Judge Doyal: county preparing for heavy rains, potential flooding; watch for alerts

Emergency Management offers ReadyMCTX app for alerts

 

CONROE, TX Aug. 23, 2017 — The Office of County Judge is announcing that Montgomery County officials are preparing for forecasted heavy rains as a tropical depression threatens the Texas Gulf Coast.

 

The Office of Emergency Management has indicated 10-12 inches of rainfall are likely in areas of Montgomery County, but even heavier rain could be possible depending on the storm’s track and speed.

 

According to the National Weather Service, the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey are close to redeveloping into a tropical depression over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

There is a near 100 percent of Harvey reforming. Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches could be required later today for portions of the Texas coast. Tropical Depression Harvey threatens the Texas Gulf Coast.

 

“We are coordinating with our county government officials, the San Jacinto River Authority and others, and are asking that our department heads and elected officials activate their emergency planning so that we are prepared to continue operations depending on the storm’s impact,” said County Judge Craig Doyal.

 

“I urge residents to please monitor storm conditions, and watch for updates that will be provide through our Office of Emergency Management at http://mctxoem.org/.

 

“In addition, we urge residents to download our newly created emergency preparedness app ReadyMCTX for smart phones, which can be used to obtain emergency updates and emergency preparedness information, including road closings.”

 

The ReadyMCTX app is available for download for both Android and Iphones.

 

In addition, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack and Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Coordinator Darren Hess invite the media to attend a press conference Thursday to discuss the latest information on Tropical Storm Harvey.

 

The conference, set to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Commissioner Noack’s office, will brief the public on how to prepare for the potential significant weather event. Precinct 3 is working closely with the MCOHSEM to ensure the greatest amount of preparedness in the event of a flooding incident.