Updated May 2, 4:34 p.m.

The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced on social media a third shelter has been opened in the Montgomery County area.
  • West Montgomery County: 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery
Updated May 2, 1:45 p.m.

The American Red Cross announced in a news release two additional shelters are open in addition to previously announced centers in Cleveland and The Woodlands in Liberty and Montgomery counties, respectively.
  • Polk County, Dunbar Gym, 1103 Dunbar St., Livingston
  • San Jacinto County, San Jacinto County Disaster Shelter, 255 Live Oak St., Coldspring
Additional information about shelters can be found at www.redcross.org/shelter.

The American Red Cross advised that those planning to stay in a Red Cross shelter should bring items such as:
  • Prescription medications
  • Extra clothing
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Important documents
  • Special items for children

Posted May 2, 12 p.m.

Just after noon on May 2, the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced two shelters were open for residents experiencing severe flooding as a result of recent storms which have caused city and county officials to encourage residents to evacuate from flood-prone areas.

What you need to know

The shelters in Cleveland and The Woodlands are available for evacuating residents, and pets are welcome, according to MCOHSEM.

  • South Montgomery County, Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Parish, 26777 Glen Loch Drive, The Woodlands
  • East Montgomery County, Calvary Baptist Church, 816 N. Blair Ave., Cleveland
What else?

The shelter openings come in the wake of heavy rainfall and flooding concerns as the San Jacinto River Authority has increased its releases from Lake Conroe Dam to more than 66,000 cubic feet per second.

Cities and other agencies in the area have also announced early closures or other changes in service.