Over the past 5 days, almost all of Montgomery County has received 2 – 4 inches of rain. Parts of the county has received more than 5 inches of rain during this time period. Last week’s rainfall coupled with Sunday’s downpours and already saturated ground and ditches caused some street flooding and our rivers and creeks to swell.
We continue to monitor the rivers and creeks. At this time, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning in effect until 10:00 PM Tuesday, for 2 rivers that are in minor flood stage.
• Peach Creek near Splendora is currently at 15.68 feet and is expected to crest at moderate flood stage at 16.8 feet this afternoon.
• East Fork San Jacinto River near New Caney is currently at 58.21 feet and is expected to crest at 59.7 feet, Wednesday.
It is predicted that Lake Creek above The Woodlands will crest in minor flood stage at 139.3 feet, on Tuesday around 8:00AM.
Starting Tuesday, we can expect more rainfall and possible thunderstorms. If these thunderstorms stall and dump heavy rainfall, street flooding in low lying areas, rural roads with poor drainage, and underpasses will be possible.
Our area has experienced several flood events in the past few years, which may make some people nervous to hear that heavy rain is possible. There is no reason to panic. Prepare by having multiple ways to get weather information and check road conditions before traveling.
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.
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