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Emergency Management Alerts

3 Alerts
September 19, 2019 7:10 AM

Emergency Alert: City Services/Street Closures

The Central Mall area has flooded areas. PA Transit will not be operational for citizens using Routes 4 and 5; those routes will be staged at the Public Library until further notice. Routes 1, 2, and 3 will continue operating the normal schedules.

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September 19, 2019 4:40 PM

UPDATE 7: The Public Works Department-Solid Waste Division will recover the garbage collection routes missed today (Thursday, September 19, 2019) beginning Friday morning due to the severe weather conditions experienced in our area over the past several hours. Please contact our Public Works Department at 409-983-8511 for information.

September 17, 2019

Public Service Alert-Tropical Storm Imelda

Tropical Storm Imelda will make landfall sometime today in the region of South Texas from Sargent to Port Bolivar. Residents surrounding, or in, the Port Arthur area may see rainfall amounts ranging from 10--15 inches. More information will be made public...

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Latest Update:

September 19, 2019 2:27 PM

Flash Flood Emergency in Southeast Texas
Active for next 1 hour · National Weather Service
This alert has been updated.
Posted 1 hour ago
...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHERN HARDIN, JEFFERSON, SOUTHERN JASPER AND SOUTHERN NEWTON COUNTIES...
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has extended the Flash Flood Warning for:
*Jefferson County in southeastern Texas
*Southwestern Newton County in southeastern Texas
*Southern Hardin County in southeastern Texas
*Orange County in southeastern Texas
*Southeastern Jasper County in southeastern Texas
Until 315 PM CDT.

* At 102 PM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain falling across the warned area. Rainfall amounts have been 2 to 6 inches in general with areas of 9 inches have fallen in the past 6 hours with 20 to 30 inches with locally 35 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. Flash flooding is already occurring with numerous roads closed and ongoing rescues. If you are in a safe location, please shelter in place! If you are told to evacuate, please do so immediately.
THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHERN HARDIN, JEFFERSON,
EXTREME SOUTHERN JASPER AND SOUTHERN NEWTON COUNTIES. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Nederland, Groves, Port Neches, Lumberton, Vidor, Bridge City, Silsbee, West Orange, Sour Lake, Nome, Deweyville, Evadale, Central Gardens, Call, Hamshire, Mauriceville and Buna.

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 6 inches with locally higher amounts are possible in the warned area.
Recommended actions:
Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.

June 20, 2019

Hurricane Preparedness Guides Available

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30 of each year in our region. It is important to be prepared in case of a hurricane or any other emergency, for that matter. The City of Port Arthur's Emergency Management Team has prepared a guide for...

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Latest Update:

July 16, 2019 10:13 AM

Although Tropical Storm Barry did not make landfall in our region, the City of Port Arthur's Emergency Management Team encourages all citizens to follow our official website and social media platforms to gain the necessary information with regard to emergency situations. Citizens should sign up with STAN (Southeast Texas Alerting Network) to stay attuned to proper information during any emergency event. The City of Port Arthur's Facebook page, as well as the Port Arthur Fire and Police Departments' FB pages are also trusted sources for citizens to get the valuable information needed in an emergency.