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Rescue teams prepare for Imelda to rain down on eastern Texas

  • The storm, which early Wednesday was about 25 miles north-northwest of Houston, is expected to drop 6 to 12 inches of rain in the next two to three days across portions of eastern Texas, the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center said.
  • Imelda is slowly moving inland and has the potential to be among the more destructive storms in the US in recent months because of the amount of rainfall, CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri said.
  • After drenching coastal Texas and southwestern Louisiana through Wednesday, the storm system is expected to douse eastern Texas and western Louisiana on Thursday, the hurricane center said.
  • As much as 9 inches of rain had fallen by Wednesday morning in some areas southeast of Houston, according to the Harris County Flood Warning System.
  • Several schools in the Houston-Galveston area announced they would cancel activities for Wednesday because of Imelda.

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Houston is forecast to get its most rain from one storm system since Harvey

  • A flash-flood watch covering more than 6 million people and including Houston and Galveston is in effect and likely to be extended into Thursday.
  • Already Tuesday morning, more than 3 inches of rain had fallen in some areas southeast of Houston, near Galveston Bay, in a 24-hour period, according to the Harris County Flood Warning System.
  • Harvey deluged the Houston area for days in late August 2017, causing disastrous flooding, claiming dozens of lives, and causing billions of dollars in damage.
  • This storm has a 30% chance of becoming a tropical depression or a tropical storm over the next two days, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday morning.
  • Regardless of whether it does, it is expected to drench coastal Texas and southwestern Louisiana into Wednesday, and eastern Texas and western Louisiana on Thursday, the hurricane center says.
  • Houston's layout and city planning are part of what makes its flooding problem worse, experts have said.

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