WINNIE, Texas (FOX 26) - Riceland Hospital has been evacuated in Winnie, where "significant flooding" has been reported, according to Chambers County Emergency Management.
Chambers County remains under a flash flood warning until 11:15 a.m. Thursday
Emergency Management says water is in homes and businesses. The sheriff's office has deployed high water rescue vehicles and airboats.
The sheriff's office is performing rescues in the Winnie-Stowell area. Emergency Management says people are getting stranded in their cars trying to self-evacuate. If you need help, dial 911. Emergency Management says residents who are experiencing phone issues and aren't able to get through can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following roads are closed, and residents are warned not to try to drive on them:
- All roads North & East of FM 1410 & FM 1941
- I-10 Frontage Rd at Hwy 124
- Hwy 65 between Anahuac & Winnie-Stowell is flooded & impassible
- DPS is closing I-10 Eastbound from Hwy 61 (Anahuac) all the way to the Chambers-Jefferson County line.
Do not drive around barricades.
Chambers County and the Red Cross have opened a flood shelter at White's Park Community Center at 225 White’s Memorial Park Road.
Residents who evacuate can bring their pets to the shelter. Bring a kennel or carrier for your pet, and they have to be on a leash. Bring food for your pet as well.
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