Record flooding in Vidor

Record flooding in Vidor

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."

Carroll stated that the national weather service advises, "We will receive up to 10 inches of rain today with 25 inches expected by Wednesday. We are hoping that the rain stops sporadically to allow drainage. All officers and emergency personnel are working 12- to 16-hour shifts protecting our community and rescuing residents."

The chief recommends residents in need of a water rescue or evacuation call 911. A Red Cross Shelter has been established at the United Methodist Church in Mauriceville. Persons utilizing the shelter are asked to keep pets in crates.

"I would strongly suggest as a community that we check on our neighbors," Carroll remarked. "Due to the level of the water officers are patrolling in their personal pick ups and SUVS.

"I pray for our community and that God watches over all of Texas."