National Hurricane Center
After the president wrongly warned that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama, federal scrambled to get correct info out to the state's panicking residents.
The island is still recovering from the devastation left by 2017's Hurricane Maria.
The worst of the flooding is east of Houston, an area ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Imelda is the first named storm to impact the Houston area since Hurricane Harvey, according to the National Weather Service.
The slow-moving storm narrowly missed the country, where recovery efforts from Hurricane Dorian are just beginning.
Employees were given guidance on how to handle the president's flubbed Alabama warning, according to The Washington Post.
"Don’t know how they will ever look their workforce in the eye again. Moral cowardice," former NOAA chief operating officer David Titley tweeted.
More than 1 million people were warned to leave in the Carolinas, and a round of evacuations was ordered in coast Virginia as the storm drew closer.
Florida residents are bracing for the Category 4 storm to hit them next.
"How did you get in there? How do you plan on getting out? Are you insane?" one commenter responded.
The National Hurricane Center forecasts Dorian to be 40 to 50 miles off the Florida coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The National Hurricane Center said the risk of strong winds and rising water will increase along the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the hurricane is “extremely dangerous” and threatens Florida and the northwestern Bahamas.
Along Florida’s east coast, local governments began distributing sandbags and shoppers rushed to stock up on emergency supplies.
The storm is expected to strengthen to a Category 4 this weekend.
The island is still recovering from 2017's Hurricane Maria.
New Orleans was spared the worst effects of the storm that weakened from hurricane status.