Hurricane Preparedness

  • Know your risk – Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Impacts from wind and water can be felt many miles inland. Significant impacts can also occur regardless of the storm’s strength.
  • Consider your threats: Storm surges, flooding from heavy rain, strong winds, tornadoes, rip currents
  • Determine if you live in a flood-prone area
  • Find out if you live in an evacuation zone
  • Avoid having to rush through potentially life-saving preparations by getting your disaster supplies now. Supplies may not be available just before a storm arrives. Get an insurance review early, as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.
  • Develop an evacuation plan
  • Assemble disaster supplies: food, water, batteries, charger, radio, cash
  • Get an insurance checkup and document your possessions
  • Create a communication plan with a hand-written list of contacts
  • Strengthen your home
  • Understand forecast information before a storm. This can tell you a lot about what is expected, including the storm’s path, rainfall amounts, wind speeds and more. Most importantly, it lets you and your family know what actions to take to prepare, monitor, shelter or evacuate.
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  • Rely on forecasts from your local National Weather Service office
  • Know your alerts and the difference between Watch and Warning
  • Focus on potential impacts, regardless of storm size and category
  • Know that deadly hazards occur well outside of the Forecast Cone
  • Know what to do during a storm. Whether you’ve evacuated or are sheltering in place, know what to expect from the hazards you may face. Remain vigilant, stay up-to-date with the latest forecasts and alerts, and continue to listen to local officials.
  • Protect your home: Cover windows, secure doors and loose items
  • Determine sheltering options and consider your pets
  • Ready you go-bag, meds and supplies, charge phones, fill up/charge vehicle
  • Help your neighbors, especially the elderly and other vulnerable people
  • Follow evacuation orders if given
  • A key part of hurricane preparedness is understanding the dangers that remain well after a storm. This is not the time to put your guard down. Nearly half of hurricane fatalities occur after the storm.
  • Use caution after storms: If evacuated, only return home when directed it is safe to do so
  • Remain vigilant, as hazards remain: Heat, downed power lines, floodwaters, etc.
  • Clean up safely: Don’t push yourself and check on neighbors
  • Only use generators outdoors, 20+ feet from your house
  • Prepare for the likelihood that help and communications may not be available
  • Do not wait to take action! Start preparing today!
  • Determine your risks from water and wind
  • Begin preparing now, before a storm
  • Learn how to understand hurricane forecasts and alerts
  • Learn what to do before, during and after a storm

District Remains in Drought Stage 2 Conditions

The District remains in Drought Stage 2 conditions. Between May 2023 and August 2023, the static water level in the Evangeline Aquifer dropped on average 72-feet between the District’s two Evangeline water wells. As of April 2024, the aquifer’s static water levels have rebounded, but are still down 16-feet from the May 2023 levels. The Static Water Levels were increasing since Summer 2023, but have declined over the past two months. Please continue to conserve water. 10 Tips to conserve water are as follows:

Combatting Drought Stage 2: 10 Essential Water Conservation Tips for Recovery

The District remains in Drought Stage 2 conditions. Between May 2023 and August 2023, the static water level in the Evangeline Aquifer dropped on average 16.5% between the District’s two Evangaline water wells. As of January 2024, the aquifer’s static water levels have rebounded about 9.3% on average, but are still down 7.2% from the May 2023 levels. Please continue to conserve water. 10 Tips to conserve water are as follows:

Sign Up for the District’s Alert System

The District has implemented an email and text alert system for the residents of Montgomery County MUD No. 89. This system is designed to keep you informed of issues related to the District in a quick and timely manner. You may receive messages in either email or text alert format, or both, related to the water service in the District, drainage and sewer related topics, and other news that is relevant to the District.

The email alerts that you may receive will contain the majority of the relevant information and may occasionally direct you back to the District’s website for more details.

Text message notifications will contain a short amount of information with a link back to the District’s website where the remainder of the information can be viewed.

These notifications are a great way to stay up to date on news and issues within the District and we highly encourage you to sign up and share this information with your neighbors.

To sign up for email and text notifications, please click here to visit the sign up page.