Dangerous flash flood emergency in area counties

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– A flash flood emergency has been reported for several greater Houston area counties Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service issued the emergency warning for southwestern San Jacinto, east central Montgomery, Chambers, and Liberty Counties.

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Officials are reporting numerous water rescues throughout southeastern Texas.

There is also structural flooding in portions of Liberty and Chambers Counties, and numerous road closures.

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Around 10 to 20 inches of rainfall has fallen so far with locally higher amounts in Liberty and Chambers

Additional heavy rainfall is expected.

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