Jefferson County

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From the city of Port Arthur: Port Arthur citizens evacuated by the city to Walker County returned to the Civic Center on Monday, Aug.

Evacuation canceled

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After a harrowing night of anticipating Hurricane Laura’s landfall, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick is calling off the area’s mandatory evacuation beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 27.

‘Please evacuate now.’

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Urgent Alert to Jefferson County Residents:   “Hurricane Laura is approaching Southeast Texas and will land Wednesday evening.”   This storm “will continue to gain strength and cause catastrophic a

County to close Highway 365

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Ahead of the pending landfall of Hurricane Laura, Jefferson County has called for the early closure of Hwy 365 gates, shutting off access. County spokesperson Allison Getz advises that the gates wi

Mandatory evacuation

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Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick has issued a mandatory evacuation order for all of Jefferson County beginning at 6:30 AM Tuesday morning, Aug. 25, due to the projected impact of Hurricane Laura

County braces for disaster

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Citing concerns of “eminent threat of suffering widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property,” Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick has declared a state of emergency for the area