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Tropical Storm Imelda's flooding turns deadly as southeast Texas is swamped by rain

The storm quickly became the fifth-wettest rainfall event in the continental United States. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an emergency declaration for several counties Thursday.

Flooding caused by Tropical Depression Imelda in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.
A Houston Metro bus is submerged under water at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Sept. 19, 2019.

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