UPDATE ON TROPICAL DISTURBANCE THREATENING THE GULF COAST
For Immediate Release- September 11, 2018
Over the past two days Montgomery County received less than 2 inches of rain. We can continue to expect rain through the week and into the weekend. The forecast calls for an additional 1 inch of rain for us through Wednesday.
The chances of the tropical disturbance in the eastern Caribbean to develop into a tropical depression or storm has increased to 50% over the next 48 hours. At this time the track and intensity is still very uncertain, but it is believed that it will reach the lower to mid Texas coast around Friday. The early estimated rainfall amounts related to the tropical system are less than 2 inches for Montgomery County. Be that as it may, things can change rapidly, we will continue monitoring and update as necessary.
Now is the time to prepare and finalize all hurricane preparedness kits and plans. Continue to closely monitor the weather forecast as we move through the next few days.
For help and information on preparing for disasters, download our preparedness app ReadyMCTX to your mobile device. 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, or twitter, NOAA Weather Radio, KStar 99.7FM.