Extreme flooding in the south

Last updated by Devontae Jackson

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Imelda which was a tropical storm but no longer is. Has dumped 30 to 40 plus inches of rain in some parts of Texas.

Imelda developed earlier this week. The storm quickly intensified into a tropical storm before moving over Texas and stalling. The NHC said Imelda made landfall near Freeport, TX on Tuesday with max sustained winds at 40 mph.

The storm is being compared to Hurricane Harvey that hit southern Texas a few years ago.

Many water rescues have occurred today. There has been 200 plus reported water rescues.

CNN reports that a man in his 40s or 50s has unfortunately lost his life after being pulled with two other people from a submerged van.

The Weather Channel reports I-10 is closed, evacuations are underway in some cities, people are being told to shelter in place and seek higher ground.

Texas Gov. Greg Abott declared a State of Disaster for some Texas counties. There are reportedly many shelters opening up across the Houston area as well.

CNN also reports that Rice University canceled classes today, Thursday. Local schools dismissal times were delayed because of road conditions.

The National Guard has been deployed and there is structural damage being reported in the Houston area.

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