P.O.D.’s open through Thursday in Orange County

Texas State Guard soldiers load food, ice and water into a pickup truck at Turning Point Church

Texas State Guard soldiers loading food, water and ice in a vehicle at the Turning Point Church at 3600 North Main Street in North Vidor on Monday. This is one of four P.O.D.’s opened by Orange County to help citizens who have no power. The P.O.D.’s will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Orange County and the Texas State Guard have set up four P.O.D.’s (Points of Distribution) for water, ice and non-perishable meals to be available to the citizens of Orange County who need help following the Hurricane Laura disaster.  P.O.D.’s are FEMA planned methods to distribute emergency supplies. They could be needed if infrastructure such as electric power was not available such that food, water, and other supplies could not be distributed through normal means.

 

The Point of Distribution supplies will arrive in Orange County and the military will set up these P.O.D.’s in four accessible areas in the county.  All four P.O.D.’s will be set-up for drive-through distribution of water, ice and MRE’s (meals ready to eat).  You will need to drive-through, and the military will load supplies into your vehicle.  Please be patient at these sites when waiting for your supplies.

 

The P.O.D. sites are located at the following 4 locations:

 

Orange Boat Ramp – 408 Pier Road, Orange Texas 77630

 

Bridge City Intermediate School, 1029 Roundbunch, Bridge City Texas 77611

 

Mauriceville – 11916 Highway 62 North, Orange Texas 77632

 

Vidor – Turning Point Church, 3600 N. Main St, Vidor Texas 77662

 

The P.O.D.’s will operate from Monday, August 31, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. through Thursday, September 3, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

According to Michelle Tubbleville of Orange County Office of Emergency Management, each of the P.O.D.’s will have a supply of cleaning kits and tarps donated by the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  However, she did caution that those cleaning and tarp supplies are limited.

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