Highway 69 North on September 19 in Houston, Tex. Photo: Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images

Texas authorities linked a 5th death to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda Saturday, as receding floodwaters revealed the extent of the damage from one of the United States' wettest tropical cyclones on record, AP reports.

The impact: From Houston to across the Louisiana border, hundreds of buildings were damaged by the former tropical storm, according to AP. More than 40 inches of rain fell in southeast Texas over 4 days before floodwaters began receding Friday, per the National Weather Service. Several flood-impacted roads remained closed Saturday, Texas authorities said.

  • The storm struck the southeast Texas-Louisiana border the hardest on Thursday, resulting in hundreds of water rescues, road closures and at least 1 hospital evacuation, per the Washington Post.
  • Mark Dukaj, 52, of Florida, died in a storm-related incident Thursday in his vehicle on Interstate 10 just west of Beaumont, authorities said, though they do not believe he drowned, USA Today reports. His death was the 5th linked to Imelda; the other 4 were reported drownings, according to the news outlet.

The big picture: Imelda was the first major storm to test Texas since Harvey unloaded more than 60 inches of rain over southeastern Texas in 2017, according to NOAA.

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster for counties impacted by Imelda, including Harris County, which Houston is part of.
  • Officials in Harris County were weighing making a federal disaster declaration over millions of dollars in uninsured losses, AP reports.

Go deeper: Harvey's extreme rainfall due to climate change

Editor's note: This article has been updated with the latest details on the impact of Imelda in Texas.

Go deeper

Jeff Sessions loses Alabama Senate primary runoff

Jeff Sessions. Photo: Michael DeMocker/Getty Images

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has lost the Republican nomination for Senate to Tommy Tuberville in Alabama in Tuesday night’s primary runoff, AP reports.

Why it matters: Sessions had been the underdog in the race against former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville, who had the backing of President Trump. Tuberville will now face off against Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in November, who is considered to have one of the most vulnerable Democratic Senate seats in the country.

Updated 8 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 13,273,537 — Total deaths: 577,006 — Total recoveries — 7,367,106Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 3,424,304 — Total deaths: 136,432 — Total recoveries: 1,049,098 — Total tested: 41,764,557Map.
  3. Politics: Biden welcomes Trump wearing mask in public but warns "it’s not enough"
  4. Public health: Four former CDC heads say Trump's undermining of agency puts lives at risk — CDC director: U.S. could get coronavirus "under control" in 4–8 weeks if all wear masks.

Bank CEOs brace for worsening economic scenario

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Photo: J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

Wells Fargo swung to its first loss since the financial crisis — while JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup reported significantly lower profits from a year earlier — as the banks set aside billions of dollars more in the second quarter for loans that may go bad.

Why it matters: The cumulative $28 billion in loan loss provisions that banks have so far announced they’re reserving serves as a signal they’re preparing for a colossal wave of loan defaults as the economy slogs through a coronavirus-driven downturn.