County moves into recovery mode after Imelda

Published 4:17 pm Friday, September 20, 2019

A disaster declaration has been signed by Orange County Judge John Gothia and Governor Greg Abbott.

As Orange County moves from rescue into recovery mode an assessment of damages will begin. This assessment is necessary to apply and receive federal aid.

County offices will be back to regular business Monday, September 23, 2019. Essential personnel will be working through the weekend.

The Orange County landfill will be open Saturday during regular hours, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and fees will be waived. 

Citizens are reminded that residential debris only will be taken. Things to consider: No hazardous waste (paint or paint thinner, gasoline, car batteries, oil), No tires, No green waste (tree limbs or branches).

The shelter at the Expo Center remains open.

County Officials want to remind citizens that hazardous conditions may still exist and to take necessary precautions.

Stay off main roadways unless emergency conditions exist. Many roads in Orange County are still covered with water and may cause vehicle stalling or vehicles to be swept from the roadway.

Be aware of downed power lines or other hazardous conditions that may be masked by standing water. Do not allow children to play in standing water due to health concerns.

Citizens can also check for road conditions and closures at

Facebook Page: Orange County Office of Emergency Management.