Montgomery County Urges Residents to Get Prepared


People in The Woodlands, Tomball and all points countywide are being urged by the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to make preparations now -- and stay informed all weekend -- as Harvey eyes the Texas coast.

Tropical Depression Harvey is expected to make landfall as a tropical storm, potentially a category 1 hurricane, Friday along the Texas Coast. The forecast is that it will make landfall, slow down and then move slowly east or northeast across the area on Monday. Current predictions for rainfall amounts for Montgomery County  vary from 6 inches to 15 inches.

Montgomery County could experience tropical-storm forced winds as early as Friday. “Make sure you bring your pets indoors, tie down any lawn furniture or ornaments that could become hazardous,” the MCOHSEM said Wednesday. “The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, elected officials and our partners will continue to monitor the conditions of Harvey and update when necessary.”

To receive emergency alerts to your phone or email from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, register at https://www.smart911.com/. When creating your profile, 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, NOAA weather radio … or your favorite news source for vital weather related information,” according to a statement from Cynthia Jamieson, homeland security planner for the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.


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