DISPELLING EVACUATION RUMORS
The most recent rumor Monday morning is news the Rainbow and Veteran Memorial Bridges are closed. This is false information and has been verified by the Port Arthur and Orange Offices of Emergency Management.
Emergency Management Officials are receiving a high volume of calls about the evacuation for Jefferson, Hardin and Orange Counties. Apparently someone has spread a false rumor that the Southeast Texas Evacuation Order has been lifted. That is not true.
The evacuation order remains in place. Unless the media receives official notification from Southeast Texas Emergency Management, All previous information that has been released is still in effect.
Citizens are asked to visit www.setinfo.org for the latest information.
All Orange County schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.