Voluntary evacuation called

Orange County Judge Brint Carlton has issued a call for voluntary evacuations of Rose City, Pine Forest and those parts of Vidor west and South of F.M. 105.

According to a news release issued at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday by the Orange County Emergency Operations Center, the decision for evacuation was based on meteorologist predictions of possibly another 10 inches of rain falling in western Orange County.

The news release reads as follows:

As of 12:45p.m. today, based on the latest National Weather Service forecast, Orange County Judge Brint Carlton, in coordination with all city mayors, has issued a voluntary evacuation notice for the following Orange County areas:

  • All portions of Orange County west of Hwy 105 & south of Hwy 105 up to the city limits of Bridge City
  • Rose City residents
  • Pine Forest residents
  • Woodridge Country sections 3, 4, 5, and 6 (Mesquite, Lariet Loop, Lazy Lane, & Ashland)
  • All portions of Orange County north of IH-10 and east of Hwy 87 (excluding any portions of Orange city limits)
  • Woodland Ridge neighborhood (located off of N. Hwy 87).


Residents are urged to safely leave their homes with the potential to be displaced for several days.  We want to encourage everyone, even those not in the voluntary evacuation area, to continue monitoring their local news and make informed decisions about your families’ safety. 

Officials are continuously monitoring the effects of Hurricane Harvey.  Future forecasts may require additional areas being added to the evacuation order.

If you evacuate to a shelter, you will need to bring an ID, change of clothing, and medications.  Additional shelter information will be made available soon.



FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, MAURICEVILLE, 11929 Highway 12, Mauriceville, TX 77626  (409) 745-4446 

** shelter not equipped to accept pets

BEAUMONT CIVIC CENTER, 701 Main Street, Beaumont, TX 77701 (409)-866-0490

** animals must be in kennels



12:30 p.m.

**All sites listed below will remain open as long as supplies last.

Precinct 1 Road & Bridge Barn, North Hwy 87 at North Teal, Orange

    • pre-filled sandbags available for senior citizens and disabled residents today and tomorrow


Precinct 2 Road & Bridge Barn, 2600 Lawrence Road, Orange

    • between 7:00 am – 3:30 pm only


Commissioner Precinct 2 Office, 11867 Hwy 62 North, Orange


Mauriceville Fire Dept.  10691 Hwy 62 North, Orange 

Precinct 3 Road & Bridge Barn, 2502 W Roundbunch Road, Orange


Vidor Sub Courthouse / Pct. 4 Commissioner’s parking lot 


Orange County Drainage District, 8081 Old Hwy 90, Orange


Bridge City Sewer Plant, 297 Bower, Bridge City

  • between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm only / Bridge City residents only


Vidor, across from the Animal Shelter, 160 Watts Street

Rose City Baptist Church, Old Hwy 90

West Orange Wesco Little League Park, corner of Burnett & Newton Streets.”

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