Tropical Storm Imelda brought catastrophic flooding to parts of southeast Texas, trapping people in their homes and leading to many stranded in their vehicles as water continued to rise across the region.
Flash Flood Emergencies were issued for numerous counties on Thursday as water rescues were underway with rain rates coming in at between 5-7" per hour in some locations.
Thousands of high water rescues were underway across southeast Texas, as help came from organizations all across the Lone Star State.
Texas Game Wardens
and State Park Police Officers
conducted hundreds of water-related rescues and evacuations with an additional 25 pets rescued.
We had an opportunity on Saturday morning to speak with one of the brave women in the hardest hit areas about what it was like saving lives during the worst of the storm.
Texas Governor, Greg Abbot issued a state of disaster due to the impacts on Imelda.
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Time will tell the final damage estimate, impact, and effects on residents that this storm will have had.