Press Release- May 10, 2019
The thunderstorms overnight produced rainfall amounts varying from less than one inch in North Montgomery County to three inches in South Montgomery County. According to the National Weather Service southeast Montgomery County received just under six inches.
The heavy rainfall in the south caused a few of our rivers to return to flood stage, most of which are expected to crest today and begin to recede. We are expecting Little to minimal rainfall today, so this will allow them to recede well below flood stage. However, we are expecting more rain and thunderstorms tonight, which will cause these waterways to swell and possibly return to flood stage. General timing of additional rainfall is predicted to be between midnight and noon on Saturday.
Current predicted river conditions:
- Peach Creek near Splendora – is currently in action stage and will crest at 10:00 AM
- East Fork of the San Jacinto near New Caney – is currently in action stage and will crest today at 10:00PM tonight in minor flood stage
- West Fork of the San Jacinto near Humble – is currently in minor flood and will stay here until it crests at 10:00AM
- Lake Creek above The Woodlands – is currently in action stage and will remain in this stage until it crests at 10:00 AM on Sunday May 12, 2019 and it should begin to slowly recede.
Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to monitor weather conditions through the expiration of this weather incident.
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