Houston Social Media Reacts to Imelda
As Imelda continues to bring catastrophic rains to southeast Texas today—Beaumont and Winnie are sadly receiving the worst of it—Houston continues to brace for more flash flooding into the late afternoon.
Here's how social media is reacting.
If you hadn't heard...
#Imelda is now the 5th wettest tropical cyclone for the contiguous US. pic.twitter.com/kJHp0Z00gA— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) September 19, 2019
Beaumont is in trouble.
This morning search and rescue activities are underway in the Beaumont area. Your Texas Game Wardens and State Park Police Officers are actively working with state and local partners. #txwx #imelda pic.twitter.com/hv3oOeSWel— Texas Game Warden (@TexasGameWarden) September 19, 2019
Thankfully, the Cajun Navy is on the way to help.
There is severe flooding in Houston.
Heights and 11th. The heights are flooding(first photo). North Main and Beauchamp (second). White Oak and Shepherd earlier(third). Should have stayed at home after walking the dog....#houwx #hounews. pic.twitter.com/ABw2yG0FWI— Erik Vidor (@ErikVidor) September 19, 2019
Buffalo Bayou Park is, again, under water. #Imelda #DesignedToFlood pic.twitter.com/FEnbwMzrgE— Allyn West (@allynwest) September 19, 2019
.. Water is up to the top of a chain link fence around this home on 494 just north of Kingwood. It’s right next to White Oak Creek. Water is near the roof line on a house behind it #khou11 #htownrush #Imelda @KHOU pic.twitter.com/UCgNipuGJf— Jason Miles (@JMilesKHOU) September 19, 2019
These are current conditions in Aldine and Kingwood areas. Please be safe, several motorists are stranded. #HouNews #HouWx pic.twitter.com/X3d7Y5iJNZ— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) September 19, 2019
The airports are closed.
JUST STUNNING. A bus underwater in this photo submitted to us from IAH. Turn around, don't drown, y'all! #KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/Hub5ieJk2O— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) September 19, 2019
Harvey toll road flooded by #IAH. pic.twitter.com/RCXFNKje9G— Ethan Bellamy (@EthanHBellamy) September 19, 2019
And yet you can't keep a good Houstonian down.
KAYAKING IN SPRING: A viewer shared this video of a young man boating down a road in the Imperial Oaks neighborhood. Share your photos and videos with us at [email protected]. #Houston #houtx #texas #htx #hounews #houwx #houstonweather #KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/9tFG9uiAQV— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) September 19, 2019
The most Texan thing you will see during a tropical storm #Imelda #houstonweather pic.twitter.com/flapuWMfk1— Amara Amako (@Cee_Amora) September 19, 2019
Houston, we have heroes.
A passerby grabbed a hammer from his truck and just saved this guy’s life. @HCSOTexas happened to be driving by. My heart stopped. #khou11 pic.twitter.com/USO48A507R— Melissa Correa (@KHOUmelissa) September 19, 2019
Mattress Mack is opening his stores again.
BREAKING: Mattress Mack opening up Gallery Furniture for people who need shelter. https://t.co/1Sx6nXezUb https://t.co/K1wPyHhNcW— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) September 19, 2019
In case you were wondering...
Lakewood Church is open to anyone in need of assistance because of the flooding.— Lakewood Church (@lakewoodchurch) September 19, 2019
We are located at 3700 SW Freeway. Lakewood Church is open now. https://t.co/rf3wSC7vLc
Oh yeah, the fire ant islands are back.
Floating fire ant colonies from r/houston
And because you could likely use a good laugh right about now...