evacuation

The mandatory evacuation order for the City of Pinehurst due to flooding has been lifted effective Friday, March 18, at 9:00 a.m., Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer announced in a news release.

According to Hanauer, Adams Bayou has ceased rising, and no significant threats exist to homes or businesses at this time. All residents who evacuated can return home and businesses may resume normal operation. This order only applies to the City of Pinehurst and not surrounding jurisdictions under a similar order. 

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Hurricane evacuations

Hurricane Rita devastated the Gulf Coast and caused billions of dollars in damages in Texas when it swept through in 2005. Beaumont and Jefferson County were hard hit with hundreds displaced, and it has cost millions locally to repair damages and to rebuild Southeast Texas.

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Beaumont Fire and Rescue

Update: At approximately 1:15 PM, Centerpoint Energy was able to stop the natural gas leak on Pine Street near the Beaumont Country Club. The evacuation of the country club has been lifted.

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The 2013 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Hurricane Evacuation map is now available. A detailed map can be seen at the TxDOT website at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety/weather/hurricane.html.

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