Imelda's remnants cause flooding; list of school closings around Houston


Imelda is sticking around our area, and her remnants have been causing havoc all night long. Here is a list of school closings around the Houston area:

Anahuac ISD

Channelview ISD

Conroe ISD

Cleveland ISD

Dayton ISD

East Chambers ISD

Galena Park ISD

Galveston ISD

Goodrich ISD

Hamshire-Fannett ISD

High Island ISD

Huffman ISD

Hull-Daisetta ISD

Humble ISD

Liberty ISD

Livingston ISD - Classes delayed two hours

Mainland Preparatory Academy

New Caney ISD

Rhodes School for the Performing Arts

Santa Fe ISD

Satori School Galveston

Splendora ISD

Sheldon ISD

Texas City ISD

Woodlands Christian Academ

The bulls-eye seemed to be on Chambers County, where PIO Ryan Holzaepfel told Houston's Morning News there have been problems with flooding especially in the Winnie Stowell area.Those concerns led to worries about a nursing home and hospital. Riceland hospital needed to be evacuated.

"The nursing facility is fine. It is dry. We are working with Memorial Hermann to get those hospital patients downtown, Holzaepfel said, adding that a tornado did touch down in Chambers County that did not cause any injuries.

Jimmy Fowler with the National Weather Service in League City says other counties were hit hard as well.

"Just absolutely incredible amounts of rain over the past few hours. We have gotten reports of four-inch an hour rates in Liberty County," Fowler explained.

Crista Beasley-Adams with the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management told KTRH about the areas they are concerned about.

"We have flooding going on in the Southwestern part of the County and in some of the central areas as well," she said.

In Montgomery County, Miranda Hahs with the Office of Emergency Management told us some rainfall numbers are eye popping.

"We are seeing some 24-hour totals upwards of 13 inches on the East side of the county. It doesn't look like we are going to get a break from this rain for the next several hours," Hahs explained.

Harris County officials say they have concern about the East Fork of the San Jacinto River. They say roads near the East Fork of the San Jacinto River in these communities will likely be impacted by the projected rise in water levels and access to elevated structures may become cut-off. The river is expected to rise to moderate flood threshold levels today at FM 1485 and may remain near or above the flood stage into early next week.

The river is rising as run-off from Peach Creek and the upper portion of the East Fork of the San Jacinto River moves downstream. Streets in the subdivision south of FM 1485 and on the west side of the river will experience flooding including Riverside Dr. and Capuchin Ln. At the current forecast, water will near the west end bridge approach to FM 1485 and may overtop the roadway.

As of now Centerpoint is not reporting major power outages. You can check those out HERE.

There are also no early delays at the airports.

HERE is a list of high water locations from Houston Transtar


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