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Yahoo! ArtsSep 19, 2019
The Latest: Man drowns attempting to drive through flood
Authorities say floodwaters from rain unleashed by the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda have left a man dead near Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the driver of a van — a man in his 40s or 50s — approached a flooded intersection at U.S. 59 near Bush Intercontinental Airport during the Thursday afternoon rush hour. The National Weather Service says Imelda is the seventh-wettest tropical cyclone to strike the 48 contiguous United States on record.


Yahoo! BooksSep 19, 2019
More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas
The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, scrambling rescue crews and volunteers with boats to reach scores of stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,000 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter. More than 900 flights were canceled or delayed in Houston, and further north on the Texas Gulf Coast, authorities warned that a levee could break near Beaumont in Jefferson County.

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