Tropical Storm Imelda Brings Catastrophic Flooding to Houston

Tropical Storm Imelda Brings Catastrophic Flooding to Houston

2019-09-19T15:54:17+00:00September 19th, 2019|Shipping News|

The remnants of tropical storm Imelda is continuing to wreak havoc on southeast Texas today, as some areas experience up to 35 inches of rain causing devastating flooding.

The severe weather has prompted a full ground stop at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport around 9:30 a.m. local time Thursday.

The storm, which passed over Houston on Wednesday, has forced residents to evacuate the city as Imelda drops massive amounts of rain onto eastern Texas and western Louisiana today.

As a result, The US Coast Guard has deployed representatives to the Emergency Operations centers of Jefferson County, Harris County and the city of Houston in response to the storm.

“People in distress should use 911 to request assistance,” the Coast Guard says, adding that in the intense time-frame of an emergency, social media messages can’t be monitored on all platforms and accounts.

In addition to rain, the storm is bringing maximum sustained winds of near 30 mph, with higher gusts.

As a precaution, our Houston branch has closed to allow time for our office to evacuate to higher grounds. They will be open tomorrow and will update as accordingly.

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