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Wed
16
Oct

Get your debris out now!

Late on Tuesday afternoon, Orange County Emergency Management Coordinator Joel Ardoin announced that the storm debris pickup contractor engaged by the Texas Department of Transportation to pick up Imelda Storm debris in rural Orange County and in the cities of Pine Forest and Rose City had arrived in the county with six large trucks on Monday afternoon. Ardoin said that the contractor started picking up storm debris on Doty Road and said that pickup crews would move westward from Doty Road on county roads only as they expanded their pickup area.

Wed
16
Oct

No one injured in school bus collision

Last Wednesday morning a Vidor Independent School District school bus was involved in a vehicle crash near downtown Vidor. According to Vidor I.S.D. Police Chief Mike Sanchez, a school bus carrying about twenty children was traveling east on East Railroad when a passenger car on Wilson Street, attempting to turn on East Railroad failed to yield the right of way to the school bus and hit the school bus near the bus’s driver’s side rear tire.

“There were no injuries in the collision,” said Chief Sanchez, “everybody was fine. We were blessed that no students nor adult staff were hurt in the crash. We’re also fortunate that no one in the passenger vehicle was hurt. These were all middle and junior high school aged students and not one of them was complaining of injury in the 1 wreck.”

Wed
16
Oct

UCCC to reopen this week

UCCC to reopen this week

Vidorian staff photo

Two huge stacks of debris awaits pickup at the United Christian Care Center on Wilson Street in Vidor after the charitable organization was flooded for the second time in two years.

UCCC to reopen this week

Vidorian staff photo

In the pantry of the United Christian Care Center some newly donated non-perishable food sits on pallets near the floor. The bottom portion of all sheetrock walls in the building are missing, soaked by floodwater and torn out by volunteers.

The United Christian Care Center of Vidor has been closed for services to its clients since Thursday, September 19th ; the day floodwaters of Tropical Storm Imelda inundated the center with about 15 inches of water. The charitable organization was hard hit by the floodwaters and lost a number of valuable resources stored there for distribution to low income families.

Wed
16
Oct

Joint disaster recovery center opens in Orange County

On Monday of this week, a joint state and federal Disaster Recovery Center opened up in Orange County to help disaster and flood victims affected by Tropical Storm Imelda. State and federal disaster response specialists are descending on our county in response to the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance issued last week by the President of the United States of America.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), local and state agencies will be at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and lowinterest disaster loans. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance. The center is located at the following address, along with the SBA Business Recovery Center:

Wed
09
Oct

Found family photo album seeks return to owner

Does anyone in Vidor know of the family of John C. Pollock and Gladys Gilley Pollock? If you do, please contact the Vidorian at 409-656-1745 because the Vidorian is trying to help Jimmie Stone of Vidor locate the Pollocks so that she might be able to return a family photo album that was sent to her address.

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Wed
09
Oct

Drainage District to hold town hall meeting next Tuesday

Don Corona and the Orange County Drainage District will hold a public information meeting concerning drainage issues in all Vidor area neighborhoods next week on Tuesday night, October 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the Turning Point Church, 3600 North Main Street, across from Pine Forest, TX.

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Wed
09
Oct

Lightning delays game

Lightning delays game

The ominous clouds in the west foreshadowed the dangerous lightning to come later, delayed the start and finish of the Pirates’ game for more than two hours, resulting an the early Saturday morning finish. The view is from the rear of the Pirates’ tunnel.

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Wed
09
Oct

Orange County to get FEMA/SBA help

Storm debris is being picked up

Courtesy FEMA

Last week on Friday, the man occupying the position of President of the United States issued a federal disaster declaration for some six southeast Texas counties in areas impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda, including Orange County.

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Wed
09
Oct

SBA to offer disaster loans

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Wed
09
Oct

Storm debris is being picked up

Storm debris is being picked up

Courtesy TXDOT

The TXDOT “Separating your Debris” graphic is similar to the FEMA Debris Collection Graphic pictured in last week’s The Vidor Vidorian with two exceptions. No bagged debris in opaque bags will be picked up by TXDOT; use clear plastic bags for storm debris. And TXDOT will not collect normal household trash including spoiled foods from your flood-damaged refrigerator. Take that garbage to the Citizen’s Collection Station near the closed landfill on F.M. 1442.

The long awaited Imelda storm debris removal has begun in Orange County. Last week, the Orange County Commissioners’ Court authorized the Orange County Road and Bridge Department to utilize some of their dump trucks and loaders to begin storm debris collection in Orange County.

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