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Conroe Calls For Evacuations In Response To Record Release From Lake Conroe

In lieu of the Lake Conroe release, the city is urging Conroe residents to evacuate due to imminent flooding.

Conroe, Texas calls for major evacuation Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

“The City of Conroe, stating that flooding is imminent, is calling for more than a dozen communities to evacuate in response to the record release of water from the Lake Conroe Dam,” a report from the Houston Chronicle states. 

Areas of evacuation include:

McDade Estates – Evacuate

River PlantationRecommended

Woodhaven ForestRecommended

ArtesianRecommended

Riverbrook Drive & Sherbrook Circle (East of I45 @ 1488)Recommended

Neighborhoods off of FM 2854 – Recommended

Neighborhoods Downstream from McDade Estates – Recommended

The approximate 200 homes of McDade Estates in West Conroe off of FM 2854 west of Loop 336 West have been prone to flooding due to their position along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.

River Plantation, a large community south of Conroe, has also experienced flooding during previous major storms.

“Any areas that may be affected [by flooding] should take action immediately and find a safe location,” the city stated in a release Monday morning. 

The city plans to go knocking door to door to alert McDade Estates residents, who expressed concerns to about the potential of flooding from the Lake Conroe release. 

The current release rate from Lake Conroe is 73,201 cubic feet per second (cfs), more than doubling the previous record set in 1994. This weekend, the lake has received 18.5 inches of rain on the north side by FM 1097.

Rivers and creeks downstream from the Lake Conroe Dam are expected to reach major flood levels today.

Source: The Houston Chronicle 

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