Harvey is not over Be Cautious and Be Aware 8.26 6:20pm

We are not in the clear, Harvey is not over.  It has downgraded to a tropical storm and has stalled, but is still pulling moisture off of the Gulf. We can expect 3-9 more inches of rain overnight.  Remember grounds are saturated ditches are full, rivers and creeks are swelling, flooding is likely between today and Wednesday. Tornado watch in effect until 2:00AM Sunday Flash Flood Warning in effect for Montgomery County through Tuesday Evening



HURRICANE HARVEY WATCHES AND WARNINGS 8.26 12:45Pm

HURRICANE HARVEY WATCHES AND WARNINGS For immediate Release- August 26, 2017 There are several watches and warnings in Montgomery County at this time: · Tornado watch in effect until 1:00PM today · Flash Flood Warning in effect until August 29, 7:00pm · Flood warning in effect until 2:15pm today Hurricane Harvey is moving very slowly at less than 2MPH, it is expected to stall later today and weaken to a tropical storm drift back to Matagorda Bay and move slowly north over the next 5 days.  This means periods of heavy rain and catastrophic flooding remains in the forecast. Montgomery County rainfall predictions for Saturday through Thursday are between 15 and 30 inches. At this time all rivers and creeks that are monitored by a river gauge are below flood stage. For help and information on preparing 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.   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, Facebook, or twitter, NOAA Weather Radio, KStar 99.7FM.




HURRICANE HARVEY WATCHES AND WARNINGS- 8.26 8:30am

HURRICANE HARVEY WATCHES AND WARNINGS For immediate Release- August 26, 2017 We have several watches and warnings in Montgomery County: Tornado watch in effect until 1:00PM today Flash Flood Warning for Southwestern Montgomery County Flood warning in effect for a portion of Montgomery County   Hurricane Harvey continues to move inland, bringing bands of rain over our area.  Periods of heavy rain, wind shears and tornadoes remain in our immediate forecast. This is a prolonged tropical cyclone and we anticipate severe weather thru Wednesday. The track forecast continues to show very slow movement for the next 5 days this means periods of heavy rain from today into at least Wednesday. Catastrophic flooding is expected to devastate Texas. Montgomery County Rainfall predictions for the weekend are between 10 and 15 inches. During dangerous, life threatening, flooding situations law enforcement will call for specific areas to evacuate. If you live in a flood prone area or you have flooded before make preparations and be ready to leave your home at a moment’s notice. Plan to stay with family or friends that live in an area that does not flood. If flooding occurs follow these safety rules: If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc. Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. Turn Around Don’t Drown If your vehicle is suddenly caught in rising water, leave it immediately and seek higher ground. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers. NEVER go around barricades or road closures. For help and information on preparing 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.   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, Facebook, or twitter, NOAA Weather Radio, KStar 99.7FM.


HURRICANE HARVEY HAS MADE LANDFALL 8.25 10:45PM

Hurricane Harvey continues to move inland, bringing bands of rain over our area.  Periods of heavy rain, wind shears and tornadoes remain in our immediate forecast. This is a prolonged tropical cyclone and we anticipate severe weather thru Wednesday. Continue to monitor our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.



FLOOD SAFETY – HURRICANE HARVEY-8.25 6PM

FLOOD SAFETY – HURRICANE HARVEY For immediate Release- August 25, 2017 Latest models from the National Weather Service indicate Hurricane Harvey to move even slower than before. We might be dealing with Harvey or the remnants of Harvey through Wednesday or longer. Harvey is slated to dump anywhere from 15 inches to 30 inches of rainfall within and around Montgomery County.  The likelihood that some areas of Montgomery County will flood is high especially around creeks and rivers. During dangerous, life threatening, flooding situations law enforcement will call for specific areas to evacuate. If you live in a flood prone area or you have flooded before make preparations and be ready to leave your home at a moment’s notice. Plan to stay with family or friends that live in an area that does not flood. If flooding occurs follow these safety rules: If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc. Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. Turn Around Don’t Drown If your vehicle is suddenly caught in rising water, leave it immediately and seek higher ground. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers. NEVER go around barricades or road closures. For help and information on preparing 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. To receive emergency alerts to your phone or email from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, register at https://www.smart911.com/smart911/login.action. 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.


STAY SAFE DURING HURRICANE HARVEY – 8.25 12:30pm

STAY SAFE DURING HURRICANE HARVEY For immediate Release- August 25, 2017 Hurricane Harvey remains a category 2 hurricane, the National Weather Service still forecasts it to become a category 3 by landfall.  Tonight’s landfall is expected to be near the Corpus Christi/Rockport area. Once on land it is projected to stall and drift slowly northeast along the Texas coast over the weekend through Tuesday. Montgomery County will start seeing rainfall beginning today and winds could increase as the day progresses. Rainfall predictions between Friday and Wednesday are between 15 and 25 inches for our area and to the south. Over the weekend through Tuesday we can expect localized flooding and road closures. During the onset of a hurricane Montgomery County will not call for mandatory evacuations, instead residents will be asked to shelter in place.  Although we will still be in considerable danger due to wind and rain, our distance from the coast takes us out of the immediate danger of any storm surge. Having Montgomery County residents shelter in place allows evacuees from those coastal areas to pass through and avoids road congestion. Additionally, evacuees are asked to not stop in Montgomery County due to the fact that we will still be greatly affected by the storm and we do not have the infrastructure and resources in place to support evacuees. Instead they are asked to proceed to shelter cites, such as Huntsville, Dallas, and San Antonio. For help and information on preparing 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. To receive emergency alerts to your phone or email from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, register at https://www.smart911.com/smart911/login.action. 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.