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Orange County landfill to open through Sept. 19

Recovering from Harvey

The Orange County Landfill will be open starting Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m, through Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the same time each day. Permit fees will be waived.

CURFEW

The curfew for the county of Orange remains in effect until further notice. The hours are from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

ANIMAL NEEDS

If you need hay or have hay to donate, you can contact Deputy Rocky Bridge at 409-233-9192 or TEXT Deven Michael at 409-738-5461. The Cowboy Church has all types of animal feed and large animal supplies. T2 Arena and Event center has emergency medical services for larger animals.

ROADWAYS

Many roads around the county are becoming passable. We urge residents to use caution when travelling roads that are open but still have water partially standing on them.

DEBRIS

Orange County will begin picking up damaged debris as soon as possible. Any flood related materials that citizens may want removed from the area must be separated into four distinct categories. FEMA requirements for separation of debris and damaged material are as follows:

• C&D Piles- construction and demolition materials

• Green ...Waste Piles- tree limbs, branches and cuttings

• White Goods- refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, etc.

• Hazardous Waste- paints, household chemicals, etc.

County officials advise to place the debris to the side of the road in a manner that is not blocking the roadway in any way. The debris should be placed in the proper piles and should also be accessible for pick up with a grappling truck.

Household garbage should be placed in the regular container as you would for regular pick up.

DEATH TOLL

Orange County saw another fatality due to Hurricane Harvey, bringing the death toll to at least 10.

A man was found in the area of Interstate 10 and Church Street from an apparent drowning. The exact cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy.

LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE

The Texas Department of Public Safety has deployed over 60 troopers from their Highway Patrol and Criminal Investigative Units to assist in Orange County. The troopers will be in marked and unmarked vehicles and will all be in uniform.

DPS troopers and other law enforcement agencies are teaming with local law enforcement officers to provide an extra measure of security. Their primary purpose is to maintain peace in our community and ensure our residents feel safe and secure in their homes as they continue their road to recovery.

AIRPORT

More than 1.2 million pounds of supplies have been delivered to the Orange County Airport and at least 90 percent of that product has been distributed out to the 4 PODS and 16 areas that have been identified as distribution sites.

The supplies range from water to baby needs to toiletries. It is amazing the number of people and organizations that have made it possible for these supplies to be provided to our community.

MMU - The Texas Department of State Health Emergency Medical Task Force’s mobile medical unit saw 185 patients as of 5 p.m. Tuesday for a total of 560 treated.

THE CAJUN GRAVY

The nonprofit volunteer organization named The Cajun Gravy headed out Tuesday to restock their donated supplies and prepare for their next venture named Irma. While they were here they cooked and served over 18,600 hot meals over the past week for all the first responders on the ground, in and around, and behind the scenes during the event that is finally evolving from search and rescue to recovery.CURFEW - The curfew for the county of Orange remains in effect until further notice. The hours are from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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