May 23-27, 2016 is Flood Awareness Week in Texas.
Governor Abbott has signed a Proclamation which declares the week of May 23 – 27, 2016 as ‘Flood Awareness Week in Texas’.
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Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. People underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.
The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of all emergency management and Homeland Security related activities for Montgomery County. The Mission of the OEM is to lessen the loss of life and reduce injuries and property damage during natural or man-made incidents through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in accordance with the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Plan. OEM also coordinates the activities for the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC, when activated is a central location where representatives of local government and private sector agencies convene during disaster situations to make decisions, set priorities and coordinate resources for response and recovery.
Office of Emergency Management
- FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 5:00AM SATURDAY May 28, 2016
- Press Release Red Cross Shelter open
- High water on Roads: 5/27/16 3:20pm
- FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH FRIDAY 5/27/16 10:00PM
- River Forecasts
- Heavy rainfall moving across SE TX
- Montgomery County Live Weather Map
- Press release Severe Weather and Flash Flooding
- Schools closing due to weather
- Press Release - FEMA Registration Deadline