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Hurricane Harvey

School Closed and Hurricane Harvey now a Category 2

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Harvey will make landfall, Friday night, west of Matagorda Bay, once inland it will weaken considerably, and stall. There are two possible tracks it could take after stalling it will either move east/northeast or move back into the Gulf, either scenario will inundate the area with rain and flooding is anticipated.

As of 6 a.m. on Friday, August 25 Hurricane Harvey is a category 2 hurricane. Below is the latest Satellite and Radar Imagery show some possible intensification based on the convection surrounding the center of Harvey.

Data by US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas

  The National Hurricane Center has predicted that it can become a category 3 hurricane by landfall.

Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Montgomery County.

Montgomery County rainfall predictions between Friday and Tuesday are between 15 and 25 inches. The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, elected officials and first responders continue to prepare for potential flooding in Montgomery County. Extremely high rainfall amounts could lead to a catastrophic flood event.

If you live in a flood prone area make plans to stay with friends and/or family or make other preparations as necessary. When you stay in an area that is prone to flooding, you not only put yourself and your family in danger, you put emergency responders in danger as well.

Some of the School Districts have decided to close or alter their schedules for Friday. They are listed below, please follow up with them or monitor their websites for further information.
Montgomery Independent School District will be releasing early Friday, August 25, 2017
Secondary (6th-12th grades): 11:30am Elementary (PreK-5th grades): 1:00pm

Schools closed tomorrow Friday, August 25, 2017:
Conroe Independent School District
Willis Independent School District
Splendora Independent School District

View full list of School Closures here.

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.

Hurricane Warning in effect from Port Mansfield to Sargent

Tropical Storm Warning in effect from Matagorda to High Island

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 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, NOAA Weather Radio, KStar 99.7FM or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.

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Sources:
US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas
Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
National Hurricane Center

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1 Comment

  1. Leela Thomas

    August 25, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    My son stays in Woodlands and I his 70 year-old mother stays in Kerala.Having visited Woodlands I am very happy to read your news

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