Curfew still in effect

Published 10:43 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017

CURFEW – The curfew for the county of Orange remains in effect until further notice. The hours are from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.


ANIMAL NEEDS – If you need hay or have hay to donate, you can contact Deputy Rocky Bridge at 409-233-9192 or TEXT Deven Michael at 409-738-5461. The Cowboy Church has all types of animal feed and large animal supplies. T2 Arena and Event center has emergency medical services for larger animals.


ROADWAYS – Many roads around the county are becoming passable. We urge residents to use caution when travelling roads that are open but still have water partially standing on them.


DEBRIS – 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 should also be accessible for pick up with a grappling truck.


Household garbage should be placed in the regular container as you would for regular pick up.

LANDFILL – The Orange County Landfill will be open tomorrow (Wednesday, September 6th ) from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Permit fees will be waived. We will inform you of other hours of operation soon.

DEATH TOLL – Orange County saw another fatality due to Hurricane Harvey. A male subject was found in the area of IH-10 and Church Street from an apparent drowning. The exact cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy.

LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE – The Texas Department of Public Safety has deployed over 60 troopers from their Highway Patrol and Criminal Investigative Units to assist in Orange County.  The troopers will be in marked and unmarked vehicles and will all be in uniform.  DPS troopers and other law enforcement agencies are teaming with local law enforcement officers to provide an extra measure of security. Their primary purpose is to maintain peace in our community and ensure our residents feel safe and secure in their homes as they continue their road to recovery.

AIRPORT – Over 1.2 million pounds of supplies have been delivered to the Orange County Airport and at least 90% of that product has been distributed out to the 4 PODS and 16 areas that have been identified as distribution sites. The supplies range from water to baby needs to toiletries. It is amazing the number of people and organizations that have made it possible for these supplies to be provided to our community.


MMU – The Texas Department of State Health Emergency Medical Task Force’s mobile medical unit saw 185 patients as of 5:00 p.m. today for a total of 560 treated.


THE CAJUN GRAVY – The nonprofit volunteer organization named The Cajun Gravy headed out today to restock their donated supplies and prepare for their next venture named Irma. While they were here they cooked and served over 18,600 hot meals over the past week for all the first responders on the ground, in and around, and behind the scenes during the event that is finally evolving from search and rescue to recovery.