HISD teacher makes bench bridge for students after school floods
Several school districts closed on Thursday as Imelda's downpours inundated the greater Houston area. Houston ISD was not one of them.
Many parents are asking why, especially after a viral video shows young students at a flooded elementary school.
A Durham Elementary School teacher is credited with making a bridge of benches so the students could get to the cafeteria for lunch.Read the full article
Quick-thinking coworker saves man's car from Imelda flood with forklift
Imelda's intense rain fall caught many off guard throughout the Houston area on Thursday, when water levels rose rapidly leaving little time to prepare.
That was the case at AGILE INTERIORS in Houston, where the parking lot flooded in a matter of 30 minutes.
MORE: Remnants of Imelda dump historic rain totals on parts of HoustonRead the full article
‘It's not a joke for us': 1,500 people show up for ‘Storm Area 51' event, 75 gather at gate
About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and one person was arrested, authorities said.
The "Storm Area 51" invitation spawned festivals in the tiny Nevada towns of Rachel and Hiko nearest the military site, and a more than two-hour drive from Las Vegas.
Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee estimated late Thursday that about 1,500 people had gathered at the festival sites and said more than 150 people also made the rugged trip several additional miles on bone-rattling dirt roads to get within selfie distance of the gates.Read the full article
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