THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE
OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 19, 2019 – 3:30 AM
Remnants of Imelda in Montgomery County
Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Montgomery County is under an extreme flash flood warning until 4:15 am focusing mainly in the Southeast area of the county, and is under a flash flood watch until 7 pm this evening. The rest of Montgomery County will expect to see heavy rain and flash flooding conditions beginning at 6 am. The HCFCD gage at Peach Creek and New Caney has recorded 3.36 inches in the last hour with 2.08 of those inches being in the last 30 minutes. The East Fork of the San Jacinto River is above the flood stage and starting to rise faster. Moderate flooding is expected on the East Fork by later this morning.
We have seen intense rainfall of 13 inches in East Montgomery County. An axis of strong low level convergence extends WNW from Winne to Conroe. This has caused new storms to develop over NE Harris and Southeast and Central Montgomery Counties. HRRR continues to show back building of activity to the east towards the WNW over the next several hours and heavy rainfall developing across portions of Harris and Montgomery Counties.
Significant rainfall amounts for Montgomery County will happen throughout this morning with the potential hourly rates of 3-5 inches. This is a very dangerous and potentially life threatening developing flash flood situation.
The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to monitor the upcoming weather conditions, and provide updates as conditions change.