Harvey made his second landfall around 4am this morning just west of Cameron, Louisiana. While rain has finally moved out of the Houston/Galveston area, folks across far southeast Texas received catastrophic amounts of rainfall yesterday and through the overnight hours. A Flash Flood EMERGENCY continues for Jefferson, Hardin and Orange counties in far southeast Texas through 9:15am this morning. Flash Flood WARNINGS remain in effect for southeastern Newton and southwestern Jasper counties in far southeast Texas as well. Cities included in these will be Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Nederland, Groves, Port Neches, Lumberton, Vidor, Bridge City, Silsbee, West Orange, Kountze, Sour Lake, Nome, Neweyville, Evadale, Central Gardins, Sabine Pass, Thicket and Saratoga. Emergency officials in the area are working as quickly as they can to rescue stranded residents, but much like we saw in the Houston area, help is being inhibited by high water. Unfortunately, an additional 4-8 inches across the area is likely before Harvey finally moves out of the region tomorrow.
List of current shelters open in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area: