MONTGOMERY COUNTY- The National Weather Service continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicholas as the storm tracks north/northwest in the Gulf of Mexico. The exact track of Tropical Storm Nicholas remains uncertain but an anticipated landfall is expected near Matagorda Bay; an eastern track would mean more time over water which would allow the storm to strengthen while a westward track would mean greater rainfall potential further inland with weaker winds and less storm surge. The current lack of storm organization has made track forecast difficult. Tropical storm-force winds will arrive in Galveston Bay around Monday evening. Tropical Storm watches and warnings are in effect for coastal areas.
Montgomery County can expect to see on average 4-6 inches of rain with some portions of the county seeing as much as 10-15 inches. Detailed amounts of rainfall will depend on the exact track and speed of the storm.
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, and will send updates as we receive them.
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 visit sjra.net
- Download the ReadyMCTX app
- Recovery information is available at www.mctx.org/recover