Press Release- May 9, 2019
Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is in constant contact with the National Weather Service and continues to monitor weather and river conditions. The storms that are slated to pass over southeast Texas are projected to produce one to three inches of rain each day. This means that some areas could receive upwards of six inches of rainfall over the duration of these storms. The heavy rainfall threat should begin to diminish on Sunday.
Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Watch from 1:00 PM today, May 9, 2019 through the evening on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
Should excessive heavy rainfall amounts result in Flash Flooding conditions a flash flood warning will be issued.
- Stay Put.
- Do not attempt to travel.
- Underpasses and low-water crossings will be life-threatening.
- If caught in a sinking vehicle, get OUT.
- Bayous will likely exceed banks and structure flooding could be possible.
- Use caution when driving especially in flood prone areas.
In addition, creeks, bayous, lakes and rivers remain very high from previous rainfall. The next round of rainfall will likely result in additional rises and crests on all waterways.
We cannot urge you enough to be weather aware and pay close attention to National Weather Alerts watches and warnings.
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 @mcoem, NOAA Weather Radio, K-Star 99.7FM.