Severe Thunderstorm Outlook for Tonight

THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       January 10, 2020 – 4:00 PM                                                                                               Severe Thunderstorm Outlook for Tonight   Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Weather Conditions     It is looking more likely that a squall line of thunderstorms will develop in central Texas this evening and then move across SE Texas tonight. The Montgomery County area is still at an enhanced risk for severe weather. The primary risks will be damaging wind gusts from the squall line and embedded tornadoes. Hail is another risk but more to the NW of the area as storms first develop. Overall timing has not changed much with the line moving into the College Station around 8-11PM, Houston area around midnight and then off the coast to the east after 2AM. The possibility of significant severe weather has shifted to the moderate risk area to the north. No flash flooding is expected at this time. Thunderstorms, potentially severe, are expected The window for severe weather will be 1-2 hours Damaging winds and tornadoes are the main threats Large hail is also possible, but more likely to impact farther north of Montgomery County Not every location will see storm damage, but pockets of stronger winds (60+mph) and tornadoes, power outages, downed trees, structural damage would be expected.   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.   The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to monitor the weather situation and provide updates as we receive them.     ###


Severe Thunderstorm Outlook for Tomorrow

  THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       January 9, 2020 – 4:00 PM                                                    Severe Thunderstorm Outlook for Tomorrow Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Weather Conditions     Montgomery County has maintained an Enhanced Risk for both tomorrow evening and early Saturday morning for significant severe weather which is capable of all hazards such as: strong tornadoes (EF2+), high winds (58mph+), large hail (1”+), and heavy rain. We are anticipating this system to be in Montgomery County and surrounding areas within the window of 8pm-3am. This line of severe storms will move from west to east, with the potential of strong to severe thunderstorms ahead of the line possible. Rainfall with the line is expected to be heavy, however due to rate of the storm’s movement we will only see 1 to 2 inches of rain fall total. Some localized street or poor drainage flooding is possible, and we expect all rivers to remain within their banks.   Action to Take Now: Continue to monitor the forecast for updates Make appropriate preparations in case severe weather occurs Make sure to have multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings Consider making backup plans for any plans/events occurring Friday night   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.   The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to monitor the weather situation and provide updates as we receive them.     ###


Severe Thunderstorm Outlook for Friday

THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       January 8, 2020 – 4:00 PM                                                  Severe Thunderstorm Outlook for Friday Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Weather Conditions   A strong upper level disturbance will be moving across Texas on Friday and will bring a threat of severe weather for Southeast Texas during the late afternoon and into the night. Conditions early on Friday will not be initially favorable for thunderstorm development, however strong to severe storms may form in the late afternoon to early evening hours ahead of a surface cold front. Then, the threat transitions to a line of thunderstorms in the late evening to midnight timeframe developing along the advancing cold front. Some storms embedded within the line may be strong to severe. We are still a couple days out from a complex event, so working out the exact locations and threats will occur in the coming days. Nighttime severe weather like this possible event can be more dangerous, because severe weather may be harder to see and people may not receive warnings when they are out or asleep. Continue to monitor the forecast for updates Make appropriate preparations in case severe weather occurs Make sure to have multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings Consider making backup plans for any plans/events occurring Friday night 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. The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to monitor the weather situation and provide updates as we receive them. ###


Upcoming Events for our Buyout Program

THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       January 3, 2020 – 9:30 AM                                                    Upcoming Events for our Buyout Program Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Buyout Program   The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be hosting numerous events for our Buyout Application Program next week around Montgomery County. Buyout Program Presentation: Monday, January 6th from 6pm-8pm City of Conroe 300 W. Davis St. Conroe, TX 77301 (Council Chambers on the 1st Floor) This will be an informative discussion over what federal buyouts are, how they work and what residents can expect. A question and answer session will be available following the presentation as well as the ability to complete an application.   Application Center Openings: Tuesday, January 7th from 10am-8pm Tullis Library 21569 U.S. HWY 59 New Caney, TX 77357   Thursday, January 9th from 1pm-7pm Woodbranch City Hall 58A Woodbranch Dr. New Caney, TX 77357     The application period is open from October 11, 2019- January 31, 2020. Residents do not have to have all of the documentation to turn in the application, but applications are not considered complete until all documents have been received. Buyout Applications are available by the various outlets below: Apply at www.mctx.org/recover and download the application Application intake center Pick-up an application at any of the Montgomery County Libraries Email mocorecovery@gmail.com to request an application Buyout Applications can be submitted by the following: Email complete application to mocorecovery@gmail.com (last name and address as subject title) Mail or drop off to The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management located at 9472 Airport Rd. Conroe TX 77303 Fax application to (936) 523-3910 at the attention of the Recovery Manager     ###


An Additional Buyout Application Center Opens in Montgomery County 

THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                        December 4, 2019 – 12:00 PM                                             An Additional Buyout Application Center Opens in Montgomery County  Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management   The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be opening a Buyout Application Center next week at the West Montgomery County Community Center. Montgomery County residents can pick up an application, fill it out on site, submit, or turn in any documentation. West Montgomery County Community Center 31355 Friendship Drive Magnolia, TX 77385   Wednesday, December 11th from 1pm-6pm Thursday, December 12th from 1pm-6pm Friday, December 13th from 1pm-6pm   The application period is open from October 11, 2019- January 31, 2020. Residents do not have to have all of the documentation to turn in the application, but applications are not considered complete until all documents have been received. Buyout Applications are available by the various outlets below: Apply at www.mctx.org/recover and download the application Application intake center Pick-up an application at any of the Montgomery County Libraries Email mocorecovery@gmail.com to request an application Buyout Applications can be submitted by the following: Email complete application to mocorecovery@gmail.com (last name and address as subject title) Mail or drop off to The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management located at 9472 Airport Rd. Conroe TX 77303 Fax application to (936) 523-3910 at the attention of the Recovery Manager     An additional date is scheduled for January 7th at the Tullis Library located in East Montgomery County.   ###


Physical Damages Deadline to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA and SBA is December 3, 2019.

THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                        December 2, 2019 – 4:30 PM                                            Imelda Recovery for Montgomery County  Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management   Physical Damages Deadline to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA & SBA is December 3, 2019. Residents may go to www.disasterassistance.gov and apply today or visit our DRC location below for assistance. Bullas Sallas Park Pavilion and Rodeo Arena 21675B McCleskey Road New Caney, TX 77357 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday (6 days a week)   FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are accessible facilities and mobile offices set up after a disaster. They’re set up in convenient locations to make them easier to find. You can visit a DRC to learn more about FEMA and ask questions about your case. A DRC may also be able to help you: Apply for assistance. Learn more about disaster assistance programs. Learn the status of your FEMA application. Understand any letters you get from FEMA. Find housing and rental assistance information. Get referrals to agencies that may offer other assistance. Learn about Small Business Administration (SBA) programs. ###