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Orange County Storm Risk Management Program Schedules April Open Houses

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Devastating storms have plagued the coast of Texas for decades, claiming thousands of lives and damaging homes, businesses, infrastructure, and ecosystems in the process. The Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Program (S2G) has been established to deliver a cost-effective, ecologically-sound solution that will reduce coastal storm surge risks to residential structures, industries, and businesses in Orange, Jefferson, and Brazoria Counties to ensure the Texas coast remains resilient for years to come.

The S2G Program is comprised of three Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Projects: improvements to existing hurricane flood protection features in the Freeport and Port Arthur regions, and the construction of a brand new system in southern Orange County.  The Orange County project will consist of a new levee system, including multiple pump stations, which aims to reduce the risk of storm surges for Bridge City,West Orange, Orange, and unincorporated areas of Orange County.

They will host several public open houses being held n April to view informational displays and for officials to answer questions.

The open houses are:

  • Tuesday, April 26. 2022, from 5-8 PM at Bridge City Community Center, 105 Parkside Dr., Bridge City
  • Thursday, April 28. 2022, from 5-8 PM at American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave., Orange
  • Saturday, April 39, 2022, from 10 AM – 2 PM at Orange County Convention and Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442, Orange.

More info about the project is available online here.

Cold Weather Ahead for SETX

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According to the National Weather Service – Lake Charles, our region can expect to see a cold front push through late Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning and continue through the weekend with a good coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Colder air will return Thursday through the weekend with some sleet possible Thursday night. Freezing temperatures for lows look likely Friday and Saturday morning.

According to KFDM News here’s the weather forecast for the Golden Triangle:

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy skies w/ 90% coverage of showers and t-storms. Highs in the middle 70’s. Winds: SW 16-32 mph.

Tonight: Overcast skies w/ rain ending. Overnight lows in the upper 40’s. Winds: N 14-30 mph.

Thursday: Overcast skies w/ 30% coverage of rain. Temperatures slowly falling through the day. Winds: N 14-30 mph.

Preparations should include protecting exposed pipes and faucets, along with protecting pets. Citizens are encouraged to monitor local media sites and official social media outlets for current information.

Tuesday Update on Tropical Storm Nicholas

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NSW Tropical Storm Nicholas update: 9.14.21 10am

Nicholas will continue to weaken as it slowly moves through the Houston TX area today. Tonight it will slowly turn east and head towards the Beaumont region, before slowing down or even stalling in southwest Louisiana Wednesday into Thursday.

Wind gusts today will be in the 25 to 45 mph range for southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. A few power outages will be possible. Gusts will be 20 to 30 mph across the remainder of the region.

Rain totals will be 4 to 10 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Be aware of the road conditions. Traveling is not recommended during flash flood warnings.

Tides will be 1 to 2 feet above normal today and tomorrow. Minor coastal flooding is possible during high tides.

There is only a marginal 5% chance for tornadoes today across most of our region.

Tropical Storm Nicholas Update

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Tropical Storm Nicholas Update, 9/13/21 @ 10:00 A.M

According to the US National Weather Service Lake Charles Louisiana, Tropical Storm Nicholas is forecast to make landfall on the middle Texas coast later today or tonight. There is a chance it could become a category one hurricane before landfall. Regardless of development, our region is expected to receive 5 to 10 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts possible. Citizens should expect to see street flooding during heavy periods of rain. Our region can expect to see flood conditions through Wednesday. Tides are expected to run 1 to 4 feet above normal in our region, with the higher values in southeast Texas. During high tides, minor coastal flooding is expected.

The City of Orange Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicholas and will post updates when available.

Citizens are encouraged to monitor local media sites and official social media outlets for current information.

Sandbags Available for Heavy Rainfall Predicted for Orange Area

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According to the National Weather Service – Lake Charles, today marks the first of several periods of heavy rain and storms in our region. Severe storms are possible throughout the afternoon.

During periods of heavy rain, roadways may begin to hold water. If you notice water over the roadway, turn around. Do not drive through high waters.

The City of Orange Office of Emergency Management encourages citizens to monitor local weather channels for current weather updates and additional information.

Orange County has sandbags available at the following locations.  You will need to bring your own shovel to fill the bags.

  • Precinct 1 County Maintenace Barn located on Hwy 87N at North Teal Rd.
  • Precinct 2 11897 State Highway 62 in Mauriceville across from Marketing Basket on Highway 62
  • Precinct 3 County Maintenance Barn on 2502 West Roundbunch Road
  • Precinct 4 County Maintenance Barn on 375 Claiborne St.

 

 

 

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