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Special Edition: Talk of the Township
August 27, 2017; 12 p.m.

Special Edition: Talk of the Township
August 27, 2017; 12 p.m.

Tropical Storm Harvey Update

From The Woodlands Fire Department in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management

The Woodlands Fire Department and Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) urge all residents to remain indoors and off of the roadways. Major shopping areas are closed. Please see Montgomery County's Water Over Roads current list:

If your life is in danger, call 911.  Please refrain from contacting emergency services unless you are experiencing an emergency.

WFD reminds all residents to stay out of rising waters due to unpredictable currents and unforeseen dangers.  

If you have to get out for some reason, remember to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” if you encounter high water.

CISD is closed Monday and Tuesday.

 All Township facilities will be closed on Monday, but personnel will still be working in the field including Township fire department, parks and communications personnel.

Tropical Storm Harvey is currently tracking to the south.  It is forecast to reach the coast followed by a turn to N/NE by Tuesday, August 29, 2017, tracking towards the Houston Metro area. 

Montgomery County will remain on the wet side of the storm bringing additional rainfall to the area. Predictions indicate Harvey will be downgraded to a Tropical Depression.

The Woodlands Fire Department and Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) continue to monitor the storm forecast. Depending on the information provided, the OEM is prepared to open shelters in Montgomery County if needed.

Spring Creek remains within its banks at Kuykendahl.  Spring Creek at I-45 has risen out of its banks.

Sunday (7a-7p) rainfall predictions are between are between 4-6 inches.  An additional 2 to 3 inches of rain is forecast from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow.  Amounts are dependent on the intensity and duration of rain bands from the storm.  Areas to west and south of The Woodlands have experienced higher levels of rainfall over night.

The Woodlands area has received an approximate total of 14.5 inches of rain since the event’s onset.  

Minor power outages are being reported.  Centerpoint and Entergy are working diligently to make necessary repairs.

Lake Conroe is currently performing controlled releases from the lake into the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.

The Woodlands Fire Department has not experienced any significant incidents at this time.  All available resources are in position to respond if needed.  WFD will appropriately staff the Emergency Operations Center throughout the storm, continually monitor the situation, and provide periodic updates as needed.

Trolley service has been suspended for today.

The next scheduled update will occur in approximately 2 to 3 hours.

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