7:00 AM Storm Update

Nearly every school district across Southeast Texas, including Lamar University in Beaumont, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Lamar State College-Orange, and LIT are closed today… PNG ISD, West Orange-Cove ISD, and Takoa Academy will also be closed tomorrow. For information in your school district, go to your district’s, go to your district’s social media page.

The Jefferson County Courthouse will open at 12:30 this afternoon. The Orange County Courthouse will be closed today

The American Red Cross has opened two shelters in Southeast Texas. Orange Church of God, 199 N 16th Street in Orange and Baptist Church of Nederland, 1911 Nederland Avenue for those impacted by Nicholas. Staff and residents are required to wear facemasks, regardless of vaccination status.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a disaster declaration for 17 Texas counties. The list includes Jefferson, Orange, Chambers, Newton, and Jasper counties.

Entergy-Texas is reporting power outages all across the area. Over 2,500 outages have been reported in Jefferson County. You can go to the Entergy-Texas outage map for a time table on restoration.

All non-essential city facilities in Beaumont will be closed today, including the city landfill. Today’s normal trash pickup will take place tomorrow, Wednesday’s normal collection will be Thursday. This will be for the rest of week as well.

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