Press Release- Severe Weather 03/10/16-9:00am
Montgomery County Officials and the Office of Emergency Management continue to monitor current and forecast weather conditions.
The amount of rainfall recorded for Montgomery County since the onset of the serve weather, is now between 4.57” – 7.09”. The heaviest area of rainfall recorded being in the Danville area near Willis at 7.09” and the lowest level recorded in Flamingo Lake area near Montgomery at 4.57”. Other rainfall recordings Caney Creek 4.61”, The Woodlands 5.67”, Lake Conroe 6.07”.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Montgomery County until 07:08 PM
Currently the heaviest rain bands are moving out of the area. We will continue to have scattered showers throughout the day. The rain forecast shows us receiving another .5” overall, with some areas seeing larger amounts.
The National Weather Service River Forecast Center forecasts Peach Creek near Splendora to rise above flood stage by this morning and continue to rise to near 16.9 feet by midnight tomorrow. The Flood Warning continues for Peach Creek near Splendora until Saturday morning or until the warning is cancelled.
Caney Creek near Splendora is forecast to crest at minor flooding level 18.8 feet, at 9pm on Thursday, March 10.
Road conditions continue to change due to rain and runoff. Listed are a few roads that are impassable as of this morning. Rabon Chapel/FM2854, Rogers Rd south of Mt. Zion Rd, Calvary Rd just west of Snoe Rd, N Mount Mariah & N FM 1486, Johnson Rd & N FM 1486, Walnut Creek Bridge @ Silver Spur St.
Persons are urged to stay away from the river until water levels recede. Motorists should avoid any water covered roads and find an alternate route. Livestock and equipment should remain out of the flood plain for the next few days. Please be cautious when driving at night. Your car can be swept off the road in as little as 1 foot of water. Do not go around barricades or road closures. Turn Around Don’t Drown.
Updates on conditions in Montgomery County can be found on the Emergency Management website www.mctxoem.org.
AlertHouston | Flood Warning issued for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River in Kingwood
Flood Warning issued for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River in Kingwood
DATE: March 10, 2016 7:40:34 AM CST
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River beginning Thursday, March 10th. Due to ongoing rainfall, and already saturated ground , the river is expected to rise above flood stage this afternoon and remain high into the weekend.
The following subdivisions should anticipate high waters: Northshore, Rivercrest, Forest Cove, and Belleau Woods.
While levels aren't expected to impact homes or businesses directly, rising water may result in street flooding and disrupt access to and from neighborhood homes and businesses. Residents in the affected neighborhoods should take precautions to avoid driving or walking through high water.
What to Do
Residents in the area should avoid the river. Do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways.
Residents should also monitor river conditions with the Harris County Flood Warning System and listen for official information on local media.
If you have flooding in your street, home or business, or have debris on City roadways, please report it by calling 311 or by visiting houston311.org.
Residents are urged to pay attention to local media and visit houstontx.gov/emergency for updated information.
For updates on this situation, visit the City of Houston Emergency Information Site at http://www.houstonemergency.org/.
Initial Report: Severe Weather Potential (MON-1230)
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is currently tracking a series of storms bringing the potential for tornadoes, high winds, and heavy rainfall.
The primary threats from this system will be tornadoes and street flooding.
Forecasts are still uncertain as to both timing and location. The severe weather elements are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon with the heaviest rainfall occurring overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Current estimates are 3-4 inches of widespread rainfall with isolated areas receiving 6-8 inches.
Partners are encouraged to closely monitor weather media as multiple watches and warnings will likely be issued over the next several days.
Go to the National Weather Service website for additional forecast information.
The Harris County Flood Control District is moving its Flood Monitoring team to Stand By.
The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) is pre-deploying traffic control equipment and checking scuppers and drains for blockage. HCTRA is currently maintaining Level 4 – Normal Operations.
HCOHSEM has made preliminary plans to activate the Emergency Operations Center with selected partners at 1500 Tuesday. Currently, we remain at Level 4 - Normal Readiness. Partners should contact HCOHSEM via the On-Call system.
East Montgomery County Firefighters Annual Chilli Dinner
Date: February 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM CST
Location: Fire Station 155, 14088 US 59, Splendora, 77372
Fees/Admission: $5 ALL YOU CAN EAT, Children under 7 FREE
HAAM Food Fair
Humble Rotary Festival Fish Fry & Car Show
Please mark the date of our next CRTF Meeting, Friday, March 11, 2016, 1:00 p.m. at Kingwood Homewood Suites – 23320 Hwy. 59 North Feeder.
I am taking this opportunity to invite Humble Area CERT members to attend. CRTF (Community Response Task Force) is FREE. Our membership consists of emergency services, residences, fire & police. Go to our website for more information on CRTF group at www.crtf.org.
Our speaker for this meeting is: Frank Ciaccio from Bush Intercontinental Airport. He will be speaking on how emergency management and community are tied to a response before, during and after a disaster! There will also be two other gentlemen, from IAH, attending to help answer questions.
Hope to see everyone there!
CRTF Board of Directors:
Carole Chambers David Cramer
President Kingwood Medical Center
Leroy Harrison Philippe Cras
Vice President Homewood Suite owner
Chris Green Susan Cotton
Secretary-Treasurer LoneStar College - Kingwood
Active Shooter Lunch & Learn
We only have 50 spots left...Register Today!!!
This is a different world we are living in. Would You Know What To Do???
Join us for an information Lunch & Learn and hear from Chief Paul Willingham, Captain Daniel Hatfield and Sergeant Albert Lynch of the Lone Star College Police System as well as Rowdy Hayden Constable Pct. 4 on the Do's & Don'ts of an Active Shooter Situation.
Active Hooter Information Panel
22098 Loop 494
New Caney, TX 77357
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Only 70 Spots Left, Register Online
http://business.gemcchamber.com/events/details/active-shooter-lunch-learn-8665 or call the Chamber (281)354-0051.
Presented by: The Business Education Committee of the Greater East Mongtomery County Chamber
Free attendance and lunch for 100 Guests Only
Spend One Night in a Box So Homeless Families Won't Have To
Join us Saturday, March 5th for all night fun with friends on the field at Turner Stadium and directly empower a family struggling with homelessness.
Middle School and High School Students
- $25 Registration includes event t-shirt and soup kitchen
- Register at http://www.fplh.org/events-2016-cardboardcity.html
- Event begins at 3:00 p.m. March 5th, ends at 7:00 a.m. March 6th
- Live concert on the field
- Personal tesimonials
- Speak with local media
- Soup kitchen
- Breakfast Sunday morning
All event proceeds benefit homeless families through Family Promise of Lake Houston and Humble Area Assistance Ministries.
Humble Police Department's Citizens Police Academy
Taking a few more applications for the upcoming, Humble Police Department Citizens Police Academy. I have attached the form, fill it out, return it to Officer Peters or at the Humble Police Dispatch. (form saved as PDF and as a word document)
Learn more about:
- Judicial System
- Crime Scenes
- Ride-along and much more!
This is an informative twelve week class designed to inform the community about the philosophy and operations of the Humble Police Department.
- Applications are now being accepted for the next class that will begin February 18, 2016.
You do not need to be a resident of the City of Humble to take the training.
Registration will close soon, if you are interested submit your information today!
This is a great class and I highly recommend it to everyone.