Residents encouraged to shelter in place

Published 2:10 pm Sunday, August 27, 2017


Orange County Officials continue to monitor Harvey as it continues toward central Texas.  Rainbands are bringing rain intermittently to our area and is expected to continue over the next few days.

Residents are encouraged to SHELTER IN PLACE and avoid driving on the roadways due to water over the roads in some areas of the county.

If you must travel, please take the following precautions:

  • Pay attention to barricades.
  • Never attempt to drive through flooded roadways and avoid underpasses.
  • Be aware of hydroplaning.
  • If you drive through neighborhoods, WATCH YOUR SPEED. High speeds cause water to be pushed into homes, endangering property and/or lives.
  • DO NOT drive down flooded roads unless absolutely necessary to prevent water from being pushed further into yards and homes.
  • Orange County Officials are NOT calling for an evacuation at this time.
  • Orange County offices will be closed Monday, August 28th with the exception of Emergency Management and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Orange County Jail.
  • All Orange County schools (and Deweyville schools) have been cancelled for Monday, August 28th.  Please monitor each school district’s website for further information on your particular district closures.
  • Several agencies have had reports of price gouging.  Price gouging should be reported to the Office of the Attorney General at 800-621-0508 or by email:





All sites listed below will remain open as long as supplies last


Precinct 1 Road & Bridge Barn, North Hwy 87 at North Teal, Orange

  • pre-filled sandbags available for senior citizens and disabled residents


Precinct 2 Road & Bridge Barn, 2600 Lawrence Road, Orange

  • between 7:00 am – 3:30 pm only


Commissioner Precinct 2 Office, 11867 Hwy 62 North, Orange


Precinct 3 Road & Bridge Barn, 2502 W Roundbunch Road, Orange


Precinct 4 Road & Bridge Barn, 375 Claiborne Street, Vidor

  • pre-filled sandbags available for senior citizens and disabled residents


Vidor Sub Courthouse / Pct. 4 Commissioner’s parking lot  (new site)


Orange County Drainage District, 8081 Old Hwy 90, Orange


Memorial Field, Eddleman Drive near Meeks Drive


Bridge City Sewer Plant, 297 Bower, Bridge City

  • between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm only / Bridge City residents only across from the Animal Shelter, 160 Watts Street