UPDATE ON HURRICANE HARVEY – 8.24 5pm

UPDATE ON HURRICANE HARVEY

For immediate Release- August 24, 2017

Hurricane Harvey is currently a category 1 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center has predicted that it will became a category 3 hurricane by landfall.

The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, elected officials and first responders continue to prepare for potential flooding in Montgomery County. Extremely high rainfall amounts could lead to a catastrophic flood event.

Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Montgomery County

If you live in a flood prone area make plans to stay with friends and/or family or make other preparations as necessary.  When you stay in an area that is prone to flooding, you not only put yourself and your family in danger, you put emergency responders in danger as well.

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.

Hurricane Warning in effect from Port Mansfield to Sargent

Tropical Storm Warning in effect from Matagorda to High Island

The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, elected officials and our partners will continue to monitor the conditions of Harvey and update when necessary.

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, NOAA Weather Radio, KStar 99.7FM or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.