Potential Development and Landfall of Tropical Storm Barry – 7.10.19

The National Weather Service is predicting the storm system to develop into a tropical storm and possibly a hurricane by the time it makes landfall. As of now the projected landfall path is the Louisiana coast, but there is still a bit of uncertainty to this model. If it stays along the projected path we can expect between .25 and 1.5 inches of rain. The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue monitoring and updating on the development.

During hurricane season preparation is key. If this path changes our preparation lead time will diminish. Now is the time to prepare for the next hurricane. Be sure to have family plan, non-perishable food for up to 10 days, water for family and pets (1 gallon a day per person including pets), have a plan for your large and small animals. Keep your vehicle’s gas tank filled to at least half a tank. If you plan on using a generator, be sure to test it and that you have fuel to run it.


For help and information on preparing for disasters, download our new preparedness app ReadyMCTX to your mobile device. Now is the time to prepare. You can also go to our website www.mctxoem.org for preparedness checklists, family planning and other information.


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, Twitter, or Instagram, NOAA Weather Radio, K-Star 99.7FM.