Tropical Storm Harvey Update
From The Woodlands Fire Department in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management
Harvey continues to be a Tropical Storm and with virtually no movement from its present location.
The current forecast has the storm tracking to the south followed by a turn to N/NE by Monday, August 28, 2017, passing west of Montgomery County.
Montgomery County will remain on the “dirty” 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 on Saturday night if needed.
Spring Creek levels at I-45 have been updated to rise overnight. The amount of rise is dependent on the intensity and duration of additional rainfall.
Overnight rainfall predictions are between 4”-12”. Amounts are dependent on the intensity and duration of rain bands from the storm.
The Woodlands area has received approximately 6.2 inches of rain since the event’s onset. Lake Woodlands and Bear Branch Reservoir are releasing water over their respective spillways as expected for the accumulated rainfall. Spring Creek may crest as early as Sunday morning.
Lake Conroe is currently at normal pool. As of 1800, no releases from Lake Conroe have occurred.
The Woodlands Fire Department has not experienced any significant incidents or water rescues at this time. All available resources are in position to respond if needed. The Woodlands Fire Department will appropriately staff the Emergency Operations Center throughout the storm, continually monitor the situation, and provide periodic updates as needed.
The Woodlands Fire Department reminds all residents to stay out of rising waters due to unpredictable currents and unforeseen dangers.
The next scheduled update will occur at approximately 8 a.m. CST.