THE WOODLANDS, TX (September 19, 2019) - Montgomery County is under an extreme flash flood warning and is under a flash flood watch until 7 p.m. this evening. The Woodlands Township is closely monitoring the situation.
As of 6 a.m. this morning, Montgomery County has seen intense rainfall of 13 inches, mostly in east Montgomery County. An axis of strong low level convergence extends WNW from Winnie to Conroe. This has caused new storms to develop over NE Harris and Southeast and Central Montgomery Counties.
"The Woodlands Township through our Fire Department is closely monitoring the situation," said Township Chairman Gordy Bunch. "We will be issuing updates throughout the day."
Significant rainfall amounts for Montgomery County will happen throughout this morning with the potential hourly rates of 3-5 inches. "This is a very dangerous and potentially life threatening developing flash flood situation," Chairman Bunch said. "We encourage our residents to plan accordingly."
Information on this news release is from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Montgomery County and The Woodlands Fire Department.
The Woodlands Township encourages you to keep up with the weather through local television stations or your favorite weather app, and stay safe! The Township will share relevant partner agency notifications as we receive them through the link below.
Waste Management reports they are unable to access The Woodlands from Conroe due to flooding. All waste services will be pushed one day. Thursday service will occur on Friday. Friday service will occur on Saturday.
Creek Levels as of 9:30 a.m. According to information from The Woodlands Fire Department, creek levels are noted below. "We're closely monitoring all the flood gauges in areas that impact The Woodlands," Chairman Bunch said.
- Spring Creek @ Kuykendahl, Currently - 111.73’, Flooding possible - 124.9’
- Bear Branch Res @ Kuykendahl, Currently - 149.68', Flooding Possible - 153.26’
- San Jacinto River @ SH 242, Currently – 85.41’, Flooding Possible – 96’
- Spring Creek @ I-45, Currently – 77’, Flooding Possible – 88.2’
- Alden Branch @ Alden Bridge, Currently – 167.99’, Flooding Possible – 169.31’
Trolley Service is cancelled for today. Transit notifications can be viewed at this link: http://thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/975/RoadLane-Closures