WATCH LIVE: Flash flood emergency in SE Texas

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Harris, Liberty, and Montgomery County until 11:15 a.m. A Flash Flood Watch has been expanded through 7 p.m. Thursday.

A life-threatening flash flood is occurring now from Winnie to Beaumont. A Flash Flood Emergency has also been expanded to include northwest sections of Liberty County. It also affects Chambers and Jefferson Counties.

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A Flash Flood Emergency is in effect for parts of Chambers, Liberty and Jefferson Counties.

An emergency is issued when there is a severe threat to life and catastrophic damage from a flash flood.

These bands of heavy thunderstorms across Montgomery and Liberty counties are expected to slowly push through Houston. These heavy storms could drop an additional 3-8" of rain, with some spots possibly receiving more.

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Please remain weather aware. Don't drive into flooded areas and if possible, avoid driving at night altogether since flood waters are hard to spot after dark.

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Montgomery/Walker/San Jacinto/Polk/Grimes Counties
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Brazoria/Matagorda Counties
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