The City of Orange continues to monitor the situation at the TPC refinery in Port Neches. City officials have been monitoring the events since they have occurred and have been communicating with Orange County and other area officials.
Currently, there have been minimal effects reported in eastern Orange County. The City of Orange advises everyone to stay updated on the situation through local media, and to avoid the area until the situation is resolved.
Please keep those working to contain and extinguish the fire and those affected by it in your thoughts and prayers.
In observance of Thanksgiving, the City of Orange will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. Both the police and fire departments will be working to keep us safe.
There will be NO sanitation pick-up on Thursday, November 28th, Thanksgiving Day. WASTE MANAGEMENT WILL BE SENDING AN EXTRA TRUCK OUT ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th. WE ASK ALL RESIDENTS THAT NORMALLY RECEIVE SERVICE ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, PLACE THEIR CANS OUT FRIDAY MORNING (29TH). ANY RESIDENTS THAT DO NOT RECEIVE SERVICE ON FRIDAY, WILL BE RECOVERED ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH.
On behalf of everyone at the City of Orange, we hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we will be open for business again on Monday, December 2nd
In June of 2019, the City applied for GLO CDBG-DR 4332 Infrastructure funds that would support Hurricane Harvey infrastructure recovery projects within the City. At that time, the City’s application listed the following projects:
|CDBG-DR Project||Internal Project #|
|Coopers Gully Channel (Phase 2)||CDBG-DR 4332-1|
|West Side Water Distribution||CDBG-DR 4332-2|
|Fire Protection Equip – HC Pumper||CDBG-DR 4332-3|
|Fire Protection Equip – HC SAR Vehicles||CDBG-DR 4332-4|
|FM 105 Box Culverts||CDBG-DR 4332-5|
|Turrett Water Storage Tank||CDBG-DR 4332-6|
|Meeks Water Storage Tank||CDBG-DR 4332-7|
|Fire Protection Facilities – Old Station #3||CDBG-DR 4332-8|
|CDBG LMI Acquisition||CDBG-DR 4332-9|
After reviews from the GLO, we have determined it is the best interest of the City to remove the Fire Protection Facility project 4332-8 from the application. This was a storm rehabilitation project for old fire station 3. These funds are to be shifted to the West Side Water Distribution Project 4332-2.
In accordance with the City’s Action Plan this change is being submitted for public review for the required fourteen (14) days.
- AMENDMENTS TO ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
- The City/ORHC shall amend its Annual Action Plan whenever a substantial change occurs in activities.
- Substantial change to the Action Plan shall be defined as elimination of an activity; addition of an activity not previously included; revision of an activity, which will drastically change the purpose, scope, location or beneficiaries; or a change in the project cost by 50% or more.
Anywhere it rains, it can flood.
Did you know:
- Approximately 80% of Hurricane Harvey damaged properties did not have flood insurance; 65% of those homes were not in a high-risk flood zone
- $6,000 was the average FEMA Harvey claim pay-out without flood insurance
- $116,000 was the average pay-out for Harvey with flood insurance (as of October 2018)
- One inch of flooding can cause $25,000 worth of damage in your home
Please consider adding the below flood insurance-related links to your website, community newsletter, blog and social media sites to help citizens become financially prepared for a flood. FEMA encourages all homeowners and renters to purchase flood insurance.