Port Arthur officials now say evacuation transportation will continue
By BLAIR DEDRICK ORTMANN
September, 11, 2008
Port Arthur evacuation transportation from the Civic Center will continue as long as weather permits and resources are available, according to a press release issued at 6 p.m.
Earlier information said that evacuation transportation would cease at 9 tonight.
Citizens who have their own transportation should use their own transportation and not rely on the buses.
Pre-arranged shelters are not capable of handling medical special-needs persons.
If citizens need transportation to the civic center they should call 983-8767, and 983-8794.
Citizens should arrive at the Civic Center with photo ID and try to limit their baggage as much as possible with only essential needs including prescription medication. No weapons, including firearms. This no firearm rule applies to those persons with Concealed Handgun licenses.
Pets must be restrained in a pet carrier. Unsecured animals will not be allowed on the buses or in the shelters.
Evacuation transportation operations are set to cease in Beaumont at 6 a.m. Friday, according to a press release from Southeast Emergency Management officials.
The City of Beaumont is responsible for assisting it's residents as well as those citizens from the surrounding rural area's such as, but not limited to, Fannett, Cheek, China and Nome.
Citizens choosing to evacuate by bus should make their way to their local assembly sites as soon as possible.
Citizens are asked to pack their necessary clothing items, medications, important papers, identification, etc. Citizens can catch a bus ride from the following sites:
- Dunbar Elementary, 825 Jackson
- French Elementary, 3525 Cleveland
- Martin Luther King Middle School, 1400 Ave A
- Ozen High School, 3443 Fannett Rd
- Smith Middle Sdchool, 4415 Concord
- South Park Middle School, 4500 Highland Ave
The main assembly Point is Westbrook High School, 8750 Phelan Blvd. If someone has a car and can get to Westbrook, he or she can be evacuated by bus.