The death toll from tropical storm Imelda in Texas has risen to five, Report informs citing the newspaper New York Times.

According to the newspaper, one of the victims was a young man trying to save his horse from the water, while three died in their cars as a result of flooding. According to authorities, a man whose body was found in a ditch in a suburb of Houston, also drowned during the flood.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency warning for several counties, saying “life-threatening amounts of rainfall” have already dropped. Local authorities rescued and evacuated more than a thousand people