How Imelda’s Prolific Rain, Flooding Compares to Harvey in East Texas. By Jonathan Erdman – Weather.com
At a Glance
- Imelda has dumped prolific rainfall in parts of eastern Texas.
- Some areas have picked up 20 to 42 inches of rain.
- In a few areas, the flooding has been described as worse than that during Harvey.
- Harvey’s record-setting rain was much more widespread than Imelda.
- Imelda pounded part of Texas with rainfall measured in feet, not inches… Compare to the then record-smashing rain from Hurricane Harvey two years ago.
Vidor, Texas, Police Chief Rod Carroll told The Weather Channel that flooding in the town was “worse during this storm than it was during Hurricane Harvey.”
The National Weather Service has Extended
The River Flood warning for the Neches River near Diboll… The flood warning extended until Saturday morning…The floodwarning continues
* until Saturday morning…or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:15 PM Thursday The stage was 13.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast…The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
* Impact…at 12.0 feet…Minor lowland flooding occurs. Expect
flooded boat ramps and trails.
Hurricane Harvey an Extremely Dangerous Flood Threat for Texas, Louisiana; Hurricane, Storm Surge Watches Issued – CBSN Click below for youtube.
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Published on Aug 15, 2016
Governor declares state of disaster in a number of local counties due to flooding
(AUSTIN) — As flooding continues to impact parts of East and Southeast Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in the following counties: Angelina, Erath, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Sabine, San Augustine, and Tyler. The Governor also elevated the activation level of the State Operations Center (SOC) in Austin, and is urging Texans to stay on high alert and immediately heed any warnings from their local officials related to this severe flood threat.
“Flooding resulting from historic rainfall in East Texas is having a significant impact on residents,” said Governor Abbott. “The State of Texas continues to do everything it can to assist all the counties affected by this severe weather, and my thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted. I want to thank the first responders for their quick response to this disaster and ask that residents heed the warnings of local officials, particularly concerning evacuation notices.”
To read Governor Abbott’s disaster declaration, click here.