September 17, 2019

Tropical Storm Warning: Tropical Storm Imelda (Tuesday, September 17, 2019)

Texas & Louisiana: Tropical Storm Imelda makes landfall near Freeport; up to 18 inches of rain expected in coastal areas including Houston, Lake Charles, and other cities

Tuesday, 9/17/19 1:00pm CDT: The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Imelda has formed in the Gulf of Mexico just south of the coast of Texas.

Forecasters said in a Tuesday advisory that Imelda is at Freeport, Texas, and moving north at 7 mph. The storm has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph and is expected to bring heavy rainfall and flooding to the state.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Texas coast from Sargent to Bolivar.

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Additional Resources

National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service

News Coverage

  • Tropical Storm Imelda forms near Texas coast, poses flooding risk (The Weather Channel)
  • Tropical Storm Imelda targets Houston, Tropical Storm Warning issued for parts of Texas coast (Houston Chronicle)
  • Triple threat: Tropical Storm Imelda to swamp Texas, Humberto nears Bermuda and TD 10 forms in Atlantic (USA TODAY)
  • Tropical Storm Imelda forms in the Gulf of Mexico — and has already made landfall (

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