Houston Flooding Disaster Happening Now Death Toll Rises To 5
Death toll rises to 5 as flooding paralyzes Houston area originally appeared on abcnews.go.com. Five Houston-area deaths are now blamed on Tropical Storm Imelda as Texas residents fight through hazardous flooding that's brought the region to a standstill, leaving hundreds of cars swamped and abandoned. The remnants of Imelda dumped up to 43 inches of rain within three days in the areas between Winnie and Beaumont, east of Houston. Most of that rain fell in just 24 hours.
Some residents whose homes were flooded by Hurricane Harvey two years ago are now seeing rain seeping into their houses yet again. "It was really just intense rainfall that wouldn't stop. It was very [Hurricane] Harvey-like," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.