Heavy rains on Monday were followed by torrential rain on Tuesday, flooding parts of southeast Texas including South Montgomery County.
Some subdivisions were flooded, requiring high water rescues by Needham Fire and Rescue, South Montgomery County Fire Department, River Plantation Fire Department, Oak Ridge North Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Roadways were closed all over the county due to high water, including portions of Interstate 45.
Montgomery County’s Code Red Alert System delivered warnings to subscribers on both days.
As of 9:49 p.m. on Tuesday, the National Weather Service was predicting a 30% chance of rain on Wednesday.
CURRENT RAINFALL TOTALS:
MONDAY NIGHT GRANGERLAND 7.7 INCHES RATE OF 12.56 INCHES PER HOUR AT 5PM AND 6 IINCHES OF RAIN IN 20 MINUTES
LEGENDS RANCH 12:17PM 9.6 INCHES PER HOUR
OAK RIDGEW NORTH 2.7 INCHES PER HOUR AT 11:46 TOTAL 7.2 INCHES FOR DAY
MONDAY AND TUESDAY COMBINED TOTALS
APRIL SOUND 3.12 INCHES
TIMBER SWITCH 4.85
CONROE AIRPORT 3.35
INDIAN SPRINGS 3.07
GRAND LAKE ESTATES 3.53
NORTHGATE CROSSING-SPRING 9.37
WOODBRANCH VILLAGE 4.3
CARRIAGE HILLS 8.18
OAK RIDGE 8.54
LEGENDS RANCH 8.88