Storm topples trees as floodwaters rise on roadways

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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From Angleton to Alvin to the Houston area, a tropical depression Tuesday brought heavy rains, high winds and storm damage to southeast Texas.

Nearly every community across southeast Texas saw rain Tuesday as a tropical depression pushed through the area.

Many areas got multiple inches of rain. ABC13 chief meteorologist Travis Herzog warns despite Tropical Storm Imelda's downgrade to a tropical depression, the threat for flooding remains.

New images from Angleton show high water on Lasso Street. An ABC13 viewer said the water was knee-deep on the road.

Angleton police said late Tuesday that city pumps were trying to keep up with the drainage, and that there were reports of high water roads throughout the city.

Police are urging residents there to stay home and to conserve water, even limiting how much they flush their toilets.

The storms have also left a trail of destruction, knocking down massive trees in Denver Harbor and near Clear Lake.

Security cameras from a restaurant on NASA Road 1 caught the moment that tree went down.

Crews were able to haul the tree away over a few hours and traffic is moving once again.

Another ABC13 viewer reported another fallen tree brought down his carport as storms pushed through Alvin.

Jesse Tamayo

Near Hobby Airport, an Uber driver's truck was stranded in a median and ended up in a large hole off Monroe near Scranton as he tried to escape floodwater.

Water also started to rise in the Clear Creek area, surrounding a play set.