Newton County orders mandatory evacuation, Red Cross opens evacuation shelters

There is a mandatory evacuation starting at 7 a.m. for multiple parts of Newton County near the Sabine River.

The specific areas are:

-From the intersection of State Highway 190 in Bon Wier and FM 1416 south down FM 1416 to the intersection of State Highway 87.

-South down State Highway 87 to the Orange County line

A curfew will be in effect from midnight on Friday, to 7 a.m. that will last until March 19.

Shelter locations throughout the affected area:

-First Baptist Church in Kirbyville on 150 Barrow Avenue in Kirbyville.

-First Methodist Church of Mauriceville on 11929 Highway 12.

- Burkeville Baptist Church, 268 CR 2092 – FM 1414.

Read the Evacuation order, view evacuation map below...


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