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Houston weather update ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Howdy Modi

Houston weather update ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Howdy Modi
Houston weather update ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Howdy Modi

Reportedly tropical Depression Imelda inundated southeast Texas on Thursday, lashing some areas with torrential rain causing devastating flooding, leaving at least two dead and thousands of residents stranded. Rescuers in boats pulled hundreds from flooded cars. Meanwhile in view of the situation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency for 13 counties in southeastern Texas.

Houston weather update ahead of PM Narendra Modi

Abott said "This happened very quickly. It just demonstrates that in this day and time, climate change is real. We no longer have to be concerned just with a hurricane. We have to be concerned with almost any sort of weather system that can quickly evolve into a major storm and produce a great deal of rain”.

Moreover the deluge comes ahead of the mega "Howdy modi" event where Prime Minister Narendra modi will address over 50,000 Indian-Americans. Houston airport authorities said, “The airport is open, concessions are open but roads surrounding the airport are flooding. Flights are delayed." Moreover The National Weather Service said the rainfall was winding down in areas that had been hit the hardest, but some parts of Fort Bend, Harris and Galveston counties were seeing additional 2 to 3 inches of rainfall every hour.

Houston weather update ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Howdy Modi
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