Following storms that caused flooding across the Greater Houston area in late January, the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is asking for resident feedback regarding damage from the storms.

What residents need to know

While a temporary disaster declaration was granted by Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough on Jan. 24, additional state or federal assistance is determined by the amount of damage sustained by homes in an affected area.

In order to get a summary of the amount of damage sustained by homeowners in Montgomery County, residents are encouraged to fill out the iSTAT survey from the Texas Department of Emergency Management.

In their words

“The iSAT tool assists the county and state in determining the severity of damage in order to maximize the state and federal assistance that could be offered post disaster to help affected residents,” said Jason Millsaps, executive director of MCOHSEM. “Without the disaster surveys and confirmed damage assessments, the level of assistance offered could be zero.”

What else?

The county and the city of Conroe will also begin accepting storm debris trash pickup services. Storm debris pickup days will be announced in the coming week. Residents are encouraged to begin placing debris in a single pile along in the county and city right of ways at residences.

Accepted debris includes:
  • Vegetation debris
  • Construction and demolition materials
  • Appliances
  • Electronics (TVs, computers and radios, etc.)
Household trash will not be accepted or picked up.