Heroes Save Hundreds of Lives During Imelda
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.
**BREAKING** Flash Flood Emergency underway in southeast Texas for these counties. This is a "particularly dangerous situation" and if in one of these areas, move to higher ground immediately and stay off the roads. Please RT & share with others! #Imelda #txwx pic.twitter.com/ltkUOvLooM
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) September 19, 2019
Thousands of high water rescues were underway across southeast Texas, as help came from organizations all across the Lone Star State.
— TX Parks & Wildlife (@TPWDnews) September 19, 2019
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.
Time will tell the final damage estimate, impact, and effects on residents that this storm will have had.