Houston-area fire station flooded by Imelda storm

Firefighters returned to the fire station after conducting high-water rescues to find two generators and the septic system destroyed

By Julian Gill
Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — Floodwaters from tropical depression Imelda on Thursday seeped into a Caney Creek fire station while firefighters conducted high-water rescues, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.

The firefighters returned to the station, located across from Caney Creek High School, Thursday morning to find about a foot of water covering the floor, said Fire Chief Raymond Flannelly, who oversees the Montgomery County Emergency Services District No. 9.

A fire engine and ambulance had to be reassigned to another station, he said. The water destroyed two generators and the septic system, as well as office files and a copy machine, he said.

"Today [the water] definitely took a toll on the rescuers," he said.

(Video/Montgomery County Police Reporter/Scott Engle)


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