Scattered downpours expected Friday after day of flooding

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Flash Flood Emergency is impacting much of southeast Texas, including Harris County. Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for 13 counties amid the impact of Tropical System Imelda.

Meanwhile, the Flash Flood Watch has been extended to 7 a.m. Friday.

The following bayous are currently at or above flood level:

Buffalo Bayou at San Felipe Drive
Briar Branch at Campbell Road
Buttermilk Creek at Moorberry Lane
Little White Oak Bayou at Tidwell
Halls Bayou has 'significant problems' from I-45 to Tidwell
Greens Bayou at US 59, to the Ship Channel
White Oak has overtopped I-10

SCHOOLS CLOSED: See full list of school closures and delays

METRO local bus service and Park & Ride routes have resumed operations. METRO is working to evaluate road conditions and will determine Friday whether HOV/HOT lanes will be reopened to commuters.

The 911 Call Centers of Montgomery County are being inundated with non-emergency calls with questions about flooding at this time. 911 services should only be utilized in true emergencies. If you have a true medical emergency, if you have water coming into your home, if you have a fire in your home, call 911. If you have a general question about flooding, road closures, etc. please do not call 911 in order to keep these lines available to callers who need immediate assistance from paramedics, firefighters and/or law enforcement.

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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Southeast Texas
Harris County

Galveston County
Montgomery/Walker/San Jacinto/Polk/Grimes Counties
Fort Bend/Wharton/Colorado Counties
Brazoria/Matagorda Counties
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