Severe Weather Awareness

We are Currently in Hurricane Season (June 1st - November 30th)

Welcome to our Severe Weather Information and Preparedness page. When we encounter a severe weather event, we'll post critical information and updates in real-time on this page to keep you informed with up-to-the-minute details. You can also sign up for our e-Notification Alert system, which ensures you're getting notified with the same critical information in e-mail and text messages on your devices as we receive it in the Emergency Operations Center.

Severe Weather Events can include:
  • Hurricanes
  • Damaging winds
  • Tornadoes
  • Large hail
  • Flooding and flash flooding
Winter storms are associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow, and strong winds.

What is Hurricane Season?
Hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico, which runs from June 1 to November 30, is when meteorologic and oceanographic conditions are particularly conducive to hurricane development anywhere in the Gulf.

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Hurricane Beryl Recovery Information

Mayor Coon, City Council Members, and our City Officials are committed to providing citizens with the relevant, necessary information to help keep them aware of what's going on in the community during the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl.

⚡️ENTERGY POWER as of 11:00 am Wednesday, Jul 10.
Entergy Texas to complete restoration for 50% of impacted customers by end of day, with restoration of 75% of impacted customers by end of day Friday.
Recently reported conditions in Conroe: In the Conroe Network, approximately 51,000 customers are without power. Downed trees and vegetation present specific challenges to restoration efforts.

Damage assessments are 50% complete, and have found:
  • 28 poles down
  • 35,700 feet of downed wire
  • 25 damaged transformers
  • 47 broken crossarms

    Entergy currently has roughly 1700 employee resources engaged in the Hurricane Beryl Restoration effort, which includes mostly line workers and also office workers facilitating the restoration process.

    Outage Tracker: Entergy | View Outages Entergy | View Outages (etrviewoutage.com)
 
👩‍🚒 GENERATOR SAFETY
Here are some crucial tips from Conroe Fire Department
•Keep generators at least 30 feet away from your home.
•Ensure the exhaust is pointed away from windows and doors.
•Never run a generator inside your home or enclosed spaces like garages.

🗑 WASTE MANAGEMENT COLLECTION SERVICE
Household Trash, Recycling, & Yard Waste
WM will collect your regular household trash, recycling,
and containerized yard waste.
Tuesday's pickup will be on Wednesday
Wednesday's pickup will be on Thursday.
Thursday's pickup will be on Friday.
Friday's pickup will be on Saturday.

2022 Separating Trash from Storm Debris with yard waste

🌿 DEBRIS PICKUP
Our Public Works crews want to remind you to get your Green Debris from Hurricane Beryl placed on your curb for pickup. Crews will work in every section of the city and continue passing through their
sections until all green debris is collected.

WHAT TIME and WHAT DAY will they pick up? There is no set time or day. Crews are working tirelessly to clear right-of-way first and then your green debris as they see it. They will continue to pass through their sections until all debris has been collected.

Residents must place green debris behind the curb, off the street, and not in the ditch.
Construction material will not be picked up at this time. To help us work more efficiently, please keep construction damage debris separate from green waste debris. 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲.

☎️ If you need further directions or have questions, call 936-522-3885.

📋 DAMAGE REPORTING
Report your Hurricane Beryl damage to the Texas Department of Emergency Management by completing the Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT)Damage Survey in the attached link.

iSTAT Damage Surveys: https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/
Submitting this form is not an insurance claim. You will still need to submit a claim through your insurance company. Remember to take photographs of the damage for your personal insurance needs.

☀️Please drink plenty of water. We are in a Heat Advisory
from Wednesday, Jul 10, 2:13 am to Wednesday, Jul 10, 8:00 pm.

🏃‍♀️ PARKS AND RECREATION
The Conroe Aquatic Center is open*
The Conroe Water Park is partially open. The Activity Pool (bucket and play structure) is available while we work on storm-related maintenance issues for the rest of the park.
The Conroe Senior Center is open
The C.K. Ray Recreation Center is open*
The West Side Recreation Center is open *
The pool at the Westside Recreation Center is open
The Oscar Johnson, Jr. Community Center is open
The pool at Oscar Johnson, Jr. Community Center remains closed until power can be restored.
Camp Fun Quest is open.
*Due to instructor availability, some programs/ classes may not yet be available.


We ask for your cooperation and patience as the recovery efforts are ongoing. Crews are working tirelessly to get Conroe back to 100%

Entergy Power Outage Map

Hurricane Beryl Updates

City's Emergency Operations Center Shuts Down.
As of 5:00 PM we have shut down our Emergency Operations Center. We're very happy to share there were no reports of death or serious injury due to Hurricane Beryl. Our first responders and Public Works crews are continuing their efforts to restore Conroe. There is a lot of work ahead, and we thank you for your patience while we clean up from the storm.

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Brief update on current weather conditions from Mayor Coon with Assistant City Administrator and Director of Public Works Norman McGuire.

"Our mission is to try to get everything restored as soon as possible" Norman McGuire



UPDATE: FLASH FLOOD WARNING - Monday July 8th 11:30 AM

⚠️ We remind you to shelter in place and stay off the roads unless necessary. We are currently in a Flash Flood Watch until 1:00 PM. Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across Southern Montgomery County. Between 4 and 6 inches of rain have fallen, and an additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is possible in the area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Be aware of your surroundings, and do not drive on flooded roads. Turn around, don't drown!

What is a Flash Flood Warning?
Take Action! A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood-prone area, move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden, violent one that can take minutes to hours to develop. It is possible to experience a flash flood in areas that do not immediately receive rain.

Source: National Weather Service

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Video message and update from Conroe Mayor, Duke Coon | Posted July8th at 9:20 AM
The rain and winds are picking up speed and intensity. Please remain aware and stay safe.




UPDATE: TORNADO WATCH ISSUED - Sunday, July 7th, 10:49 PM.

⚠️ The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Montgomery County from Sunday at 10:45 PM until Monday at 10:00 AM. A tornado watch indicates that weather conditions are such that a tornado could develop in this area.

Tornado Watch vs Tornado Warning

A tornado watch indicates that tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. It’s an early heads up that tornado-producing storms may form soon.

A tornado warning means it’s time to take action. A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. At this point, you should immediately go to your shelter.

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UPDATE: TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT - Sunday, July 7th, 10:46 PM.

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect. Our primary threat will be 45-60 mph winds with gusts to 85 mph. The window for Tropical storm-force winds lasts until Monday afternoon.

A Flood Watch will be in effect overnight through Tuesday morning. Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. It's crucial that we all remain vigilant. Excessive runoff may flood rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

City Officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Beryl in the City's Emergency Operations Center. We will continue to update information as soon as we receive it.

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City of Conroe Press Conference on Tropical Storm Beryl and city status update for Monday July 8th.



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Conroe sits in the area identified for potential Heavy Winds, Tornado, and Flooding during Tropical Storm Beryl. Please look at the National Weather Service Graphics to see what to expect from those threats.

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UPDATE: TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT - Sunday, July 7th, 10:09 AM.

The National Weather Service Houston/Galveston, TX has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for:

-Conroe
-Montgomery
-Woodlands.


A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical-storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours

The wind threat has increased based on the previous assessment. Potential for wind between 58 to 73 mph.
        - PLAN: Plan for the dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force.
        - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed immediately. Prepare for significant wind damage.
       
Potential Significant Impacts:
Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings may experience window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes may be damaged, especially if unanchored.
          
It's important to note that unsecured lightweight objects can become dangerous projectiles in these conditions. This is a serious safety concern that should not be overlooked.

Some roads may become impassable due to large debris, especially in urban or heavily wooded areas. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes can also become impassable.

There is potential for scattered power and communications outages, but they are more prevalent in areas with above-ground lines.

Please check DriveTexas.org for the latest road conditions.

Tropical Storm Beryl infographic


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UPDATE: Tropical Storm Beryl - Sunday, July 7th, 7:00 am.


Tropical Storm Beryl will continue to move northwest and north across the western Gulf of Mexico towards the Mid to Upper Texas today. Beryl is expected to further strengthen to a Category 1 Hurricane later today and is forecast to make landfall close to the Matagorda Bay area early Monday morning.

Continue to monitor Beryl's progress as changes in the track and intensity could result in changes in the expected impacts.

FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across portions of Southeast Texas. Potential impacts include:

- Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.

- Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed.

- Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away.

Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged.

Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures, some of which were weakened or washed out. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! 

OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are safe before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles can be helpful but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town where you are staying and the name of the county or parish in which it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates.

Pay attention to instructions from local authorities. Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio, or local news outlets for official storm information.

Be ready to adapt to possible changes to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings.

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Source: National Weather Service

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UPDATE: Tropical Storm Beryl | SATURDAY, July 6th, 5:26 PM
The National Weather Service Has issued a Flood Watch from Monday at 1:00 am until Tuesday at 7:00 am.

WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

WHERE...Portions of south-central and southeast Texas, including Montgomery County.

IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may flood rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Heavy rain associated with Tropical Storm Beryl is expected to pose a flash flooding threat for portions of SE TX. 5-10 inches of rainfall, with some locally higher amounts possible, are expected across portions of the area. Excess rain may result in street flooding and rises along area rivers, creeks, streams, and bayous. 

We advise you to monitor later forecasts and be alerted for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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Tropical Storm Beryl |July 6th, 2024


Tropical Storm Beryl is currently over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to slowly recover as it moves west-northwest and approaches the Texas coasts.

Beryl could strengthen to Hurricane strength once again before making landfall near the mid to upper Texas coast on Monday morning. The current forecast brings the storm to the Texas Gulf Coast a little below Matagorda Bay as a hurricane around mid-day Monday.

Potential Impact on Conroe

FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across portions of Southeast Texas. Potential impacts include:

- Major rainfall flooding may prompt evacuations and rescues.

- Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed.

- Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

It’s better to be prepared. Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your home or business.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the center of the storm.


Source: National Weather Service

National Hurricane Center | Beryl

Declaration of Disaster - Hurricane Beryl

DECLARATION OF DISASTER (view Declaration PDF)

WHEREAS, the City of Conroe on the 8th day of July, 2024, has suffered widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property, or there is imminent threat of same, resulting from Hurricane Beryl making landfall on the Texas coast and traveling through the City of Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas, and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of Conroe has determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to alleviate the suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CONROE, TEXAS:

Section 1. That a local state of disaster is hereby declared for Conroe, Texas pursuant to §418.108(a), Texas Government Code.

Section 2. Pursuant to §418.018(b), Texas Government Code, the state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven days from the date of this declaration unless continued or renewed by the City Council of the City of Conroe.

Section 3. Pursuant to §418.018(c), Texas Government Code, this declaration of a local state of disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary.

Section 4. Pursuant to §418.018(d) of the Government Code, this declaration of a local state of disaster activates the city emergency management plan.

Section 5. That all purchases of items necessary to preserve the property of the city, and/or to preserve the public health or safety of the residents, are exempt from the competitive bid process, pursuant to Section 252.022(a)(1) – (3), Texas Local Government Code.

Section 6. That this proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.

PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED this the 8th day of July, 2024.