The National Weather Service continues to monitor Tropical Storm Ida as the system prepares to make landfall in Louisiana Sunday night into Monday morning as a potential Major Hurricane (Cat 3+). Tropical storm force winds are expected to reach the Louisiana coast Sunday morning and could potentially reach the Southeast Texas coast Sunday evening. At this time, threat to Texas remains relatively low. Some portions of Southeast Texas could see 1 to 3 inches of rainfall. While Texas and Montgomery County seems to be in the clear for Tropical Storm Ida, now is a good time to get prepared and ready as we enter into September and the busiest portion of Hurricane Season.
Montgomery County agencies and resources are monitoring the situation and are prepared to take action as needed. The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to monitor these storms. This will be the last update from the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management regarding Tropical Storm Ida unless conditions change.
Now is the time to ensure you are prepared for potential storm impact as we enter our busiest portion of Hurricane Season.
- MAKE A PLAN – Communicate with your household and know how you and your family will prepare and respond in the event of a hurricane
- BUILD A KIT – Gather the appropriate supplies needed such as food, water and first aid supplies
- STAY INFORMED – Tune in to local channels and news outlets for the most up-to-date storm information pertaining to Montgomery County
Register for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry at https://tdem.texas.gov/stear/ or by dialing 2-1-1 from your phone. STEAR can help assist those who may need additional help in the event of a disaster.
- Register for AlertMCTX, the county’s official emergency alert system, to receive real-time weather alerts and post-storm recovery information
- For information on current road conditions in Montgomery County please visit MCTXLive
- For information regarding Lake Conroe storm releases from the San Jacinto River Authority click HERE
- Download the ReadyMCTX app
- Recovery information is available at www.mctx.org/recover