MCCARES Press Release 8-31
¿Preguntas Frecuentes? Hace clic en el sitio web: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/uasi-jtti/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/08/31132237/Frequently-Asked-Questions-and-Answers-about-individual-assistance-in-spainsh-pdf.pdf Limpiando escombros: Primero tienen que hacer: Si su casa ha sufrido daños, llame a su agente de seguros para presentar una reclamación. Compruebe el daño estructural antes de volver a entrar en su casa para evitar quedar atrapado en un colapso del edificio. Tome fotos de cualquier inundación en su casa y guarde cualquier propiedad personal dañada. Haga una lista de artículos dañados o perdidos e incluya su fecha y valor de compra con recibos y el lugar con el inventario que tomó antes de la inundación. Algunos artículos dañados pueden requerir eliminación de desecho, así que mantenga fotografías de estos artículos. Guarden todo los recibos de artículos que compraron para su recuperación. Cosas que debe recordar al limpiar los desechos: Use equipo de protección personal adecuado (guantes, gafas protectoras, botas) Cuando limpie las áreas inundadas, lávese las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón o desinfectante para las manos. Tira los artículos que no se pueden desinfectar fácilmente. Desecha cualquier alimento que haya estado expuesto al agua de la inundación. Busque atención inmediata si se enferma o se lesiona. Qué hacer con los desechos al limpiar su casa inundada: Los residentes deben separar los elementos en 6 pilas diferentes en el derecho de paso del condado, no ponga escombros en bolsas de basura. Basura normal del hogar – para ser recogido por su proveedor de servicios. Cualquier basura normal del hogar puede ser embolsada o colocada en las restricciones por su recolección de basura. Escombros vegetales Construcción / desechos de demolición Los artículos blancos (refrigeradores, estufas, calentadores de agua, congeladores, acondicionadores de aire unitarios, lavadoras, secadoras de ropa, y otros aparatos grandes domésticos y comerciales similares) E-residuos (electrónica) Residuos peligrosos de los hogares Los residentes no deben colocar los escombros directamente debajo de las líneas eléctricas. Los residentes deben asegurarse de que los montones de escombros son fácilmente accesibles y que no están cerca de o inclinados contra árboles, metros, buzones, hidrantes o cualquier otra cosa que pueda dañarse durante el proceso de recolección. Los residentes no deben permitir que los escombros bloqueen la zanja de drenaje. Los residentes deben mantener los vehículos libris de escombros. Los residentes deben mantener los vehículos libres de escombros Información sobre Tétanos: El Distrito de Salud Publica recomienda a todas las personas que participaran en los esfuerzos de limpieza que estén al día con su vacuna contra el Tétano. La vacuna contra el Tétano debe ser recibida cada 10 años El Tétano puede ser transmitido por heridas o rasguños. La bacteria del Tétano esta comúnmente en tierra, abono o polvo. Contacte a su doctor primario para recibir la vacuna contra el Tétano. Para más información, visite www.mcphd-tx.org o www.cdc.gov
In the meantime, the first steps you need to take are: If your home has suffered damage, call your insurance agent to file a claim. Check for structural damage before re-entering your home to avoid being trapped in a building collapse. Take photos of any floodwater in your home and save any damaged personal property. Make a list of damaged or lost items and include their purchase date and value with receipts, and place with the inventory you took prior to the flood. Some damaged items may require disposal, so keep photographs of these items. Save all receipts from purchases made in your recovery efforts. Things to remember when cleaning up debris: Wear proper personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, boots) When cleaning flooded areas wash hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer Throw away items that cannot be easily disinfected Discard any food that has been exposed to flood water Seek immediate attention if you become ill or injured What to do with debris when cleaning up your flooded home: Residents should separate items into 6 different piles in the county right-of-way, do not bag debris. Normal household trash – to be picked up by your service provider. Any normal household trash may be bagged or put out in the restrictions per your trash pickup. Vegetative debris Construction/demolition debris White goods (refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, unit air conditioners, washing machines, clothes dryers, and other similar domestic and commercial large appliances) E-waste (electronics) Household hazardous waste Residents should not place debris directly under power lines. Residents should make sure debris piles are easily accessible and are not next to or leaning against trees, meters, mailboxes, water hydrants or anything else that could be damaged during the collection process. Residents should not allow debris to block drainage ditch. Residents should keep vehicles clear of debris.
HUBS (DONATION AND DISTRIBUTION SITES) CONROE Crisis Assistance Center 1022 McCall Ave. Conroe, TX 77301 936-539-1096 Tues- Thurs 8:30-11:30 & 1-4 The Friends of Conroe 1712 N. Frazier Suite 118 Conroe 77301 (936) 539-6009 friendsofconroe.com NEW CANEY Mission Northeast 22098 Loop 494 New Caney, TX 77381 Phone: 281-354-1200 THE WOODLAND/SPRING Interfaith Of The Woodlands 4242 Interfaith way Spring, TX 77381 Phone: 281-367-1230 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ***** The Montgomery County Food Bank has food, hygiene products, cleaning supplies and more for those affected by Harvey. Their hope is to get these much need items closer to the communities in need. They can distribute the below products to any area 501(c)3, legitimate church, HOA, or other entity that is doing disaster relief. This could be a business, rotary, small nonprofit, church, etc. If you are interested in being a distribution site, please contact John Kreger – 832-978-7435. They will vet your organization, give you instruction, and will send product in pallet quantities, sorted boxes, sorted pallets. They just ask that you work with them on what they have in inventory. Categories as follows: Frozen meat, some in single serving Produce, some ready to eat like apples Nonperishable food items Cleaning supplies Hygiene items Diapers, baby food Bottled water/Gatorade One Food for Life Way, Conroe, TX 77385 Phone: 936-539-6686 (GPS will recognize- 1 Prospect Point Conroe, TX 77385) ***** Monetary donations to help county-wide flood recovery efforts can be directed to: MCCF Long Term Disaster Fund. To find out more about Montgomery County Community Foundation and their work, click MCCF United Way- 1600 Lake Front Circle Ste. 248, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Phone: 281-292-4155
FLOODING IMMINENT FOR AREAS THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY FLOODED For Immediate Release – August 28, 2017 The rain stopped for a short while this morning, this by no means puts us in the clear. We are still expected to receive an additional rainfall amount between 12 and 25 inches throughout the rest of the week. Overnight most of the county received just under 4 inches of rain. The grounds are saturated, rivers and creeks continue to swell. Areas that flooded in 1994 will be inundated with water again. If you are in a low lying area, prone to flooding you need to get to higher ground now. We have several Red Cross Shelters open and receiving evacuees. If you receive a message on your mobile device to evacuate do so immediately. We currently have 4 shelters open/ 1 shelter in Montgomery County set up by Harris County accepting both Montgomery County and Harris County Evacuees St. Simon and Jude 26777 Glen Loch Road Spring, TX 77381 Bull Sallas Park 21679 McCleskey Road New Caney, TX 77357 Magnolia High School 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354 Under and Over Fellowship 600 South Frasier Street Conroe TX 77301 College Park Highschool 3701 College Park Drive The Woodlands TX Harris County Shelter: The Church Project 295 Sawdust Rd The Woodlands TX Watches and warnings remain in effect for Montgomery County: Flash Flood Watch until August 30, 07:00pm Flash Flood Warning until August 28, 12:45pm We are out of high water barricades. Do not take it for granted that if there isn’t a barricade that the road is safe to drive over. Motorists should use extreme caution when driving as some flooded or damaged roads may not be barricaded until we can secure more barricades. Flowing water on roadways can easily sweep a vehicle off the road. If you can stay at home, please do, do not drive unless you absolutely must. Please do not go out sightseeing. Turn around Don’t Drown. Current river forecast: The West Fork of the San Jacinto near Conroe is currently in major flood stage at 119.84 ft. and is forecast to crest Tuesday afternoon in major flood stage at 123.8 ft. The East Fork of the San Jacinto near New Caney is currently in major flood stage at 70.33 ft. and is forecast to crest Wednesday night in major flood stage at 73.2 ft. Spring Creek near Spring is currently in major flood stage at 106.7 ft. and is forecast to crest late tomorrow night in major flood stage at 113.2 ft. Spring Creek at Tomball is currently cresting at 166.7 ft. Peach Creek near Splendora is currently in major flood stage at 23.69 ft. and is forecast to crest tomorrow morning in major flood stage at 25.7 ft. Caney Creek near Splendora is currently at 22.62 feet and is forecast to crest tomorrow morning in major flood stage at 24.6ft. The West Fork of the…
WORSENING CONDITIONS DUE TO TROPICAL STORM HARVEY For Immediate Release – August 27, 2017 Watches and warnings remain in effect for Montgomery County: Flash Flood Watch until August 30, 07:00pm Flash Flood Warning until August 27, 07:30pm Area flooding conditions continue to worsen as Tropical Storm Harvey stalls over and brings moisture from the Gulf over our area. Most of Montgomery County has seen more than 7 inches of rainfall over the last 24 hours. We can expect to see an additional 15-25 inches from Sunday to Friday. Current river forecast: The West Fork of the San Jacinto near Conroe is currently in minor flood stage at 112.84 ft. and is forecast to crest Monday afternoon in major flood stage at 120.2 ft. The East Fork of the San Jacinto near New Caney is currently in moderate flood stage at 63.94 ft. and is forecast to crest tonight in moderate flood stage at 67.2 ft. Spring Creek near Spring is currently in moderate flood stage at 96.01 ft. and is forecast to crest late tomorrow tonight in major flood stage at 110.4 ft. Spring Creek at Tomball is in minor flood stage at 161.67 ft. and is forecast to crest tonight in major flood stage at 165.5 ft. Peach Creek near Splendora is currently in major flood stage at 19.58 ft. and is forecast to crest tomorrow morning in major flood stage at 21.9 ft. Caney Creek near Splendora is currently at 17.58 feet and is forecast to crest tomorrow morning in major flood stage at 22.8ft. The West Fork of the San Jacinto near Porter is currently at 75.45 feet and is forecast to crest Tuesday morning in minor flood stage at 87ft. If you are displaced by the flooding waters, there are three shelter locations open: St. Simon and Jude 26777 Glen Loch Road Spring, TX 77381 Wildwood United Methodist Church 8911 FM 1488 Magnolia, TX 77354 Bull Sallas Park 21679 McCleskey Road New Caney, TX 77357 School Closures for Monday August 28 and Tuesday August 29: Conroe ISD Montgomery ISD New Caney ISD Splendora ISD Magnolia ISD Willis ISD 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. ###
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
Locations impacted include… Tomball, Jersey Village, Pinehurst, Spring Branch North, Addicks Park Ten, Spring Branch West, northern Eldridge / West Oaks, Hockley, Waller, Magnolia, Stagecoach, Todd Mission, Fairbanks / Northwest Crossing, Willowbrook, Westbranch, Cypress, Greater Inwood, Carverdale, western Acres Home and Spring Branch Central.
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.
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