Tropical Storm Imelda Triggers Flooding In Houston City

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Flooding on Thursday left some Houston neighbourhoods in the US swimming in several feet of water after the slow-churning remnants of tropical rainstorm Imelda hit the city.

The remnants of the rainstorm dumped up to 43 inches of rain within three days, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes.

Torrential rain and deadly flooding have brought the Houston area to a standstill, shuttering schools, cancelling flights and leaving hundreds of cars swamped and abandoned.

Hundreds of cars were left on Houston freeways as flooding made the highways and many other roads impassable, during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago.

More than 1,000 people were rescued in Houston and at least 1,700 people took refuge in storm shelters.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday declared a state of disaster for the counties impacted by Tropical Depression Imelda. Houston, the nation's 4th largest city, saw over 9 inches of rainfall on Friday, the wettest September day ever recorded there.

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