Hurricane Humberto heads toward Bermuda, Imelda soaks Houston, east Texas

Flooding in Texas Leaves at Least 2 Dead Parts of Houston under Water

Storm-ravaged southeast Texas is reeling from days of relentless rain and dramatic flooding not seen since Hurricane Harvey.

Imelda's rains have largely left Houston, but the city and the surrounding region are reeling from the fallout. At least two deaths are blamed on the storm.

The Houston Fire Department says its crews performed more than 900 water rescues on Thursday and were dispatched to almost 1,800 emergency calls.

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott declared a state of disaster Thursday for 13 counties.

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 19: A man tries to direct a school bus on the flooded Hopper Rd. on September 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

The flight tracking service FlightAware reported almost 700 flights canceled Thursday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, with more than 200 other flights delayed.

Most of the rain from Imelda will combine with a cold front in the Midwest and bring heavy rain there, with up to 1 inch of rain forecast around Houston in the next 24 hours and into the weekend.

The same areas that were devastated by Hurricane Harvey's rainfall two years ago are seeing more catastrophic flooding.

A second man was electrocuted and drowned while trying to move his horse, according to a message from the family of the 19-year-old victim, Hunter Morrison, that was shared by the Jefferson County's Sheriff's Office.

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The National Weather Service explained, flash flood watches and flood warnings continue for Houston and east to Lake Charles, Louisiana throughout Friday.

"It rolled in like a river", she said.

Even when Houston was finally rid of the worst, downtown highways remained littered with abandoned cars submerged in water.

'I don't know what we're going to do, ' Walton said.

At Texas Greens Bayou, located northeast of Houston, 9.68 inches of rainfall was recorded in just three hours.

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said emergency workers completed more than 300 rescues overnight and some residents were up on their roofs because of rising floodwaters.

The street in front of his house is entirely flooded, the video shows. In Winnie, a town of about 3,200 people 60 miles (95 kilometres) east of Houston, a hospital was evacuated and water was inundating several homes and businesses.

The storm is expected to drift North throughout the day on Friday.

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