The City of Orange will provide sandbags to people that reside within the city limits of Orange starting tomorrow morning Thursday 9/11/2008 at 7:00a.m.until 3:30p.m. and then again on Friday 9/12/2008 from 7:00a.m. until 12:00a.m. Sandbags are available at the Polk Street service center which is located west of 10th Street on Polk Street.

The City of Orange is not under a mandatory evacuation order at this time.  Hurricane IKE is not expected to strike the City of Orange directly at this time but we are anticipating tropical storm affects.  The storm will likely cause extremely high tide in the Sabine River and Adams Bayou.  Residents that live in flood prone areas South of Interstate 10 are advised to expect rising water in the Sabine River and its tributaries.