Angel Marshman wades through floodwaters from Tropical Depression Imelda after trying to start his flooded car Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Galveston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Depression Imelda has deluged parts of Southeast Texas with rain, but officials in Houston and surrounding communities said Wednesday that so far there have been no severe consequences.

Glenn LaMont, deputy emergency management coordinator in Brazoria County, located south of Houston along the Gulf Coast, said that despite the heavy rainfall he has seen no reports of flooded homes or people stranded. However, he cautioned, "we've got two more days to go on this."

"It's too early to breathe a sigh of relief," LaMont said.

By late Thursday afternoon, most of the heaviest showers had moved to the east of Houston, into Beaumont, Texas, and southwestern Louisiana. But the storm's remnants spawned several weak tornadoes in the Baytown area, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Houston, damaging trees, barns and sheds and causing minor damage to some homes and vehicles.

Forecasters said the Houston area could still face some heavy rainfall Wednesday night and on Thursday.

Parts of East Texas could get up to 10 inches (254 millimeters) of rain through Thursday morning as the remnants of Imelda continue moving north and away from Houston, according to the National Weather Service.

Coastal counties, including Brazoria, Matagorda and Galveston, got the most rainfall since Imelda formed on Tuesday. Some parts of the Houston area had received nearly 8 inches (203 millimeters) of rain, while the city of Galveston, which had street flooding, had received nearly 9 inches (229 millimeters), according to preliminary rainfall totals released Wednesday afternoon by the National Weather Service.

Sargent, a town of about 2,700 residents in Matagorda County, had received nearly 20 inches (508 millimeters) of rain since Tuesday.

Karen Romero, who lives with her husband in Sargent, said this was the most rain she has had in her neighborhood in her nine years living there.

"The rain (Tuesday) night was just massive sheets of rain and lightning storms. The lightning looked like it was coming in your house," said Romero, 57.

Romero said her home, located along a creek, was not in danger of flooding as it sits on stilts, like many others nearby.

In the Houston area, the rainfall flooded some roadways, stranding drivers, and had caused several creeks and bayous to rise to high levels.

"Even though we've done well overnight, we haven't had any significant amounts of flooding or impacts, we can't let our guard down just yet," said Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston.

Many schools in the Houston and Galveston area canceled classes Wednesday. However, the Houston school district, the state's largest, remained open. At least one school district — Galveston — said it was also canceling classes on Thursday.

Imelda, which formed Tuesday, made landfall near Freeport, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (64.37 kph).

The National Hurricane Center said Imelda had weakened to a tropical depression and was located about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Houston.

But the National Weather Service said flash flood watches remained in effect through Thursday for southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana.

Imelda is the first named storm to impact the Houston area since Hurricane Harvey , according to the National Weather Service. Harvey dumped nearly 50 inches (130 centimeters) of rain on parts of the flood-prone city in August 2017, flooding more than 150,000 homes in the Houston area and causing an estimated $125 billion in damage in Texas.

The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Hurricane Humberto in the Atlantic Ocean is posing a stronger threat to Bermuda . The Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph (193 kph) was about 195 miles (314 kilometers) from Bermuda on Wednesday afternoon.

Tropical Storm Jerry became the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, though it remained far from land Wednesday. Meteorologists also said newly formed Tropical Storm Lorena in the Pacific Ocean could produce heavy rains and flooding in Mexico by Thursday.

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A Freeport Police Department vehicle drives down a flooded S. Velasco Blvd. between west Fifth and Seventh streets, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Freeport, Texas, as heavy rain from Tropical Depression Imelda falls. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Felipe Morales works on getting his truck out of a ditch filled with high water during a rain storm stemming from rain bands spawned by Tropical Storm Imelda on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Houston. He was able to get help when a man with a truck helped pull him from the ditch. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Clouds hover over downtown Houston ahead of Tropical Storm Imelda Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The storm is forecast to bring heavy rainfall to the upper Texas coast over next few days. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Vehicles splash through heavy water filling Chimney Rock, south of Brays Bayou in Houston, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
A woman closes her umbrella after getting into her car during a rain storm stemming from rain bands spawned by Tropical Storm Imelda near I-45 and Almeda-Genoa on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)/Houston Chronicle via AP
Jeremy Franklin, left, with Mitchell Historic Properties, unloads bags of sand at Texas Scuba Adventures, in Galveston, Texas as he and Chad Sterns prepare for possible flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
Pedestrians hold on to their umbrellas while a gust of wind blows at them at Fanning and Polk Streets as Tropical Storm Imelda makes its way across the Houston area during rush hour on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in downtown Houston. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Jesus Escavado takes down a tent as heavy rains from Tropical Depression Imelda flood the streets in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A car drives through floodwaters from Tropical Depression Imelda Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A car drives through floodwaters from Tropical Depression Imelda Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Cars are stalled in high water on 37th Street near Harborside Drive in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, as heavy rain from Tropical Storm Imelda caused street flooding on the island. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
Two men wade across 19th Street in Galveston, Texas., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 as heavy rain from Tropical Storm Imelda caused street flooding on the island. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
A driver creates a large wake driving through high water on 19th Street in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, as heavy rain from Tropical Storm Imelda caused street flooding on the island. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
A tow truck hauls a vehicle through high water on 19th Street in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 as heavy rain from Tropical Storm Imelda caused street flooding on the island. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
A man wades through nearly knee deep water at 37th and Winnie streets in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, as heavy rain from Tropical Storm Imelda caused street flooding on the island. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
Mark Bazan, left, Lola Sierra, center, holding her baby, Melani, and Amanda Huschle look out over their flooded yard in the 5900 block of Avenue R in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, after heavy rain from Tropical Depression Imelda caused street flooding on the island. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
A couple wades through high water on 59th Street near Avenue S in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, as heavy rain from Tropical Depression Imelda caused street flooding on the island. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
Terry Spencer carries his daughter, Trinity, through high water on 59th Street near Stewart Road in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, as heavy rain from Tropical Depression Imelda caused street flooding on the island. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
A postman walks through the flooded streets from Tropical Depression Imelda as he deliver mail Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Galveston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)