HARVEY WATCHES AND WARNINGS
For immediate Release- August 26, 2017 11:00 pm
There are several watches and warnings in Montgomery County at this time:
– Flash Flood Watch until August 30, 07:00 PM CDT
– Tornado Watch in effect from August 26, 12:45 PM CDT until August 27, 02:00 AM CDT
– Flood warning for Peach Creek near Splendora until Thursday evening (Minor flooding currently occurring)
Harvey is now a Tropical Storm and continues to sit almost stationary in between Victoria and San Antonio. Harvey is forecast to drift in this area and move slowly north over the next 5 days. This means periods of heavy rain and catastrophic flooding remain in the forecast. Montgomery County Rainfall predictions for Saturday through Thursday are between 15 and 30 inches. Montgomery County saw roughly 4.5 inches of rain county wide today, and is forecast to receive up to 10 additional inches over the next 24 hours. At this time, Peach creek near Splendora is experiencing minor flooding with the creek forecast to continue to rise. A flood warning is currently in effect for that area. Persons with interests along these streams should keep alert to rising water. Those individuals who live near Peach creek in areas prone to flooding should make preparations to move to higher ground.
Montgomery County EOC, elected officials, and first responding partners are closely monitoring the rainfall we receive in the next 12-24 hours.
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.
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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.