RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE

RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE

For Immediate Release – August 29, 2017

 

County officials, first responders, county employees and partners worked around the clock to ensure the safety of Montgomery County citizens. Over the course of the last four days, there were more than 1300 high water rescues performed, we are sheltering approximately 1100 citizens and roughly 300 roads were impassable and many homes and businesses sustained water damaged or destroyed.

Before the onset of flooding, due to Hurricane Harvey, County Judge Craig Doyal signed a disaster declaration for Montgomery County, Governor Abbott has included us in the State disaster, and has been sent to the President.  Now, we need your help.  Starting Friday, please go to our site, mctxoem.org, and complete the online questionnaire outlining your damage.  We need this vital piece of information, during the disaster request.

 

Today, we remain in rescue mode so be patient with us as we move forward and start working with FEMA to get our residents and business owners the information needed to rebuild their lives.

Montgomery County offices will be closed tomorrow to the public, with the exception of, essential emergency services concerning Hurricane Harvey response and recovery. County employees should coordinate with their department heads or elected officials on any essential staffing needs Wednesday.

How those not affected can help.  Please make your donations to the  hubs located here:

Central Montgomery County:

Crisis Assistance Center

1022 McCall Ave. Conroe, TX 77301

Phone: 936-539-1096

Closed Monday

Tuesday – Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Falcon Steel America

3575 Pollok Dr.

Conroe, TX 77303

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

South Montgomery County:

Interfaith of The Woodlands

4242 Interfaith Way

The Woodlands, TX 77381

Phone: 281-367-1230

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish

7801 Bay Branch Dr.

The Woodlands, TX 77382

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

East Montgomery County:

Mission Northeast

22098 Loop 494

New Caney, TX 77357

Phone: 281-354-1200

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Additionally, the Montgomery County Food Bank will be accepting mass quantity food, personal care items and toiletries at:  One Food for Life Way, Conroe, TX 77385 Phone: 936-539-6686  (GPS will recognize- 1 Prospect Point Conroe, TX 77385)

Monetary donations to help county-wide flood recovery efforts can be directed to: United Way- 1600 Lake Front Circle Ste. 248, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Phone: 281-292-4155

The following schools will remain closed until Tuesday September 5th:

  • Conroe ISD
  • Splendora
  • Montgomery
  • New Caney
  • Magnolia
  • Willis

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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