The Aftermath of Imelda


Ted Bell

Areas in Montgomery County experienced knee deep water and major flooding in some parts.

Hira Qazi, Editor-in-Chief

Last week, parts of Houston was hit with the worst of tropical storm Imelda, leaving schools canceled, neighborhoods flooded, and multiple power outages throughout the city. 

Schools within Conroe ISD (CISD) sent out an announcement at 6:40 a.m. that school would be canceled. Those who rode the bus were taken all the way to school, where they had to wait until they could get a safe ride home. All CISD schools remained closed until Monday, September 23rd, excluding Caney Creek High School which opened Tuesday, September 24th due to repairs.

Imelda left 32 inches in less than 24 hours, resulting in three deaths, 650 rescues, 4,000 people in shelters and 1,400 homes damaged. Some neighborhoods off of Sawdust and Rayford Road experienced knee-deep water. 

Tropical storm Imelda left some areas of Houston in worse conditions than Harvey back in 2017 and further destroyed the areas that are still recovering from Harvey.