Emergency transportation will be suspended at dark, so we are asking citizens that need to be brought to shelter from their homes to do so before dark. Emergency medical services will still be available for life threatening situations.
Many roads in Orange County have standing water and that water is not visible in dark
conditions. Be aware of flooded underpasses. At 5:15 p.m. eastbound and westbound exits of IH-10 at Hwy 62 and eastbound exit at Woodlark were NOT passable. Do not attempt to take either exit to Hwy 62, eastbound or westbound. A good source of information on road closures in DriveTexas.org. If you do not have to be on the roads, stay home.
The city of Vidor has issued a curfew from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. beginning tonight.
A second shelter has opened in Orange County. Shelter locations are listed below.
First United Methodist Church, Mauriceville
11929 Hwy 12
Mauriceville, TX 77626
** shelter not equipped to accept pets
North Orange Baptist Church
4775 16th Street
Orange, TX 77632
** animals must be in kennels & will be outside but under covered area
Beaumont Civic Center
701 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
** animals must be in kennels
Items to bring to shelter: ID & important papers, change of clothing, toiletries/personal items, medication, games or toys for children; special dietary needs, battery operated radio/ flashlights/spare batteries,
All Orange County Offices will be closed for the remainder of the week. The Emergency Management offices, the Sheriff’s Office, and the County Jail will remain open.