Press Release- Rainy Week Ahead- 6.18.18

Rainy Week Ahead

June 18, 2018

 

As the tropical disturbance in the west-central Gulf of Mexico continues to move inland this week, Montgomery County residents can expect to continue seeing waves of showers and thunderstorms through Thursday. This tropical system should push towards the West and be out of our area by Friday.

 

As rains moved into the area Sunday afternoon, Montgomery County experienced rain amounts ranging from less than .5 inch in the Western portions of the county to 2.08 inches in the Eastern portion of the county.

We can potentially see 5-7 inches of widespread rainfall over the next 3 days.

Strong thunderstorms and lines of showers can have intense rainfall rates that can lead to flash flooding of streets and low lying areas. The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and its partners will continue to monitor and update on any flash flood concerns.

Take this time to finalize you hurricane preparations and check your emergency supply kit for expired food, batteries or medication. For help and information on preparing for disasters, download our new preparedness app ReadyMCTX to your mobile device. Now is the time to prepare.

 

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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