FEMA Help A Marathon, Not A Sprint


Applying and getting help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is a long process. “It’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon,” a FEMA representative told KOGT’s Gary Stelly Thursday during The Morning Show. Ken Higginbotham of FEMA said Orange County at this time does not have a “Disaster Recovery Center” set up because local officials ...

Read More

No Jury Duty


From Orange County: All persons currently scheduled for jury duty are excused. Notices will be sent out for future jury service when trials resume. ...

Read More

Accident Slows I-10 Traffic


At approximately 10:00a.m. Thursday, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a report of wood pilings in the westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 in Rose City in Orange County.   Westbound traffic lane of Interstate 10 in Rose City was down to one lane for several hours.  No injuries were reported. –   ...

Read More

Lawmen Reflect On Storm


Veteran law officers Keith Merrit and Keith Longlois confirmed Wednesday Orange County had a total of 11 deaths during Tropical Storm Harvey with seven of them within the city of Orange. County Sheriff Merritt and Captain Longlois of the Orange Police Department spoke separately with KOGT’s Gary Stelly during The Morning Show. Longlois said two ...

Read More

Orange Council Makes Decisions


People in Orange repairing their flood-damaged houses will be able to live in an RV or travel trailer on their property for up to a year. The Orange City Council Tuesday made the decision to waive the regulations that prohibit people from living in trailers in residential neighborhoods. The city staff had recommended allow the ...

Read More

KOGT Back On Air With Interviews Tuesday


Meterologist Roger Erickson with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles said Orange County received rainfall inches into the upper 40s to lower 50s during Tropical Storm Harvey. “There could’ve been places in the western part of the county upward of 60 inches,” he said. The rainfall amounts are estimates because power failures stopped the ...

Read More

All OC court dockets cancelled until further notice


Due to the damage that the Orange County Courthouse received, all Orange County court dockets are cancelled until further notice.  This includes the county and district courts listed below.   A128th District Court, Judge Courtney Arkeen B163rd District Court, Judge Dennis Powell D260th District Court, Judge Buddie Hahn County Court at Law, Judge Troy Johnson ...

Read More

No Timeline On County Debris Removal


  County Judge Brint Carlton has been coordinating the cleanup of debris from Harvey through Orange County.  The company Ashbritt has been contracted by the county to perform cleanup just as it did following Hurricane Ike in 2008.   Buddy Lofton with Ashbritt spoke to the Commissioners Court Tuesday afternoon.  Lofton could not provide a timeline ...

Read More

No More Curfew


The County curfew was lifted today. ...

Read More

City Of Orange Stressing Four Piles


The City of Orange will begin picking up damaged debris as soon as possible in areas within the City where homes were affected by the recent flooding due to Tropical Storm Harvey and flooding from the Sabine River.  Any flood related materials that citizens may want removed from the area must be separated into four ...

Read More