“Imelda” is the story of the year

“Imelda” is the story of the year

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More than 2,200 homes, businesses, schools, churches and other structures were inundated with floodwaters during Tropical Storm Imelda on September 19, 2019. More than thirty inches of rain over two days fell on Orange County during this unexpected deluge.

This year, instead of bringing you a summary of the stories of the year, we present instead a reminder of THE story of the year, Tropical Storm Imelda.

On Tuesday, September 17 a low pressure system moving across the Gulf of Mexico organize into a tropical depression just off the coast of east Texas. The tropical depression began to move onshore near Freeport with sustained winds of 40 milesper-hour, which upgraded the depression into a Tropical Storm named Imelda. The tropical storm weakened back into a tropical depression while it stalled over Southeast Texas bringing record amounts of rain to Vidor and Orange County.

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