County debris collection to begin soon

Published 2:33 pm Sunday, September 3, 2017



Orange County will begin picking up damaged debris as soon as possible.  Any flood related materials that citizens may want removed from the area must be separated into four distinct categories. FEMA requirements for separation of debris and damaged material are as follows:


  • C&D Piles- construction and demolition materials
    • Green …Waste Piles- tree limbs, branches and cuttings
    • White Goods- refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, etc.
    • Hazardous Waste- paints, household chemicals, etc.


Please place the debris to the side of the road in a manner that is NOT blocking the roadway in any way.  The debris should be placed in the proper piles and also should be accessible for pick up with a grappling truck.




Orange County now has a fully operational mobile emergency room.


The MMU is in the parking lot of the Baptist Hospital located at 608 Strickland Dr, Orange, TX 77630.  The MMU is capable of handling medical emergencies and have ambulances to respond throughout the county.


Currently 93 have been seen by medical personnel at The Texas Department of State Health Emergency Medical Task Force’s mobile medical unit with a wide range of medical symptoms.  25 patients were discharged and 5 were admitted.




A Red Cross shelter is available for those that have been displace or in need of a place to stay.  That shelter is located at:


Thomas Jefferson Middle School

2200 Jefferson

Port Arthur, Texas 77642