the records set during Harvey. A flash flood…

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How to find your towed car after Tropical Storm Imelda

How to find your towed car after Tropical Storm Imelda

Vehicles are stranded by high water on the Katy Freeway at Patterson after Tropical Depression Imelda soaked the Houston area on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Vehicles are stranded by high water on the Katy Freeway at Patterson after Tropical Depression Imelda soaked the Houston area on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Photo: Jay R. Jordan/Houston Chronicle Photo: Jay R. Jordan/Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 94 Caption Close Image 1 of 94 Vehicles are stranded by…

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Here's how to help victims of Tropical Storm Imelda

Here's how to help victims of Tropical Storm Imelda

Splendora Police Lt. Troy Teller, left, Cpl. Jacob Rutherford and Mike Jones pull a boat carrying Anita McFadden and Fred Stewart from their flooded neighborhood inundated by rains from Tropical Depression Imelda on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Spendora. less Splendora Police Lt. Troy Teller, left, Cpl. Jacob Rutherford and Mike Jones pull a boat carrying Anita McFadden and Fred Stewart from their flooded neighborhood inundated by rains from Tropical Depression … more Photo: Brett…

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Harris County leaders OK immediate $5M for local flooding relief

Harris County leaders OK immediate $5M for local flooding relief

A man sits on top of a truck on the flooded feeder road along Sam Houston Tollway West between Wilson and Ralston Rd. near Garners Bayou Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Houston. Members of the Houston Fire Dept. brought him a life jacket and walked him to dry land. less A man sits on top of a truck on the flooded feeder road along Sam Houston Tollway West between Wilson and Ralston Rd. near Garners…

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Full Show: Rain And Flooding Update, Mental Health Match, And Finding Something New In Moon Dust (Sept. 20, 2019)

Full Show: Rain And Flooding Update, Mental Health Match, And Finding Something New In Moon Dust (Sept. 20, 2019)

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Friday’s Houston Matters: We get the latest on the heavy rain and flooding that’s blanketed much of the area from News 88.7 reporters, the National Weather Service, and other sources. Also this hour: We meet a Houston native who’s developed Mental Health Match, a new app to help people find the right therapist. And…

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The Latest: Hurricane Lorena approaching Mexico's Los Cabos

The Latest: Hurricane Lorena approaching Mexico's Los Cabos

Updated 5:09 am CDT, Friday, September 20, 2019 A city worker directs traffic away from trees felled by Hurricane Humberto, in the Devonshire parish of Bermuda, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power but officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. less A city worker directs traffic away from trees felled by Hurricane Humberto, in the Devonshire parish of Bermuda, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019….

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Four Lessons We Learned About Weather During Tropical Storm Imelda Flooding

Four Lessons We Learned About Weather During Tropical Storm Imelda Flooding

Tropical Storm Imelda inundated the city of Houston and surrounding parts of southeast Texas this week with some areas receiving 20, 30, even 40 inches of rain over a 48-hour period. Places like Winnie and New Caney saw flooding on par with or higher than rates during Hurricane Harvey. That now gives our area four major floods in five years and, for many, it came as somewhat of a surprise. Now that we have moved…

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WATCH LIVE: Flash Flood Watch continues; some roads still flooded and closed | Live blog

WATCH LIVE: Flash Flood Watch continues; some roads still flooded and closed | Live blog

CURRENT WEATHER ALERTS: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Friday morning for the Greater Houston Area and most of Southeast Texas. >> Watch live coverage in the video player above. View the live blog with latest info under the radar image below. LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area FORECAST: When will the rain go away? WEATHER RADAR: Track rain & storms across Texas…

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LIVE BLOG: Flash Flood Watch continues; some roads still flooded and closed

LIVE BLOG: Flash Flood Watch continues; some roads still flooded and closed

CURRENT WEATHER ALERTS: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Friday morning for the Greater Houston Area and most of Southeast Texas. >> Watch live coverage in the video player above. View the live blog with latest info under the radar image below. LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area FORECAST: When will the rain go away? WEATHER RADAR: Track rain & storms across Texas…

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Flash Flood Watch still in effect | Live blog

Flash Flood Watch still in effect | Live blog

CURRENT WEATHER ALERTS: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Friday morning for the Greater Houston Area and most of Southeast Texas. >> Watch live coverage in the video player above. View the live blog with latest info under the radar image below. LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area FORECAST: When will the rain go away? WEATHER RADAR: Track rain & storms across Texas…

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Residents across Galveston working to clean up

GALVESTON, Texas – Residents across Galveston County have been dealing with flooded streets in the neighborhoods for the last several days. Some spoke with FOX 26 and said they can’t wait until this all passes. For the last several days, Moses Martinez and other Galveston residents have walked outside to see the streets in their neighborhood flooded. “Had a lot of water go inside the house, but it’s not that much rain anymore,” Martinez told…

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Austin Fire, ATCEMS units deploy to southeast Texas to assist in rescue efforts after flooding emergency

Austin Fire, ATCEMS units deploy to southeast Texas to assist in rescue efforts after flooding emergency

AUSTIN, Texas — Several first responders from the Austin metropolitan area have been deployed to southeast Texas as part of an ongoing search and rescue effort. RELATED: More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas The Austin Fire Department said on Twitter it sent a total of eight members to the region, six of whom will work together as a swift water rescue boat team. On Thursday afternoon, Austin-Travis County EMS announced it sent…

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Tropical Storm Imelda Brings Flooding, Disaster Declaration to Southeast Texas

Tropical Storm Imelda Brings Flooding, Disaster Declaration to Southeast Texas

Flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday left hundreds of people trapped in their homes and cars; led to water rescues, a hospital evacuation and power outages; and closed entire school districts, according to officials and local media. The flooding in southeast Texas is drawing comparisons to Hurricane Harvey, which dumped more than 50 inches of water on parts of the Houston area and southeast Texas two years ago. According to the Weather Channel, Imelda…

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Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning | Live blog

Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning | Live blog

CURRENT WEATHER ALERTS: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Friday morning for the Greater Houston Area and most of Southeast Texas.  >> Watch live coverage in the video player above. View the live blog with latest info under the radar image below. LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area FORECAST: When will the rain go away? WEATHER RADAR: Track rain & storms across Texas…

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WATCH LIVE: Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning | Live blog

WATCH LIVE: Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning | Live blog

CURRENT WEATHER ALERTS: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Friday morning for the Greater Houston Area and most of Southeast Texas.  >> Watch live coverage in the video player above. View the live blog with latest info under the radar image below. LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area FORECAST: When will the rain go away? Emergency Managers have requested residents in warned areas…

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VERIFY: Separating fact from fiction after floods

VERIFY: Separating fact from fiction after floods

The KHOU 11 Verify Team gets answers on social media posts circulating on during the Houston-area flooding event. Conroe flooded overpass photos Two photos of flood waters in Conroe are circulating around social media. Conroe police confirm the photo of a submerged car at an underpass on Frazier Street near Sacred Heart Catholic Church is real. The underpass was flooded, but the water is now receding. Google Maps street view shows the railroad underpass on…

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Texas Diaper Bank to send donations to those affected by Tropical Storm Imelda; here's how to help

Texas Diaper Bank to send donations to those affected by Tropical Storm Imelda; here's how to help

SAN ANTONIO — As downpours continue to batter southeast Texas and resources are used up, one San Antonio group is seeking donations of an item not many people may prioritize, but which are important nonetheless.  The Texas Diaper Bank is asking for donations of diapers “for babies, children with disabilities and seniors in flooded areas,” according to a press release. There’s multiple ways those interested in helping out can do so; you can either make…

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Remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda produces flooding rains in southeast Texas

Remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda produces flooding rains in southeast Texas

The remnants of what was Tropical Storm Imelda continues to produce flooding rains in southeast Texas. Doppler Radar is estimating some spots received over 30 inches of rainfall over the past two days. kvue The system is expected to continue to move north through East and northeast Texas on Friday, bringing heavy rain through that part of the state.  RELATED: Austin weather: Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State forecast For Central Texas, widely scattered showers are…

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Was your car towed due to flooding? Here's where to go to get it back

Was your car towed due to flooding? Here's where to go to get it back

HOUSTON – If you were one of the many Houston residents forced to abandon your flooded or stalled vehicle as a deluge of rain from Tropical Depression Imelda flooded roads throughout the city, your car may have been towed by the time you are able to search for it. Houston City officials said they will likely begin towing vehicles blocking public roadways as flood water starts to recede. If your car was towed in Houston,…

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Remnants of Imelda dump historic rain totals

Remnants of Imelda dump historic rain totals

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – Texas Governor Greg Abbot has declared a state of disaster in 13 counties as the remnants of Imelda moves through the state, creating a flooding event that some are describing as “worse than Harvey”. 24 hour rain totals are hitting 10 inches inside the Loop, with other areas racking up as much as 20 inches of rainfall. Stay indoors during flash flood warnings in your area, and avoid driving in areas…

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WATCH LIVE: Flash Flood Warning in effect for several counties – Stay off the roads | Live Blog

WATCH LIVE: Flash Flood Warning in effect for several counties – Stay off the roads | Live Blog

CURRENT WEATHER ALERTS: A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m. Thursday for Brazoria, Chambers and Galveston counties. >> Watch live coverage in the video player above. View the live blog with latest info under the radar image below. LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area FORECAST: When will the rain go away? Emergency Managers have requested residents in warned areas to stay put…

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Tropical Storm Imelda's flooding turns deadly as southeast Texas is swamped by rain

Tropical Storm Imelda's flooding turns deadly as southeast Texas is swamped by rain

Flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday left hundreds of people trapped in their homes and cars; led to water rescues, a hospital evacuation and power outages; and closed entire school districts, according to officials and local media. At least two people died in the storm’s floodwaters, including a 19-year-old man trying to move his horse, according to media reports. On Thursday evening, the Harris County sheriff’s office tweeted that another man died after being…

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Beaumont experiences flooding amid Imelda

Beaumont experiences flooding amid Imelda

BEAUMONT, Texas – The city of Beaumont is experiencing major flooding amid Tropical Depression Imelda. Several people are on social media currently in need of being rescued. Much of the frontage roads in Beaumont are still underwater. Please stay off the roads if possible. pic.twitter.com/tglmt5XPBM — TxDOT-Beaumont (@TxDOTBeaumont) September 19, 2019 CLEVELAND: US59 in Cleveland is closedPlease stay off the roads if possible. #TurnAroundDontDrown pic.twitter.com/TVcJWyATlR — TxDOT-Beaumont (@TxDOTBeaumont) September 19, 2019 Officials say much of the…

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