ALG Connect Weather Alert: Imelda Triggers Catastrophic Flooding in Texas

Imelda Triggers Catastrophic Flooding in Texas & More Rain Is Ahead; Over 30 Inches of Rain Prompts Rescues, Evacuations


Tropical Depression Imelda has dumped prolific amounts of rain in parts of eastern Texas, leading to catastrophic flooding and prompting evacuations and unfortunately, there is more heavy rain ahead. Flash flood emergencies are in effect for parts of Montgomery, Harris, Newton, Hardin, Jefferson, Jasper, Liberty, Chambers and San Jacinto Counties in southeastern Texas. This includes parts of the Houston area and Beaumont.


Parts of Brazoria, Galveston, Harris, Matagorda and Montgomery counties have picked up over 8 inches of rain from Imelda. Rain was also falling at the rate of up to 5 inches an hour early Wednesday morning in Matagorda County, where a flash flood warning was issued. In general, an additional 3 to 5 inches of rain is a good bet in parts of eastern Texas and western Louisiana through Friday.


We recognize the severe impact that current conditions are having on our customers and we are committed to restoring service levels as quickly as possible. As a result of these weather issues, the ALG Client Service Team will send daily updates as we monitor the progress and track job level impact.



Post office building roof collapses in northeast Houston



By Mycah Hatfield

Updated 3 hours ago


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The roof of a post office mail distribution facility collapsed amid severe weather in northeast Houston, according to the fire department.

It happened shortly before noon at the USPS facility located at 4600 Aldine Bender Rd.

Investigators say there were people inside the building at the time, but everyone was able to make it out. Three people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries, according to HFD.

In photos posted to the HFD's Twitter account, multiple cars are seen parked near the building, one of which was heavily damaged after a piece of the building fell on its top.




September 19, 2019




Southern Area - Houston District

Tropical Storm Imelda



EFFECTIVE: Thursday, September 19, 2019


The following Plant is closed. We will not be accepting any drop shipments.


  • Beaumont P&DC

5815 Walden Rd

              Beaumont, TX  77707


In 773, the following Post Office is closed.  All operations for this Post Office will be shut down.   We will not be accepting any drop shipments; there will be no mail delivery or Retail Operations.  There is an embargo for Priority Mail Express and all Live Animals for this office.


  • Conroe

809 W Dallas St

              Conroe, TX  77301


All Post Offices within the following 3-Digit ZIP Codes are closed.  All operations for these Post Offices are suspended.   We will not be accepting any drop shipments; there will be no mail delivery or Retail Operations.  There is an embargo for Priority Mail Express and all Live Animals for these ZIP Codes.


  • 775

  • 776

  • 777







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Urgent: Ingate and Outgate Suspensions - Houston Area (Englewood and Settegast) Union Pacific Intermodal Terminals
Announcement Number: IM2019-191


Dear Premium Customers,


Due to heavy rainfall and flash flooding conditions associated with Tropical Depression Imelda, Union Pacific is suspending all ingate and outgate activity at Union Pacific's Houston, Texas area intermodal facilities (Englewood and Settegast) effective immediately and until further notice


We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions please contact your Union Pacific representative.




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