"Bridge City is a city in Orange County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,651 at the 2000 census. The town borders the Neches River and Cow Bayou. It is part of the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area .The city was originally named Prairie View, as it was located on the coastal grasslands of the upper Texas coastline"The Bridge City official website: As of November 10th, the following rules were still in place
"In 2008, the storm surge generated by Hurricane Ike caused nearly complete flooding of Bridge City. Mayor Kirk Roccaforte estimated that only 14 homes in the city were unaffected by the surge."
KOGT Photo Gallery- powered by SmugMug-- Here are over 200 pictures of the flooding and recovery efforts from Ike in and around Bridge City.
*CURFEW STILL IN EFFECT – 10 PM UNTIL 6 AM
*BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED ON 9/26/08
TRASH SHOULD BE SEPARATED IN 3 PILES:
1. WHITE GOODS/ ELECTRONICS/APPLIANCES
2. SHEETROCK/CARPET/BUILDING MATERIALS
3. HAZARDOUS WASTE/PAINTS"
I have also temporarily added an RSS Topix feed to the right hand side of the blog. It will keep us up to date on news from Bridge City.
Still awaiting official word on whether this is where we will be or not. Come to the meeting tonight and find out. also possible still a few places in Louisiana and Galveston.