Montgomery Agencies Prepare For Severe Weather


By Catalina Trivino

Montgomery county and city officials are preparing for the possible incoming severe weather...

The Montgomery Department of Public Safety held its severe weather briefing at the Emergency Operations Center. What agencies are most worried about is that this storm is set to hit overnight while people were sleeping, so they're saying it's best to take precautions now.

Montgomery could see 3 to 5 inches of rain, with high winds at least 60 miles per hour and possible isolated tornadoes.

EMA Director, Calvin Brown, says that means flooding could reach low lying areas and wants residents who live there to  find another place to stay on higher ground.

The Montgomery Police Department and the Montgomery Sheriff's Office will be staffed with extra patrol officers tonight and early tomorrow morning.

The Fire Department has stationed boats near flood-prone areas.

The Communications Department has extra personnel in, ready for heavy call volumes.

"What we're telling you is to go to your safe place. Everyone should have a safe place, whether it's in your home, in your church, wherever you are... go to that safe place and remain there until the threat is gone," Said Brown.