FLOODING IMMINENT FOR AREAS THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY FLOODED

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 San Jacinto near Porter is currently at minor flood stage at 82.39 feet and is forecast to crest Tuesday night in major flood stage at 97ft.

 

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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