Rising water has now closed east and westbound traffic on Interstate 10. Traffic will be diverted at Hwy. 62 in Orange County. In Jefferson County traffic will be diverted at U.S. Hwy 69/96/287. With this closure, all lanes of the interstate are closed at Hwy 62. It is unknown at this time the time frame for the reopening of the interstate.
OCEM says on Wed, March 16, 2016 the North Orange Baptist Church will no longer be used as shelter. The Montagne Center, 4400 MLK Pkwy, Beaumont, Texas is open and accepting evacuees at this time. Community Church, 3400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive has been opened for staging of evacuees needing transportation to The Montagne Center. Transportation will be provided from Community Church to The Montagne Center.