Government, school closures planned as catastrophic flooding continues in southeast Texas

Government, school closures planned as catastrophic flooding continues in southeast Texas

Image: Rainfall in the vicinity of Montgomery County, Texas, at 6:49 p.m., CST, Sunday, August 27, 2017. (Source: National Weather Service.)

Montgomery County, August 27 – Tropical Storm Harvey continues to drop heavy rain on southeast Texas, particularly the Greater Houston area. In Montgomery County, the east and south parts of this community have received high rainfalls and face threats of flooding from Caney Creek, Spring Creek, and tributaries of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch in effect all over Montgomery County through Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

The National Hurricane Center has issued the following advisory:

“UNPRECEDENTED FLOODING CONTINUES OVER SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS… …DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL IN THE AFFECTED AREAS IF YOU ARE IN A SAFE PLACE AND DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED ROADWAYS…”

The following school closures are definite for the coming week, although the School Districts may have additional days:

Conroe ISD – closed Monday and Tuesday

Magnolia ISD – closed Monday and Tuesday

Montgomery ISD – closed Monday and Tuesday

New Caney ISD – closed all week

Splendora ISD – closed all week

Willis ISD – closed Monday and Tuesday.

Additionally, Montgomery County government offices are closed on Monday. Only essential and emergency services will remain open.

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