Residents in in the Harris-Montgomery Counties MUD 386 may have recently received a front-door notice titled, “COMMUNITY WATER TEST.” The notice is in a clear bag and includes a small bottle for testing tap water. Please be informed that this notice is not affiliated with your Municipal Utility District. Water in the District is not tested this way locally. If you have questions or concerns about your water quality, please contact your water operator, Municipal District Services, LLC, at (281) 290-6507.
Harris-Montgomery Counties MUD 386 is actively monitoring tropical activity in the Gulf of Mexico that is forecasted to impact the Houston area throughout today, Wednesday, June 5th and tomorrow, June 6th. Currently 4-6 inches of rainfall is forecasted through Thursday, June 6th.
Why is there a Flash Flood Watch tonight through Thursday morning?
The US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas issued the watch due to potential high rainfall RATES over the next couple days. We’re not expecting a high TOTAL amount of rainfall, but it’s hard to predict right now what areas will see rates as high as 2-3 inches per hour.
What does this mean for you?
It sounds basic, but if it seems like it’s raining hard, it probably is. If you’re driving and get caught in the heavy rainfall, exercise extreme caution. If you’re driving when the rain moves in, get off the road and to a safe, high, place since flash flooding can occur on streets and low areas.
How can you prepare?
First: Today and tonight before it gets dark you can clear drains, ditches, gutters, and curbs of debris that can wash into drains and cause street flooding. Stay hydrated and be mosquito smart! If you have a yard crew coming today, tell them not to blow your yard waste into the road.
Second: Secure anything in your yard that could wash away if it rains hard on your property.
Third: Check the weather before you go, since the rain is hard to predict and can quickly cause flooding. Plan around the storms if you can since flooded roads can stall your car leading to permanent or expensive damage to your vehicle.
Rivers and Flooding
Right now our rivers are high but well within their banks. Unless the situation changes dramatically, we are not expecting any river impacts at this time. If rain falls at a rate of 3 inches per hour or more, isolated areas may see some flash flooding.
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It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Learn how during Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11, 2019). Hurricanes.gov/Prepare
Sunday, May 5- Determine Your Risk
Monday, May 6- Develop an Evacuation Plan
Tuesday, May 7- Assemble Disaster Supplies
Wednesday, May 8- Get an Insurance Checkup
Thursday, May 9- Strengthen Your Home
Friday, May 10- Help Your Neighbor
Saturday, May 11- Complete a Written Plan
The annual series continues. This year, local authorities will share their insight on our area’s water bodies, their environmental benefits and their role in supplying the Township with drinking water. For more details and to register please visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/environment or call 281-210-3800.
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 8am to noon
Location: The Woodlands Emergency Training Center
This weekend is the 2019 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday in the State of Texas. You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and ending at midnight on Monday, April 29. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. Please visit the Texas Comptroller’s Website for more information, including a list of qualifying and excluded supplies. Hurricane Season is just around the corner. Don’t wait until the next storm is in the Gulf before preparing yourself and your family.
The District will be participating in the two upcoming Neighborhood Watch Coordinator events, hosted by The Woodlands Township, on April 2nd, from 10 am until noon, and April 25th, from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.
The events will be held at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands, TX, 77381.