Tropical Storm Harvey Update
From The Woodlands Fire Department in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management
Harvey has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm moving NW at 2mph.
The current forecast has the storm tracking to the 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 are currently forecasted to be below the levels that were experienced on the Tax Day and Memorial Day floods.
The Woodlands area has received approximately 5.8 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 is expected to crest late Monday or early Tuesday morning.
Lake Conroe is currently one-half foot under pool. Hydrologists will determine whether it is necessary to release water from the lake later this afternoon or early this evening.
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 has received reports of juveniles playing in high water areas on rafts in Alden Bridge. 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 6 p.m. CST.