A young Texas man identified as Hunter Morrison was electrocuted while he was trying to save his horse from ‘catastrophic’ floodwaters in Tropical Depression Imelda on thursday.
The flood has taken over parts of Texas destroying properties and endangering lives.
In a statement Governor Greg Abbott described the incidence as catastrophic, and declared a state of disaster in 13 counties, saying it ‘has caused widespread and severe property damage and threatens loss of life’.
‘The State of Texas is working closely with local officials and emergency personnel to provide the resources they need to keep Texans safe from Tropical Storm Imelda,’
‘I thank our first responders who are acting swiftly to help the communities that are facing this severe weather event. I urge all those in the path of this storm to take the necessary precautions and heed all warnings from local officials.’
Posting tribute, his brother Caleb wrote on Facebook :
‘Right now my family and I are going through one of the most horrific times in our lives with losing Hunter,’
‘He was trying to move his horse, got electrocuted, and drowned,’ Caleb said.