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(September 2, 2017) – Due to the rise at the Sabine River, City officials have issued a voluntary evacuation for areas south of the interstate, east of the railroad tracks (from the railroad tracks to the Sabine River) in the City of Orange. In addition, the following areas may be impacted by the rising water; low lying areas such as Cove and north of the interstate, east of highway 87 and other areas which may have standing water.
Those who wish to evacuate may go to Northway Shopping Center for bus transportation to Burton Coliseum, located at 7061Gulf Way Dr., Lake Charles, LA.
For those who need assistance please call 409.883.1050.
Registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance. If you are unable to access the internet, you can also call at 1-800-621-3362. When you register for disaster assistance either online or by phone, you will need the following to complete your application:
• Social Security number
• Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)
• Current mailing address
• Current telephone number
• Insurance information
• Total household annual income
• Routing and account number for your checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into your bank account).
• A description of your disaster-caused damage and losses
The City of Orange has issued a curfew from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. until further notice.
August 31, 2017
The City of Orange asks that all citizens please limit their water usage, due to efforts to restore power to the water supply pumping system and working to power the sanitary sewer treatment system.
August 31, 2017
The City of Orange has NOT announced a mandatory evacuation. It has been confirmed that a water release has begun at Toledo Bend Reservoir that should reach areas in the City of Orange later this weekend to early next week.
Please be advised, if you were impacted by the 2016 flood, you may be impacted by this recent water release.