Tropical Depression Imelda Hits Houston – The New York Times

Tropical Depression Imelda hit Houston on Tuesday evening, bringing heavy rains and warnings of “life-threatening flash flooding,” and prompting some schools to cancel classes.

The National Hurricane Center said that Imelda was expected to dump six to 12 inches as it slowly moved through the region. Up to 18 inches of rain could fall in some pockets, the center said.

“Travel will be hazardous this evening, and flooding in urban, low-lying, and poor drainage areas is anticipated,” the National Weather Service in Houston posted on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Imelda was just north of Houston and was moving toward the north at 7 miles per hour. Forecasts project heavy rains through Thursday evening, according to Space City Weather, a Houston weather news website.

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