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On August 24, at about 4:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 62 on the Tulane Overpass in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Rainfall totals for Jefferson County, for both the last three days and the last 12 hours from Danielle LeBlanc, spokesperson for Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6.

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A young man who lost control of his vehicle and then exited it while stopped on the interstate was killed when he was struck by another vehicle traveling eastbound on I-10 Aug. 26, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies and Sheriff Zena Stepens herself braved high waters Aug. 28 to assist with emergency evacuations and to check on local citizens flooded in due to the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Harvey, also warning people driving through inundated streets to be cautious of swift currents and ever-rising water. 

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Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick advises insured homeowners with flood damage to file their insurance claims immediately, before Sept. 1, due to legislation going into effect at the end of the week.

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