Orange County and City officials are monitoring the current disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. While there is still considerable uncertainty to the exact timing, magnitude and location threatened by the system, we would like to take this time to encourage our citizens to be prepared.
As a precaution Orange County has sand and bags at the following locations. Residents are welcome to bag the sand, bring your own shovel.
Precinct 1 Maintenance barn located on North Hwy 87 at North Teal
11897 State Hwy 62 in Mauriceville directly across from Market Basket on Hwy 62
Precinct 3 County Maintenance barn located on 2502 West Roundbunch Road
Precinct 4 County Maintenance barn located on 375 Claiborne Street
Pinehurst Residents: The City of Pinehurst will be providing a sandbagging station to its residents. The station will begin operation on Thursday, 7/11/2019 from 8:00am to 3:00 p.m. at the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) building located at the very end of Lexington Drive. Proof of residency is required and you must bring your own shovels to fill the sand bags. City workers will not be available to fill the sand bags for our residents. The station will remain open each day until supplies are exhausted or inclement weather deems it unsafe.
The City of Orange will open a sandbagging location effective Thursday, July 11 at 8 A.M. at Memorial Field, located on Eddleman Drive near Meeks Drive. Please be aware, this is a self-serve station while resources are available. Residents will need to provide their own shovels and be prepared to self-fill sandbags.
*All citizens are encouraged to register for the Southeast Texas Alerting Network at www.thestan.com
*Review your plans in the event an evacuation becomes necessary.
*Make sure you have bottled water and non-perishable food at last 3-5 days.
*Make supply kit containing a radio, flashlight, extra batteries, prescriptions and other medications, extra clothing, cell phone and chargers.
*Keep a list of important documents and family heirlooms and have them readily available to go.
*Make sure to monitor the local radio and tv weather stations, as well as, NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center.
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