August 23, 6PM – Tropical Depression Harvey update- Make Sure You Are Prepared

MAKE SURE YOU ARE PREPARED
For immediate Release- August 23, 2017

As of 4:00PM today, Tropical Depression Harvey has not intensified. It is still expected to make landfall Friday along the Texas Coast. Between now and Friday a chance still exists for Harvey to become a tropical storm or a category 1 hurricane. Once the system makes landfall it will slowly move to the east or northeast.

How Harvey could affect Montgomery County. The slow movement of the system suggests isolated heavy rainfall any where from 6 inches to 12 inches, making the likelihood of localized flash flooding probable. We could experience tropical-storm forced winds and possibly tornados.

Hurricane Watch in effect from Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass; includes these counties:
Matagorda
Jackson
Brazoria

Tropical Storm Watch in effect from San Luis Pass to High Island; includes these counties:
Colorado
Wharton
Waller
Harris
Liberty
Austin
Ft Bend
Galveston
Chambers

The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, elected officials and our partners will continue to monitor the conditions of Harvey and update when necessary.

For help and information to prepare for disasters, download our new preparedness app ReadyMCTX to your mobile device. Now is the time to make sure preparations are in order and check your emergency kits.

Things to check now:
Do you have enough food and water for each person and your pets
Check all food and beverages for expiration dates and replace
Make sure your batteries are in good condition
Do you have any and all special needs items i.e. diapers, baby food, formula, medication etc.

 

To receive emergency alerts to your phone or email from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, register at https://www.smart911.com/. When you are creating your profile, you must check the box next to Share my Smart911 Profile with TX-Montgomery-County-911 to support emergency preparedness.

Stay informed and monitor conditions for Montgomery County and the surrounding area on the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website www.mctxoem.org, NOAA Weather Radio, KStar 99.7FM or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.

 

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