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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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Wed
02
Oct

Wexford Park bridge washes out

Wexford Park bridge washes out

Vidorian staff photo

The swift current of South Sandy Creek crossing under Waterford Way in Wexford park overwhelmed this bridge and washed it out during the height of Tropical Storm Imelda flooding. The Orange County Road and Bridge Department has since repaired the bridge with a temporary gravel roadway to allow traffic to resume. Staff photo

The swift currents of floodwaters generated by the twenty plus inches of rain from Tropical Storm Imelda were enough to wash away two county roadbeds north and south of Vidor. One of the two roads was Waterford Way, topping a four-barrel tube culvert/bridge crossing South Sandy Creek in Wexford Park. The other road wash-out was on the unpaved section of Old Spanish Trail near the pond.

 

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Wed
02
Oct

Imelda hits Vidor with a low blow

Imelda hits Vidor with a low blow

Photo courtesy Keata Smith

On Friday after the rains of Tropical Storm Imelda had let up, both businesses and homes in Vidor were still inundated with flood waters. Photo courtesy Keata Smith

Imelda hits Vidor with a low blow

Photo courtesy Keata Smith

We don’t know how the occupants of this truck that ran into a ditch near Maplecrest Baptist Church were able to get to high ground. They were nowhere to be found on Friday morning when this photo was snapped.

Tropical Storm Imelda brought her rain fury to Vidor and western Orange County last week. Hundreds of Vidorians and western Orange County residents had to be rescued from high waters brought down by possibly as much as thirty two inches of rain, with twenty inches falling in just seventeen hours on Thursday.

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Wed
02
Oct

Flood waters draining means debris cleanout beginning

Flood waters draining means debris cleanout beginning

This graphic illustrates how you should stack your household’s storm water damage debris on the main street adjacent to your home. Some people with side streets along their house sometimes have normal weekly garbage pickup along their side street. If that is the case, then it makes sense to stack your storm debris along that side street.

As Imelda’s floodwaters continue to drain away from people’s homes and businesses, Vidorians and Orange County residents are beginning the process of recovery. People are in the process of assessing their flood damage, clearing debris and destroyed household items from their homes, and generally, beginning their recovery process.

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Wed
02
Oct

Vidor releases tentative street rehab list for 2019-2020

The City of Vidor has recently surveyed city streets and compiled a list of streets to be considered for inclusion in the 2019-2020 street rehabilitation program. Residents should remember that inclusion on the list does not mean the street definitely will be included in the final list of streets scheduled for rehabilitation this year.

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Wed
18
Sep

Rose City sets property tax rate

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Vidorian staff photo

Last Thursday night, after interviewing three candidate for an empty seat on the Rose City Council, the city council selected and appointed Jeff Schulze to fill the unexpired term of At-Large Councilperson Hernando Ramos, who recently resigned.

The City Council of the City of Rose City voted unanimously to set the 2019 City of Rose City ad valorem tax rate at $0.35642 per $100 valuation, during their September meeting last Thursday night. There was some question as to whether that tax rate was an increase over the 2018 tax rate. And the Mayor promised to look into the matter and give us information when she has it.

However, if indeed the new 2019 Rose City Tax rate is an increase in the property tax rate, it is a miniscule increase. Some records show that last year’s 2018 Rose City Tax rate was adopted as $0.35500 per $100 valuation. That would mean that the new tax rate would be just a tenth of penny per $100 valuation increase in the tax levy or a $0.00142 per $100 valuation tax increase.

Wed
18
Sep

Imelda could bring up to fifteen inches of rain

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Graphic courtesy/NWS-Lake Charles

The National Hurricane Center upgraded the status of an upper level low-pressure area in the western Gulf of Mexico to a Tropical Storm named Imelda shortly before it made landfall near Freeport. The outer rain bands of Tropical Storm Imelda should bring lots of rain to Vidor and southeast Texas.

An upper level low-pressure area in the western Gulf of Mexico developed into a tropical storm shortly before making landfall near Freeport. The Tropical Storm Imelda is expected to bring lots of rain to southeast Texas, including Vidor and Orange County as it moves north over the next day or two.

According to Roger Erickson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the Lake Charles National Weather Service Office, “The National Hurricane Center believes the system off the Texas coast south of Freeport is now a tropical storm with sustained winds of 35 mph. Tropical Storm Imelda is very close to the coast and is not expected to strengthen to more than a weak tropical storm at most before making landfall this afternoon or evening. The main weather problem with this system will be the excessive rainfall.”

 

Wed
18
Sep

Body found in Neches River

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division located human remains in the Neches River about a quarter of a mile east of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in far south Orange County. The Marine Patrol deputies located the body of a Caucasian male person in the water at about 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 13th.

 

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