THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE
OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 19, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Status of Imelda in Montgomery County
Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Overnight last night, Montgomery County received upwards of 29 inches of rain in less than 24 hours in East County. The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management activated the EOC to a Level 1. All East county rivers and creeks are cresting this evening at major flood stage, but will begin declining as the night progresses. Our first responders have conducted over 500 water rescues and currently have 3 shelters open. State high-water assets have been called in and are assisting our local first responders.
We have seen a gradual clearing of showers and thunderstorms as the afternoon has progressed, and look to have a much calmer overnight period. This break will give our impacted residents and rescue crews a much needed break from driving rain overnight. We will continue to staff and monitor overnight and will continue to respond and support all of our first responders, shelters, cities, and partners.
We have been notified of the following school closures for tomorrow: Conroe, Willis, New Caney and Splendora ISDs
The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to monitor the upcoming weather conditions, and provide updates as conditions change.