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

House Beautiful Show The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center 1601 Lake Robbins Dr. The Woodlands, TX. 77380 Saturday September 8, 2018- 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday September 9, 2018- 10:00am-5:30pm https://www.woodlandsshows.com/ ******************************************************** City of Conroe Preparedness Fair Conroe Activity Center 1204 Candy Cane Lane Conroe, TX. 77301 Tuesday September 18, 2018 3:00pm-7:00pm ********************************************************* The Woodlands National Night Out Community Safety Expo North Shore Park 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 Saturday October 6, 2018 Noon- 3:00pm www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/neighborhoodwatch ********************************************************* City of Conroe Preparedness Fair Conroe Activity Center 1204 Candy Cane Lane Conroe, TX. 77301 Saturday November 3, 2018 3:00pm-7:00pm  

Continuing Education

SKYWARN SKYWARN is a program sponsored by your National Weather Service Office in conjunction with your local Emergency Management Organization. It is a group of trained volunteers that watch the skies during severe weather and relay reports back to your local Emergency Management Official and/or the National Weather Service (NWS). These volunteers provide valuable information to the NWS to improve the warning program which could save lives and prevent property damage in your community Date: Tuesday, February 20th 2018 Time: 6pm-9:00pm Location: Lone Star Convention Center   (San Jacinto Room)  9055 Airport Road  Conroe TX, 77303 max capacity: 100 To register for the class email morgan.lumbley@mctx.org  

Montgomery County CERT Class Schedule

    East 1488 Needham Fire Station 64 15341 Lake Lamond Rd. Conroe TX. 77384 September 13, 2018- November 1, 2018 Thursdays from 6:00PM-9:00PM *************** The Woodlands Emergency Training Center 16135 IH 45 South, The Woodlands, TX 77385 September 18, 2018– November 6, 2018 Tuesdays from 6:00PM-9:00PM *To Register for an upcoming class email morgan.lumbley@mctx.org*

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.