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OEM: Deaths, Power Outages, Downed Trees Mark Beryl’s MoCo Visit

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX- The county’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management released the following information regarding the county’s response to and remaining issues with Hurricane Beryl:

The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is actively responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, which has significantly impacted the region. During the storm’s passage through Montgomery County, our dedicated first responders and county crews handled over 1,000 storm-related incidents. The majority of these calls were related to downed trees and power lines.

As a result of the storm, an estimated 280,000 customers are currently without power in Montgomery County. Unfortunately, there is no estimated time of restoration at this moment. Our crews, in collaboration with state resources and county first responders, are working tirelessly to clear roadways and address the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Beryl.

Numerous residents and businesses have sustained storm-related damages. However, the full extent of the damage is still being assessed, and accurate numbers are not yet available.

Tragically, Hurricane Beryl has resulted in three fatalities in Montgomery County. The first fatality was a male in his 40s, who was struck by a falling tree while operating a tractor on private property in East Montgomery County. The other two fatalities were discovered in a tent in a wooded area in Magnolia. Further details regarding these fatalities are currently unavailable.

We are deeply saddened by these losses and extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends affected. Our priority remains the safety and well-being of all residents as we continue our recovery efforts.

We urge all residents to exercise caution and stay informed through official channels for updates and safety information. Please avoid downed power lines and report any hazardous conditions to local authorities.

 

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