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

Fred Stewart, left, is helped to high ground by Splendora Police officer Mike Jones after he was rescued from his flooded neighborhood as rains from Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the area, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Splendora, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Parts of Texas are underwater as Tropical Depression Imelda dropped more than 40 inches of rain in some counties around the Houston area.

The storm moved into the area on Tuesday with gusts of wind up to 50 mph.

On Thursday evening, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Twitter that he had declared a state of emergency in 13 counties so that counties could have access to state resources.

According to ABC News, at least two people have been killed as a result of the flooding. One man, 19-year-old Hunter Morrison, was “electrocuted and drowned” while trying to move his horse during a thunderstorm, the Jefferson County sheriff’s office reports.

Another man from Harris County reportedly died after he drove his van into floodwaters, and it became submerged.

The Huston Fire Department also responded to a building collapse. According to a statement on the HFD Twitter, “The flat roof of a post office facility mail distribution area collapsed. The building was occupied at the time, but everyone made it out.” Three people were reportedly transferred to nearby hospitals with minor injuries.

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Source: Christian Headlines