Montgomery County Officials and the Office of Emergency Management are posting constant updates to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management Website. The site contains information on road closures, shelters, evacuation notices, recovery information, and more.
September 20, 2017
The Texas Department of State Health Services has indicated that approximately 75% of Montgomery County has been sprayed. If weather conditions permit, there will be two planes completing the spraying in Montgomery County tonight. If weather conditions are unfavorable, there may be a need to complete spraying tomorrow evening.
We will inform the public when spraying is complete. If you have sensitive receptors i.e.: bees, pets, and/or organic gardens, continue to monitor our website for updates.
Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org, for any updates to this time frame.
The following distribution hubs remain open and available for other supplies, including clothing, cleaning
supplies, and other assistance. Their contact and locations are as follows:
North, Central, West Montgomery County:
East Montgomery County:
South Montgomery County:
Crisis Assistance Center
1022 McCall Ave.
22098 Loop 494
New Caney 77357
Interfaith of the Woodlands
4242 Interfaith Way
The Woodlands 77381
The Friends of Conroe
1712 N. Frazier Suite 118
Conroe First Assembly of God
3993 I-45 N
Montgomery County Public Health Alert
September 14, 2017
Debris caused by Hurricane Harvey may become a threat to public health and safety in affected areas of the County. Efforts to remove this debris should be made as soon as possible.
There are numerous types of debris located on private property and public right of ways within the County that constitute a potential threat to public health and safety. These include:
– Flood debris from homes that can harbor rats, snakes and other vermin. The debris also holds water and can be breading grounds for disease carrying mosquitos which spread West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and Dengue Fever.
– Flooded vehicles and partially destroyed buildings which are not safe for any form of habitation might be a playground for children or occupied by those without other shelter; and
– Plant debris lying on the ground or partially exposed root balls that supports cover for rodents, snakes and other predatory animal life.
Information for debris pick-up can be found by visiting the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website
Things to know after a hurricane:
|After a hurricane has passed through an area and flooding occurs, mosquitoes will lay eggs near standing water. Mosquito populations usually increase greatly after flooding. Most of these mosquitoes are considered nuisance mosquitoes and will not spread viruses. However, some types of mosquitoes could spread viruses like Zika, dengue, or West Nile. Learn more here.|
|Learn more about Infectious diseases after a disaster|
|Tetanus is different from other vaccine-preventable diseases because it does not spread from person to person. The bacteria are usually found in soil, dust, and manure and enter the body through breaks in the skin — usually cuts or puncture wounds caused by contaminated objects. Learn more here.|
Promoting a healthy, resilient community through health education, disease prevention, clinical services and emergency preparedness.
An integrated team that serves, educates and promotes health and resiliency throughout Montgomery County.
Public Health District Programs
The Public Health Clinic provides services in the core public health areas of tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment; provision of childhood and adult immunizations. HIV Testing; screening and treatment of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis.
The epidemiology program provides a continuous, scalable response to disease notifications, and coordinates disease surveillance and investigations in Montgomery County. Epidemiology staff members provide ongoing health education to County medical professionals.
Medical Reserve Corps:
The Medical Reserve Corps unit utilizes medical and non-medical volunteers to strengthen Montgomery County’s public health, emergency response and community resiliency. The MRC unit plays a vital role to supplement the community’s existing emergency medical response capabilities and public health infrastructure.
The preparedness program supports a coordinated, collaborative health and medical response to local disasters. Through planning, training and exercises, preparedness staff members lead the community in preventing, preparing for, and responding to public health emergencies.