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...