It’s that time of year in Southeast Texas when temperatures close in on three digits, the humidity in the air feels thick, and it is time to get prepared for hurricane season. This is also the time when our local meteorologists start to throw around the phrase “be weather aware.” It is very important to pay attention to the forecast, become familiar with your location in the watershed, and know where to get quick but accurate information.
SJRA has designed graphics to help our followers on social media easily identify notifications regarding certain events, from water line repairs to weather awareness alerts. Please be on the lookout for these graphics when scrolling through social media, and follow SJRA on Facebook @SanJacintoRiverAuthority, on Twitter @SJRA1937, and on Instagram @SanJacintoRiverAuthoritySJRA for more detailed information on the particular incident.
Know Your Watershed https://www.knowyourwatershed.com is an interactive web-based campaign, designed to help identify your exact location in your watershed, understand the San Jacinto River basin, and recognize how water drains throughout the surrounding area.
The Harris County Flood Control District’s Flood Warning System (FWS) https://www.harriscountyfws.org measures rainfall amounts and monitors water levels in bayous and major streams on a real-time* basis throughout Harris and Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s AlertMCTX https://www.mc911.org is the county’s official emergency alert system that provides real-time weather alerts and post-storm recovery information.
Harris County’s ReadyHarris https://www.readyharris.org/ provides access to information on how to prepare for all types of disasters, highlights access to real-time alerts regarding ongoing emergencies, and connects you with tools available to help you plan, recover, and stay safe.
For the most up to date, real-time severe weather information, make sure to follow the National Weather Service’s https://www.weather.gov/hgx/ social media platforms:
- Like on Facebook @NWSHouston
- Follow on Twitter @NWSHouston
Water Craft Tips and Boating Safety on Lake Conroe from Montgomery County Constable Pct. 1 Lake Marine Division
Preparation tips for possible hurricane impacts at Lake Conroe:
- Photograph your vessel, contents, and docks for insurance purposes.
- Tie down your vessel properly and ensure it will allow for the possibility of rising water.
- Secure all lawn furniture away from the water and store it properly so that it doesn’t become a water hazard.
- If you can remove your boat from the water please do so.
- Ensure your plug is in tightly and that your bilge pump is in operating order.
- Remove any expensive items from your boat, such as important documents and electronics.
- Make sure you have all the safety supplies for your home to last at least 5 days.
- Service your generator
- Make sure you have plenty of fuel.
With the above information, you will be equipped with the knowledge that could prepare you for the next weather event. Be Weather Aware. #TXWX #WeatherAware #HouWX #2021HurricaneSeason