Natural disasters

Tropical Storm Imelda overwhelms Texas with flash floods

A school bus makes its way on flooded Hopper Rd. on Sept. 19 in Houston, Tex. Photo: Thomas B. Shea / Stringer/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Imelda struck the southeast Texas-Louisiana border the hardest on Thursday, inundating some areas with 2-3 feet of rain and resulting in hundreds of water rescues, road closures and at least 1 hospital evacuation, reports the Washington Post.

The latest: Flash flood emergencies are in effect for parts of southeastern Texas, while flash flood watches are in effect for areas in western Louisiana and eastern Texas, according to the National Weather Service's latest advisory.

Humberto strengthens to a Category 3 hurricane on path to Bermuda

Hurricane Humberto winds
Photo: National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Humberto was packing sustained winds of 115 mph as the Category 3 storm 330 miles west of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said early Wednesday.

The latest: While Humberto is set to bring strong winds to the British island territory, forecasters expect the hurricane's center to pass just to the northwest of Bermuda Wednesday night.