Southeastern Texas Gets Drenched by Storm Imelda

Strong winds and rain battered the Galveston, Texas, area on September 17 as Storm Imelda made landfall along the southeastern coast of the Lone Star State.

A tropical storm warning was in place from Sargent to Port Bolivar as Storm Imelda slowly moved over Texas after forming over the Gulf of Mexico.

In the first video – taken near East Bayshore Drive, in San Leon, about 20 miles north of Galveston – dark clouds loom over a park as waves wash over a nearby pier. The wind roars loudly in the video.

A second video, taken from inside a home, shows palm trees swaying in the wind.

Storm Imelda was expected to produce total rainfall of 6 to 12 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches across the upper coastal region of Texas, including the Houston and Galveston areas, according to authorities.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said heavy rains and significant flooding were forecast over eastern Texas. Credit: Steve Van Buren via Storyful