4:40 p.m. The Irving Street underpass is closed due to flooding, according to BPD.
2:33 p.m.: Bridge City ISD summer school is canceled Wednesday, June 20, for “current and possible further street flooding,” the district announced in a Facebook post.
12:30 p.m.: TxDOT is reporting significant water across Texas 347 (Twin City Highway) from Central Gardens in Nederland to Magnolia Ave. in Port Neches. Drivers are urged to find an alternate route.
Orange County has opened a flood shelter at the Convention and Expo Center: pic.twitter.com/55KmVWHNpj
— Liz Teitz (@LizTeitz) June 19, 2018
Lamar State College-Orange will close at 1 p.m. today
12:07 p.m.: Lamar University has canceled classes scheduled to begin at or after 1 p.m. today.
? Classes scheduled to begin at or after 1 pm today, Tuesday, June 19th are canceled. The Lamar University campus will remain open at this time for normal business operations. ? pic.twitter.com/Fwpe4w2oID
— Lamar University (@LamarUniversity) June 19, 2018
11:45 a.m.: Orange County plans to open up shelters in Vidor and Orange, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The list of flooded roads in the county has expanded and includes underpasses in Rose City.:
At this time we are monitoring the weather closely. Unfortunately, there are homes in Bridge City and Vidor, &…
11:15 a.m.: Houses in Bridge City and Vidor are “currently taking on water,” and several roadways are closed, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.
OCSO said the following streets are flooded:
- Bell Avenue, Bridge City
- Turner Road off FM 1442
- Hillcrest, Bridge City
- Texas Ave. @ Roundbunch, Bridge City
- Michelle Avenue, Vidor
- Claiborne, Vidor
- Mansfield, Vidor: tree over the roadway
The city of Port Arthur has asked residents to “refrain from driving unless it is an emergency” due to street flooding.
City streets in Nederland have standing water, and drainage ditches are “full or near capacity,” the city of Nederland said in a Facebook post.
“Drivers are urged to not drive unless necessary,” the city said. “Drivers going down streets are pushing water close to homes and businesses. ”
11:05 a.m.: Sandbags are available in Bridge City at the City Sewer Plant and the County Barn on FM 1442, the Bridge City Chamber announced. Residents should bring their own shovels.
11:00 a.m.: Lamar State College-Port Arthur has canceled all classes after 11 a.m. Tuesday and Port Arthur ISD is dismissing students from summer school due to heavy rain.
“Heavy rains in Port Arthur have resulted in localized flooding making it difficult to travel to the Lamar State College-Port Arthur campus,” LSC-PA spokesman Gerry Dickert said. “All classes are being dismissed as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19. Students who have afternoon or night classes today should not come to campus.”
Port Arthur ISD also canceled summer school activities Tuesday, citing heavy rains.
“The city of Port Arthur has be inundated with heavy rains which has lead to flooding in some areas. Due to the inclement weather, parents can pick up their children, if it is permissible to do so,” the district said.
“For those students that cannot be picked up, we will continue to keep them inside of our buildings where it is safe. We will dismiss at the regular time, but due to the weather, the buses may be slightly delayed to ensure the safe arrival of all students as they travel home,” PAISD said.