Imelda’s Death Toll In Houston Rises To 5 As Damage Assessments Begin

 Monday, September 23, 2019


Imelda’s floodwaters were receding in the Houston area Saturday, but the one-time tropical storm left at least five people dead, according to local authorities.

Hundreds of buildings were damaged, and Houston authorities said they had towed more than 1,600 vehicles caught in floods on city roads.

Deputies in Harris County — where Houston is located — responded to more than 1,000 weather-related calls, including 422 high-water rescues.

The Texas National Guard and a state search and rescue task force rescued 130 people from floods.