Flood leaves 8 deaths – Two men died in Northeast area

HOUSTON – April 25, 2016 – Last week storm left many damages in Houston areas worth billions. It also took the life of eight people, two men dies in Northeast Houston.

German Antonio Franco, 66, of Spring was found dead inside a car in a flooded street near Imperial Valley and Greens Road. Franco was native form Cali, Colombia.

Pedro Rascon Morales, 61, was found in the cab of an 18-wheeler trapped at North Sam Houston Parkway East between Imperial Valley and West Hardy Road. He was a truck driver from El Paso but is uncertain if he was living in Houston or just traveling through Houston when the storm hit.

Claudia Melgar, 25, was a student at Houston Community College. TranStar Video surveillance captured Melgar driving at Westpark Tollway exit onto Loop 610 at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18. The video shows how her SUV is submerged completely within 10 minutes. Melgar was inside the van.

Sunita Vikas Malhara Singh, 49, was also trapped inside her car in the same spot Melgar died.

Suresh Kumar Talluri, 36, of Katy, was another victim who drowned in a sport car at the Westpark Tollway ramp and Loop 610.

Charles Edward Odum, 56, was a teacher in Waller County. Odum was trying to help his parents to evacuate but did not make it.

Teri White Rodriguez, 41, was found in a drainage ditch at Briarcreek inside her car. She left behind three kids and a husband.

A woman, not yet identified, drowned the day of the storm in Austin County after driving her car into high water on Plum Creek Road. She was returning from work.