Talk of the Township eNewsletter

Special Edition: Talk of the Township
August 27, 2017; 8 p.m.

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

Update as of 2000 (8 pm) CST, Sunday, August 27, 2017
Urgent: From Montgomery County OEM
If you border Spring Creek, you may be susceptible to flooding. “Spring Creek is expected to crest within the next 24 hours. If you can leave, do so now.”  Montgomery County has established shelters at the following locations:
  • St Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 26777 Glen Loch Drive, The Woodlands, TX
  • Magnolia High School, 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia, Texas
  • Shelters are accepting pets with owner supervision
Go to for additional alerts and advisories including road closures.

The Woodlands Fire Department and Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) urges all residents to remain indoors and off of the roadways.  Major shopping areas are closed.

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.

Conroe ISD, Magnolia ISD closed Monday and Tuesday.  Tomball ISD will be closed all week.

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.

The Woodlands Fire Department and Montgomery County Office and Emergency Management (OEM) continues to monitor the storm forecast.

Spring Creek is out of its banks at Kuykendahl and IH-45. Spring Creek is predicted to crest within the next 24 hours. Updated forecasts suggest and addition 5 to 10 inches of rain from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow. Amounts are dependent on the intensity and duration of rain bands from the storm.
The Woodlands area has received an approximate total of 19.8 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.

All available fire department resources are in position to respond when needed.  The Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor the situation, and provide updates when necessary.

From The Woodlands Fire Department
Sent at 1700 (5 pm) CST, Sunday, August 27, 2017

Additional information regarding Montgomery County OEM’s latest message.  Spring Creek levels are currently projected to crest 4 feet higher than the 2016 Memorial Day Floods.  If you were affected by flood waters during the 2016 floods and reside near Spring Creek, you are urged to leave if you can safely do so.  Residents who live in Grogan’s Point, Timarron (including residences south of Spring Creek and west of Kuykendahl), Tallowberry, Carlton Woods Creekside, residences near Spring Creek on the south side of Flintridge, and Gatewood Reserve may experience flooding conditions.
Additional neighborhoods or streets include, but not limited to, are:
Carlton Woods Creekside
Cascade Canyon
Creek Ridge
Gatewood Reserve
Grogan’s Point
Heritage Hill
Heron’s Flight
Horizon Ridge
Hunters Crossing
Legacy Point
Lenox Hill
Pondera Point
Shawnee Ridge
River Bank
Stellar Point
Trace Creek
Timarron Lakes
Residents of Grogan’s Point, evacuation points have been established at Sawdust Road Baptist Church at 3100 Sawdust Rd.  From there, residents will be transported across Sawdust Road where buses will be waiting to transfer to local shelter. Residents wishing to be picked by any other means can depart from this location.

The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management has established a shelter at the following location:
St. Simon and Jude
26777 Glen Loch Road
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Magnolia High School

DRINKING WATER SAFE in The Woodlands, despite rumors
Sent of 1700 (5 pm) CST, Sunday, August 27, 2017

Despite numerous rumors throughout social media, the two major municipal water districts serving residents in The Woodlands report water is safe to drink.

The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency (WJPA) reports early Sunday evening that rumors regarding drinking water being shut down is totally untrue. At this time Sunday afternoon, drinking water for residents of The Woodlands is totally safe. Here is contact information: 855-H2o-SAVE (855-426-7283)

For residents in Harris-Montgomery Counties MUD 386, drinking water remains SAFE, according to municipal utility district officials. All drinking water plants are operational at this time. The wastewater system is operational, but is being overfilled with stormwater. This is resulting in wastewater mixed with stormwater that may escape the system. Please try to stay out of flood water, if possible. This does not impact drinking water, which remains SAFE. To report MAJOR water or wastewater emergencies, please contact Municipal District services at 281-290-6503.

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