FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 24, 2020
Tropical Storm Laura Update
Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
MONTGOMERY COUNTY – There has been a Tropical Storm Warning issued for Montgomery County. Tropical Storm Laura is expected to make landfall with winds at 105 MPH which would make Laura a Category 2 Hurricane. Confidence is beginning to increase in a track over Southwest Louisiana or far East Texas. We still cannot rule out a shift to the West; this would bring more severe storm surge and winds to Montgomery County. It is important that our residents still prepare for the potential of Tropical Storm force winds in our area. Loose objects can become deadly projectiles during hurricane-force winds. Take note of what would need to be moved from the lawn into the house or garage or secured in the yard. Montgomery County agencies and resources are on alert and ready to activate as needed for our area. Our office will continue to monitor these storms, and send updates as we receive them.