WORSENING CONDITIONS DUE TO TROPICAL STORM HARVEY
For Immediate Release – August 27, 2017
Watches and warnings remain in effect for Montgomery County:
- Flash Flood Watch until August 30, 07:00pm
- Flash Flood Warning until August 27, 07:30pm
Area flooding conditions continue to worsen as Tropical Storm Harvey stalls over and brings moisture from the Gulf over our area. Most of Montgomery County has seen more than 7 inches of rainfall over the last 24 hours. We can expect to see an additional 15-25 inches from Sunday to Friday.
Current river forecast:
- The West Fork of the San Jacinto near Conroe is currently in minor flood stage at 112.84 ft. and is forecast to crest Monday afternoon in major flood stage at 120.2 ft.
- The East Fork of the San Jacinto near New Caney is currently in moderate flood stage at 63.94 ft. and is forecast to crest tonight in moderate flood stage at 67.2 ft.
- Spring Creek near Spring is currently in moderate flood stage at 96.01 ft. and is forecast to crest late tomorrow tonight in major flood stage at 110.4 ft.
- Spring Creek at Tomball is in minor flood stage at 161.67 ft. and is forecast to crest tonight in major flood stage at 165.5 ft.
- Peach Creek near Splendora is currently in major flood stage at 19.58 ft. and is forecast to crest tomorrow morning in major flood stage at 21.9 ft.
- Caney Creek near Splendora is currently at 17.58 feet and is forecast to crest tomorrow morning in major flood stage at 22.8ft.
- The West Fork of the San Jacinto near Porter is currently at 75.45 feet and is forecast to crest Tuesday morning in minor flood stage at 87ft.
If you are displaced by the flooding waters, there are three shelter locations open:
St. Simon and Jude
26777 Glen Loch Road
Spring, TX 77381
Wildwood United Methodist Church
8911 FM 1488
Magnolia, TX 77354
Bull Sallas Park
21679 McCleskey Road
New Caney, TX 77357
School Closures for Monday August 28 and Tuesday August 29:
- Conroe ISD
- Montgomery ISD
- New Caney ISD
- Splendora ISD
- Magnolia ISD
- Willis ISD
For help and information on preparing for disasters, download our new preparedness app ReadyMCTX to your mobile device. Now is the time to make sure preparations are in order and check your emergency kits.
To receive emergency alerts to your phone or email from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, register at https://www.smart911.com/. 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.