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The City of Orange has been closely monitoring Tropical Storm Gordon. According to the National Weather Service – Lake Charles, the storm poses no direct threat to our region. However, we could see an additional 1”-3” of rain through Friday.
City staff would like to remind residents to be proactive during hurricane season and stay prepared. Have enough medication, cash and food for at least 3-5 days for you and your family and have a plan for pets. If possible, make an evacuation plan and establish a safe location where you may ride out the storm should the need arise. Pay close attention to the news media and official social media outlets for current information.
As a reminder, if you or a family member need assistance in the event that an evacuation is called, please register by calling 211.
City of Orange FEMA eligible debris must be out to the curb within 10 feet of the right of way by August 17, 2018. City staff asks residents to please keep debris out of the roadway. Residents can expect debris to be removed during their regular limb and brush pick-up route.
For additional info concerning debris removal guidelines, please visit http://www.orangetexas.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/File-2.pdf.
To view residential brush pick-up routes, please visit http://www.orangetexas.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-BrushPickup_MASTER_2016_MASTER-CITY_BASEMAP-1inch_1000-ft_-Mode….pdf.
If you live within the city limits of Orange and were affected by Hurricane Harvey, you MAY be eligible for FEMA mitigation relief. This can be in the form of an elevation project, mitigation reconstruction, acquisition or buyout. These programs are completely voluntary. To learn more about these programs, please visit https://recoverygrants.org/. This website also has an option to create an account and enter information about your property and disaster impacts. If you have questions, or to request a printed or emailed copy of a disaster data collection form, email email@example.com or call 409-379-2790.
Road construction within the City of Orange on Sunset Drive and 28th Street will begin July 5 and continue through July 30. Construction will consist of rebuilding the existing roadbed for a 2-inch overlay of asphalt.
Motorists should expect delays during this process and are encouraged to use alternate routes.
Please note, all construction is subject to change due to weather.
(July 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.) Due to a gas line break, the 2700 block of Sunset Drive will remain closed through the morning of Friday, July 6. Motorists are asked to please find an alternate route during this time.
(July 7, 2018 10:30 A.M.) – A gas line issue has been detected on Sunset Drive near the Sunset Grove Country Club, causing the City of Orange to close this area to traffic until further notice. Motorists are asked to please find an alternate route at this time.