Rain Continues Through the Week, Stay Informed! – 9/10/18

RAIN CONTINUES THROUGH THE WEEK, STAY INFORMED! For Immediate Release- September 10, 2018 More heavy rainfall in the forecast today and tonight.  The National Weather Service is predicting Montgomery County to receive more than 2” of rain in the next 24 – 48 hours. At this time we are outside of the Flash Flood Watch area, but this could change quickly.  As a reminder with soil saturation and slow runoff street flooding could occur, be safe when driving, especially at night. Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Thunderstorms could be possible every day this week.  We are keeping abreast of developments to the tropical disturbance over the eastern Caribbean.   There is a 50% chance of development into a tropical depression or storm over the next 5 days.  We will continue monitoring and update as necessary. This is an excellent reminder that we are in the peak of Hurricane season. Now is the time to prepare and finalize all hurricane preparedness kits and plans. Continue to closely monitor the weather forecast as we move through the next few days. Things can change quickly. Now is the time to prepare! For help and information on preparing for disasters, download our preparedness app ReadyMCTX to your mobile device. To receive emergency alerts to your phone or email from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, register at http://www.mc911.org/page/ecd.AlertMCTX. 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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Press Release 10.18 – Some Assistance Deadlines have been Extended

Some Assistance Deadlines have been Extended For Immediate Release – October 18, 2017 There are still Disaster Recovery Centers in Montgomery County for questions and assistance in applying for FEMA programs. These DRCs are staffed with FEMA representatives that can aid you in understanding the process. The registration period for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program has been extended to November 24, 2017. Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) has been extended to November 27, 2017.  PLEASE NOTE:  There are exceptions on who will be approved for TSA and exceptions on those who are currently using TSA.  In addition, the state is required to submit criteria to further limit the parameters of this program as other housing options become available AND inspections are completed on homes. The following Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are open in Montgomery County: Old Conroe Police Department Building 700 Old Montgomery Rd  Conroe, TX 77301 Monday-Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday noon – 5pm Tullis Library 21569 U.S. 59 New Caney TX 77357 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm West Montgomery County Development Center 31355 Friendship Drive Magnolia, TX 77355 Sunday noon – 5pm Thursday -Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm D-SNAP: Montgomery County’s Disaster Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program known as D-SNAP registration goes through Friday October 20. For Montgomery County Residents: Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Exhibit Hall) 9333 Airport Rd. Conroe 77303 Hours: 8 am – 7 pm United Way: The United way is hosting – After the Storm – Montgomery County Disaster Recovery Workshops- for more information 281.292.4155 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017 – 6:00P.M. TO 9P.M. Bull Sallas Park 21679 McCleskey Road, New Caney, TX 77357   MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 – 6:00P.M. TO 9P.M. Celeste Graves Education Support Center 31141 Nichols Sawmill, Magnolia, TX 77355 Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updated and new information. ###