on the current information Orange County’s EOC is operating at a Level

1 monitoring the situation with Tropical Storm Edouard and any

potential impact on our area.

Road and Bridge is ramping up for potential flooding and sand bag operations.

Be prepared for the possibility of strong force winds and heavy rains.

Secure outside household items such as lawn/patio furniture.

Fill gas tanks & get your emergency supplies ready now, before a storm

Listen to local broadcast for informational updates from your local officials.

Landfall is expected Tuesday morning around 7:00 am.

More information will be released when it becomes available.


* First-aid kit
* Extra prescription medications, written copies of prescriptions, other special medical items
* Important documents and records, photo IDs, proof of residence, information you may need to process insurance claims
* Cash (power outages mean banks and ATMs may be unavailable)
* Battery-operated radio
* Flashlight with extra batteries
* Home numbers of family and friends.

Road maps, a travel plan, hotel reservations, list of places between

your town and your destination you can stop if the highways are clogged.
* 3-day supply of non-perishable food, one gallon of bottled water per person per day,
* Coolers for food and ice storage, paper plates, plastic utensils.
* Manual can opener, knife, tools, booster cables, fire extinguisher, duct tape, tarp, rope
* Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags and extra clothing
* Toilet paper, cleanup supplies, personal hygiene products
* Eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aids
* Special supplies needed for babies, older adults or pets
* Extra keys

The Orange County Office of Emergency Management has issued the

following preparedness advisory for those who live, work, or visiting

in Orange County.  The best time to prepare for a Hurricane is right


Orange County will see some impact from T.S. EDOUARD

depending on the actual landfall location and its proximity to the

coastline.  It could range from 2″ inches of rainfall and 25 mph winds

to 6 + inches and Hurricane Cat. 1 force winds.  Still appears to be

headed toward Galveston & Brazoria County.

Please take

appropriate measures such as gathering supplies and filling up gas

tanks.  You should be prepared to be without electricity as we will

likely lose power.

Landfall is expected in the early morning hours Tuesday.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

Please refer to Orange County’s Emergency Management Web site for further tips and information: