Mayor Toby Powell - Hurricane Laura Update August 26, 2pm
As Hurricane Laura continues to strengthen, myself, City Council and City Staff are keeping a very close eye on the situation. Montgomery County is currently under a tropical Storm Warning and the National Hurricane Center's latest track for Hurricane Laura has it making landfall, possibly as a Category 4 hurricane, sometime late Wednesday into early Thursday. We are continuing to prepare for whatever may come. All of our departments are coordinating with one another to ensure we are prepared for the coming days.
It is very important that you take all necessary precautions prior to the storm's arrival. We are expecting intense winds that can cause severe damage so please secure outdoor items such as trash cans and patio furniture and bring your pets inside before 5pm this evening. With the potential for heavy rains and rising water levels, we may experience flooding. Please take steps to prepare your homes and families. Make sure you have adequate food, water, and any medications you may need as well as flashlights and other emergency supplies. Visit www.CityofConroe.org to download a copy of the Hurricane preparedness Guide. You can cope with any disaster strikes.
The City of Conroe would like to offer the following safety tip:
- Turn Around Don't Drown. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.
The City of Conroewill be keeping a close watch on the situation and will send updates as developments occur.
While we are out of the worst part of the hurricane let's keep those who will be most impacted in our thoughts and prayers. God bless the citizens of Conroe and our wonderful community.