First Positive COVID19 ID in Orange County

Today, Orange County received confirmation of its 1st positive case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) in an Orange County resident.

This individual is currently quarantined at home and cooperating with the direction of the health department.

Quarantine procedures include persons with COVID-19 staying home for at least 14 days, monitoring their temperature and only leaving home if they need medical care.

For confidentiality purposes, we are not releasing any additional information to identify the individual.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. We understand this positive case may concern our community, but at this time there is no evidence of community spread. The immediate risk for Orange residents remains low. We have worked very hard planning and preparing for this moment. There are steps in place to safeguard the community.

The Health Department is conducting an epidemiological investigation and is working to quickly identify close contacts of the individual. Those may include family, friends, co-workers and other potential contacts.

Orange County Citizens are reminded you should stay home unless you have a need to travel somewhere for essential supplies. Then, you should be maintaining social distancing at ALL time!

At this time, 14 Orange County residents have been tested. 11 of those results are pending and 2 results were negative and 1 result is positive.

For information on COVD-19, check the CDC website or www.Coronavirus.gov . You can also call 2-1-1, Option 6. if you feel you may have symptoms of COVID-19, call our Regional Call Center between 8AM ~ 8PM, 7 days a week, to be screened: (409) 555-2536. It is important that you call first so they can evaluate your risk and determine if they need to see you in person so that other patients are not potentially put at risk.

Imelda Damage Survey



Orange County Emergency Management Officials have begun recovery efforts. To provide assistance to Orange County citizens in the most efficient and accurate way we are asking each citizen affected by Tropical Storm Imelda to complete the IMELDA DAMAGE SURVEY located on Orange County's website www.co.orange.tx.us.

The objective of this survey is to: 

• Assess and identify damages and needs within the community
• Effectively allocate money, materials, and resources
• To pinpoint areas most affected for priority response
• Provide disaster relief organizations with an accurate list of affected homes
Citizens need to understand this survey:
• Will NOT register you with FEMA
• Does NOT replace your personal insurance claim
• Does not guarantee assistance to your property
• Will be shared with our disaster relief organizations database for relief distribution 

FEMA Debris Removal Guidelines

Orange County, City of Orange, City of Vidor, City West Orange, City of Pinehurst, City of Bridge City, Rose City and Pine Forest officials are advising as citizens begin to clean up their properties please be aware of how debris should be placed for pick up. 


Curfew In Effect 10pm - 6am

The City of Vidor has instituted a curfew from 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM due to the extensive flooding within our community effective Thursday, September 19, 2019.

We ask that no one attempt to drive on the roadway during this time period due to the inability to estimate the depth of the water and danger of drowning.


Weather Update For Thursday 9/19

Forecast valid until 9/19/19

We are expecting another night of heavy rain that will extend into Thursday. 

Another 6 to 12 inches of rain is expected in southeast Texas and 2 to 6 inches in western sections of Louisiana.

With a lot of this forecast rain to occur tonight, people need to be aware of the dangers of flash floods at night.

It is much more difficult to see how deep the water is over roads at night. If you can't tell how deep the water is over the road, do not drive into it.