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.