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Houston-area under flood watch through noon Thursday; floods affecting San Jacinto County

A disaster declaration was issued by San Jacinto County officials on Wednesday afternoon because of heavy rains causing serious problems.

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The Houston region will remain under a flood watch until noon Thursday as rain steadily falls across the area.

The National Weather Service Houston office said that “grounds are saturated, any additional moderate to heavy rain will lead to quick runoff and continued, or additional flooding concerns.”

A disaster declaration was issued by San Jacinto County officials on Wednesday afternoon because of heavy rains causing serious problems.

The county suggested a voluntary evacuation of Camilla Twin Harbor and Cedar Valley. The American Red Cross was opening a shelter in Coldspring for those who might be impacted by flooding.

Several districts in that area had early releases on Wednesday: Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated ISD at 1 p.m. and Shepherd ISD concluded at 1:30 p.m. Both districts will be closed on Thursday.

Montgomery County officials said Lake Conroe was closed temporarily because of high lake levels.