National Volunteer Recognition Day – Thank You!

To ALL VOLUNTEERS that helped throughout Montgomery County thank you for all you do, for without you we would not be as great as we are today! For National Volunteer Recognition Day we would like to give a special thanks to all the organizations and volunteers that helped the residents of Montgomery County recover from both flooding incidents and many other disasters that have plagued our area over the years.  Below is a short list of organizations and I’m sure there are many more.  A BIG THANK YOU TO: MCCARES United Way Mission North East Crisis Assistance Center Interfaith of the Woodlands St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church Wildwood Church First United Methodist Conroe Red Cross Salvation Army Texas Baptist Men UMCOR Samaritan’s Purse Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints Sacred Heart Catholic Church Crisis Clean up Team Rubicon Wash-away Services Montgomery Catholic Charities The Woodlands United Methodist Church Montgomery County Food Bank Montgomery County Citizen’s Academy Lone Star College Friendship Center  



Floodplain Map & How to Buy Flood Insurance Reference Guides

Explore the Montgomery County GIS website for floodplain and property information http://gis.mctx.org. If you need to buy flood insurance now is the time, there is a 30-day wait before coverage becomes effective. FEMA’s how to buy flood insurance is a good reference for questions to ask your agent. https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program/How-Buy-Flood-Insurance.  


1 Year Anniversary of the Montgomery County Tax Day Floods

Monday – April 17, 2017 1 Year Anniversary of the Montgomery County Tax Day Floods Tomorrow marks the 1 year anniversary of the Tax Day floods in Montgomery County. In April, some areas of the county received up to 15” of rainfall over a 4 day period causing widespread flooding.  Fire, law enforcement, and EMS worked tirelessly to remove families from homes and vehicles in flooded areas. From the onset of rain more than 450 water rescues took place. By the third day of rain, most of the rivers and creeks had crested and we had over 600 homes with water damage. This week we will be posting flood safety information on our website www.mctxoem.org, Facebook page, and Twitter.  Please take time now to start preparing for hurricane season and future severe weather incidents. The question is not whether it will occur, but when. Shouldn’t we all be prepared?    


Upcoming Events

The Woodlands Township National Night Out Northshore Park 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive The Woodlands TX Saturday September 23, 2017 12:00pm-3:00pm ******************************************************** Needham Fire and Rescue National Night Out Fire Station 61 9430 S.H. 242 East Conroe TX Tuesday October 3, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm ********************************************************* Creekside Village National Night Out Creekside Village Park San Bernard River Loop Spring, TX Saturday October 14, 2017 5:00pm-8:00pm  


Continuing Education

Red Cross Shelter Training Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is offering Shelter Operations Training. This training is designed to prepare community volunteers to assist with running emergency shelters during disasters. Shelter Operations training prepares volunteers to effectively and sensitively manage shelter operations as a team while meeting the needs of people displaced as a result of a disaster. The course provides participants with an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities required to operate a successful shelter by including a hands-on shelter simulation at the end of the class. Participants will be required to attend a Shelter Meeting, Exercise, or Training at least twice a year after that to remain active and up to date   Lone Star Convention Center (Yellow Rose Room) 9055 Airport Road Conroe, TX 77303 Saturday July 29, 2017 8:00am-5:00pm  Please email: morgan.lumbley@mctx.org to sign up  


Montgomery County CERT Class Schedule

  The Woodlands Emergency Training Center- Cancelled 16135 IH 45 South, The Woodlands, TX 77385 September 5, 2017 – October 24, 2017 Tuesdays from 6:00PM-9:00PM *************** East 1488- Cancelled Location TBD September 14, 2017- November 2, 2017 Thursdays from 6:00PM-9:00PM  


Harvey Recovery Information If you received damage fill out the damage assessment here: The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM) is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of all Homeland Security and emergency management related activities for Montgomery County. The Mission of the OHSEM is to lessen the loss of life and reduce injuries and property damage during natural or man-made incidents through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in accordance with the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Plan. OHSEM also coordinates the activities for the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC, when activated is a central location where representatives of local government, non-profit partners, and private sector agencies convene during disaster situations to make decisions, set priorities and coordinate resources for response and recovery.