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The Vidor Police Department is warning residents about records flooding in the city and cautioning citizens to adhere to barricades placed to block traffic from flooded avenues. 

According to Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 28, "We are having record flooding in our community. We need everyone to stay home and do not cross barricades. Most roads are flooded and passing vehicles are pushing water into residences. This event is catastrophic. We need to be respectful and safe by not driving on roadways. Most businesses are closed today."

MLK at the Irving Street underpass (JCSO/

Update 8/28:

Bevil Oaks and Northwest Forest are now under mandatory evacuation orders, according to County Judge Jeff Branick as of 11:15 a.m. on Monday, August 28. 

Lamar University classes scheduled for Wednesday, August 30 have been canceled.  This cancellation is in addition to those announced for Monday and Tuesday. The university hopes that classes can resume on Thursday, August 31. 


The City of Beaumont maintains a system that allows customers to pay their water bills online using a credit/debit card. In the past few business days, a number of water customers have alerted the city to unauthorized charges on cards they used to pay their city water bills, the city's senior IT project manager Angela Wright said in a release on Aug. 24.

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The City of Beaumont is providing sandbags to city residents beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 24, until 7 p.m. this evening and again Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Ajohntay Griffin

On August 17, around 6 p.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies responded to a robbery in progress call at the Valero gas station on Twin City Highway at Spurlock Road, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.