Imelda drenches Southeast Texas spawning flash flood, tornado warnings


BEAUUONT, NOT A PRETTY SCENE OUT THERE. ú>IT IS ARTIE UP TO THEIR KNEES. >>SO THAT IS PRETTY HIGH. SUCH A SHORT ERIODDOF TIME, IS IT IS STILL, THE RAIN IS FALLING. >>LIGHTNING THE BIG PART OF THE STORM, AND A ON OF POWWR OUTAGES, I WOULD DESCRIBE THEM AS ISOLATED, BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH THE OUTAGE MAPS, GETTING QUESTIONS FROM FACEBOOK. >>WE HAVE SOUTH PAAK, SHOULD NOT APPROACH THE UNDERPASSES THERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH, TOMMY, FOR THAT. SOUTH PARK AREA, DON’T APPROACH THE UNDERPASSES. PEOPLE WORKING AT TARGET, OVER THOSE ROADS, SOME ARE R IS- PEOPLE ARE STILL KIND OF A.M. – WONDERING, OKAY, MAYBE, CAN I GET TO WORK IN THE MORNING. IS IT GOING TO LET UP? >>BUT THIS WILL GO ON, FFR PROBABLY ANOTHER 10 HOURS. >>IF THAT MODEL IS RIGHTT >>I SUSPECT, THE SUSPECT WE WILL SEE SCHOOL ADMINISTERED IS WAAE UP AND REALIZE THEY NEED TO MAKE SOME QUICK DECIIIONS. JUSTIN SAYSSHE IS A TEST ATT8 AM , NOT SURE YOU CAN MAKE IT FROM LUMBERTON, I WOULD HOPE YOUR PROFESSOR UNDERSTANDS. >>IF YOU PASS ON THIS, JUST RESCHEDULE THE TEST. >>SOME VIDDO, THIS ISSA FUTURE REUSE FROM TIME TO TIME, A LOT OF YOU YOUNGER FOLKS LOVE SNAPCHAT AND THESE ARE SNAPS THAT HAVE BEEN PPSTED. >>YOU EVER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE THEIR. I WOULD BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL. >>THIS IS 32 MINUTES AGO, AND YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHTNING STRIKES THERE, YOU KNOW, HEADLIGHTS, THIS PERSON TRIED TO FIGGRE OUT UST HOW HIGH THE WATER IS THERE. >>SO WE MONITOR THOSE, AND CHECK THE FEED IN JUST A BIT, AS WE SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING úEW PICTURES COMING IN, FROM ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES, WHO IS CHECKING ON THINGS NEAR UP TO THE CARPORTS, IT LOOKS , – LIKE MOST OF THE APARTMENTS AT LEAST IN THIS PHOTO ARE IN DECENT SHAPE BUT PEOPLE HAVE úRIED TO MOVE THEIR CARS TO HIGHER GROUND. % US, SOME OF THE RESIDENCE THERE HAS BEEN WAITING ON ONE ANOTHER% TONIGHT. WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU ON FACEBOOK, LET’S LISTEN TO ONE OF THE RESIDENTS WHO JUST SPOKE WITH US. >>IS VERY FRUSTRATING. I’VV BEEN HERE FOR, FIVE MONTHS. IT IS SOMETHING THAT, IT PEEVES ME BECAUSE IT IS SOMETHING THAT, YOU ARE NOT MADE AWARE OF IN THE BEGINNING, NNT THINK YOU NOT MOVE HERE BUT IT IS KIND OF COMING OUT, JUST NOTE THIS IS A FLOODING AREA. I’M COMING FROM GEORGIA. SO THIS IS VERY NEW, NOTHING FL IT CAN BE GGRAVATING, BUT IT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO TAKE IN STRIDE. >>ONLY THE MANAGEMENT IS WATCHING TONIGHT AND WE PRONE TO FLOODIIG, IT IS HAPPENING. WITH THIS TYPE OF RAIN, IT IS HIGH RAINFALL RATES. PATTICK DOES WANT TO PASS ALONG INFORMATION, THE TORNADO WARNING DOES CONTINUE OF OF THE ROTATION HAS WEEKEND. >> OUR INUTES ON IT, BUT T JUST, I THINK THEY’RE JUST LIKE IT EXPIRED BUT IT IS NOT, IT IS NOT IMPRESSIVE. NOT CLEAR-CUT RIGHT NOW. I WOULD BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE RAIN. >>ERICA IS WRITING IN AND I KNOW WE’VE HAD SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT SUBDIVISION, THAT WAS THE SUN CHASE SUBDIVISION THAT WE HEARD ABOUT THAT THERE WERE EVACUATIONS ABOUT AN HOUR AGO, IN THE HAMPSHIRE FOR THAT AREA, BECAUSE OF IGH WATER. >>SHE SAID PLEASE LETTEVERYONE KNOW THAT FOR 18 BETWEEN SALISBURY AND IS FLOODING AND BANKS AND VILLAGE CREEK, NOT FAR FROM IT NOW. >>KYLE HAS A QUESTION FOR YOU, COULD THE STTRMS INTENSIFY, IT – LOOKS THICK STORMS ARE BUILDING, WEST OF HERE, DOES THIS MEAN STORMS WILL BUILD IN THE WEST INCREASE AS THEY MOVE >>THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IS úOING ON. >>HE MENTIONED KIND OF A CONVERGENCE THERE, WEEK HAVE, LET ME GO TO A DIFFERENT, WHAT IS OCCURRING IS THIS ACTIVITY IS MOVING IN FROM THE WEST BUT IT IS ALSO SEEING A LITTLE BIT OF ACTIVITY COMING IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST, THESE TWO COLLIDING AIR MASSES, NOT AIR MASSES THE DIRECTIONS OF THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, THEY COLLIDE AND SO THE AIR HAS TO, YOU HAVE DIFFERING, THEY HAVE, IS CALLED CONVERGENCE, BASICALLY. WHENEVER THEY COME TOGETHER, THE AIR, THE AIR MASS HAS TO GO UP BECAUSE IT CAN’T GO DOWN TO THE GROUND. SO THAT IS WHERE WE ARE AT. 3 – THE RADAR, SHELBY, AS WE TRACK THIS CLOSELY. AGAIN, THE CONVERGENCE GOING ON HERR IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS RIGHT NOW, RIGHT ON TOP OF US. HOW MANY INCHES OF RAIN HAS THEY HAD, THAT IS LINDA’S QUESTION. % LET PATRICK KNOW THAT HERE IN LUMBERTON, I CAN SEE HIGH SHELF AROUND 6 INCHES. TIMATE, RIGHT – OKAY. >>14 INCHES, HAMPSHIRE FRENETTE, NEAR WINNIE. >>RADAR DETECTED BUT YOU HAVE THERE ARE SOME TRUTHS TO THIS. >>HE IS SAYING HE CAN SEE SOME HIGH SHELF CLOUDS, WWAT DOES THAT MEAN? >>LET’S SEE, OVER TOWARD CHEEK , AT LEAST 10 INCHES. >>ARLENE ISSCONCERNED ABOUT THE REFINERY. WE HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING SPECIFIC ABOOT THE PLANT AND >>TORNADO WARNING HAS EXPIRED. >>CONTRACT WORKERS OUT THERE BUT THOSE WHO ARE ON STAFF, WEATHER LIKE THIS. HAT TO DO IN- NOT SURE, THOUGH, HOW TTEY ARE HANDLING COMMNG UP, THE CONTRACT WORKERS OUT THERE. >>AGAIN, IF YOU JUST HEARD PATRICK MENTIONED THAT THE TORNADO WARNING HAS NOW EXPIRED FOR SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY, O TORNADO WARNINGS AT THIS POINT, AS WE HOPE THAA IT STAAS THAT WAY. >>ANOTHER QUESTION ABOUT CENTURIES ANDDHAMPSHIRE. THAT IS GETTING HIT HARD RIGHT NOW. >>THAT IS THE AREA WHERE THE EVACUATIONS ARE. WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FLLODING. SUFFICE IT TOOSAY MOST MAJOR ROADS HAVE SOME WATER ON THEM. THE LOW-LYING ONES ARE IMPASSABLE. THAT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO PUT IT. THAT THE TOP OF THE RAIN THE THESE AREAS HAVE ALREADY SEEN THE PASTTCOUPLE OF DAYS. THE LAST 24 HOURS. >>AS YOU ZOOM IN, THE WHITE INDICATE THE INTENSITY. ú>15 I 16 INCHES NEAR WINNIE. >>THEY ARE JUST GETTING POUNDED. >>JUST A SAD. DDANE IS ASKED ME ABOUT PUBLIC ESTATES. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS. CAN YOU TELL US, DUANE, AND WE WILL TRY TO GET INFORMATION. SOME OF OUR MORNING CREW IS ARRIVING IN TTE NEWSROOM AT THIS POINT, AND IIKNOW THEY ARE WORKING TO GET THINGS CONFIRMED FOR US, SO WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE, DON’T WANT TO PUT ANYTHING OUT THERE THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AT THIS POINT. WE ARE DOING OUR EST. >>THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION, WE ARE IN HAMPSHIRE, SHOULD WE TRY TO MAKE IT TO MID COUNNY OR STAY PUT? PATRICK? >>I DON’T KNOW, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR SITUATION IS. I DON’T KNOW. >>WE KNOW THEREES A LOT OF WATER ON THE ROADS. >>I WOULD NOT ADVISE ANY TRAVELING RIGHT NOW, RIGHT? YOU CAN’T SEE, RIGHT? WHY WOULD YOU, WELL, UNNESS — YOUR HOUSE IS FLOODING INTO IT IS A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION. BUT IF IT’S NOT, I MEAN, IT’S JUST REALLY NOT WORTH THE RISK TONIGHT. I MEAN, IT IS DARK ANDDTHERE ARE SO MANY AREAS THAT ARE TAKING ON HIGH WATER OO THE ROODS TONIGHT, SO I HOPE THAT HELLS, UT YOU’VE GOT TT USE YOUR BEETER JUDGMENT ON THAT. >>BOY, THE RAIN REALLY, REALLY PPCKING UP HERE IN THE PAST COUPLE OF MINUTES. AT OUR STUDIOS..>>WAS THE NAME OF THATT NEIGHBORHHOD IN HAMPSHIRE? >>SUN CHASE. >>>SUN CHASE. >>YES, THAT’S WHAT WE’VE GOT. WE RETURN TO KEEP YOU UPDATED THE BEST WE CAN, GUYS IN THE BACK, IF YOU HAVE ANY OF OUR REPORTERS OUT AND ABOUT, PASS IT ALONG AND WE WILL GO TO THEM. AS TIME ALLOWS. >>SUN CHASE ESTATEE? >>IIM NOO SURE. >>ANY NEWS ON I-10 REC, BACKED UP TO EXII FOR. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, THAT THEY WOULD PROBABLY BB, IF YOU’RE ON THE ROADS, REALLY WET OUT THERE, SO NOT A SURPRISE THAT THERE COULD BE SOME ACCIDENTS ON THE ROAD TONIGHT. >>YOUR SOME INFORMATION JUST COMING IN FROM WINNIE. THAT IS RICE AND HOSPITAL IN WINNIE CONFIRMS THEY ARE TRYING , TO EVACUATE PATIENTS BECAUSE OF FLOODING. THEEHOSPITAL WOULD NOT CONFIRM TO OUR SISTERRSTATION FROM HOUSTON HOW MANY PATIENTS OR HOW THEY ARE GETTING OUT. BUT HAT IS BREAKING INFORMATION RIGHT NOW, JUST IN FROM OUR SISTER STATION IN HOUSTON. >>THAT IS WHAT I HAD. >>LETTING US KNOW. >>A LOOK AT THE EARLIER VIDEO FROM FULL SOME. WE ARE PRETTY SURE AT THIS HOUR, THERE IS ORE WATER. THEY PROBABLY SHUT THAT SECTION OF FULL SOME DOWN, BUT AS JORDAN WAS MENTIONING WE HAVE SITUATION IN WHEN HE, RIIE AND HOSPITAL, EVACUATE PATIENTS. THEY ARE TAKING ON WATER, SO OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THEM. HOW TO EVACUATE PEOPLE IF YOU CAN’T, IF THERE IS FLOODING AND YOU CAN’T GET TO THEM, DO THEY SEND OUT THE COAST GUARD AT THIS POINT? I MEAN, I’M THINKING ABOUT, THE PROBABLY HAVE TO, YOU KKOW, IF YOU CAN’T GET IN, HE WATER IS TOO HIGH. AIR RESCUE, MAYBE? >>WE DID NOT REPORT ON TV OR FACEBOOK LIFE BUT WE HAVE HEARD CONCERNS ABOUT BOATS COMING INTO THH RESCUES, AND YOU KNOW, WELL BECAUSE I MEAN, AS PATRICK SHOWED US, THEY ARE STILL TAKING ON A LOT OF RAIN. IN WINNIE, SO . >>AND THE RATES ARE TORRENTIAL. AT THIS POINT. I THINK YOU GET THE IDEA AND WE KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE UP WATCHING FROM PLACES LIKE ORANGE, SAYING IT’S NOT BBD RIGHT NOW. AND SAY THANK YOU BECAUSE WE HAVE ENOUGH RAIN FOR THE REST NO ROAD CLOSURES THAT WE KNOW ABOUT AT THIS POINT. I’M GOING TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK. ZONES. F THE USUAL CONSTRUCTION BUT AGAIN, TORRENTIAL RAIN IS COMING DOWN, SWITCHING BACK OVER TO THE RATER VIEWING, AND YOU CAN SSE AT THIS POINT, NO BREAK, THAT STRETCH OF I-10 BETWEEN WINNIE. >>AND WE CAN HERE ON TOP OF THE BUILDING, IT IS INTENSIFYING, IT IS STILL COMING DOWN, AND I LOSE TRRCK OF TIME, JORDAN, BUT I THINK THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING NOW FOR% ABOUT TWO HOURS. STRAIGHT. >>I CAAE BACK FOR MY DINNER BREAK AT 8:15. IT REALLY, I THINK WE HAVE BEEN GOING SINCE ABOUT 8:30 WITH THHS KIND OF RAIN. BRIEF REAKS. >>I’M REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE OUT IN WINNIE TONIGHT. IF WE COULD TAKE A MOMENT TO REALLY THINK ABOUT THIS DIRE SITTATION THAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH, SAY A LITTLE PRAYER úOR THE FOLKS IN WINNIE, TRYING TO GET THE OSPITAL, RICE LINT, EVACUATED. >>MARINE ASKING ABOUT THE NURSING HOME IN WINNIE. AND I’M NOT SURE AT THIS POINT HOSPITAL OR THE NURSING HOME OR OUR REPORTS FROM OUR SISTER STATION AND INVITED AS A HOSPITAL. >>MICHAEL IS BACK WITH US IN OCTOBER ESTATES. THAT IS NEAR GATOR COUNTRY. >>>OH, OKAY. >>IT’S BAD.. WAS AT 6:35, THE RAIN STARTED TO INTENSIFY, IS THAT WILL WE ARE LOOKIIG AT? >>ANOTHER WARNING COMING IN? >>THEY ARE REPLACING THE FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS. >>SO THEY CONTINUE IF YOU’RE UP WITH US. >>THEY EXPIRE THE MAY HAVE TO BE REISSUED. WHEN THE ONES ARE ALREADY EXPIRED, HAVE TO BE REIISUED AS A CONDITIONS WARRANT, SO YEAH, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A GOOD SIX HOURS. >>THAT IS WHY WE ARE UP WITH YOU, WE WANT TO KEEP YOUUSAFE, AS BEST WE CAN, SOME VIDEO EARLIER FROM DOWNTOWN BEAUMONT, AS CARS MADE THEIR WAY TO THE AREA AROUND CALDER. >>IT’S GOOD THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO HOPEFULLY MAKE IT HIGHER OUT THERE. >>SIGNIFICANT FLOODING AS YOU CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN BEEN REPORTED IN THE WINNIE AREA. IN UPWARDS OF 15 INCHES OF RAIN THAT HAVE FALLEN IN PARTS. >>REALLY DIRE SITUATION OUT THERE, AND WESTERN TO HEAR SOME THUUDER GOING ON NOW. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IN PLACES THAT WE MENTIONED A LOT WITH WINNIE, PEOPLE HAD MENTIONED THAT THEY WERE STARTING TO SEE SOME LIGHTNING KICK UP IN BEAUMONT. IT’S JUST GOING TO BE A VERY TRY TO KEEP YOU UP-TO-DATE WITH THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION TO TRY TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ASKING SHOULD THEY TRAVEL HERE AND THERE, AND PERSONALLY, I JUST WOULD NOT DO IT. I MEAN, IT IS TWO,,IT IS TOO DAAGEROUS RIGHT NOW, AND THEN EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, LIKELY MENTIONED, PEOPLE II WINNIE THAT REALLY NEED HELP GETTING OUT OF THOSE HOSPITALS, WITH THE FIRST RESPONDERS, WE DON’T WANT TO STRETCH THEM TO THEN, YOU KNOW,,IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO DEAL WITH THOSE EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND 3 TO ADD ON TOP OF THHT, SO STAY PUU, IF YOU CAN. MENTIONIIG EARLIER FROM BRETT, WHO IS A REPORTER FOR OUR SISTER STATION IN HOUSTON. ALLUDING TO THE ATTEMPTS TO EVACUATE PATIENTS AT RICE AND HOSPITAL IN WINNIE. TELLING HIM THAT THEY ARE ATTEMPTING TO DO THIS, BECAUSE OF FLOODING, AT THE TIME THEY WOULD NOT CONFIRM HOW MANY PATIENTS OR THE MEANS OF EVACUAAION. ARE TALKING BO, ARE WE TALKING AIR RESCUE? TALLING JUST OVING TO HIGHER GRRUND? >>FLASHLIGHT EMERGENCY DECLARED. THAT IS, THAT II RIGHT OVER THE HAMPSHIRE FOR THAT AREA INTO BEAUMONT. >>A FLASHLIGHT EMERGENCY. >>THAT IS A TERM FROM THE NATIONAL WEAAHER SERVICE. >>THEY PUT IT BACK ON. >>JUST TO SHOW HOW SERIOUS THIS IS. >>THAT’S IT RIGHT THERE, 3 INCLUDING BEAUMONT..LET’S SEE. >>GOOD ADVICE, TOMMY, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE IF YOU ARE IN THE DANGER AT YOUR HOME, PLEASE CALL FOR HELP, DO NOT TRY AND DRIVE OUT. >>WE WANT YOU TO BE SAFE, AND THAT MEANS STAYING PUT, WE HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER USUALLY THAT THIS POINT, IF YOU’RE IN THE HAMPSHIRE AREA, UNLESS THE WATER WERE COMING IN, I WOULD WITH WHAT WE’VE OT GOING ON OUTSIDE. >>IT IS TOO MUCH WATER COMING DOWN, TOO QUICKLY, AND RIGHT NOW, ROADS THAT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FLOODED A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO MAY BE FLOODED RIGHT NOW. SO I WOULD NOT TAKE THE CHANCE FOR THAT. >>FLASHLIGHT EMERGENCY. >>NOT A GOOD SITUATION. >>EXPLAINED THAT, EMERGENCY, WE GET THE WARNINGS, WE GET THE WHAT IS THE EMERGENCY? >>THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING NEEDS FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING BUT NOW, THIS ISSEVEN HIGHER, FLASHLIGHT EMERGENCY THE IS, IT IS BEYOND, IS THE TOP, IT IS NOT ANY WORSE THHN THIS. >>THIS IS A TERM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THAT THE METEOROLOGIST HAS USED, WE GET THE PICTURE. I GUESS DEREK IS POINT, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT HAS TO CONSTITUTE, I MEAN. >>THIS SAYS, THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEEOUS SITUATION , SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW, THIS IS FOR BEAUMONT, PORT ARTHUR, BY THE, ROSE CITY AND FOR NET. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. SO THERE YOU GO. >>FLASHLIGHT EMERGENCC. LONG TIME, IF I EVER HEARD IT, IS PROBABLY JOHN HAAVEY, RIGHT? >>YEP. WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO READ YOUR COMMENTS, AND CERTAIILY WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR INPUT IF YOU ARE UP. MANY OF YOU ARE WATCHING ON YOUR TELEVISIONS AAD ON YOUR DEVICES. >>A LIEN IS ASKING ABOUT THE TORNADO WATCH. >>THE WARNING? >>IT WASN’T A WATCH, IT WAS A WARNING, AND NOT FOR PORT >>IT HAS EXPIRED. THE SO THAT IS REALLY GOOD NEWS. TONIGHT WHERE THERE IS NOT A LOT OF GOOD NEWS AT HIS POINT. >>YES, TOMMY, PLEASE, THINK % ABOUT YYUR PETS. TOMMY SAYS TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS AS WELL. CHECK IN ON OUR ELDERLY NEIGHBORS, GIVE THEM A CALL. MAKE SURE THEY ARE OKAY. >>YOU THINK ABOUT HOW COME YOU TWO WEEKS AND THE ABOUT: 45 IN THE MORNING OR WHATEVER TIME IT IS RIGHT NOW. >>CITY HAVE GONE TO BED EARLY, AND DON’T HAVE A CLUE WHAT IS GGING ON. >>IF YOU’RE IN ONE OF THESE FLASHLIGHT EMERGENCY ZONES. >>I THINK THEY WOULD WANT TO TAKE THAT PHONE CALL. >>LET’S GET THE NOTIFICATIONS OUT, WE WANT YOU O BE SAFE, ANYTHING, I KNOW, TO GO BACK TO THE GENTLEMAN AND WHETHER HE SHOULD LEAVE, YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT, WE ARE NOT THERE, E DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON, YOU KNOW, IF YOU ARE IN THE FLASHLIGHT EMERGENCY ZONE, OUT OF ME BE THE BEST OPTION EVEN IN THIS RAIN. >>WE HAVE PEOPLEEASKING ANY PARTICULAR AREA LIKE ORANGE, WELL, IF YOU ARE IN ORIGIN TRY TO GO SOMEEHERE, YOU WILL FUN INTO SOMEEPROBLEMS, AND MAY NOT BE THE WERE SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE BUT IF YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE IN THE MORNING WHEN HE TRIED TO GET TO POINT B, YOU COULD BE IN A VERY BAD SHAPE, EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE NOT EXPERIENCE AND THE WORST OF IT. SO YOU KNOW, PATRICK IS CONTINUING TO UPDATE US ON THE SITUATION AND AS LONG AS THIS RAIN IS FALLING, USE YOUR BETTER JUDGMENT AND STAY OFF úHE ROADS. >>WE HAD ABOUT THE AREA ON NINTH AVENUE AND TURTLE CREEK IN PORT ARTHUR OFF JIMMY JOHNSON. THAT IS ONE OFFTHE ONES ALWAYY FLOODS, EVENNIN THE SUMMER STORM. JOLEEE IS WRITING IN TO LET US KNOW THAT HER PARCHMENTS ARE FLOODED IN PORT ARTHUU. >>WHAT APARTMENTS. >>I HOPE YOU’RE OKAY, TRY TO SEEK HIGHER GROUND. WE HAVE SEEN FLOODING, THE USUAL SPOTS IN BEAUMONT, 11th THE ACCESS ROAD WENT OUTSIDE THE STATION, QUITE A BIT OF WATER ON IT, EARLIER, DELL AND WAS IMPASSABBE. >>SOMEBODY SAID IN THAT AREA,, AND LEXINGTONN THERE WAS FLOODING IN THAT AREA. AS WELL, SO IT IS GOING TO BE A LONG NIGHT, AS LONG AS THIS RAIN KEEPS GOING. YOU CAN SEE IT GO FROM BAD TO WORSE. >>THE LATEST RADAR, I GUESS, THE MODEL DATA, THE PATRICK HAS BEEN LOOKING AT SHOWS THE NEXT 8 TO 10 HHURS WHERE WE MAY CONTINUE TO HAVE AT LEAST SOME SIGNIFICANT RAIN FFLLING HERE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, SO. >> EOPLE WONDERING ABOUT THE SCHOOL CLOSURES OF COURSE. ON OUR WEBSITE, 12NEWSNOW.COM. WE ARE STILL GETTING INFORMATION IN, LIKE THE LAST HOUR,,WITH BEAUMONT ISD SAYING THEY WERE GOING TO DELAY FOR TWO HOURS, BUT YOU KNOW, MY OR BY DAYBREAK, WILL HAVE A CLEAR PICTURE, A LOT OF THESE BUSES WON’T BE ABLE TO ROLL. THEY WILL JUST BE TOO MUCH FLOODING. >>IN THESE AREAS, THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE AND US CLEARING, ENNUGH WATER ABLE TO RUN OFF IN THE NEXT THREE OR FOUR HOURS FOR THE BUSES TO BE IN A AFE SITUATION. >>JOLENE SAYS IT IS ON NINTH AVENUE IN JIMMY JOHNSON. >>EXACTLY THE AREA WE WERE HEARING ABOUT. >>STAY SAFE, LET US KNOW HOW YOUR SITUATION IS GOING, PLEASE STAY SAFE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, CHRISTIE. >>DONNA WANTS TO KNOW IF HER HUSBAND CAN GET TOOBAPTIST HOSPITAL FROM RIDER. -ú>>THE T INTERSTATE 10 OPEN. BUT IT IS THOSE OTHER ROADS. AND THE LOW SPOTS. WE HAVE FOR THE ACCESS ROAD RIGHT HERE,,I MEAN, WE WILL BE EXITING AT CCLLEGE. IT IS NOT, NOT GOOD OOT THERE. I DON’T KNOW IF WE HAVE ANY LIVE PICTURES WE CAN CHECK THIS POINT. >>I DON’T KNOW IF HE IS A CRITICAL, YOO KNOW, THEY ARE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF LABELING FOR EMPLOYEES, LIKE CRITICAL, LIKE DOCTORS, NURSES, SO FORTH, PEOPLE THAT RUN THEIR TECHNOLOGY. MAY BE THOSE OF THE PEOPLE THAT COME YYUUKNOW, SOMETIMES DON’T HAVE A CHOICE, IF THEY CAN GET THERE, BUT IF THEY ARE NONESSENTIAL, THAT IS ANOTHER THING YOU HAVE TO CONSSDER, YOU KNOW, IF YOU ARE NONESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE, YOU MAY BE BEST TO STAY HOME AND WAIT FOR MEARS PROVIDES HER. úUT WE KNOW DOCTORS AND NURSES, THEY HAVE TO GET THERE. >>AVENUE. JORDANN HE DID POINT OUT, ONE OF OUR VIEWERSSPOINT OUT THAT COLLEGE DOES FLOOD, ESPECIALLY ON THE ACCESS ROADS HERE. CAN YOU BRING BACK OF THE RATER FOR US HERE? JUST A SECOND. AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS CAAGHT ON CAMERA IS SHOWING AT THIS POINT,,BUT WE LOVE TO PASS ALLNG THAT WITH, TO PEOPLE HERE WHO ARE WATCHING AT THIS POINT. TYLER HAS BEEN OUT AND ABOUT, TRACKING THINGS NEAR SOME OF THE APARTMENTS, IT IS STARK FROM THAT SKY CAM A. WON’T BE MUCH THERE.’S THOUGH IF YOU ARE IN ORANGE AND WERE YOU CAN SEE, IT IS VERYYDARK, AND THE INTERSTATE MAY BE CLEAR BUT ONCE YOU EXIT, I MEAN, YOU MAY BE IN TROUBLE, SO THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO GO AHEAD AND DOWNLOAD OUR 12 NEWS NOW AT OR ALL OF THE RAIDERS, ALL OF THE PUSH ALERTS, THAT WILL KEEP YOU UP-TO-DATE TONIGHH. >>WE WANT YOU TO STAY SAFE, STAY HOME IF YYU CAN. ALEX SAYS HE HOPES BRIDGE CCTY STATES CALLED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS, WE HOPE THAT ISSTHE CASE AS WELL. YOU KNOW WHAT A STRANGE, IF YOU PAUSE FOR A SECOND, I FEEL LIKE THE RAIN IS COMING OUT. OR IS LETTING UP. >>YEAH, WE DON’T HEAR COMING DOWN AS MUCH. IT IS INTENSE. THAT’S A GOOD SIGN. THIS IS RIGHT OUTSIDE THE 12 NEWS STUDIO, SO YOU SEE IF YOU CARS ON THE HIGHWAY, SO YOU SPOKE TO JORDAN,,HE IS KICKING BACKUP. YOU HEAR IT? >>Reporter: THAT’S RIDIIULOUS. >>A ME, I’M SORRY. AGAIN, A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCE THE INEFFECTIVE RIGHT NOW, FOR AN AREA ROUGHLY FROM HAMPSHIRE AREA UP TO BEAUMONT, RIGHT?? AND IN THE DIVIDER AREA. THIS IS A WARNING THAT WENT INTO ROUGHLY 2, 30 THIS MORNING, WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE EVACUATIONS GOING ON AT RICE LINT HOSPITAL IN WINNIE. >>THAT IS A VERY DIRE SITUATION, AND AS SOON AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION ON THAT WE WILL UPDATE YOU, BUT WE HEERD, WAS AT THE RIGHT OR WAS AT THE LAST HOUR THAT THEY WERE TAKING ON WATER? AT THE HOSPITAL? EVACUATIONS ARE AND WAY TO GET THE PATIENTS TO SAFETY. >>COALTON IS ASKING ABOUT THE KIRBYVILLE AREA, HOW ARE THEY LOOKING? >>THEY ARE FINE. >>GOOD, GOOD.: TO KNOW ABOUT FLOODING AT 3:65 AND 69. 365 >>OKAY. O. %- BACK TO THE HOSPITAL, NEW INFORMATION, COMING IN FROM CHAMBERS OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. SIX PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED FROM THE RICE LAND HOSPITAL. IS THAT RIGHT? SIX PATIENTS AND STAFF EVACUATED FROM THE HOSPITAL IN WWNNIE, PLACE HAT HAS RECEIVED RATER INDICATED 15 INCHEE OF RAIN OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS. >>WE JUST DON’T KNOW HOW MANY BBT IT IS GOOD THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET SIX PATIENTS AND STAFF OUT OF THERE, JAMES IS ASKING ABOUT A DOCTORS APPOINTMENT ONCE AGAIN. THE MEDICAL CENTER AT 8:30, HE SOUTH 23rd, AND YOU KNOW, IT IS HOME OR NOT TO GO, HOW TO USE YOUR BETTER JUDGMENT BECAUSE WE ARE SEEING LOTS OF FLOODING ON IT MAY BE CLEAR COMING UP, DOWN YOUR STREET AND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT YOU CAN VERY WELL GET STUCK, JAMES, SO USE YOUR BETTER JUDGMENT ON THAT ONE. >>RIGHT AT 73 AND 124, THE IF YOU CAN SEE THAT, 17 INCHES IS DOPPLER INDICATED RATER IMAGERY. THESE TOTALS, THESE ESTIMATES, WE SHOULD SAY, RAINFALL AT 12:50. ENJOYING A SODA HERE->>GET TO KEEP GOING. >>TTE THING IS THAT COME YOU KNOW, THE BEST FORECAST IN THE WORLD, WE ARE SAYING 10 INCHES. AND WE ARE, AT WHAT, 17 INCHES? WHAT CAN YOU DO? >>YOU PAUSE, ANN, NOT GOING TO BUT SEE IF THE NEW ONE HAS COME IN. AND LET’S SEE HOW LONG THIS GOES . >>WHILE HE DOES THAT WE WILL GET SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS. 3>>HE IS ASKING, HE’S AT THE BOAT RAMPPAND ORANGE, WILL I BE SAFE TO TRAVEL TO DIVIDER THIS MORNING? >>ORANGE TO DIVIDER?? YEAH, YOU’LL PROBABLY BE OKAY. >>OKAY, YOU HEARD THAT? PATRICK SAID YOU MAY BE OKAY TO MAKE THAT COMMUTE. >>>I DON’T SEE THE FLOODING THAT HAS OCCURRED, SEE, ORANGEE3 RRGHT NOW, IN THE PAST 24 HOURS HAS SEEN A WHOPPING 2 1/2 INCHES OF RAIN.. DIVIDER HAS SEEN AROUND SIX, ROUGG 6 INCHES, SO IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU WON’T SEE FLOODING BUT RIGHT NOW, I THINK YOU ARE OKAY, CERTAINLY NOTHING LIKE WHAT IS, I TELL YOU WHAT, THIS IS JUST RIDICULOUS, WHAT IS GOING ON IN HAMPSHIRE. JUST INCREDIBLE TRAINING THAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. SOMETHING ABOUT JEFFERSON IN, úOUNTY HERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, THEY ARE GETTING, THEY ARE DOING A NUMBER OF CITIZENS COLLINS PERSISTENCE AND EVACUATING THEIR HOMES, AND SOME THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, THEY ARE CONDUCTING HIGH WATER RESCUES IN THE CHINA KNOWN REA AND OVER THE HIGHWAY 73. >>WE HAAE A NUMBER YOU CAN CALL, WE WILL GET THIS PUT UP ON THE SCREEN HERE IN JUST A SECOND, THIS IS THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, YOU CAN CALL IF YOU ARE IN NEED BUT THE RESCUE, AND THAT NUMBER IS 409835 THISSIS THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, YOU CAN CALL IF YOU ARE IN NEED BUT THE RESCUE, AND THAT NUMBER II 409-835-8411. IIWILL REPEAA THAT AGAIN, 409, 835-8411. THAT IS A NUMBER TO CALL IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF RESCUE, THE VOLUNTEER FIRE TO OR FIREFIGHTERS OUT THERE IN WINNIE, HAMPSHIRE, NO AREAS. >>ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WONDER IF THEY SHOULD GET OUT ON THE ROADS TO GO WHEREVER THEY NEED TO GO, OUR FIRST RESPONDERS ARE REALLY TIED UP TRYING TO GET THE MOST SERIOUS SITUATIONS TAKEN CARE OF, SO WE DON’T WANT TO STRETCH OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES TOOTHIN, BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT YOUUHAD TO GET OUT THIS MORNING, JORDAN. IT IS ALREADY CLOSE TO 1 AM, SO . >>WE HAVE McKENZIE, ONE OF OUR WE GOING TO? JORDAN FOSTER, WHO HAS BEEN KEEPING TABS ON TTINGS, LET’S SEE WHERE HE IS AND EXACTLY WHAA IS HAPPENING WITH THE FLOODING THERE. >>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, I MEAN, WE ARE RIGHT UP HERE OUTSIDE THE STATION, AND I MEAN, THE RAIN IS JUST CONTINUING TO COME DOWN, WEEARE NOT EVEN SEEN ANY SIGNS OF LETUP, EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, YOU HAVE SOME, I GGESS, LACK OF A BETTER TERM, A DRY SPELL, IT’LL COME COMMITTAL SLOW DOWN, RAIN WILL BEGIN TO STOP FALLING AS FREQUENTLY AND THEN ANOTHER BAND WILL COME THROUGH, AND ITT WILL COME EVEN TOUGHER NOW, I JUST WALKED BACK OVER TO THE ROAD FOR YOOR NEXT I-10, WILL WE HAVE BEEN IND OF MONITORING THE WATER LEVELS OVER THERE, AND IT IS INCREASING. UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS INCREASING, I WALKED BACK AND IT WAS ALMOST 2 THE TOP OF MY BOOTS NOW, SO I MEAN, IT IS SHOWING YOU HOW MUCH WATER IS COMING AND HOW FREQUENTLY THAT WATER IS COMING, SO IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR. LIKE I SAID WE ARE RIGHT HERE, CAN SEE WE DO HAVE WATER IN OUR OVER THE GROUND, IF YOU ACTUALLY LOOKED TOWARD THE FREEWAYS, IT LOOKS AT HE FREEWAYS ARE MOVING PRETTY SMOOTHLY, WHICH WE HAVE SSEN ALL DAY, I MEAN, IT IS THE MAJOR ROADS, YOU MIGHTTSEE úTANDING WATER HERE AND THERE BUT IT IS WHEN YOU GET TO THE SIDE STREETS, THESE UNDERPASSES, THESE SIDE ROADS IS WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LOT OF CARS ON THE SIDE OF THE STREET OR A LOT OF CARS WAITING TO GET OUT, SO WE HAVE BEEN 3 SAYING IT ALL NIGHT, F YOU ALL DO NOT HAVE TO BE ON THE ROAD, WE ARE ASKING EVERYBODY TO PLEASEESTAY INSIDE UNLESSSYOU HAVE TO BE, BECAUSE WE DON’T COME AT THIS POINT, WATER CONTINUES TO POUR DOWN, AND IT IS GETTING DARK, SO SAFETY IS A CONCERN AS FAR AS SEEING. DEEP WATER IS, ESPECIALLY, SO WE WANT TO GO AHEAD AND SEND IT BACK TO YOU IN THE STATION. >>JORDAN FOSTER LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE STATION HERE AS THE RAIN PICKS UP AGAIN. >>THIS WILL BE THE SCENARIO, JORDAN, FOR THE NEXT EIGHT HOURS , POSSIBLY. >>IN SOME SPOTS. NOW LIGHTS ARE FINE. JUST HIGHLY LOCAAIZED IN JEFFERSON, AND BACK OVERRTOWARD LIBERTY, ND PORTIONS OF HAWARDEN AND ORANGE COUNTY, AGAIN, SO THAT IS WHERE, THE WORST OF IT IS IN THE JEFFERSON COUNTY RIGHT NOW. INTO EASTERN CHAMMERS. >>THAT IS WITH A FLASHLIGHT EMERGENNY IS, YOU SEE THE -úNUM THE OTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN, THAT IS THE NUMBER TO CALL FOR THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IF YOU NEED A WATER 3 RESCUE. THEY WILL POP UP AGAIN AND JUST A BIT. REACH OUT TO THEM, WE UNDERSTAND THAT IS VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS WHO ARE DOING MOST OF THE RESCUING AT THIS POINT. >>THERR IS A NUMBER, NOW, THEY3 WERE DOING SOME OF THOSE RESCUES. >>CHINA, KNOWN. THE AREA THAT IS BEEN THE EPICENTER FOR THE WORST OF IT. >>UNDERRTAND SHE IS OUT AND ABOUT, UPDATING US ON CONDITIONS, LET’S SEE WHERE SHE IS. >>Reporter: McKENZIE HERE, I AM ON AVENUE H AND TWIN CITY AREA, OF NEEDLE AND. NOT SEEING TOO MUCH FLOODING ON THE ROADS RIGHT NOW, DURING THE SYSTEM, MUST BE WORKING RELATIVELY WELL OVER HERE BUT THIS IS ALSO AN AREA THAT DID PRETTY WELL DURING HARVEY, NOT TOO MUCH HOUSE FLOODING OVER HERE, LIKE I SAID, NO STREET FL TO PIIK UP A LITTLE BIT, SINCE I GOT OUT HERE, AND THE LIGHTNING STRIKES, MAN, THAT IS WHAT IS REALLYYGETTING US OVER HERE. I’M TELLING YOU, MAYBE A STRIKE úS ALWAYS AN AREA THAT FLOODS PRETTY GOOD AND I’M NOT SEEING RIGHT HEREEAT THE INTERSECTION OF AVENUE H BUT A LITTLE BIT DOWN TOWARD BOSTON AVENUE, AND TOWARD SCURLOCK. WILL BE MONITORING THE CONDITTONS, IN THIS AREA, OVERNIGHT AND WILL BE SURE TO LET YOU KNOW ON FACEBOOK, AND I WAS IN THE BACK TO YOU GUYS. >>WE ARE GLAD THINGS ARE NOT TOO BAD OUT THERE. THAT IS GOOD. úHERE OFF AVENUE H AND TWIN CITY. BACK TO THE RATER WE GO AS WE APPROACHED THE WHEN A.M. HOUR, AND YOU CAN SEE THIS AREE OF JUST RELENTLESS RAIN, NO SIGNS OF LLTTING UP ACCOSS JEFFERSON COUNTY, RAINFALL RATES TWO, HREE, 4 IN./HH THAT IS -ú 2 TO 5 INCHES THAT PATRICK IS FORECASTING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. LONG LIST OF SCHOOL CLOSINGS, AND DELAYS, WE RE UPDATING RIGHT NOW ON OUR APP. CHECK TTAT, I KNOW A LOT OF YOU HAVE BEEN COMMENTING ON OUR FACEBOOK FEET, FRUSTRATED AT VARIOUS DISSRICTS, THAT THEY ERICA IS BACK OUT HHRE WITH ME. >>I HAD TO GO RECHARGE. TO RECHARGE MY PHONE. WHICH, YOU KNOW, THIS MAY BE A GOOD TIME FOR YOU, AS WELL, IF YOU STILL HAVE,,YOU KNOW, POWER AT YOUR HOUSE, BECAUSE WE HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME AIR AREAS THAT ARE GETTING LOOS OF LIGHTNINN STRIKES, POWER OUTAGES, SO IF THIS IS A TIME TO RECHARGE. JUST, A GOOD TIME, YOU KNOW, IT OUTSIDE. GOONG TO THE HURRICANE TYPE WIND. BATTERIES, KEEP THEM CLOSE, JUST IN CASE THE LIGHTS GO OUT. >>RECHAAGE, RECHARGE. AND A LOT OF US WON’T BE GETTING MUCH SLEEP TONIGHT, WE 3 ARE WITH YOU HERE ON FACEBOOK, WILL BE BEEN MORE THE COMMENTS HERE IN JUST A SECOND. WE ARE GOING TO BE CHANGING OUR THATTIS HAPPENING UP THERE.>>PPTRICK, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING RIGHT NOW?>>AS FAR AS WHAT? JUST HEAVY RAIN FALL?>>YEAH, WHERE IS THE WORST GOING?>> THINK HOUSTON IS HAVING TROUBLE WITH THEIR RADAR. LOOKS LIKE FROM AROUND WINNE, HAMPSHIRE, PARALLELING 124 IS THE WORST OF IT. SLACKING TOWARD HARDINNCOUNTY..3 THIS IS THE AREA OF HEAVIEST RAIN FALL THAT WE’RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW. THAT IS EXAATLY IT. THIS IS REALLY, THIS ISSTHE AREA THAT WE’RE WATCHING. LET ME CCRCLE IT. AGAIN, HAMSHIRE, WINNE, THIS WWLL BE CATASTROPHIC. WATCHING INDIVIDUAA CELLS THAT ARE DROPPING A GOOD THREE, I’M SORRY? A GOOD THREE INCHES ACROSS THE AREA. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUES INCLUDING VIDER TOWARDS THE NORTT AND EAST. JUST TORRENTIAL FLASH FLOODING AMOUNTS OF RAIN FALL NEAR FALLEN IN THE LAST 24 HOURS.AS%- AND SATELLITE SHOWS LIKE A BOMB SEE THIS? JUST IMPRESSIVE AS A METEOROLOGIST, IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OF, LOOK AT THAT. WE HAVE THE WORST WEATHER MAYBE IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. RIGHT NOW.>>WE’RE REWIRED FOR SOUND. WE’RE BACK WITH YOU. THAT IS INCREDIBLE TT LOOK AT.>>IT LOOKS LIKE A SUPERCELLL LIKE OVER OKLAHOMA OR OVER NORTH TEXAS.>>LOOKS VERY SCARY. VERY SCARY.>>YUP.>>WE’RE BACK WITH YOU. YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR US, WE’RE>>JUST TO REFRESH PEOPLE’S. MEMORIES, IF THEY’RE JUST KIND OF FORGEETING WHERE THEY ARE, LOE STARTED SEEING THIS PICC UP IT HAS BEEN GOING NONSTOP EVER SINCC.>>AT LEAST IN THE BEAUMONT AREA AND THE HARD HIT AREAS LIKE HAMMHIRE AND WINNIE. WE HEARD ABOUT EVACUATIONS AROUND 10:30, 10:45 TTNIGHT.>>WE DID GET AN UPDATE ABOUT THE HOSPITAL IN WINNIE, RISELAND HOSPITAL, THEY WERE ABLE TO EVACUATE SIX PATIENTS AND STAFF MMMBERS. WE’RE UNSURE JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE AT THE FACILITY TONIGHT SO HOPEFULLY WE’LL GET AN UPDATE WITH THAT FOR YOU AS WELL REAL SOOO HERE.>>HERE IS THE MESSAGE FROM THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. THE DEPUTIES WORKING WITH VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS DOING HIGH WATER ESCUES IN THE AREA FROM CHINA DOWN TO HIGHWAY 73 AND THEY SAID RURAL RESIDENTS SHOULD CALL 911 FIRST. THE SHERIFF’S NUMBER DIRECTLY. WE PASSED THAT ALONG AS WELL. 409-835-8411. OFFICE. RURAL RESIDENTS, CALL 911 FIRST. THAT WILL HELP THEM PINPOINT>>EXACTLY. IT WILL BE A BUSY NIGHT FOR THOSE FIRST RESPONDERS OUT THERE. THAT AREA HAS BEEE POUNDED WITH LOTS OF AIN, SO I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT TYPE OF FLOODING SITUATION OUT THERE TONIGHT.>>GUYS,,WHAT ARE WE SEEING ON THE SCREEN? HELP US OUT THERE. SNAPCHAT VIDEO, I UNDERSTAND? ALL RIGHT. THESE ARE SNAPCHATS THAT FOLKS POSTED THAT WE’RE SCROLLING THROUGH AT THIS POINT.% WHILE OUR PRODUCERS MONITOR THOSEE WE’LL WATCH WHAT IS GOING ON. THIS WAS AT THE SETTLER’S COVE APARTMENTS. A BAD SITUATION THER. WE FEEL FOR THEM.>>A LOT OF THE RESIDENTS THEREES TRYING TO GET THEIR VEHICLES TO HIGHER GROUND BECAUSE THE RAIN JUST WON’T LET UP, AND SO THEY DON’T WANT TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, OF COURSE, AND THEIR VEHICLE IS UNDER WATER. LET’S EAR FROM ONE OF THE RESIDENTT OUT THERE.>>IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING BEING HERE, FOUR, FIVE MONTHS, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT PEEVES ME ONLY THE BECAUSE IT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU’RE NOT MADE AWARE OF IN THE BEGINNING. NOT SAYING YOU WOULDN’T MOVE HERE BUT, HEY, THIS IS A FLOODING AREA. ME, I’M COMING FROM GEORGIA, SO THIS IS VERY NEW. NOT SAYING FLOODING IS NEW, BUT TEMPERATURE CAN BE AGGRAVATING, BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE IN STRIDE.%>>TAKE IN STRIDE AND HOPE, HOPE THAT WE GET EVEN A BRIEF BREAK SO THAT THE PUMPS CAN CATCH UP. WE WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT. A LOT OF YOU HAVE WRITTEN HOW WONDERFUL THE DRAINAGE CREWS ARE DOING.>>THEY’RE ON THE 12-HOUR SHIFTS RIGHT NOW TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SHIFTS ARE UP AND RUNNING IN% IT IS SS MUCH WATERR SO MUCH RAIN IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, PROLONGED THROUGHOUT THE EVENING, SO, I MEAN, THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH THAT THE PUMPS CAN HANDLE ALL AT ONCE. SOME SORT OF A BREAK HERE. IT DOESN’T LOOK LLKE WE’LL GET>>NOT IN THE IMMEDIATE NEXT LITTLE BIT HERE..3 I KNOW PATRICK IS IN CONTACT WITH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BACK THERE, SO I’LL LET HIM DO THAT, BUT BREEDA, WE SEE YOUR QUESTION, HOW LONG BEFORE THE HEAVY RAINSSGET TO ORANGE? WE’LL CHECK IN WITH PATRICK IN A BIT AND ALSO CONCERN ABOUT PINE WOOD.>>THIS IS AN AREA ON A GOOD RAIN DAY THEY SEE FLOODING.>>IS THAT THE ONE UP 105?>>IT IS.>>THE BAYOU?>>IF YOU”E OUT IN PINE WOOD TONIGHT AND YOU CAN LOG ON AND JUMP ON TO THIS FEED WITH US, WE REALLY WANN TO KNOW HOW YOU GUYS ARE DOING OUT THERE BECAUSE I KNOW JUST ON A GOOD, STEADY RAINY DAY, YOU SEE FLOODING.>>AND IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE, YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT THERE IN AREAS LIKE PINEWOOD, AND YOU KNOW, ALL OF THOSE AREAS, SOUR LAKE, THAT ARE STILL RECOVERING, SSILL RRCOVERING FROM HARVEY. THEY’RE TRYING TO REBUILD. SOME HAVE GOTTEN BACK INTO THEIR HOMES, SO WE JUST PRAY FOR THE BEST FOR THOSE EOPLE THAT ARE STIIL STRUGGLING.>>THIS IS A LIVE VIEW FROM THE 12 NEWS STORMTRACKER BACC MOBILE AGAIN. IT WAS SURROUNDED BY FLOOO WATERSSEARLIER.>>MAYBE THIS IS A GOOD SIGN-IN . WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IN IS NOT A SITUATION RIGHT THEREI- WHERE WE SEE LOTS OF WATER.%>>I THINK IS THIS COLLEGE.>>THAT DOES APPEAR TO BE COLLEGE.>>COMING UP ON INTERSECTION WITH MAJOR. MY VIEW TELLS ME CORRECTLY. WE’LL KEEP IT IN THE IMAGE HERE. THE FACT THAT WE CAN SEE A LITTLE BIT IN FRONT OF THE CAR IS A GOOD THING. THIS PARTICULAR STRETCH –>>THERE IS VISIBILITY HERE.>>IT DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE UNDER WATER.>>WE’RE NOT HEARING AS MUCH RAIN COMING DOWN ON THE ROOF TOP, SO MAYBE THERE IS –>>MORE COMING, MORE COMING.>>WELL, PATRICK SAYS MORE IS COMING.>>CONFIRMING THAT IS COLLEGE YOU’RE LOOKING AT HEADED TOWARD MAJOR RIGHT NOW FROM THE 12 NEWS STORMTRACKER. WE’LL BE MAKING THE ROUNDS, TRYING TO SEE WHERE THE WATER HAS GONE DOWW AND GET A EEL FOR WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT HEEDED TOWARD THE MORNING HOURS, AGAIN, NOT AARECORDING OR ANYTHING,S. WE’RE WITH YOU ON THE AIR AND ON FACEBOOK AND 12 NEWS NOW APP. WE.>>BACK TO THE PEOPLE STILL RECOVERING FROM HHRVVY, WE KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS AREA THAT ARE STILL RECCVERING AND SO THISSJUST RRALLY COMPOUNDS THE SITUATION THAT THEY’RE IN. A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE JUST STARTING TO SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNNL. I’MMREALLY AFRAID,,JORDAN, BY DAYBREAK WHEN THE SUU COMES UP WE’LL HAVE A BETTER VISUAL ON EXACTLY JUST HOW BAD IT IS. I’M ALMOST TOO AFRAID TO SEE THA.>>YOU HATE TO EVEN STOP AND PONDER BECAUSE IT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART WHETHER IT IS YOUR LOVED ONES OR MINE, WE FEEL HEARTBROKEN TO THINK YOU MIGHT BE HAVING TO GO THROUGH ANY SORT OF FLOOD DAMAGE, MUCC LESS CATASTROPHIC FLOODING IN AREAS LIKE WINNNE AND HAMSHIRE. THE HARDEST HIT AREA IN THE HAMSSIRE AREA WAS SUN CHASE. NO WORD ON HHW MANY HOMES WERE IMPACTED. THERE WERE EVACUATIONS. SIX PATIENTS EVACUATED FROM THE RICELAND HOSPITAL IN WINNIE.>>WE’RE NOT SURE HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE IN THE BUILDING IN THE PROCEES OF BEING EVACUATED.3 WE JUST DON’T KNOW RIGHT NOW.>>OUR COVERAGE IS GOING TO CONTINUE ON FACEBOOK LIVV, IF YOU WANT TO FLIP OVER AND JOIN US THERE. úF YOU HAVE YOUR PHONES OUT, JOIN US THERE. WE’LL TAKE A QUICK BREAK WITH OUR ON-AIR COVERAGG RIGHT NOW AND WE’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS ONGOING FLOOD EMERGENCY HERE IN TTE BEAUMONT, HAMSHIRE, AND WINNIEE AREAS.>>>HEY, EVERYBODY, E’RE BACK LIVE WITH FACEBOOK. WE’LL STAY WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THE MORNING NOW. WE HAVE THE FLOODDEMERGENCY, JORDAN. THIS IS JUST WORST THAN AAFLASH FLOOD WARNING.>>IT II WHEN LIVES ARR IN IMMINENT DANGER, BASICALLYY.3>>THIS IS A COPY OF THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING THAT ISSUES. FIVE TO TEN INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN, FLASH FLOODIIG IS OCCURRIIG. THEY’RE FORECASTING ADDITIONAL FLASH FLOODING IN BEAUMONT, LUMBERTON, VIDOR, SOUR LAKE, GNOME, MAURICEVILLE, BEVEL OAKK, . PINE FOREST.>>SO WIDESPREAD.>>YOU NAME IT. THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS IN AREAS LIKE CHINA. THE HIGHWAY 3 CORRIDOR IN THE HAMSHIRE AREA TO TRY TO GET TO PEOPLE WHO NEED RRSCUING. IF YOU LIVE IN A RURAL AREA, CALL 911.>>A LOT OF THAT WILL BE HAPPENING THHOUGHOUT THE MORNING HERE BECAUSE THE RAIN, AS PATRICK WOULD SAY, IT IS JUST TRAINING. WE HOPE TO GET AN UPDATE ON THE WINNIE HOSPITAL. THEY’RE EVACUATING PEOPLE FROM THE HOSPITAL SOME HAVE BEEN EVACUATE. WE’RE WAITING TO SEE IF THERE WERE ANY MORE PEOPLE AT THE FACILITY AND WHAT IS THE CURRENT SITUATION FOR THH PEOPLE OUT THERE.>>AS SOON AS WE HEAR MORE INFORMATION, WE’LL PASS THAT JUST READING SOME OF THE FACEBOOK COMMENTS EARLIER, WE HAD CONCERNS ABOUT TRIANGLE DRIVE, SOME FLOODING THERE. DANA WANTS TO KNOW WHAT SHE IS SEEING ON THE SCREEN AND THAT WOULD BE PATRICK WILL NEED TO UPDATE US ON ALL OF THOSE VARIOUS BOXES. ARE THOSE THE FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCIES?>>YEAH.>>OKAY. HE SWITCHED IT BACK TO RADAR MODE RIGHT NOW, AGAIN, SHOWING THE RELENTLLSS RAIN THAT –>>WE GET A BREAK FOR JUSTTA COUPLE OF MINUTES AND IT GOES AGAIN HERE.>>IT II THE TRAINING EFFECT. PATRIIK SAYS IT IS LIKE A CONVEY CONVEYOR ELT. IT IS SO MUCH WAAER OOER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.% THIS HAS GOINN ON CONSISTENTLY SINCE 8:30 YESTERDAY, LAST NIGHT. OKAY. YES. OUR PRODUCERS ARE TALKING TO US, OUR APOLOGIES AS WE GET THE INNORMATION IN THE NONSTOP COVERAGEE WE HAVE BEEN MONITORING THIS ON CROW ROAD AND THERE IS NEW VIDEO FROM BRETT BUFFFNGTON, FROM THE SISTER WHO MADE HIS WAY INTO BEAUMONT WHERE THE FLASH LOOD EMMRGENCY CONTINUES.>>IT LOOKS LIKE THE ONE VEHICLE LOOKS TO BE STALLED OUT.>>THAT IS A LOOPPD FEED HERE BUT YOU GET THE IDEA. NOT A PRETTY PICTURE ON ANY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SIDE STREETS AS WELL TONIGHT. FLOODING CONTINUES AROUND THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE AREA. WE’LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR YOUR QUESTIONS, WE’LL CCNTIIUE TO CHECK IN WIIH OUR REPORTERS, WHO ARE MAKING THEIR WAY AROUND. DO WE STILL HAVE THE LIVE PICTURE FROM THE STORMTRACKER, BY CHANCE. IT IS OUT. THAT IS LIVE RIGHT NOW. LOOKS THEY HAVE PULLED OVER TRYING TO CHECK ON SOME OF THE DRIVERS WHO HAVE ABANDONED CARS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. LAST WE HHARD THEY TURNED OFF OF MAJOR.>>IT IS HARD TO TELL. WEEHAVE RN WATER IN THAT AREA>>>THOSE OF YOU JUST JOINING US ON 12 NEWS OVER THE AIR, WE’RE INTERRUPTING PROGRAMMING AGAIN TO UPDATE YOU ON A TORNADO WARNING ISSUED FOR PARTS OF JEFFERSON COUNTYY PATRICK IS BACK WITH US. CHIEF METEOROLOGIST PAARICK IS UPDATING THE EXACT AREA. WE’LL PINPOINT IT FOR YOU THAT IS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADO WARNING. AGAIN –>>LET’S LOOO AND SEE HOW BAD IT LOOKS.>>HE WILL PULL UP THE ROTATION. úOMING IN. -ú>>IT IS MARRINAL.>>UNTIL 1:45. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE F PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAA LA BELL NINE MILES WEST OF CENTRAL GARDENS MOVING NORTHEAST. ROTATION.ADAR INDICATED%->>IT IS MARGINAL, BUT THERE IS ROTATION.>>ROTATION THERE. RIGHT NOW, YOUR PHONES GOINGU’RP OFF, WE HAVE A TORNADO WARNING. THIS IS THE AREA IMPACTED. PATRICK IS GETTING HIS BEARINGS BACK THERE. THAT IS THE WINDS.D AND GREEN.>>LOOKS LIKE NEAR HILDEBRANDT.>>THIS S NOT ON THE GROUND BUT THIS IS ROTATION PICKED UP BY DOPPLER.>>BETWEEN IT LOOK A’s LIKE ABOUT, I WOULD SAY ROUGHLY TTREE MILES FROM HILDEBRANDT AND THREE IFFTHERE IS A TORNADO IT WOULD BE SOMEWHERE IN THIS VICINITY.>>CAN YOU ZOOM OUT A LITTLE BIT? ú’M TRYING TO GET MY BEARINGS AS WELL.>>HERE IS 365.>>HERE IS 124 RIGHT THERE ON I-10.>>OKAY.>>THERE IS 73 RIGHT THERE.>>I THINK THAT IS RIGHT ALONG THE 366 CORRIDOR AS WELL, MAYBE NORTH OF IT..3>>IT IS.>>WE HAVE AATORNADO WARNING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS SAYING NORTHEASS AT 20.>>OKAY.>>RIGHT NOW THIS PICKED UP STEAM. THIS IS THE SAME SECTION OF THE STORM THAT WAS WARNED A LITTLE WHILE AGO WITHIN THE LAST HOUR HAMMHIRE.>>THE SAME AREA THAT IS, YOU KNOW, THE SAME SYSTTM THAT HAS BEEN POUNDING THAT AREA ALL OVERNIGHT. ALL OF THE OVERNIGHTTHOURS. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JUST WAKING UPPWITH US, JORDAN.>>WONDERING WHY WE’RE ON THE>>AND DON’T UNDERSTAND THE SEVERITY OF WHAT IS GOING ON OVERNIGHT.>>IN ADDITION TO HE TORNADO WARNING, WE HAVE HAD HIGH WATER RESCUES, EVACUATIONS, A HOSPITAL D HOSPITAL. AREAS, HARDEST HIT N TERMS OF RAIN FALL. THEREEIS THE TORNADO WARNING IN . PRETTY LARGE ARRA. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE ISSUED THE WARNING ROUGHLY FROM BEAUMONT SOUTH TO MID-COUNTY. TOWARD LABELLE, CENTRAL GARDENS IN THE SOUTHEAST REGIONAL AIRPORT. ALL SAAD TO BE IN THE PATH OF THIS. IF HERE WERE A FUNNEL YOU WOULD PROBABLY SEE IT WRAPPED IN RAIN OR ONLY IN THE LIGHTNING.>>RIGHT. SO THIS IS SCARY. NIGHTTIME FLOODING, NIGHTTIME STORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOS. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE PARTICULARLY WORRIED ABOUT.>>PRETTY MUCH SO, JORDAN, IF YOU DON’T HAVE RAIN EXACTLY RIGHT NOW ON YOUR STREET IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, JUST THINK ABOUT. IT YOU MAY RUN INTO SOME FLOODING STRRETS SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY, IF YOU PLAN ON GETTING OUT THERE. LET’S LOOK AT SOMEESTREET FLOODING. THIS IS AT DOULING AND LEXINGTON. THE WATER IS COMING UP OVER THE HOOD.>>YEAH. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SENDING THIS IN. YOU HAVE TO SLOW DOWN OUT THERE, FOLKS, IF YOU’RE TRYING TO GET ANYWWERE. MY GOODNEES. THIS DRIVER IS A LITTLE OUT OF HAND. WE NEED YOU TO SLLW DOWN BECAUSE WE DON’T WANT YOU TO PUSH THE WATER INTO PEOPLE’S HOMES.>>RIGHT.>>ONE MOOE QUICK VIDEO FROM THE VIDOR AREA, IDOR HIGH SCHOOL THAT WE’LL BE LOADING. YOU SEE THE PERSPECTIVE THERE.>>ONCE AGAIN IT IS LOTS OF% WATER ON THE ROADS. PEOPLE ARE ASKING QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW ON FACEBOOK LIVE, WONDERING IF THEY SHOULD GET OUT, GO TO WORK, THIS AND THAT. I KNOW THAT YOU’RE PROBABLY MAYBE UNAWWRE IF YOU’RE SLEEPING ALL NIGHT WAKING UP TO THIS, THIS IS A DIRE AND DANGEROUS SITUATION OUT ON SOUTHEAST TEXAS ROADS, JUST USE YOUR BETTER JUDGMENT AND STAY PUT AA LEAST UNTIL DAYBREAA SO YOU CAN GET A3 BETTER IDEA OF WHAT YOU’RE>>JUST HEARD FROM A CALLER INTO OUR NEWSROOM WHO SAYSSTHERE IS SEVERE FLOODING IN MAURICEVILLE, IN GREENWOOD ACRES, SPECIFICALLY TOUGHIES AND ROYAL OAKS.%- CAN.E’LL TRY TO CHECK THAT AS W->>WE’RE STARTING TO HEAR FROM FLOODING IN AREAS THAT WE HAD COUPLE OF HOURS, SO THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT THIS IS STARRING TO LOOK A LOO MORE WIDESPREAD WITHIN THE TRIANGLE.>>LET’S REGROUP AGAIN AND TALK ABOUT THH TORNADO WARNING NOW IN JEFFERSON COUNTY.E CCUNK OF%- PATRICK WILL ZOOM IN HERE IN A SECOND. I KNOW HE IS DOING TEN THINGSS3 BEHIND US. WE’RE ON-AIR AND ON FACEBOOK. THAT IS THE AREA, THE TORNADO WARNING.>>THE TORNADO WARNING DOES INCLUDE BEAUMONT TO CHEEK, MAYBE JUST NORTH OF HAMSHIRE,,TAYLOR LANDING, NEDDERLAND. THIS IS MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 FROM THE LABELLE AREA.>>LET ME TURN OOF A COUPLE OF THINGS. IT IS GETTING CONFUSING TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH ALL OF THIS. AS FAR AS THE RAAAR SIGNATURE THAT WE LOOK FOR, IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS JUST TO THE SOUUHEAST OF CHEEK, IF THERE WAS GOING TO BE ANYTHING, IT WOULD BE BETWEEN CHEEK ND HILDEBRANDT RIGHT NOW AND IT IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH AND EAST AT 20 MILES AN HOUR. THAT IS THE LATEST. I’M NOT CONVINCED SOMETHING IS ON THE GROUND. COULD BE, BUT I HAVE SEEN% STRONGER SIGNATURES PRODUCE A LOT BETTER OR A TRONGER SIGNATURE BEFORE.>>ARE WE STARTING TO GET ANOTHER — I MEAN, WE’RE ON THE SAME PAGE, JORDAN, WE’RE RIGHT THERE TOGETHER. AS SOON AS WE START HEAAING THE RAIN ON THE ROOF TOP, IT IS NOT A VERY GOOD SOUND, SO WE KNOW THAT IT IS GETTING A LOT OF WATER BEING DUMPED RIGGT NOW.>>PATRICK, YOU AND I STOOD THERE THE SAME NIGHT THAT WE HAD THE TORNADO STORM TWO, THREE MONTHS AGO THAT HIT MID-COUNTY AT 1:00 A.M.. YOU HAVE TO WONDER HOW WELL THE RADAR BEAM S DOING COMING FROM LAKE CHARLES, SHOOTING THROUGH THESE SIGGIFICANT STORMS.>>THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT IT WAS A WHOLE DIFFERENT SITUATION TO WHERE THERE WAS A LINE OF STRONG STORMS. REMEMBER THAT, OVER TOWARD ORANGE, AND IT WAS HAVING TO GO THROUGH SUCH A THICK LLNE OF THUNDERSTORMS TO PICK OUT THAT SEVEREEWEATHER. IT WAS UNDERESTID SPPED. HERE, I THINK, IT WILL BE DOING A GOOD JOB BECAUSE THIS IS ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THAT.>>GOOD.>>FOR THE MOST PART.>>OKAY.>>SO WE’LL SEE, BUT RIGHT NOW IT LOOKED A LOT STRONGER –>>W.>>YEAH.>>RIGHT THERE IT LOOKED PRETTY DECEET THERE, BUT, I ON’T KNOW, IT DOES NOT LOOK QUITE AS STRONG, BUT THAT IS WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW.>>THAT IS WHY WE’RE ON THE AIR AND HUNDREDS OF YOU ARE WATCHING US ON THE FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM.>>EXACTLY.>>SHARE IT WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS SO THEY CAN KNOW THAT YOO’RE SAFE AND –>>SO MANY PEOPLE ARE JUST WAKING UP THIS MORNING AND THEY WENT TO BED, IT WAS JUST, YOU KNOW, A LITTLE DRIZZLL HERE AND THERE BUT OVERNIGHT, I MEAN, IT GOT REALLY ROUGHHSO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FAMILY ND FRIENDS, YOU KNOW, I WOULD WANT TO KNOW, YOU KNOW?>>WE TALKED ABOUT THAT EARLIER.>>GIVE THEM A PHONE CALL BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT THEM TO RUN INTO A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION.>>WE’LL CONTINUE TO TRACK THE TTRNADO WARNING. WE WANT TO GET A QUICK UPDATE WITH WHAT IS GOING ON IN BEAUMONT JUST OUTSIDE OF OUR% STUDIOS. JORDAN FOSTER IS THERE MONITORING THE INTENSITY OF THE RAIN.>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, JORDAN, THE RAIN IS STARTING TO PICK UP AGAIN. WE JUST HAD A SMALL SWINDLE OF TIME WHERE THE RAIN HAD STARTED TO LIGHTEN UP. IT IS COMING BACK AND STARTING TO COME THROUGH HEAVY AGAIN. A LITTTE BIT OF GOOD NEWS. WE WOULD CONSIDER THIS GOOD NEWS. LAST TIME I CHECKED, AS FAR AS THE WATER LEVELS ON THE SIDE OF% THE ROAD WHERE OUR STATION IS LOCATED, THE WATERRHASN’T RISEN ANY MORE BUT THAT WAS, ONCE% -úAD TO LIGHTEN UP, BUT NOW THAT T PICKED BACK UP, I HAVE TO CHECK AGAIN WHEN I GET OFF AIR, TO SEE EXACTLL IF THAT WATER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD RISES, SO WE’LL CONTINUE TO UPDATE YOU ALL WITH HOO EVERYTHING LOOKS ON THII SIDE OF TOWW AS WE GET THEM. I’M SENDING IT BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO.>>ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE BEEN LISSENING IN THERE WITH JORDAN FOSTTR WHO IS JUST OUTSIDE OF OUR STUDIOS AS THE RAIN PICKS UP AGAIN RIGHT NOW. MY GOODNESS. WE DON’T WANT TO SEE THIS.>>RIGHT. WE’RE LOCATED, I MEAN, TO GIVEE3 YOU PERSPECTIVE, WE’RE OFF THH I–0 ACCESS ROAD SO IT IS A REALLY GOOD PERSPECTIVE TO SEE HOW AND WHEN THAT WATER STARTS TO RISE ON THE ROADS. A GOOD INTEROCCASION THIS COULD BE THE CASE ON A LOT OF FEEDER ROADS. BE CAREFUL OUT THHRE.>>NEW VIDEO WE’RE GETTING IN SHOWING VIDEOS THAT APPEAR TO BE CARRYING, YUP, TRAILERS WITH BOATS COMING IN. THIS IS EARLIER IN HE SAME AREA NOT FAR FROM GATEWAY AS I UNDERSTAND IT.>>JUST TAKE A LOOK. THIS IS GATEWAY. YOU SEE RIGHT THERE? YOU SEE THE WATER KICKING UP?>>THIS IS ONE OF THEESPOTS WHERE IT GETS REALLY DEEP.>>EXACTLY. EXACCLY.>>WE KNOW THE JEFFERSONNCOUNTY SHERIFF HAS BEEN WORKING IN THE CHEEK, NOME, WITH THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS DOING HIGH WATER RESCUES. CLEARLY BOATS AY BE NEEDED. THAT IS WHERE WE ARE AT THIS POINT. YOU SEE 835-8411. THAT IS THE NUMBER TO CALL IF YOU NEED HELP. THEY SAY IF YOU’RE IN A RURAL CALL 911 FIRST.FFS WANT YOU TO>>IICAN ONLY IMMGINE THE PHONE GOING OFF THE HOOK RIGHT NOW AT SHERIFF’S OFFICE. JUST GOING OFF THE HOOK.>>I KNOW OUR PHONES ARE RINGING AS WELL WITH PEOPLE WANTING TO GET THE INFORMATION OUT THERE.>>MAIN STREET AND FM 105 IN VIDOR IS IMPASSABLE AND GETTING REPORTS OF WATERS IN HOMES IN VIDOR. HOMES IN VIDOR.>>BRIAN SAID HE DROVE II FROM HOUSTON TO BEAUMONT AND IT WAS SO SCARY, WINNIE, SIGNIFICANT FLOODING AS WE HAVE BEEN REPORTING AND CARS ARE UNDER WATER AS THE GOOD YEAR PLANT NEAR BEAUMONT. PEOPLE THAT ABANDONED THEIR CARS WERE ABLE TO MAKE IT HOME SAFELY.>>YUP. YUP. STEPHANIE SAYS HIGHWAY 124 IN WINNIE ISSFLOODED.>>OH, BOY. CAN YOU HEAR THAT? THIS IS GETTING INTENSE NOW.>>IS THIS NOT GOOD. FOLKS RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE TORNADO WARNING. A LOT OF PEOPLE WOKE UP AND HAD IT ON THEIR PHONES. LET’S ZOOM IN AND SHOW THE AREA OF ROTATION, THE AREA OF CONCERN SOUTHWEST OF NEDERLAND.>>IT LOOKS LLKE IT IS SOUTH OF BEAUMONT.>>OKAY.>>MAYBE OVER TOWARD TERRELL PARK POSSIBLY. IT LOOKS LIKE IT WEAKENED SIINIFICANTLY TO ME.>>THAT WOULD BE GOOD NEWS.>>YEAHH>>THE GREEN AND THE RED INDICATES WIND DIRECTION TO OR AWAY –>>WE HAVE A FEW PEOPLE ASKING ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSURES. I MEAN, JUST, PLEASE, GO TO OUR WEBSITE RIGHT NOW, 12NEWSNOW.CCM. PARENTS, USE YOUR BETTER JUDGMENT ON THIS BECAUSE JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS RADAR RIGHT NOW. THIS IS NOT GOING TO LET UP FOR SEVERAL MORE HOURS. SEVERAL MORE HOURS AND THE RAIN IS SATURATED FROM THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS.>>THERE IS THE LIST OF CLOSINGS.>>EXACTLY.>>HEY, I JUST GOT INFORMATIIN IN FROM THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN ORANGE. EXPERIENCING HIGH LEVELS OF RAIN, ROADS COVERED. THEY MENTIONED SPECIFICALLY HIGHWAY 105, HIGHWAY 1131, SEVERAL ROADS IN ROSE CITY, ROADS IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE CITY OF VIDOR, ALL UNDER WATER. THIS IS WHY WE HAVE THE FLOOD EMERGENCY THAT IS IN EFFECT.>>RIGHT IN THE AREA. RIGHT IN THE AREA IS THE FLOOD EMERGENCY.>>IT IS INTERESTING.>>THE CITY OF ORANGE HASN’T HAD MUCH AT ALL.>>NOT MUCH AT ALL. THIS IS THE FLOOD EMERGENCY AREA FROM AROUND WINNIE, HAMSHIRE, IN THIS AREA HERE IS WHERE THE FLOOD EMERGENCY IS. ROADS ARE BECOMING IMPASSABLE FRE COUNTY, AND REALLY FROM BEAUMONT TO HAMSHIRE AND WINNIE.>>OKAY.>>QUITE ALARMING. VERY ALARMING. MANY OF YOU JUST WAKING UP WITH US WONDERING WHAT IS GOING ON. WE HAVE A FLOOD EMERGENCY GOING ON. WE HAVE WATER RESCUESSGOING ON. WEEHAVE HOSPITALS IN WINNIE BEING EVACUATED. WE AVE CARS ABANDONED ON THE STREETS ALL AROUND THE TRIANGLE TONIGHT, SO IT IS GOING TO BE A VERY BUSY MORNING NOW. ON FOR SEVERAL MORE HOURS.LD GO->>ONE MORE LOOO AT THE TORNADD STORM.>>IT HAS EXPIRED.>>IT HAS EXPIRED.>>THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT RELIEF THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT.>>I WANT TO BRING IN TYLER AND JORDAN. THEY’RE OUT IN THE WEATHER TRACKER RIGHT NOW, GUYS, TELL US WHERE YOU ARE AND UPDATE US ON WHAT YOU’RE SEEING.>>TYLER ALONG SIDE JORDAN JAMES. WE’RE IN THE 12 NEWS STORMTRACKER. RIGHT NOW WE’RE HEADING NORTH ON TREAD WAY ROAD. YOU SAW A LOT OF PICTURES AND VIDEOO FROM US AT THE APARTMENT COMPLEX OF SETTLER’S COVE. WE’RE HEADING TOWARD THAT AREA RIGHT NOW. I’LL TURN THIS CAMERA AROUND SS YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE’RE HEADING. YOU CAN SEE IN THE ROAD, THERE ARE A LOT OF THE CARS THAT CAME OUT OF THE APARTMENT COMPLEX. THEY PARKED ON THE STREET TO BASR GROUND. RIGHT NOW IN THE APARTMENT COMPLEX, THE WATER IS UP TO THE CURB, IF NOT MORE IN SOME AREAS. AS WE’RE DRIVING THROUGH TREAD WAY ROAD, HEADING TOWARD I-10, YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF CARS AND PEOPLE DECIDED TO TAKE THEIR CARS TO HIGGER GROUND JUST BECAUSE THEY OBVIOUSLY DIDN’T WANT WATER DAMAGE WHERE THEY WERE PARKED IN THE SETTLER’S COVE APARTMENT COMPLEX, TO OUR L. THERE S NO FLOODING WHATSOEVER ON TREADWAY ROAD RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS WHY OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF CARS ARE ERE, IF YOU KEEP GOING STRAIGHT, JORDAN, YOU CAN SEE ON THE LEFT, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO SEE ON THE LEFT, A LOT OF CARS HAVE PARKED IN THE DAYCARE NEARBY AS WELL AS THE MOBILE ONE CREDIT UNION OVER BY 110. WE WENT LONG COLLEGE STREETS HEADING TOWARD MAJOR DRIVE. THERE WAS A LOT OF SEVVRE FLOODING ON THAT STRETCH OF ROADWAY, SO IF YOU’RE GOING ALONG COLLEGE, PLEASE, AVOID THAT AREA IF POSSIBLE. ALONG FOLSOM, WE WERE THERE. THERE ARE A FEW CARS, THREE OR FOUR CARS THAT BASICALLY WERE LEFT THERE BECAUSE PEOPLE COULDN’T GET THERE. THERE WAS NOBODY INSIDE OF THE CARS, SO LUCKILY THEY WERE HOPEFULLY ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT SAFELY. WE HAVE SEEN A COUPLE OF TRUCKS CARRYING BOATS GOING BACK AND FORTH. WE’RE OUT HERE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. WE HEARD OF BOAT RESCUES GOING ON BUT WEEHAVEN’T SEEN ANY OUT HERE TONIGHT. AGAIN RIGHT NOW, WE’RE HEADING TOWARD I-10, ABOUT TO HEAD BACK SOUTH, I BELIEVE, TOWARD THE STATION. AGAIN, WE’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THE ROAD CONDITIONS HERE IN BEAUMONT. THE SPOTS THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW IS COLLEGE. THERE IS PRETTY SEVERE FLOODING, FOLSOM HAS HAD FLOODING AS WELL. AVOID THE AREAS IF YOU’RE OUT DRIVING. WE’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED AGAIN, TYLER AND JORDAN JAMES HERE IN THE 12 NEWS STORMTRACKER. WE’LL BE GGING AROUND BEAUMONT LOOKING FOR PROBLEMATIC AREAS IN TERMS OF ROAD CONDITIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO WE’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS BEST WE CAN. JORDAN AND ERICA, BACK TO YOU>>WE WANT YOU TO STAY SAFE. HERE IS NEW VIDEO FROM CROW ROAD IN BEAUMONT AS THIS FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY CONTINUES. YOU CAN SEE DDIVER AFTER DRIVER TRYING TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS AREA. ú>THEY’RE REALLY TAKING A BIG RISK, JORDAN, WITH THAT MUCH WATER ON THE ROADS.>>WE DON’T LIKE TO SEE TTAT. AND AGAIN, IT IS DARK THROUGHOUT AND PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS THAT IS STILL COMING DOWN. TOUGHE WATER. WE DON’T WANT YOU TO PUT YOURS OR ANYONE ELSE’S LIFE AT RISK. THAT IS WHAT WE’RE DEALING WITH AT THIS POINT, POTENTIALLY LLFE THREATENING FLOODING.>>AND RIGHT NOW WE HHD THE STORMTRACKER OUT AROUND THE ROAD CORRRDOR, BUT IT IS MUCH WORSE OUT THERE THAN WHAT WE CAN SHHW YOU RIGHT NOW FROM THE REPORTS WE’RE GETTING FROM WINNIE AND HAMSHIRE. IT IS A DIRE SITUATION. IT IS JUST NOT SAFE FFR OUR CREW TO GO INTO THE AREAS RIGHT NOW. IT A VERY DIRE SITUATION IN PARTS OF THE VIEWING AREA TONIGHT WITH HIGH WATER RESCUES GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN CHINA ND NOME, IN THAT AREA, AND THEN WE HAVE, OF COURSE, EVACUATIONS GOING ON IN WINNIE SO WE REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE STAY PUT, YYU KNOW, IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO GET OUTTON THE ROADS, PLEASE, STAY PUT. OUR EMERGENCC SERVICES ARE WORKING OVERTIME. THEY’RE STRETCHED THIN TRYING TO GET TO THE PEOPLE HAT REALLY NEED THE HELP THE MMST RIGHT NOW.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THE GOOD NEWS, AGAIN, TO REITERATE, IF YOU’RE JUUT WAKING UP, THIS TORNADO WARNING SOUNDS LIKE, IF IT HASN’T EXPIRED, WILL BE EXPIRING HERE IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.>>IT IS EXPIRING.>>IT IS EXPIRING HERE MOMENTARILY. PATRICK IS SHOWING US. YOU CAN SEE RIGHT THERE ON THE DOPPLER INDICATED ROTATION, THAT IT HAS WEAKENED JUST A BIT. WE’RE GETTING BATTERED.>>IS THIS SIDE WAYS RAIN RIGHT NOW, PATRICK? ?>>PATRICK, YOUR MIKE DIED. THEY’RE ON THE WAY WITH REENFORCEMENTS. I DONNT KNOW IF WE CAN TAKE SKY CAM –>>CANNYOU HEAR ME NOW??3>>WE HAVE PATRICK NOW. THIS IS THE REMNANTS F THE TORNADO WARNED CELL.>>I HAVE A BATTERY.>>THAT IS OVER IN LAKE CHARLES%>>CAN WE HAVE THE SKY CAM IN FRONT OF THE STUDIOS, PLEASE? CCN WE GET THAT ONE UP SO WE CAN SEE –>>IT IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. I KNOW IF PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP AND HEARING THIS, I WOULD BE NERVOUS.>>VERY NERVOUU AND RIGHTFULLY SO. THIS IS THE TIME TO NOT TRY TO ATTEMPT TO GET OUT THERE AND GO WHERE YOU MIGHT WANT TO GG TO WORK OR WHATEVER, JUST KIND OF SIT TIGHT, YOU KNOW, USE YOUR BETTER JUDGMENT WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR FROM THE SUPERVISOR –>>TAKE SKY CAM NOW.>>IT IS READY, FOLKS, ND WE CAN LOOK AT THAT. THIS IS RIGHT OUTSIDE OF OUR STATION. úOUGH TO SEE BUT YOU GET THE IIEA.>>YOU SEE THE LIGHTNING úTRIKEE?>>WE’RE GETTING HAMMERED RIGHT NOW.>>WE’RE GOING TO SWITCH OVER TO EDUCATION CAMERA. LET’S GO TO EDUCATION FIRST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.>>OKAY.>>HOW ABOUT THIS?>>DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THEY’RE GETTING IT NEARLY –>>NOT QUITE AS BAD THERE YET.>>>WE’LL CONTINUE TO WATCH. THAT WE HAVE THE WEATHER TRACKER ON THE MOVE.>>LOTS OF LIGHTNING. WE’RE SEEING A LOT MORE LIGHTNING CELLS OVER BEAUMONT, PATRICK?>>AGAIN, IF YOU’RE JUST WAKING UP, THE TORNADO WARNING BEING ALLOWED TO EXPIRE BY THE FOLKS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AS WE CONTINUE BROADCASSING ON FACEBOOK AND OVER THE AIR RIGHT NOW ON 12 NEWS AND 12NEWSNOW.COM. THE APP IS REALLY HANDY. YOU’LL BE GETTING THESE NOTIFICATIONS. THEY’RE COMING TO MY PHONE AS WE SPEAK. THERE IS A LOOK AT THE WEATHER TRACKER NOW, I’M ASSUMING. THIS IS RIGHT OUTSIDE OF OOR STATION MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH I-10, AND YOU CAN SEE JUST TORRENTIAL, TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS. WE’RE HEARING, AS ERICA POINTED OUT, SOME OF THE RAIN COMING SIDE WAYS.>>IT IS HITTING OUR BUILDING>>GUYS, STAY SAFE OUT THERE IN THE STORMTRACKER. THE VISIBILITY S GETTING PRETTY BAD RIGHT NOW.>>THESE RAIN FALL RATES –>>LOTS OF LIGHTNING.>>APPROACHING, WHAT, THREE, FOUR, FIVE INCHES AN HOUR WITH THESE PARTICULAR CELLS. LOOKING AT THE WIND COMING INTO BEAUMONT RIGHT NOW.>>CHECK OUT THE LIGHTNING, OH MY GOODNESS.>>THEY’RE GETTING OFF THE ROAD THERE FOR A SECOND.>>GOOD IDEA.>>THAT IS A GOOD IDEA.>>AGAIN, THIS IS THE FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY AREA THAT IS SHADED. PATRICK IS SWITCHING BACK OVER TO THE RAIN FALL RATES.>>YUP.>>THOSE ARE WHAT? 4.65 INCHES PER HOUR AND INTO, LET’S SEE, ALONG CARDINAL DRIVE, RIGHT AT 4.35 INCHES PER HOUR. THAT IS TORRENTIAL RAIN FALL. IF THAT CELL SAT OVER BEAUMONT FOR ONE HOUR IT WOULD DROP 4.35 INCHES OF RAIN.>>GOODNESS. WE DON’TTWANT THAT.>>TWO NEW SCHOOL CLOSURES FOR TOMORROW. THAT IS HIGH ISLAND AND LEGACY ISD. BOTH CLOSED.>>STORE TODAY NOW.>>EXCUSE ME, YES.>>LET ME HIT THAT AGAIN. CLOSED THURSDAY, TODAY, HIGH ISLAND AND LEGACY ISD.% FACEBOOK. THIS IS INTERESTING INFORMATION. IF YOU’RE DRIVING INTO BEAUMONT ON I-10, TAKE THE 3655EXIT. THE FLOODING IS BAD ON THE HIGHWAY.>>THANK YOU FOR THAT.>>IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS TO COME INTO TOWN AND IS TRYING TO MAKE IT, BE CAREFUL, BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL. AGAIN, THAT SUGGESTION WAS TO TAKE THE 365 EXIT OFF OF I-10. AGAIN, THE TORNADO WARNING BEING ALLOWED TO EXPIRE, BUT WE’RE HEARING THE WIND AND THE RAIN WITT THIS PARTICULAR STORM THAT IS MOVING INTO BEAUMONT RIGHT NOW FROM THE SOUTH AND WEST.>>OH, BOY. JUST LOOK AT THAT. THIS HAA BEEN THE SITUATION, JORDAN, WE HAVE BEEN SEEING SINCE 8830 LAST NIGHT. IT HAS BEEN UNRELENTLESS. IT KEEPS GOING AND GOING AND GOING. MANY OF YOU ARE JUST WAKING UP TO US. WE’RE LIVE ON-AIR AND LIVE ON FACEBOOK RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE SOME VERY SEVERE WEATHER THAT IS HAPPENING. IT IS CALLED A FLOOD EMERGENCY AND THAT MEANS THAT, HEY, THIS IS GOING TO BE PARTICULARLY AA3 DEADLY SITUATION.>>WORSE THAN A FLASH FLOOD WARNING.>>TO PUT IT TO YOU FOR REAL. THIS IS NOT A GOOD TIME TO REALLY BE OUT ON THE ROADS RIIHT NOW. WE HAVE LOTS OF FLOODED FEEDER WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE AAANDONED THEIR CARS ALREADY. I MEAN IT IS GOING TO BE JUST úNBELIEVABLE TO SEE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN HERE.>>A COUPLE OF NOTES FROM PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK. I KNOW READ THE SUGGESTION. NUMEROUS FOLKS HAVE SAID 365 OFF I-10 IS FLOODED, SO THAT MAA NOT BE A GOOD BET. USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT, AGAIN IT IS SO DANGEROUS TO BE OUT. IF YOU’RE NOT IN AN AREA THAT II WELL LIT AND VISIBILITY IS REDUCCD, YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE THE WATER IS.>>AND THE WATER IS COMING DOWN ALL NIGHT SO QUICKLY, SO HEY, GET OFF ON 365 BUT WHAT WILL MEET YOU WHEN YOU GET THERE?>>IS THIS 19 INCHES?>>APPROACHING 20 INCHES BETWEEN 124.>>IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE WHAT THAT MEANS.>>GIVE US A VISUAL.>>73 AND 124 COMING TOGETHER. THAT IS 19.7 IS WHAT DOPPLER RADAR IS INDICATING.>>SO OFFICIALLY THAT MEANS LIKE , RIGHT? OR CLOSE TO IT?>>THAT S MORE THAN KNEE DEEP.>>I DON’T HAVE A RULER. IT IS A LOT OF WATER. IT IS HIGH, COMING UP TO YOUR KNEES. IT IS REAL HIGH.>>I JUST THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START LOSING THEIR HOMES.>>PATRICK –>>THAT IS THE WAY IT IS. IT IS HAPPENING IN HAMSHIRE FANNETT.>>NOW WE SHIFT TO –>>THEY’RE GETTING WAAER IN THEIR HOMES IN AMELIA, IN CHEEK, I HAVE SEEN ONE HOUSE OFF OF COLLEGE STREET, BRISTOL, DO YOU KNOW WHERE THAT IS. BRISTOL AND COLLEGE STREET THERE, IS WATER IN A HOME THERE. THERE IS WATER IN HOMES IN WINNIE SILSBEE. THEY’RE THINKING ABOUT PRESERVING LIFE. MATERIAL THINGS, I HATE TO SAY, WILL BE REPLACED. BUT YOU KNOW, YOU CANNOT REPLACE A LIFE. STAY OFF THE ROADS OUT THERE WAIT A MINUTE. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE. FLOODING OUT OF THEIR HOMES. WE NEED TO PUT UP THE NUMBER AGAIN. 409-835-8411. THAT IS THE NUMBER YOU CALL IF YOU NEED TO BE RESCUED RIGHT NOW, OKAY?>>AND THE EXPERTS, AT THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SSERIFF’S OFFICE, THEY SAY YOU CAN CALL 911 IF YOU’RE IN A RURAL AREA. THESE ARE LIVE PICTURES, RIGHT? THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE STORMTRACKER. -úIT. LETTER MAY BE OUT THERE TRYING TO TALK TO THE DRIVERS.>>WHERE IS THIS?>>I’M ASSUUING STILL IN BEAUMONT, TO KEEP THEM FROM DRIVING INTO WHATEVER IS ON THE>>DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE THIS IS RIGHT NOW? OKAY. WE’RE TRYING TO GET — I WAS TRYING LOOK AT THE RESTAURANT OVER THERE AND GET AN IDEA OF WHERE THIS IS. GOING FOR IT. THERE IS A CAR THAT IS CLEARLY STALLED OUT. HOPEFULLY THAT DRIVER IS OKAY.>>RIGHT.>>IF YOU LOOK THERE IN THE DISTANCE, YOU CAN SEE THE TRUCK THAT MMNAGED TO GET THROUGH. EASILY A FOOT OFFWATER.>>IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE PAPADOS FROM A DISTANCE. úHERE ARE YOUUGUYS? ?>>WE’RE OFF I-10 IN FRONT OF LUPE. THIS GUY IS STUCK IN HIS CAR RIGHT NOW. TYLER WENT OUT THERE TO TRY TO HELP HIM OUT. HE IS COMING BACK INNTHE CAR AT THEEMOMENT.>>YOU CAN SEE THE WATER IS ALMOST COMPLETELY OVER THE TIRES OF THAT CAR.>>WE’RE LIVE RIGHT NOW. IS THERE SOMEONE IN THE CAR? YES. SO HERE IS NO ONE INSIDE OF THE CAR RIGHT NOW. IT IS A STALLED VEHICLE AT THIS TIME. TYLER WENT OUT THHRE TO MAKE SURE. AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS IS THE CASE ON A LOT OF THE SERVICE ROADS THAT THEY’RE IMPASSABLE CONDITIONS. WE ENCOURAGE YOUUTO BE SAFE OUT ON HE ROADS.>>ONCE AGAIN, THAT IS LUPE TORTILLAS.>>RIGHT NEXT TO OUTBACK APPROACHING WASHINGTON. GOOD THING NOBODY IS IN THE CAR AND TYLER, THANK YOU FOR GOING OVER TO CHECK ON THAT TO MAKE SURE NO ONE WAS THERE. SERIOUS SITUATION UNFOLDING AS WE HAVE THIS FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY THAT IS IN EFFECT FOR A LARGE PART OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS. REALLY, ALONG THE I-10 CORRIDOR FROM WINNIE THROUGH BEAUMONT, PLACES LIKE ROSE CITY AND VIDOR ALSO INCLUDED.>>AND THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING ALL EVENING. YOU GET A BREAK WHERE YOU THINK IT IS DRIZZLE, NOT AS INTENSE, úUT AFTER TEN MINUTES IT PICKS RIGHT BACK UP. THIS ISSJUSS A CONVEYOR BELT OF WATER THAT IS JUST BEING DUMPED ON THE AREE RIGHT NOW. YOU KNOW, WE DIDN’T NEED THIS MUCH. THE GROUNDS WERE SSTURATED AND SO WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF STREET FLOODING OUT THERE. RIGHT NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO DOWNLOAD THE 12 NEWS NOW APP FOR THE LATEST PUSH ALERTS AND THE RADAR. PLUG IN YOUR PHONE IF YOU HAVE ELECTRICITY. KEEP THAT CHARGED UP. WE’LL BE HERE AS LONG AS WE NEED TO BE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES REMAIN SAFE THROUGH THIS ORDEAL. IT IS JUST SO MUCH WATER. SO MUCH WATER, JORDAN, EVERYWHERE, WE’RE SEEING THINGS GET MORE WIDESPREAD ACROSS OUR VIEWING AREA. REPORTS OF RAIN IN HOMES NOW. REPORTS OF PEOPLE BEING RESCUED FROM THEIR HOMES.>>AND WE’RE TELLING PEOPLE PER THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE ORDERS, CALL 911 IF YOU THEY’RE WORKING WITH THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND AS THIS RAIN CONTINUES, AND REALLY INTENSIFIES, HAT WE’RE EARING OUTSIDE OF OUR STUDIOS HERE IN BEAUMONT, I CAN OOLY IMAGINE WE’LL BE HEARING ABOUT MORE RESCUES IN THE COMING HOURS. OBVIOUSLY, AS PATRICK HAS UNDER HAVEN’T FELT THE IMPACT. PORT ARTHUR, YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING THE HEAVIEST OF THIS. ORANGE, YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING THE HEAVIEST OFFTHIS.>>IT SEEMS IKE ITTIS SITTING THERE OVER BEAUMONT, JUST DUMPING RAIN. IT CONTINUES TO POUR ON US.>>HERE ARE SOME OF THH CONDITIONS OUT THERE. HERE IS NEAR LEXINGTON. REMIND YOU TO SLOW DOWN.>>IT LOOKS LIKE A SPEED BOAT GOING DOWN THE RIVER, RIGHT? YOU CAN SEE THE WATER SPLASHING.>>PEOPLE IN THE HOMESSAAE NOT>>IT IS NOT A WISE THING TO DO THAT.>>WE HAVE VIDEO NEAR VIDOO HIGH SCHOOL, A SIMILAR SCENE THERE WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF WATTR COVERING THE ROADS. LOTS OF LIGHTNING.>>WE’LL FLIP OVVR AND SHOW YOU THAT AS WELL. HERE IS A LOOK AT VIDOR. DON’T GO IN THE DARK WATER CCLORED ROADS. WE’RE TRYING TOOKE ROADS AND KEEP YOU SAFE. WE EXPECT ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS, IF THEY HAVEN’T CLOSED ALREADY, WE EXPECT TO HEAR FROM THEM IN THE COMING HOUR OR TWO. WITH THE RAIN COMING DOWN THERE, IS NOT GOING TO BE TIME FOR THIS TOODRAIN BEFORE THE KIDS NEED TO GET TO THE BUS STOP.%>>ESPECIALLY NEAR DAYBREAK. IT WILL BE SO APPARENT EXACTLY HOW TREACHEROUS THE ROADS WIIL BE AT DAYBREAK. USE YOUR JUDGMENT AS A PARENT, IF YOU GET A FEELING, LIKE, NO, MY SCHOOL HASN’T SAID WE’RE CLOSED FOR THE DAY, USE YOUR BETTER JUDGMENT THERE AND FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCTS AND KEEP YOUR KIDS AT HOME, KEEP THEM SAFE.>>JEN JUST WROTE IN T SAY THAT THE RAIN HAS DIED DOWN IN WINNIE. LOOKING AT THE RADAR RIGHT NNW, S WELL. IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE IN A DRY POCKET FOR NOW AND THAT WOULD BE BLESSING. JEN, IF YOU COULD OFFER US ANY PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT YOU’RE SEEING AROUND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, HOW YOU’RE DOING, WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. SO LET US KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING. BRENDA WANTS TO KNOW IS ORANGE GOING TO GET HEAVY RAIN? COUNTY, WE KNOW ORANGE COUNTY –>>I’M THINKING BRENDA IS TALKING ABOUT THE CITY OF ORANGE. AT THE MOMENT YOU’RE CERTAINLYM. BRIDGE CITY, YOU AS WELL AS YOU LOOK OVER. THIS IS A REALLY HEAVY BAND AND IT LOOKS LIKE EVEN HERE IN BEAUMONT, MAYBE WE’RE GETTING PAST THE WWRST OF IT. PATRICK, ARE YOU WITH US BACK úERE?>>YEAH.>>WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?>>I WOULDN’T WRITE OFF ORANGE. I WOULDN’T WRITE OFF BRIDGE CITY. YOU CAN SEE HEAVY RAIN FALL. THIS ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME SOON.>>OKAY.>>IT IS JUST WIND. I KNOW WE’LL SEE RAIN CONNINUING FOR THE NEXT EIIHT TO 12 HOURS, SO THIS IS GOING TO BE HOW MANY FEET OF RAIN ARE WE GGING TO SEE NOW? TTO FEET IN SOME SPOTS? HOPEFULLY THAT IS IT.>> OTTA GOOD SITUATION, AGAIN, ORANGE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, REPORTS OF HIGHWAY 105, HIGHWAY 1131, ROADS AROUND ROSE CITY AND SOME PARTS IN THE WESTERN AREA AROUND VIDOR, ALL SAID TO BE UNDER WATER RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE THE FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY THAT CONTINUES FOR A LARGE PART OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.>>>JUST TAKE A PAUSE FFR AA3 úOMENT HERE. THINK ABOUT IT.% IF YOU’RE JUST WONDEEING IF YOU SHOULD GO OUT AND GO ANYWHERE TWICE.NOW, YOU MAY WANT TO THINK WE’RE GIVING IT TO YOU LIKE IT SOME VERY DANNEEOUS, TREACHEROUS SITUATTONS OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. YOU MAY BE TRAVELLING THE HIGHWAY BUT IF YOU GET OFF, YOU MAY RUN INTO A FEEDER ROAD COVERED WITH WATER AND GET STUCK. I DON’T THINK THIS IS THE TIME TT REALLY TAAE ANY CHANCES. USE YOUR BETTER JUDGMENT, PEOPLE. BEFORE. WE KNOW HOW BAD IT CAN GET. -úYOT SAVING LIVES, YOU KKOW? JUST REALLY, REALLY TAKE LOTS OF PRECAUTIONS. LET’S MAKE SOME REALLY WISE DECISIONS HERE THIS MORNING. IT IS NOT OUR FIRST RODEO.>>MM-HMM. MM-HMM.>>>WE KNOW HOW BAD IT CAN BE.>>HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS. CHECK ON THOSE ASLEEP RIGHT NOW.>>LET’S MAKE SURE WE KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE RIGHT NOW. THAT IS THE MAIN CONCERN.>>JENI WAS CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN HER AREA. SHE SAYS WE’RE OKAY BUT WE — SO HOMES YET AGAIN. KNEE DEEP, SHE SAAS, WHERE SHEE3 IS ON PINE AVENUE IN WINNIE. SO WEERE THINKING ABOUT YOU. ALEX REPORTING THEY’RE ALREADY GETTING RAIN IN BRIDGE CITY NOW MELISSA SAYS KNEE DEEP AT MY HOUSE IN BEAUMONT.>> HERE IN BEAUMONT? WE HAAE HAD REPORTS OF A HOUSE TAKING ON WATER OFF LANDIS. LET’S CHECK BACK IN WITH JORDAN AND TYLER. NOW? ARE YOU GUYS SEEING RIGGT%->>HEY GUYS, WE’RE IN THE 12 NEWS STORMTRACKER. WE’RE NOW ON HIGHWAY 69% SOUTHBOUND HEADING TOWARD MID-COUNTY. RIGHT NOW WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF CARS ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. A FEW WERE GOING THE WRONG WAY. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY TURNED AROUND AAD THOUGHT THEY JUST SAW SOMETHING THEY DIDN’T WANT TO SEE. CARS WITH THE HAZARDS ON N HE SIDE OF THE HIGGWAY. I WILL TURN AROUND AND SHOW YOU GUYS A CAR THAT HAS BEEN STUCK, THAT IS STUCK RIGHT HERE. IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE ANYONE IS INSIDE. THIS IS ALONG, AGAIN, 69 SOUTHBOUND. THIS LOOKS LIKE THE FEEDER ROAD IN FRONT OF THE JOHN DEERE TRACTOR SUPPLY AREA.>>AND THIS, I MEAN, THIS IS THE CASE FOR SEEERAL CARS THAT WE HAVE SEEN SINCE WE HAVE BEEN OUT ON THE ROADS TODAY. A LOT OF PEOPLE DECIDING THAT YOU KNOW, THE RISK IS NOT WORTH TAKING. THEY’RE LEAVING THE CAR. WE DON” KNOW HOW LONG THIS CAR HAS BEEN STALLED ON THE SERVICE ROAD, BUT FROM OUR VANTAGE POINT, IT APPEARS THAT NO ONE IS INSIDE OF THE CAR. THIS IS THE SCENE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO, GET ON THE ROAD, THE BEST CASE SCENARIO IS NOT TO GO.>>YEAH, GUYS, IF YOU GUYS DON’T I KNOW PEOPLE HAVE COMMENTED SAYING THEY’RE TRYING TO HELP OUT AND RESCUE PEOPLE IF THEY CAN, BUT IF ARE ON THE ROAD, BE SAFE YOURSELVES. AGAIN, WE’RE HEADING SOUTHBOUND RIGHT NOW ONNHIGHWAY 69. THE RAIN IS CONTINUING TO COME IT SEEMS LIKE IT WON’T STOP TONIGHT UNFORTUNATELY, BUT AGAIN, A LOT OF CARS ON THE HIGHWAY, JUST PULLEE OVER, LOOKING TO SEE IF THEY CAN WAIT THIS THING OUT. IT DOESN’T APPEAR THAT THE RAIN IS GGING TO STOP AT ANY TIME SOON, BUT AGAIN, IT SEEMS RIGHT NOW THE HIGHHAY IS THE BEST ROUTE TO GO, IT IS FLOODING A LITTLE BIT. WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANY SPOTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THROUGH ALONG I-10 AT LEAST AND 69 SO FAR.>>I WOULD ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO TAKE IT EASY ON THE HIGHWAY. THERE WERE FOLKS DRIVING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION DOWN 69. THAT IS NEVER A GREAT SCENE WHE% YOU SEE CARS DOING THAT. AS WE’RE DRIVING DOWN 69, CARS WERE COMING STRAIGHT AT US. BE SURE TO TAKE IT EASY OUT ON>>YEAH. WE’LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR OBVIOUSLY THE ROAD CONDITIONS. WE’LL HEAD SOUTH TOWARD LAMAR AND CHECK OUT — WE’RE HEARING úBOUT SEVERE FLOODING ALONG MLK IN THAT AREA. WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE HEAD DOWN THERE. BACK TO YOU.>>FLIP AROUND THE CAMERA FOR US AS WE SEE YYUR DRIVE AS YOU HEAD THAT DIRECTION. WE KNOW THE UNDER PASSES, OKAY, THERE IS NO WAY –>>DON’T EVEN CHANCE IT. WE KNOW THE USUAL SUSPECTS AT WASHINGTON AND IRVING BUT OF COURSE, WITH THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN FALL CONSTANTLY IT IS NOT SAFE TO BE ON THE ROAD RIGHT NOW. IF YOU’RE STUCK IN IT, WHAT O YOU DO? POINT AND JUST TRY TO GET TOHIS- HIGHER GROUND? THE RAIN IS JUST COMING.>>WE TALK A LLT ABOUT THIS. THIS IS WHEN YOU, LIKE YOU SAID, YOO THINK ABOUT WHAT IS SAFEST. WE’RE ABOUT PRESERVING YOUR LIFE úND THOSE AROUND YOU. WE DON’T WANT TO BE THE ONES MAKINN DECISIONS FOR YOU. WE’RE TRYING TO GET THE INFORMATION OUT THERE.>>AND JUST TO REMIND PEOPLE, WE’RE NOT SHOWING YOU THE WORST OF IT. WE CAN’T GET TO THOSE LOCATIONS RIGHT NOW WHERE IT IS REALLY, REALLY BBD. WE’RE STARTING TO HAVE PEOPLE, WE’RE SEEING ON OUR FACEBOOK FFED THERE, ARE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE NEEDING RESCUE. THEY’RE FLOODED. -úTHE WATTR IS R úOMES ACROSS THE AREA MAINLY. WE TALKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HAMSHIRE, WINNIE, THOSE PEOPLE ARE SUFFEEING TONIGHT. WE’RE HEARING WATER IN HOMES IN . ALEX IS SAYING IT STARTED TO RAIN PRETTY GOOD IN BRIDGE CITY. LOTS OF LIGHTNING. WE-HADN’T HEARD MUCH FROM THERE BUT NOW ALEX IS TELLING US IT IS PICKING UP INNBRIDGE CITY. NEVER SAFF TO DRIVE TO DARK ROADS, ESPECIALLY. THIS IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR THOSE ARE BOATS.>>TRAILERS WITH BOATS THAT WERE SPOTTED THAT OUR CREWS SAW COMING INTO BEAUMONT HERE ABOUT AN HOUR AGO, SO WE’RE WATCHING ALL OF OUR VIDEO FEEDS. EARLIEE. AGAIN, HERE SOME OF THE HIGH WATERS WERE NEARING HOMES.>>AND KENNY CHECCED IN WITH US AT COLLEGE AAD SOUTH 23rd. IT NEVER FLOODS BUT THE WORST WITH HARVEE IT GETS REALLY HIGH IS OVER HIS BOOTS, INCHING UP CLOSE TO HIS KNEE. THAT IS A LOT OF WATER FOR AREAS THAT DON’T NORMALLY SEE WATER. IT IS STARTING TO GET WATER TONIGHT.>>GOSH..3>>AND YET THAT AREA DIDN’T HAVE MUCH WATER AT HARVEY.>>IT IS INCREDIBLE THE AMOUNT OF WATER, CONSIDERING WE NEVER FLOOD, IN TTE STREETS OFF 23rd, THERE WERE WHITE CAPS IN THE STREET, YOU KNOW? -úJUST TO SHOWU BACK TO JUST HOW BAD THAT WAS. THERE WERE WHITE CAPS IN THE STREETS OFF 23rd. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET THESE TYPES OF RAIN EVENTS.>>RELENTLESS. RELENTLESS. I WANT TO SCROLL THROUGH SOME OF THE QUESTIONS AS WE KIND OF RESET HERE THIS MORNING. ú04, IF YOU’RE JUST WAKING UPP FACEBOOK AND OUR 12 NEWS NOW APP RIGHT NOW. CANDACE WANTED TO KNOW ANY SPECIFICS ON INFORMATION ABOUT 105. THAT IS NOT — WE GOT A REPORT FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT THAT 105 WAS UNDER WATER..3 I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING BEYOND THAT.>>OKAY AND THEE THERE IS KNEE DEEP WATER IN A HOUSE IN BEAUMONT ACROSS FROM ROGERS PARK. I’M GUESSING THAT IS THE GLADYS AREA. IFFYOU CAN GET US A BIT MORE INFORMATION WHERE THERE IS WATER IN A HOUSE NEAR ROGERS PARK THERE, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.>>WE HAVE THEM CHECCING OUT THE LAMAR AREA..3 WE’LL SEE WHAT THEY GET HERE. STORMTRACKER IS HEADED THAT WAY. HERE IS AN AMBULANCE THAT GOT INTO TROUBLE CLOSER TO 11:00 TONIGHT WHILE RESPONDING.>>EVEN THE MANAGE VEHICLES RESSONDERS ARE HAVVNG A HARD TIIE, SO IMAGINE YOU KNOW, REGULAR JOE TRYING TO GET OUT IT IS NOT A GOOD SITUATION.>>YOU CAN SEE FROM THE 12 NEWS LIVE DOPPLER, THERE IS NO END N SIGHT AT THIS POINT. NOT TO REITERATE WHAT YOU ALREADY HEARD BUT PATRICK SAYS, YOU KKOW, THERE WILL BE RAIN FALLING FOR THE NEXT EIGHT TO>>RIGHT..%->>SOMEWHERE.>>AND ANOTTER THING TT RRMIND PEOPLE, THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO PLUG IN, CHARGE YOUR PHONE, DOWNLOAD THE APP, I’M HEARING THAT DIRECT TV AND SOME OF THE OTHER SERVICES RE DOWN.>>BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE RAIN.>>ALL OF THE RAIN.>>TOUGH TO SEE. STAY IN TOUCH WITH WHAT IS GOING ON. STAY IN TOUCH WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING BECAUSE THE BEST THING YOU CCN DO IS STAY SAFE, STAY INT THIS POINT. ANY CHANCE WE CAN PULL UP THE POWER OUTAGES AGAIN AT SOME POINT? WW HAVE SEEN SOME REPORTS OF ADDITIONAL OWER OUTAGES. I WAS JUST SCROLLING THROUGH TWITTER. IF YOU GUYS COULD GET US KNOW WHEN THAT IS AVAILAALE. I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN SEEING THAT.>>YOU WOULD THINK THERE WOULD BE MORE. I GUESS IS THIS NOT SO MUCH A WIND EVENT. IT IS JJST A RAIN EVENT.>>MOSTLY RAIN.>>SO THERE YOU HAVE IT, AS FAR AS WHY WE DON’T SEE MORE OUTAGES CONSIDERING THE SEVERITY OF THE WEATHER.>>STHIT ENERGY MAP. OUR CREW IS ZOOMING IN. THE GREEN MEANS MEANS IT IS ON. THERE IS HAMSHIRE NEAR THE WINNIE AREA OFF 73 WHERE SOOE OF THE WORST FLOODING HAS BEEN. YOU CAN SEE THE CURSER N YOUR -. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE WE’RE SEEING SIGNIFICANT, I WOULD SAY, POWER OUTAGES DOWN THERE IN SOUTHWESTERN COUNTY. AROUND MID-COUNTY AND GENERAL, I SEE SCATTERED OUTAGES NEAR GENERAL TO BE IN DECENT SHAPE. MAYBE OUTAGES THERE NOT FAA FROM VIDOR, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, WE HAVE HELD UP POWER-WISE OKAY AT THIS POINT.>>RIGHT. THAT IS THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. IF THERE IS ANY GOOD NEWS, WE’LL TAKE IT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. THAA’S RIGHT. THAT IS THE INFRARED RADAR. I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO CHIME IN. THIS IS REALLY QUITE THE STORM SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE SITTING VER US THAT IS PRODUCING AAL OF THIS. CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURES, THEE3 COLDER THEY ARE, THE TALLER THEY ARE AND MORE ROBUST IN TERMS OF THROWING DOWN RAIN FALL. OF THE CLOUD TOPS TO TELL ME ARE.>>OKAY. AS OU DO THAT, WE HAVE NEW úIDEO COMING IN FROM MICHAEL. -ú. YOU KNOW WHERE WE’RE TALKING. MAJOR INTERSECTION. WE CAN AT LEAST SEE THE LINES I% THE ROAD, BUT –>>THAT IS AN INDICATION. ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS NOT AN AREA THAT, I MEAN, YOU THINK ABOUT IT IN JORDAN, TYPICALLY YOU DON’T SEE THAT MUCH WATER ON THE ROAD IN THAT PARTICULAR REA. THE DRAINAGE IS USUALLY PRETTY. GOOD, BUT FOR THAT AREA, THAT IS A DECENT MOUNT OF WATER FOR THAT STRRTCH OF ROAD WHERE YOU DON’T TYPICALLY, YOU KNOW, WE DON’T TYPICALLY SEE THHT, EVEN THAT MUCH WATER ON THE ROAD.>>RIGHT. WE WANT TO REMIND YOU ABOUT TTE HIGH WATER RESCUES ONGOING, ESPECIALLY IN THE NOME, CHINA, HAMSHIRE, WINNIE AREAS. NOT A TON OF INFORMATION RIGHT NOW ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD TO BE EVACUATED BBT WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORKING WITH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO TRY TO DO HAT.>>YEAH AND THEN WE HAVE PEOPLE JUST WAKING UP NOW, JORDAN, WANTING TO KNOW ABBUT CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS CLLSED OO DELAYED. WE HAVE THE MOST UP TO DATE LIST. A LOT OF SCHOOLS ARE, AT THIS POINT, DELAYED START TO THE SCHOOL DAY, BUT USE YOUR BETTER JUDGMENT. THE ROADS ARE VERY BAD OUT THERE. LOTS OFFWATER ON HE ROADS. I CAN IMAGINE THAT THEY’RE WAITING FOR DAYBREAK SO THEY CAN ROADS ARE BAD AND THE BUSES CAN’T GET ON THE RRADS, THEN THEY CAN OT COOVENE WITH SCHOOL SO JUST KEEP THOSE BABBES. KEEP THEM SAFE, YOU KNOW? DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT AT THE MOMENT. -úWE’LL START GETTING MOO DATE LISTS, BUT FOR NOW, LET’S EVERYONE SAFE RIGHT NOW.>>I’M ROLLING BACK LOOKING THROUGH FACEBOOK FEEDS. WINNIE IS FLOODED. DON’T GET OUT IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO. LOTS OF HOUSES.>>OH, YEAH. IT IS UST A MESSSOUT THERE. ASKING WHAT IS GOING ON IN VIDOR, YES, IT IS HORRIBLE. WE KNOW. WE PRAY THAT EVERYONE STAYS SAFE IN VIDOR AND NEDERLAND TO BRIDGE CITY. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE REAAHING OUT TO THEIR FRIENDS ON THE LIVE FEED, CHECKING IN, MAKING SURE THAT THEY’RE OKAY.>>AND WE HOPE THEY ARE. WE HOPE THEY ARE.>>IT IS JUST HARD TO REALLY GAUGE, OTHER THAN WHAT WE’RE úETTING FOR THE REPORTS, ESPECIALLY FROM WINNIE AND HAMSHIRE, THOSE AREAS. JUST HOW BAD IT IS. I MEAN, ONCE, YOU KNOW, WE GET A LITTLE BIT OF A DAYLIGHT IN HERE, WE’LL BE ABLE TO GET A BBTTER IDEA. I DON’T KNOW II I WANT TO SEE THAT. YOU KNOW? I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE.>>AS ERICA HAS STATED, RIGHT, YOU HAVE OBSERVED, THIS IS AN ERIE REPEAT. WE HOPE IT II NOT AS BAD BUT FOR SOME OF YOU, THE FEAR IS THAT IT WILL BE.>>AND THE ANXIETY. ANY TIME THERE IS A GOOD RAIN, YOU’RR THINKINGG OH, BOY, I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THIS STOPS. THIS HAS BEEN NONSTOP. NONSTOP.>>IT SEEMS SO UNFAIR.>>NONSTOP. SO A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE VERY ANXIOUS AND STRESSED OUT RIGHT NOW, RIGHTFULLY SO. TO KEEP YOU,U TO BE IN FEAR, BUT WE WANT YOU TO BE INFORMEE.>>THAT’S RIGHT. THAT’S RIGHT.>>SO, HEY.>>WE’LL PASS ALONG WHAT WE OT.>>YOU NEED HELP, CALL 911, JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFFFS OFFICE. 409-835-8411.>>AND THEY ENCOURRGE YOU TO CALL 911 AS WELL. I WAS TOLD THAT THE NUMBER IS SSECIIICALLY FOR THE MORE RUUAL AREES, SO IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN NEED OF A RESCUE, GO AHEAD AND CALL 911 ND THEY WILL DO THEIR BEST. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT RESOURCES THEY HAVE HARNESSED TO TRY TO GET THE RESCUES GOING. RODNEY SAYS BOY IT REMINDS HIM OF HARVEY. ITTREALLY DOES.>>GET TO THE HIGHEST POINT IN YOUR HOUSE RIGHT NOW. IF YOU HAVE A TWO LEVEL, WATER IS COMING IN, ON THE FIRST FLOOR.>>THAT IS THE STORMTRACKER. I KNOW THEY’RE TRYING TO HEAD OVER TO THE LAMAR AREA, TRYING TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING ON MLK. HAD A REQUEST, JUST HAD A REQUEST FOR FOLKS TO SEND UR CREWS DOWN TO 365 TO CHECK THINGS IN MINT COUNTY. WE’LL CERTAINLY DO THAT AS WE FEEL IT IS SAFE, AS WE FEEL IT IS OF A.>>RIGHT. THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL — THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL, KIND OF, RAINY DAY. SITUATION.DRIVE, BEAUMONT, WE%->>THERE WAS A CAR THAT WAS ABANDONED THERE.>>ANOTHER ON I-10. NO ONE WAS IN THAT CAR.>>THANK GOOONESS FOR THAT.>>WE’RE HAPPY THAT EVERYBODY IS OKAY. HERE IS THE STRANDED, ABANDONED CAR, YOU MIGHT SAY, ON FOLSOM DRIVE IN BEAUMONT AS THE RAIN JUST CONTINUES TO COOE DOWN. JORDAN AND TYLER ARE ON THE MOVE IN THE 12 NEWS WEATHER TRACKER RIGHT NOW. I WANT TO BRIIG THEM BACK IN AND FIND OUT EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE AT THIS POINTTAS WE CHECK IN WITH THEM LIVE.>>HEY GUYS, TYLER ERE. JORDAN JAMES IS HEADING OUT NOW. WHH JUST LEFT THEIR VEHICLE MAN HEADING BACK. JORDAN IS CHECKING ON THEM RIGHT NOW. WE’RE PARKED ON THE SIDE OF HIGHWAY 69. WE’RE HEADING SOUTHBOUND JUST SOUTH OF BEAUMONT HEADING TOWARD MINT COUNTY. THE CAR TO THE RIGHT IS NOTT3 THEIR CAR. THAT HAS BEEN THERE AWHILE. THAT WAS ABANDONED AS WELL. YOUUCAN SEE JORDAN JAMES IS LOOKING TO SEEEIF THE FAMILY OR THIS COUPLE IS OKAY. THEY HAVE BEEN WALKING ABOUT A HALF MILE FROM A CARRTO YOUR OBVIOUULY TTEY’REETRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO TONIGHT. OBVIOUSLY TTEY CAN’T DRIVE ANY MORE. THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY MAKING SURE THEY’RE OKAY AND AGAAN WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS OBVIOUSLY A SIGN FOR EVERYONE TO MAKE SSRE THEY UNDEESTAND THE DANGERS OUT POSING THE THREAT OF RAIN THAT IS POSING THE THREAT úF THESE CONDITIONS ON THE ROAD. WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF CARS ALREADY GET STUCK. YOU GUYS SAW THAT WITH THE SHOT RIGHT NOW. THERE ARE A COOPLE OF CARS TO THE LEFT THAT HAVE JUST PARKED OVER HERE. AND THEY’RE BASICALLY WAITING FOR THIS STORM TO CLEAR ORRAT LEAST FOR THE WATER TO GO DOWN ON SOME OF THESE ROADS. IT IS JUST KIND OF, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE SAFE ON THE ROADS RIGHT NOW. IF YOU’RE HAVING TO BE OUT, WE UNDERSTAND. WE JUST WANT YOU GUYS TO BE SAFE. WE DON’T WANT YOU IN A CAR THAT GETS LEFT IN THE WATER, LIKE I SAID, HERE IS JORDAN NOW.>>I JUST GOT DONE TALKING TO A MAN AND A WOMAN. THEY FELT THEY COULD MAKE IT. THEY WERE STUCK DOWNNTHERE FOR% 40 OR 45 MINUTES. SOMEONE IS COMING RIGHT NOW TO TAKE THEM BACK TO THEIR DESTINATION. úE SIMPLY JUST SAID, YOU KNOW IT IS NOT WORTH IT. IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ON THE ROAD, DON’T GO. HE THOUGHT HE COULD MAKE IT. AS YOU CAN SEE, HE WASN’T ABLE TO MAKE IT. HE LEFT HIS CAR ON THE SERVICE MAKE IT OUT OF THE SITUATION SAFELY AND IS GETTING IN THE CAR RIGHT NOW WITH SOMEONE AND E SAID HISSCAR WILL BE TOWED AWAY. THIS IS THE SCENE THAT WE HAVE BEEN SEEING UP AND DOWN HIGHWAY 69. SEVERAL CARS ARR ON HE SERVICE ROAD DUE TO NOT BEING ABLE TO MAKE IT DOWN HERE. THE WATER IS REALLY HHGH OUT HERE. BE SAFE IF YOU’RE OUT ON THE ROADS.>>IF YOU GUYS OBVIOUSLY NEED, ABLE TO MAKE IT HOME, HAVE SOMEBODY GET YOU. THERE IS NO SSNSE IN DRIVING THROUGH WATER AND GETTING YOUR VEHICLE STUCK. CALL SOMEONE. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE HELPING. A LOT OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT WE HAVE SEEN OUT HERE RIGHT NOW LOOKING TO HELP PEOPLE. IF YOU DO NEED HELP GETTING TO A CERTAIN SPOT AND YOU DON’T WANT TO DRIVE YOUR CAR THROUGH A FLOODED AREA BECAUSE THERE ARE QUITE A FEW FLOODEDDAREAS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE BEAUMONT AREA, CALL SOMEONE BECAUSE YOU DO NOT WANT YOOR VEHICLE STUCK. STUCK.’T WANT YOUR VEHICLE WE WANT EVERYONE TOOBE SAFE TONIGHT. USE CAUTION IF YOU’RE ON THE ROADS RIGHT NOW WITH THE FLOODING AND OBVIOUSLY, I MEAN, THE RAIN HASN’T SUBSIDED AT ALL TONIGHT. IT JUST CONTINUES TO COME DOWN, UNFORTUNATELY, WE WANT YOU UYS TO BE SAFE AND USE CAUTION OUT ON THE ROADS. WE’LL KICK IT BBCK TO YOU GUYS AGGIN. WE’LL HEAD TOWARD PORT ARTHUR. WE STOPPED BY TO CHECK ON THE FAMILY AND MAAE URE THAT MANY OD EVERYONE HAD MADE IT OUT SAFEEY. WE’LL GET BACK ON HIGHWAY 69 AND UPDATE WHEN WE GET THERE.>>STAY SAFE, GUYS..3 THE GUY, HE THOUGHT HE WOULD MAKE IT. HE THOUGHT HE COULD MAKE IT.>>DIDN’T HAPPEN.>>NO.>>DIDN’T HAPPEN.>>WE’RE GLAD HE IS SSFE. I HEARD FROM THE NEWSROOM THE PINE CLUB APARTMENTS, REPORT OF WATER UP TO THE CURBS AND IN SOME APARTMENNS. THIS IS ACCORDING TO A CALLER INTO THE NEWSROOM NEAR THE NATURE’S RIVER OFF PINE STREET.>>WE CERTAINLY HOPE IT IS NOT A SUPEE SERIOUS FLOOD THERE. CAN.>>MOVE OUT II YOU HAVE TO.>>FOR SUUE.>>AGAIN, WE HAVE THE WEATHER TRACKER, TYLER AND JORDAN, HEADED IN THE STORMTRACKER TO MINT COUNTY RIGHT NOW, GOING TO PORT ARTHHR, HOPEFULLY AS THEY CHECK ON THINGS.>>WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE HERE SAYING PARK STREET IS FLOATING IN THE WATER. I’M SURE SHE MEANS THAT IT IS STARTING TO FLOOD OUT THAT WAY. PATRICK, WHAT DO YOU GOT FOR US? IT DEVELOPED AROUND CONROE, DIVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, AND THEN MOVE UP TOWARDDTHE NORTH AND EAST. WE’REESEEING SOMEEAREAS THAT HAVE NOT SEEN HEAVY RAINNFALL, ESPECIALLYYINTO ORANGE COUNTYT,- ANDDNOW STARTING TO MOVE INTO PORT ARTHUR. QUITE A BIT OF LIGHTNING ONCE THERE IS LIFT RETURNING ACROSSS3 THE AREA. THAT MEANS THE INTTNSITY IS GOING BACK UP BACK OVER TO LIBERTY AND DAYTON AND ALSO N TOWARD WINNIE. MORE HEAVY RAIN FALL MOVING IN. IT TURNS TO THE SHARP LEFT AND MOVING INTO PORT ARTHUR LOOKING AT HEAVIER RAINS AND HEAVIER RAINS RYING TO MOVE OUT OF VIDORRINTO ORANGE AND MAURICEVIILE ON THE WAY TO DEWIVILLE. THESS AREAS HAVE NOT SEEN HEAVY RAIN AS OF YET. NEDERLAND IS STARTING TO SEE TORRENTIAL RAIN FALL EXTENDDNG UP TO VIDOR, MAURICEVILLE AND OVER TOWARD ORANGE AND MAYBE OVER TOWARD PORT ARTHUR. THAT IS THE TRAINING EFFECT. THIS IS FLOODING RAINS. IT WILL TAKE AWHILE FOR ORANGE AND PORT ARTHUR TO GET INTT SEVERAL HOURS.ATCH OVER THE NEX- AS FIVE INCHES OFF TOWARD THE NORTH, YEAH, 5.2 INCHES NORTH OF MAURICEVILLE. RAIN FALL RATES OF FOUR INCHES OVER INTO SAY NEDERLAND AND HEAVY RAIN FALL RATES OF ABOUT 4.2 INCHES. IF THAT CELL STAYED OVER YOUR úREA, IT WOULD DROO FOUR INCHES ANN .2 OVER YOUR AREA. THE WHOLE AREA IS UNDER A FLASH HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE INTO NORTHWESTERN LIBERTY COUNTY, JUST HARD TO KEEP UP WITH IT.% FLASH FLOOD WARNING OR FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR EASTERN LIBERTY COUNTY AND EASTERN SECTIONS OF CHAMBERS HAMSHIRE AND BEAUMONT, VIDOR, AND THAT IS WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW. SO AS FAR AS AAOUNTS OF RAIN FALL, ALMOST 20 INCHES. OF THIS. HOPEFULLY NOT ANY MORE THAN THAT. AS YOU CAN SEE, THE FUTURECAST IS DOING A GOOD JOBB THIS IS THE NEXT 12 HOURS AS FAR AS THE HIGH RES MODELLBEING UPDATED EVERY HOUR.% úHIS IS CONTINUING TO DEVELOO OVER TOWARD CONROE, MOVE IN FROM THAT WAY INTO HARDIN AND JEFFERSON COUNTY. THIS IS AT 7:00. MORE VERY HEAVY RAIN FALL. MAYBE EVEN TRYING TO AMP UP A BIT TOWARD THE LAKES AREA. ONCE AGAIN, CONTINUING OVER JEFFERSON, ALSO INTO ORANGE AND HARDIN COUNTIES. THERE IS 12:00, WE HAVE SOME SPOTS SEEING EXTREMELY HEAVY RAIN FALL. THROUGH 220 IS WHERE WE’RE AT 12 HOURS FROM NOW BREAKING UP A BIT. POCKETS OF HEAVY RAIN FALL IN THE FORECAST. THE EXPPRIENCE I HAVV SEEN OVER THE YEARS WITH THE TROPICAL% SYSTEM IS YOU HAVE THE HEAVY RAIN FALL IN THE MORNING LIKE WHAT WE’RE SEEING NOW. RAIN THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS, AND THEN THINGS WIND DOWN DURING THE AFTERNOON. THAT WOULD CERTAINLY BE THE CASE AS WE HEAD ON NTO THIS AFTERNOON ANN AGAIN, THE RAIN FALL IS THE BIG ISSUE RIGHT NOW ACROSS SOOTHEAST TEXAS. NOT SO MUCH HAIL OR WIND. QUITE A BIT OF LIGHTNING MOVING IN AND AROUND OVER TOWARD ORANGE COUUTY AND OVER TOWARD MINT COUNTY AND BACK OVER NEAR WINNIE. SO THAT IS WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW. JUST LOOKS LIKE WE’LL CONTINUE TO SEE VERY HEAVY RAIN FALL% THROUGHOOT THE MORNING HOURS. I DON’T THINK — I THINK A LOT OF STREETS WILL BE IMPASSSBLE COMING UP TOMORROW MORNING SO I DON’T THINK WE’LL SEE A LOT OF SCHOOLS OOEN TOMORROW.>>NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. I’MMHEARING FROM OFFICER CARA RILLE. SHE GAVE ME CALL SAYING LISTEN, A LOT OF CARS ABANDONED. MLK, DON’T EVEN TRY IT. SSAY HOME RIGHT NOW. THEY HAVE THESE ABANDONED CARR ALL OVER BEAUMONT. IF YOU THINK YOU CAN MAKE IT, YOU CAN’T. THERE IS SO MUCH WATER ON THE ROADS. SHE IS SAYING TO REMIND PEOPLE, STAY PUT. THIS ALSO PUTS A STRAIN ON EMERGENCY SERVICES. RESCUE PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY HAVEO OTHER PLACES.E SITUATIONS IN%->>YOU WANT TO SPEND HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS TRYING TT FIX YOUR CAR? AALITTLE COMMON SENSE THERE. TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN, DON’T DRIVE YOUR CARS THROUGH FLOODED>>AT THIS POINT, WE’RE GETTING THIS LIKE WE NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD SEE THIS AGAIN.>>AGAIN, THIS IS NOT TO HARVEE FEET, WELL, 20 INCHES IN ONE SPOT..3 THE HEAVIEST TOTAL I HAVE SEEN, 20 INCHES INTO SOUTHWEST JEEFERSON COUNTY, SO WE HAVE QUUTE AWAYS, BUT MY HEART IS JUST REALLY SADDENED BY WATER GETTING INTO PEOPLE’S HOMES AGAIN JUST TWO YEARS LAAER TWO YEAAS LATER.>>AND PEOPLE ARE ASKING AAOUT MLK, NOT SAFE, AS OFFICER ARA RILEY SAYS, DON’T TRY MLK. THERE ARE ABANDONED CARS ALL AROUND BBAUMONT AND LAMAR UNIVERSITY AREA. SOME PEOPLE WERE ASKING ABOUT LAMAR. JUST REALLY STAY SAFE.>>I KNOW WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO SOME OF THE STRANDED DRIVERS OUT THERE. WE VISITED WITH KIERA ONN3 LAMAA.Y 69, CARDINAL DRIVE NEAR HERE IS WHAT SHE TOLD US.>>A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. I WORK AT WALMART. GOT OFF OF WORK AND DIDN’T EXPECT FOR IT TO GET THII BAA.>>YOU DECIDED TO PULL OVER TO úHE SIDE OF THE ROAD.>>YES. WE WERE STUCK AT MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL AAD THE WATER STARTED TO CLEAR AND THEN WE ENDED UP GOING THROUGH THE MALL TO GET ON THE LITTLE SIDE ROAD. AND WE WERE ON THE FFEEWAY AND THEN WE ENDED HERE AND WE’RE SEEING WHAT THAT LOOKED LIKE.>>HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED HERE?>>OVER TEN YEARS. ALMOST MY WHOLE LIFE.>>HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TOMORROW HARVEY?>>I WAS IN BATON ROUGE DEALING WITH THAT FLOOD AND I WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT BEFOOE IT GOT BAD OUT THERE IN BATON ROUGE. THIS IS HORRIBLE.>>WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT TO COME OUT?>>STAY HOME. CUDDLE ON YOUR BED, PRAY. THIS IS NOT IT.>>WE’RE GLAD SHE IS OKAY. THAT WAS EARLIER. WE SPOKE WITH HER AFTER CLEARLY SHE WAS IN TROUBLE NOT FAR FROM LAMAR. HERE IS VIDEO FROM FOLSOM DRIVE. NO ONE WAS IN THE CARS WHEN WE PULLED UP. THAT IS A RELIEF. WE’RE GLAD THE DRIVERS GOT OUT AND ABANDONED THE CARS. YOU HEARD THE WARNING FROM CARA RILEY FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE DON’T WANT YOU ON THE ROADS OR GETTING INTO TROUBLE AS PATRICK NOTED, ABANDONED THEIR VEHICLES. WE HAVE THE RAIN COMING. WE CAN HEAR IT N THE ROOF TOP SIGHT AT THIS OINT.NO END IN IT WILL BE HERE THROUGH THE MORNING DRIVE IS WHAT WE’RE úEARING FROM PATRICK. SCORE AT THIS POINT. IF YOU HAVE MORNING PLANS, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU’RE TAKING YOUR KIDS, WHETHER THEY’RE GOING TO SCHOOL, WHETHER YOU’RE GOING TO WORK, OBVIOUSLY THE SITUATION DOES NOT LOOK GOOD AT THIS POINT. A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY THAT CONTINUES FOR A LARGE PART OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, BECAUSE OF THE RAIN THAT HAS BEEN GOIIG NONSTOP NOW SINCE ROUGHLY 8:30 TONIGHT, AT LEAST HERE IN THE BEAUMONT AREA. WE KNOW, AS PATRICK HAS BEEN SHOWING US, RAIN FALL TOTALS, THE DOPPLER INDICATED RAIN FALL3 TOTALS COULD BE HIGHER, UPWARDS OF 15 TO 22 INCHES. EARLIER THIS EVENING WE EARD ABOUT PATIENTS, A HALF DOZEN PATIENTS EVACUATED FROM THE RICE LAND HOSPITAA IN WINNIE. WE HEARD FROM YOU ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HIGHWAYS UNDER WATER, 124, 365, VEHICLES UNDER WATER AT THE PARKING LOT OF THE GOOD YEAR PLANT IN BEAUMONT. THESE ARE AREAS WE WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO SHOW YOU LIVE BUT IT IS NOT SAFE FOR OUR CREWS TO MAKE IT TO THEM AS WE GET THERE, AS DAYBREAK NEARS, WE’LL STTRT REPOSSTIONING OUR RESOURCES, BUT WE WANT EVERYBODY TO BE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE. WE THANK OU FOR STAYING UP WITH US. I’LL MONITOR YOUR QUESTIONS. AGAIN, WE’RE WATCHING VIDEO COME IN FROM ALL OVER SOUTHEAST TEXAS AS THIS FLOOD EMERGENCY CONTINUES. YOU SEE THE LIST. BBAUMONT, VIDOR, ROSE CITY, FANNETT. THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF THE CITIES IMPACTED BY THIS S WELL AS PORTIONS OF CHAMBERS AND LIBERTY COUNTIES NOW DEALING TONIGHT. SO WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR KIDS’ SCHOOL? NOW APP.THE IST ON THE 12 NEWS- QUITE A FEW CLOSINGS AND DELAYS. IF YOU’RR LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC DISTRICT, WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM NNDERLAND. MMNY HAVE BEEN WONDERS GOING ON THERE. NO WWRD YET ROM THEM ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE DDING. I WOULD ALSO UESS WE MAY HAVE MORE DISTRICTS THAT HAD PLANNED úN JUST DELAYING THE START, PERHAPS REALIZED AS DAYBREAKK3 NEARS IT IS NOT GOIIG TO BE SAFE FOR THE BUSES OR PARENTS, FOR YOU TO GET YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL. WE’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THAT AGAIN, THE UPDATED LIST. CLICK RIGHT ON THE PEN. JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVOLVED IN THEEONGOING EVACUATIONS, RESCUES FOR FOLKS PARTICULARLY IN THE SOUTHWESTERN AREA OF THE COUNTY NEAR THE WINNIE, HAMMHIRE, FANNAT AREA. DIAL 835- WE HAVE SEEN RESOURCES COMING INTO BEAUMONT EARLIER..3 SOME BOATS PULLING UP. THIS IS THE VIEW ALONG THE I-10 ACCESS ROAD.% NO IDEA WHERE THE BOATS WERE HEADED OR WHAT TYPE OF RRSOURCES THAT THEY HAVE PLANNED COMING BEHIND THEM. I HAVE SEEN A POST ON OUR FACEBOOK FEED EARLIER THAT THE CAJUN NAVY IS COMING AND WE WANT TO REITERATE, NOT NECESSARILY S DIRE AS HARVEY AT THIS POINT BUT SOME AREAS LOOKING AT UPWARDS OF 15 TO 200INCHES OF RAIN IN ROUGHLY 24 TO 36 HOURS. SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT HOURS..3>>CHIME ON IN, PATRICK.% I KNOW OU HAVE STUFF GOINN BACK THERE.>>SORRY TO CORRECT YOU, IT IS JUST AMAZING TO ME THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS, OF THIS ORDDR OF MAGGITUDE, IS OCCURRING ONCE AGAIN IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS. JUST HEARTBREAKING FOR PEOPLE GETTING WATER IN THEIR HOMES THIS EVENING OO TONIGHT.>>THAT IS LEXINGTON WHERE SOME DRIVER WAS GOING A BIT TOO QUICKLY THROUGH THE HIGH WATERR3 REALLY DON’T WANT TO BE DRIVING INNO IT AT ALL IN THIS DARKNESS, THE DANGER THAT COMES WITH IT. I DO WANT TO UNDER SCORE, GINA, úONFIRMED THAT THE CAJUN NAVY S COMING. úHAT WAS JUST A FACEBOOK POST FROM ONE OF OUR FELLOW VIEWERS IN THE LAST HOUR OR SO THAT CAUGHT MY EYE. THAT IS THE VIEW, BY THE WAY, AT VIDOR HIGH SCHOOL, ONE OF THE DISTRICTS THAT LAST WE HEARD IS STILL ON A DELAY. HERE COME THE WARNINGS AGAIN. THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING.>>THEY’RE JJSTTUPDATING THEM.>>OUR APOLOGIES. PATRICK SAYS IS THIS BEING MORNING. THROUGH 6:45 IN THE>>IT WILL BE EXTTNDED AGAIN.>>OKAY. AGAIN, MONITORING YOUR QUESTIONS H ME AS WELL. DID YOU PEEK OUT THE FRONT DOOR? I JUST DID WHEN I WWLKED DOWN THE HALL.>>I WAS GETTING TO HERE I WAS GOING AND GETTING BACK AS SOON AS I COULD. I DIDN’T WANT TO MISS TOO MUCH. MAKE SURE WE GET AS MUCH INFORMATION OUT AS POSSIBLE. IT IS A REALLY, YOU KNOW, DICEY SITUATION. I WAS JUST, YOU WERE HERE WHEN I GOT A CALL FROM OFFICER CARA RILEY. SHE JUST WANTED ME TO RELAY TO EVERYONE OUT THERE THAT IS WATCHING, WE HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT MLK. SSE SAYS DON’T TRY MLK. THERE ARE ABANDONED CARS ALL ACROSS BEAUMONT, YOU KNOW, NOT IN ANY SPECIFIC AREA, BUT ALL ACROSS BEAUMONT. SO SHH IS ADVISING PEOPLE, REALLY, THERE IS REALLY NO NEED TO BE ON THE ROADS IGHT NOW. IT IS JUST TOO DANGEROUS.>>WE HAVE BEEN MONITORING SOME OF YOUR TWEETS AND POSTS. WE’LL SHARE SOME FROM OUR COLLEAGUES. WE HAVE SEEN THIS SCENE. YOU HAVE WATCHED IT LIVE RIGHT HERE IF YOU’RE WITH US AN HOUR AGO.% WE CHECKED ON AN ABANDDNED CAR ON THE ACCESS ROAA. HERE IS ANOTHER VIEW, LOTS OF WATER, TYLER REPORTED AT THE HIGHWAY 124 EXIT HEADING% SOUTHBOUND ALONG 69. .>>OH, BOY. úHAT IS NOT GOOD. SETTLER’S COVE APARTMENTSS WE HAVE WATCHED CAR AFTER CAR TRY TO GO THROUGH THE AREA.>>THIS WWS LAST NIGHT, OKAY? WE HAVE BEEN GOING NOW FOR SEVERAL HOURS, SINCE ABOUT 8:30, WELL INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS, BUT PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO GET THE CARS TO HIGHER LOCAAIONS THAT THE APARTMENT COMPLEX IS IN. YOU CAN SEE THE TRAILERS WITH BOATS. NO CONFIRMATION THAT THE N NAVY IS IN THE AREA.>>SOMEBODY ISSBRINGING BOATS.>>WE APPRECIATE THE CAJUN NAVY. THEY WERE JUST LIFE SAVERS.>>THEY SHOWED UP AND FOUND A CLUSTER OF CARS. IS THIS WHAT OFFICER RILEY ISS3 TALKING ABOUT. THEY”E ALL OVER THE PLACC.>>PEOPLE ARE THINKING MAYBE I CAN MAKE IT. MAYBE I AN GET THROUGH, BUT IT IS — AND IT IS SO HARD IT SEE. IT IS STILL VERY DARK OUT THERE. YOU JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GETTING INTO. PLEASE, STAY OFF THE ROADS.>>WE DON’T HAVE VIDEO TO SHARE WITH YOU, OKAY, THIS IS THE SHOT, AGAIN, 124 ALONG CARDINAL DRIVE THERE. THE GATOR’S CONVENIENCE STOOE IN THE BACKGROUND. I WOULD NOT ADVISE PEOPLE TO MOVE THROUGH THAT. THAT IS IN THE SAME AREA. THIS IS NOT FAR FROM THE GATORS.>>THAT IS THE NEW VIDEO.>>THE CONVENIENCE STORE RIGHT>>MM-HMM.>>ACROSS FROM THE BOY SCOUTS. I’LL TELL YYU WHHT, AS THE SUNRISES, THERE IS NO TELLING HOW MANY CARS PEOPLE HAVE HAD TO ABANDON AROUND THE CITY AND AROUND POINTS ELSEWHERE ALONG THE INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR, ALONG HIGHWAYY365. WE HEARD ABOUT PARR OF THE GOOD YEAR PLANT. THE CARS WERE UNDER WATER.>>UNDER WATER WAS THE DESCRIPTION FROM ONE THE -úVIEWE.>>I KNOW WE DON’T HAVE VIDEO BUT ORAAGE COUNTY FOLKS WERE HIGHHAY 105, HIGHWAY 1131, ROSE. CITY, VIDOR, YOU HAVE ALREADY% SEEN, WEEUNDERSTAND, SIGNIFICANT HIGH WAAER. IT IS NOT A GOOD SITUATION. THE STOOMTRACKER IS ON THE MOVE, TYLER AND JORDAN JAMES OUT MONITORING THINGS. TELL US WHERE YOU’RE HEADED AND WHAT YOU’RE SEEING.>>YEAH, JORDAN, RIGHT NOW WE’RE PARKED ON THE MLK EXIT. WE WERE ON HIGHWAY 69 HEADING SOUTHBOUND. WW PULLED OVER TO SEE WHAT MLK, ABOUT, THE CONDITIONS OF MLK NEAR LAMAR UNIVERSITY, SO I’M GOING TO POINT THIS AROUND AND SHOW YOU WHAT WE’RE SEEINN. THIS IS BARELY GETTING OFF THE HIGHWAY. WE DON’T FEEL COMFORTABLE OBVIOUSLY GOING ALL THE WAY DOWN TO MLK BUT YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE TWO CARS AHEAD F US. ONE WITH HAZARDS ON. ANOTHER FACING THE WRONG DIRECTION IN THE DITCH, OBVIIUSLY FLOODED. IT APPEARS THAT EVERYONE GOT OUT OF THE TWO VEHICLES SAFELY WHICH IS GOOD. IT JUST COMES BACK TO KIND OF THE TREND WE HAVE SEEN ALL NIGHT. YOU MENTIOOED IT BEFORE, JORDAN CARS ABANDONED BECAUSE THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVEN’T BEEN ABBE TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE ATER. OBVIOUSLY WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO NOT DRIVE THROUGH WATER THAT IS FLOODED. YOU KNOW, THERE IS A LOT OF FLOODED AREAS IN BEAUMONT GIVEN THE RAIN FALL THAT HAS HAPPENED O CONTINUE TO COME. YOU CAN PITCH IN AS WELL. TOO MANY CARS REALLY HAVE BEEN STUCK AND I FEEL LIKE PEOPLE ARE NOT MAKING HE SMART CHOICE. I’M NOT SAYING THAT THEY CAN’T BE ON THE ROAD, I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE HAVE TO GO TO DIFFERENT PLACES..3 BE SMARTT WE DON’T HAVE TO SEE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE HAVE TO BE RESCUED AND THE CARS WALK THROUGH THE RAIN.>>SO FAR I HAVE PROBABLY COUNTED TEN OR 12 CARS HERE ON THE SIDD OF THE ROAD. RIGHT NOW WE’RE BY LAMARR3 UNIVERSITY. ARE COMING FROM WORK OR LEAVING A FRIENDS HOUSE OR THINGS OF THAT NATURE.% IF YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT GOING OBJECTION IT IS BEST TO STAY WHERE YOU’RE AT, STAA A COUPLL MORE HOURS OR STAY AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE. THIS IS THE SCENE ON THE SERVICE SEVERAL CARS ARE STRANDED LIKE TAY LETTER SAYS. IT DOESN’T APPEAR ANYONE IS INSIDE OF THE CAR. THEY SAY TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN. THAT CAN NOT BE MORE TREE THAN WHAT IT IS TODAY.>>WE’LL CONTINUE TO RIDE AROUND BEAUMONT RIGHT NOW, AGGIN, WE’RE NEAR LAMAR. WE’RE FACING SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 69. WE JUST GOT OFF AN MLK EXIT AND IF YOU’RE OUT DRIVING TONIGHT, BE CAREFUL. WE HAVE SEEN TOO MANY CARS ABANDONND BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH THE FLOOD WATERS OR THROUGH THE ROADS WITH THE WATER BEING SO HIGH SO PLEASE, GUYS, BE CAREFUL. WE CAN’T, YOU KNOW, SAY THAT ENOUGH TONIGHT. ANY TIME WE GO DOWN TO A -úDIFFER CAR STUCK. WE DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. I’LL SWITCHBACK. WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF EMERGENCY PERSONNEL AROOND THE BEAUMONT AREA WE HAVE BEEN TO COLLEGE -úS. FOLSOM DRIVE IS FLOODED WWTH CARS ABANDONED. I-10 FEEDER ROADS AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON RIGHT HERE. A COUPLEEOF PEOPLE LOOKING –>>RUNNING BACK TOWARD THEIR CCRS.>>I DON’T KNOW IF THEY MAYBE FORGOT SOMETHING OR THERE MAY BE SOMEONE, IN FACT, IN THE CAR, ONE OF US WILL PROBABLY GO CHECK THEM OUT.>>WE’LL SEE IF EVERYTHING IS ALL RIGHT. ú DON’T KNOW WHY PEOPLL ARE YOU CAN SEE THE WATER IS UP TO -O WE’LL KIND OFFSTAY HERE AND MAK3 SURE THESE PEOPLE ARE ALL RIGHT BUT AGAIN, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GUYS ARE SAFE TONIGHT. BE CAREFUU. THERE IS NOT MUCH ELSE WE CAN SAY. úE HAVE SEEN TOO MANY CARS ABANDONED BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T DRIVE THROUGH THE RAIN WATERS OR BE SAFE TONIGHT.S. I’LL KICK IT BACK TO YOU GUYS. WE’LL KEEP UPDATED ON THE SITUATION. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THESE TWO LADIES ARE DOING BUT WE’LL CHECK IT OUT AND MAKE SURE THEY’RE SAFE. JORRDN, ERICA, WE’LL KICK IT BACK TO YOU GUYS. WE’LL KEEP THE LIVE FEED UP AND I WOULD RECOMMEND WE KIND OF KEEP AN EYE ON THAT IN THE CONTROL ROOM.>>EXACTLY. THEY WERE RUNNING TOWARD THE CAR. LET’S HOPE THAT NO ONE IS IN THE DISTRRSSED, IF THERE IS A PERSON IN THE CAR. WE REALLY WANT TO KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON THE SITUATION. HE WAS, WHAT, OFF MLK? WAS THAT NEAR THE LAMAR AREA?>>NEAR MLK. QUITE A FEW PEOPLE CHIMING IN ON FACEBOOK. WE’RE READING OUR COMMENTS AND THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS. THAT IS THE LIVE FEED UP THERE AT THE TOP LEFT. LOOKS LIKE, EASILY, 100, 200 FEET AWAY. KIND OF HARD TO SEE BUT WE’LL GET AN UPDATE FROM TYLER AS TO MEGAN WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT THE WINDS. PATRRCK, WE’LL LET YOU TACKLE THAT IN A SECOND. PEOPLE ARE SAYING THEY’RE HEARING BAD WIND NEAR THE 69/96 SPLIT UP NORTH TOWARD THE LUMBERTON AREA. WE ARE CERTAINLY GOING TT TRY TO GET TYLER AND JORDAN IN OUR 12 – EWS STORMTRACKER TO THE PORT ARTHUR, TO THE MII-COUNTY AREAS úO WE CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENED THERE. WE DO APPRECIATE YOUR FEED BACK AND AGAIN, WE’RE TRYING TO GET THERE. BRITTANY BROUGHT UP A GREAT POINT. SHE SAYS SHE IS KEEPING AN EYE ON THE DRAINAGE CANAL. PRETTY MUCH STAYING DOWN SO SSE SEES THE PUMPS ARE WORKING. SHE SAID THAT WAS A BIG ISSUE DURRNG HARVEY. WE LOVE TO HEAR THAT. DD-7 WAS IN THE SPECIAL STOOM STARTED EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.>>VERY PRO ACTIVE IN THIS SITUATION, SO IT IS GOOD TO HEAR THAT THESE PUMPS ARE DOING WHAT THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO DO.>>WE TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE LESSONS LEARNED AFTER HARVEY.>>LOTS OF LESSONS. ú>ONE THING THAT DD– TALKED TO ME ABOUT WHEN I DID AN INVESTIGATION WITH THEM A YEER AGO IS THEY TRY TO PUMP DOWN THE CANAL SYSTEM, IF YOU WILL. THE NETWORK OF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS IN ADVANCE OF A SYSSEM TO LOWER THE LEVEL OF THE ENNIRE SYSTEM SO YOU HAVE EXTRA ROOM WHEN IT STARTS FILLING UP SO FAST. THAT IS HOPEFULLY WHAT THEY WERE ABLE O DO IN ADDITION TO MANNING THE STATIONS.>>PART OF THE MANAGEMENT WAS MAKING SURE THE DRAINAGE DITCHEE WERE CLEAR. MAKING SURE IT IS CLEAR OF DEBRIS, MAKING THAT A TOP PRIORITY TO KEEP THOSE DITCHES CLEAR OF DEBRIS, SO WHEN WE HAVE SITUATIONS LIKE THIS, THEN WE CAN GET A BETTER DRAINAGE GOING.>>ALYSSA JUST WROTE IN AND ASKED IF WE’RE REALLY STILL LIVE. YES, WE ARE, WE’RE HERE WITH YOU BECAUSE WE, YOU KNOW, WE CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY AND WHAT IS GOING ON FOR YOOR FAMILY. WE REALLY WANT TO ET AN IDEA OF, QUITE FRANKLY, HOW MUCH LONGER THIS WILL GO. PEOPLE WENT TO BED WATCHING US AT 11:00 AND THEY WAKE UP. WHAT ARE THEY STILL DOING THERE? WELL, WE STILL HAVE A ERY SERIOUS SITUATION SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET THE MOST INFORMATION TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE.>>THAT’S RIGHT. . IT HAS BEEN NONSTOO.>>WE SIGNED OFF A COUPLE OF -úTD THEN ANOTHER WARNING CAME ON.>>AREEWE ON-AIR NOW?>>WE’RE ON BOTH. WE’RE ON EVERY PLATFORM AVAILABLE AS WE CONTINUE TO KEEP PEOPLE UPDATED. RIGHT NOW THE TIME IS 2:41. IF YOU’RE RYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS CLOSED, WHAT IS NOT, SCHOOL WISE, PATRICK IS LOOKING AT US. YOU HAVE HAD A LONG DAY.>>YEAA.>>PEOPLE ARE ASKINGGABOUT WINDS I SEE 20 MILES AN HOUR WINDS.>>.>>I MEAN, IN LUMBERTON. THE SPLIT, I JUST GOT DONE LOCKING. I WAS LOOKING AT THAT.>>69/96.>>I DON’T SEE ANYTHING MORE THAN 20 MILES AN HOUR WINDS SO I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE SEEING, BUT I JUST WANTED TO UPDATE YOU ON THAT.>>GOOD DEAL. IS THE STORMTRACKER AGAIN ON THE MOVE? IT APPEARS THEY MAY BE TURNING AROUND. WE KNOW IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET AROUND. HOPEFULLY THEY’RE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND POLICE>>I THINK IT IS STARTING TO PICK UP AGAIN, THE INTENSITY OF THE RAIN IS STARTING TO PICK UP AGAIN.>>LOOKS LIKE IT. THERE THEY ARE. ARE THEY TALKING TO US OR SOMEBODY ELSE? GENTLEMEN, CAN WE HEAR YOU? YOU GET THE IDEA, THOUGH, AS TTEY’RE ON THE MOVE HERE. THAT IS, BY THE WAY, A MOUNTED CAMERA ON THE DASH OARD. WE’RE TRYING TO BE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.>>THEY HAVE THE SEATBELTS ON, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY STAYS SAFEE3 AND YOU STAY SAFE. YOU’RE WAKING UP WITH US RIGHT NOW, WONDERING WHAT IS GOING ON. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT RADAR. THAT IS WHAT IS GOING ON. -úIT HS FOR SEVERAL HOURS AND AS PATRICK MENTIONED, JORDAN, THIS WILL CONTINUE FOR MORE, MAYBE MID-MORNING, 10:00, WE MAY SEE A LULL?>>THAT IS THE HOPE. THAT IS THE HOPE. FOR THE EARLY PART OF THE MORNING, THOUGH, THE EARLY COMMUTE, YOU’RE TRYING TO GET ENDEAVOR. NOT GOING TO SAY YOU CAN’T DO IT AND THAT YOU WON’T FIND SOME WAY TO MAKE IT, IF THERE IS A PLACE TO BE.>>THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE ADVISING THAT YOU DOONOT. IF YOU’RE NOT AN ESSENTIAL PERSON FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, STUFF LIKE THAT, STAY IT IS A DIRE SITUATION OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. YOU’RE JUST STARTING TO SEE MORE VIDEO WE TOOK EARLIER OF THIS EVENING. LET’S GET IT RIGHT. LAST NIGHT. WE ROLLED INTO ANOTHER DAY.>>IT IS THURSDAY MORNING. I’M SURE THERE IS MUCH MORE AND SO PEOPLE ARE WONDERINGRE%- ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSURES.>>THE LIST IS UP AND WE’RE UPDATING IT. IF YOU’RE WATCHING US ON YOUR HAND, CLICK ON THAT. PP IN WE’LL TAKE YOU TO THE LIST RIGHT THERE. IT IS EXHAUSTIVE AND HAS EEN CHANGING JUST A BIT. WE DON’T WANT TO READ ANYTHING WRONG.>>THEY DELAYED CLASSES, RIGHT? SO THEY’RE WAITING FOR DAYBREAK TO LOOK AT THE SITUATION ON THE ROADS. WHEN WE HAVE SUNLIGHT. THERE IS A SYSTEM IN PLACE WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THEY HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE ON STANDBY FOR SEVERE WEATHER LIKK THIS. WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO THAT, THEY SENT THAT PARTICULAR PERSON TO SURVVY ROADS.>>AND SEE IF THE BUSES WILL BE ABLL TO MAKE IT.>>TO MAKE SURE IT IS SAFE FOR TRAVEL. THERE IS A SYSTEM IN PLACE WITH THE SSHOOL DISTTICTS. THEY DON’T LOOK OUTSIDE AND SAYY THEY URVEY THE ROADS TO MAKE SURE IT IS SAFE FOR BUS TRAVEL.>>IT IS IMPORTANT TO HIT ON SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DON’T KNOW RIGHT NOW. I KNOW YOU’RE WATCHING AT HOME SAYING WHY CAN’T YOU FIGURE THIS OUT IS IN THE THERE IS NOT A OT OF OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION ON, FOR EXAMPLE, A NUMBER OF HOMES THAT MAY HAVE FLLODED IN FOR THAT OR A NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT HAD TO BE EVACUATED. WILLIAM BLANCETT WAS PREPARING TO DO A LIVE SHOT OUTSIDE OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HE, HIMSELF, HAD TO EVACUATE, QUITE QUICKLY BECAUSE RIGHT BEFORE 10:00 THE WATEER RAPIDLY STARTED TO RISE. WE DON’T HHVEEFIRM NUMBERS ON. THAT WE HAVE HEARD FROM YOU FOLKS IN WINNIE THAT VIRTUALLY ALL OF WINNIE, THE WORDS WE HAVE SEEN FROM SOME OF YOU ON FACEBOOK. IT IS UNDER WATER. HOW MUCH WATER? KNEE DEEP. ET CETTRA, WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY HOMES HAVE BEEN IMPACTED. WE DO KNOW THE SITUATION –>>IT IS BAD.>>IT BREAKS OUR HEART. WE CAN” GET YOU ALL OF THE INFORMATION. IT IS REALLY BAD. ONCE WE GET DAYLIGHT, WE’LL BE ABLE TO GET A BETTER VIEW OF HOW DAMAGING THIS RELENTLESS RAIN HAS BEEN FOR OUR VIEWING AREA FORRTHE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES. SO MANY PEOPLE STILL TRYING TO REBUILD AND GET BACK TO SOME úENSE OF NORMALCY AFTER HARVEY SO IS THIS JUST A PUNCH, YOU KNOW, A PUNCH TO THE GUT FORRA LOT OF PEOPLE.>>>PATRICK JUST REJOINED US. ANY UPDATES, SIR?>>HE SAID HE CHECKED OUT AND IT WE’LL LET YOU ET YOUR MIKE BACK ON IN JUST A SECOND HERE. IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER IN THE SMALL BOX YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE RAIN FALL RATES APPROACHING FOUR, FIVE INCHES AN HOUR. THERE YOU SEE THEM A BIT FULLER IN THE WINNIE AREA. FIVE INCHES AN HOUR. THHT IS RADAR INDICATED. THIS IS ADDING TO THE TOTALS. THE 15, 17, 18, 19.>>THE GROUND THAT IS SATURATED. THE GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED WITH A LOT OF WATER.>>AND AS PATRICK POINTED OUT, A LOT OF IT CAME DOWN IN THE LAST 12 TO 24 HOURS. REMEMBER?>>8:30 P.M..>>THAT IS WHEN IT STARTED RAMPING UP. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. INTENSIFYING.>>YOU WERE SAYINN FOLKS, WE’RE TRYING TO GET SOME OF THE COLLEAGUES INTO THE STATION HERE AND THAT IS NOT HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.>>NO. THEY CAN’T GET TO THE STATION.>>I GUESS YOU’RE STUCK WITH US!>>DAYBREAK. JORDAN AND ERICA STANDING BY HERE. WE’LL DO THIS.>>UP WITH US.>>I THINK WE HAVE CHIPS THAT ARRIVED IN THE STUDIO HERE IN A SECCND. WE MAY HAVE A SLIGHT SNA. STAY PUT WHERE YOU ARE. THAT IS WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO. THERE IS NO POINT IN GETTING OUT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. AS FAR AS ROAD CLOSURES, THERE IS NOO AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST. WE WISH WE HAD ONE TO SHARE BUT IF YOU COME ACROSS HIGH WATER, TO REITERATE WHAT WE’RE SEEING FROM THE 12 NEWS STORMTRACKER,>>THE USUAL SUSPECTS. I MEAN, A LOT OF YOU HAVE BEEN IN THIS AREA FOR A VERY LONG TIME. THH LAND AND YOU KNOW, OKAY, ON A GOOD, RAINY DAY, YOU KNOW, THE UNDER PASS AT WITH AND IFSH WASHINGTON AND IRVING IS GOING TO FLOOD. A LOT HAS BEEN HAPPENING SO FAST, SO QUICKLY, AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT ALL OF THE ROAD CLOSURES AND A LOT OF THESE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ARE OUT THERE TRYING TO RESCUE PEOPLE.>>THAT’S RIGHT. THAT’S RIGHT.>>THEY HAVE ABANDONED VEHICLES. SO WW JUST DON’T KNOW EXACTLY HOW MANY ROADS ARE CLOSED AND WE CAN’TTGIVE YOU A LAUNDRY LIST OF THAT RIGHT NOW. WE KNOW THE ROADS HAVE A LOT OF YOU WANT TO STAY HOME IF YOU CAN AND AVOID GETTING OUT THERE BECAUSE LOOK AT THE RADAR. I MEAN, THIS IS JUST GOING TO KEEP OING. I MEAN, IT HAS BEEN NONSTOP, AS PATRICK MENTIONED, SINCE 8:30 LAST NIGHT.>>WE SHOULD POINT OUT WE HAVE BEEN ON THE AIR WITH YOU LIVE NONSTOP SINCE 10:00 P.M. EITHER ON THE AIR, ON FACEBOOK, FIVE HOURS NOW, AS WE ONTINUE ON YOU ARE LIVE TEAM COVERAGE FROM ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS. THIS.>>ARE YOU OKAY? ú>I’M GOOD. -ú>>I’M GOING TO GE IN A SECOND. WE’RE GOING TO POWER THROUGH UNTIL HOUR REENFORCEMENTS ARRIVE AND AGAIN, WE WOULD LIKE IT HEAR FROM YOU. I’M LLOKING, 250 ARE WATCHING RIGHT NOW ON FACEBOOK. I’M GUESSING SOME OF YOU ARE TRYING TO GET A NAP IN.>>IT HAS BEEN A LONG NIGHT AND YOU’RE TRYING TO COORDINATE WITH, CHECK IN ON. MIMI AND PAUL AND STUFF LIKE -úT. IT IS NERVE WRACKING. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE HAD A LONG NIGHT, WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERRONE IS SAFE SO WE HAVE SOME NEW LOCATIONS I THINK WITH THE WEATHER TRACKER.>>THEY’RE ON THE MOVE. WHERE ARE YOU AND SHOW US WHAT YOU’RE SEEING.>> E’RE ALONG HIGHWAY 69. WE WANT TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF UPDATE. WE SAW A COUPLE OF GIRLS RUN INTO THE FLOOD WATERS. JORDAN GOT OUT AND ASKED THEM –>>SO ORIGINALLY HEN WE PULLED UP, I SAW TWO GIRLS, TWO YOUNG LADIES SPRINTING DOWN THE SERVICE ROAD OF HIGHWAY 69. EVENTUALLY I WAS ABLE TO CATCH UP ITH THEM. THEY THOUGHT ONE OF THEIR FRIENDS WAS INSIDE THE CAR BUT TURRS OUT SHE IS AT A GAS STATION ONE EXIT BEFORE THIS SO AS YOU CAN SEE, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JUST CCMING TOGETHER TO CHECK ON AND MAKE SURE THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE NOT IMPACTED BY THIS TREACHHROUS WHETHER WHICH WE’RE EXPERIENCING TONIGHT AND I’LL SAY THIS AGAIN, YOU KNOW, IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO YOU NOT TO BE SO.>>WE’RE GOING TO HEAD SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 69 úOUTHHOUND. IN TERMS OF THE WEATHER, IT IS NIGHT. SPURTS OF OF HEAVY RAIN. IT IS HART TO TELL WHAT THE WIND GUSTS HAVE BEEN LIKE FROM THH NEWS VEHICLE. THE ISIBILITY IS DECENT. IT IS NOT THE BEST, BUT OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, IF YOU’RE OUT TONIGHT DRIVING AROUND, THERE ARE PLENTY OF CARS ON THE HIGHWAY RIGHT NOW. PLEASE USE CAUTION. THAT IS THE BIIGEST WORD WE WANT TO BE USING TONIGHT OR HAVE BEEN WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY CARS HAVING TO BE ABANDONED. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO MAKE IT THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AS WE HEAD DOWN HIGHWAY 66. YOU CAN SEE THE NEDERLAND, 337 EXIT. 3/4 OF A MILE AWAY FROM THAT. THE RAIN IS COMING DOWN, YOU CAN HEAR IT I’M SURE THROUGHOUT LIVE SHOT. IT IS COMING DOWN PRETTY OOD. NOT THE HEAVIEST OR THE HARDEST WE HAVE SEEN TODAY BUT IT IS COMING DOWN PRETTY HARD. IT HASN’T REALLY STOPPED ALL NNGHT. SPURTS THAT II STOPPED BUT REALLY, IT HAS BEEN CONSTANT RAIN THRRUGH THE NIGHT. AS FOR DRIVING CONDITIONS RRGHT NOW, I DON’T SEE ANY FLOODED AREAS. JORDAN, YOU CAN CHIP IN IF YOU WANT TO.>>THE BEST BET IS TO STAY ON THE HIGHWAY. ELEVATION IS HIGHER. IF YOU’RE THINKING OF GOIIG ON A SERVICE ROAD, THINK TWICE ABOUT THAT. IT APPEARS THAT IS WHERE MMST OF THE ROADS ARE FLOODED. THE HIGHWAY FOR THE MOST PART, IT APPEARS TT BE THE SAFEST ROUTE AND YOU KNOW, BE SAFE ON THE ROADS BECAUSE THE CONDITION IS REALLY SLICK OUT HERE, SO JUST TAKE IT EASY. AS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, YOU KNOW, WE SAW CARS DIRECTION ON HIGHWAY 69.TE THAT IS NEVER A GOOD SIGHT WHEN YOU SEE CARS DOING THAT. BE CAREFUL ON THE ROADS. YOU NEVER KNOW WWO IS OUT HERE OR WHICH DIRECTION THEY’RE GOING.>>AND AGAIN, RIGHT NOW WE’RE HEADING SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 69 TOWARD MINT COUNTY. WE HAVE HEARD THAT MINT COUNTY HAS BEEN PRETTY GOOD IN TERMS OF DRIVIIG CONDITIONS. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE THAT TOLD US THEY MADE IT HOME SAFELY FOR ANYONE HEADING SOUTHBOUND TOWARD PORT ARTHUR, I BELIEVV THE ROADS ARE OKAY. WE HAVEN’T EXPERIENCED ANY ISSUES SO FAR. HAVE CAUTION ON THE ROADS. THE RAIN IS JUST CONSTANT. IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE IT WILL GO AWAY AT ANY TIME SOON. BE VERY WEARY OF WHERE YOU ARE AT. IF YOU SEE HIGH WATERS, STOP AND DON’T GO THROUGH THEM. IT IS NOT WORTH IT. WE HAVE SEEN TOO MUCH OF IT TONIGHH FOR OUR LIKING. WE’LL KICK IT BACK TO YOU GUYS ONCE AGAIN. WE’RE HEADING SOUTH. WE’LL GIVE YOU ANOTHER UPDATE SOON. TO COME DOWN HEAVILY OR PRETTY CONSTANTLY RAAHER. IN TERMS OF THE DRIVING INTERNET, YOU’LL BE ALL RIGHT. IT IS A LOT OF HEAVY RAIN AND A LITTLE BIT OF A VISIBILITY ISSUE BUT AT LEAST IT IS NOT FLOODED LIKE THE FEEDER ROADS ARE THAT PARALLELS THIS HIGHWAY. WE’LL SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS AND WE’LL BE IN TOUCH SOON.>>THANK YOU, GUYS. STAY SAFE. IT IS STARTING TO PICK UP OUT THERE AGAIN. DOWNLOAD OUR 12 NEWS NOW APP FOR ALL OF THE PUSH ALERTS ONNWHAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW ON LLVE RADAR. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION. DOWNLOAD THE 12 NEWS NOW APP. I’M STARTINGGTO DEFINITELY HEAR THE RAIN COMING DOWN HARD AGAIN. ALL OVER THE RADAR, I MEAN, THIS HAS BEEN WHAT PATRICK WOULD CALL TRAILING OR TRAINING FOR ABOUT FIVE HOURS NOW?>>SINCE 8:00 LAST NIGHT, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN, WHAT, THREE, OVER, SIX, SEVEN HOURS.>>JUST GOING TO SLIDE ON OVER HERE.>>JUST GOT THROUGH LOOKING AT THH LATEST RUN OF THE EUROPEAN. JUST COMING IN AT 2:00 IT IS GENERALLY IN, AND –>>SO WHAT IS IT SAYING?>>WILL LIKELY PERSIST UNNIL NOON TIME.>>UNTIL NOON. OH BOY.>>AND STILL SOME RAIN LEFT AFTER THAT.>>AND WHERE — YOUUWERE SEEING RAIN TOTALS, ABOUT, WHAT, 19 INCHES IN SOME AREAS. ONE SPECIFIC AREA.>>IT WAS RIGHT THHRE AT 73 AND 124.>>OKAY. YEAH. WE HAVE MORE VIDEO. NEW VIDEO COMING N FROM NEDERLAND. WHATTARE WE TAKING A LOOK AT HERE? OH, BOY. YEAH, IT IS LOTS OF WATER. úVEN THE DOG IS, LIKE, WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? YES, PLEASE KEEP — IS THAT HAIL ON THE GROUND? IT IS KIND OF HARD TO TELL. KEEP SENDING US VIDEO, A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY, WHICH WE HAVEN’T HEARD THAT MUCH.>>NNT SINCE HARVEY IN 2017. THAT HAS NOT OCCURRED. .>>A NEW WARNING,,TEN ADDITIONAL INCHES THROUGH TOMORROW. THAT IS WHERE WE’RE AT.>>THAT IS HARD TO EVEN THINK ABOUT.>>YUP.>>SO I WAS GETTING AN UPDATE ON SOME OF CREWS AND WHERE OLKS ARE AT THIS POINT. úE HAVE YLER AND JORDAN JAMES IN THE 12 NEWS STORMTRACKER SOUTHBOUND FROM BEAUMONT. WE’LL SEE HOW FAR THEY CAN GET.>>LOOKING AT THIS, THEY’RE MOVING TOWARD BETTER WEATHER OVER IN MINT COUNTY RIGHT NOW.>>WE’RE STILL HEARING A LOT OF RAIN HERE IN BEAUMONT. THAT IS NOT GOOD.>>IT IS HEAVIER TOWARD, YOU GUESSED IT, HAMSSIRE AND MORE HEAVY RAIN FALL TOWARD EASTTRN HAMSHIRE. -ú>>RIGHT WHERE THEY E ANN MOOE.>>DO WE HAVE THE STORMTRACKER VIDEO LIVE? WE MAY PULL THAT UP –>>THIS WILL BE ON 69 APPROACHING THE CORRECTIONS COMPLEX IN THE JEFFERSON COUNTY JAIL.>>THEY HAD THE WRECK A COUPLE DAYS AGO. REGARD ROAD AND SPURLOCK. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE WORKING, GOING UP ON THE HIGHWAY RIGHT STILL RAINING, BUT TO PATRICK’S POINT, PERHAPS NOT AS TORRENTIAL OF RAIN IN THE BEAUMONT AREA.>>IT IS HEAVIEST TOWARD MAURICEVILLE AND ORAAGE AND VIDOR. ALSO VERY HEAVY RAIN FALL SOUTHWEST OF BEAUMONT AROUND CHEEK WHERE THEY HAVE HAD SOME –>>RESCUES.>>EXACTLY.>>RIGHT. VIDOR POLICE CHIEF ROD CAROL% SAYING DOO’T GET ON THE ROADS.% IN ANY FORM OR FASHION.>>WE’RE HEARING FROM POLICE -úD. AS THEY GET SETTLEE INTO WHAT THEY’RE DEALING WITH HERE AND STARTING TO INFORM US ON HOW BAD IT IS OUT THERE, THEY’RE STARTING TO REPORT BACK. BEAUMONTTPD, CARA RILEY IS SAYING THEY’RE ABANDONING CARS ALLLOVER BEAUMONT.>>I DON’T THINK YOU’LL BE ABLE TO GO ANYWHEREEIN THE MORNING IN JEFFERSON AND ORANGE COUNTIES OR PORTIONS OF THE COUNTIES AND INTO LIBERTY OR CHAMBERS COUNTIES. YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GO TO WORK, YYU’RE NOT GOING TO GO TO SCHOOL. THAT IS THE WAY ITTIS.>>PLAN ON IT. PPAN ON IT.>>IT IS NOW 2:59. COMING UP ON 3300 A.M., I’M% HEARING FROM FOLKS ALL ACROSS THE AREA. REACHING OUT ON FACEBOOK AND ON TWITTER AS THE RAIN JUST CONTINUES AT THIS POINT. LET’S SORT OF RESET WHERE WE ARE. OOR 12 NEWS APP IS THE PLACE TO GO FOR THE LIST OF UPDATED SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DEEAYS. I REALLY EXPECT TO HEAR MORE FROM THE VARIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WHO PUT OFF MAKING A DECISION UNTIL THIS MORNING. I EXPECT TO HEAR, HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT HOUR. LOT F THE ROODS IN AND AROUND THE PARK MALL ARE UNDER WATER. WE’RE STARTING TO GET A BETTER PICTURE OF WHAA IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE OUT THERE. -úWE’RE HEARING . YOUR MENTIONED WINNIE, PATRICK. IT IS A VERY BAD SITUATION WHAT IS GOING ON OUT THERE IN WINNIE.>>WE HAVE A CREW FROM OUR SSSTER STATION, KHOU IN WINNIE TO GET A BETTER HANDLE ON HOW AND HOW SEVERE THINGS ARE AT THIS POINT.>>WE’RE NOT EARING ANYTHHNG. PEOPLE ARE NOT RESPONDING FROM -M NOT –>>THAT S NOTTA GOOD SIGN. ú>THAT IS HY I’M WORRIED. WHEN YOU DON’T HEAR SOMETHING,% NO NEWS COMING OUT OF AN AREA. THAT IS TELLING ME THAT BAD THINGS ARE HAPPPNING UNFORTUNATELY.>>YOU’RE LOOKING RIGHT NOW AT THE ESTIMATED RAIN FALL. ANY TIME YOO GET THE POCKETS OF WHITE –>>20 INCHES. 20 INCHES..3>>THAT WOULD BE IN THE WINNIE ARRA.>>YOU KNOW, IN MY MIND I’M IMAGINING 20 INCHES AND WE STILL HAVE SEVERAL MORE HOURS TO GO.>>THAT APPENED WITHIN ABOUT SIX TOOEIGHT HOURS.-úA LOT OF T. I WOULD SAY 70 TO 80% OF THAT HAPPENED. ú>AND THIS VIDEO YOU’RE LOOKING AT IS NEAR THE JASON’S DELI úATER. JUST GETTING VERY HIGH AND THIS IS VIDEO FROM MAYBE A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO.>>YOU BROUGHT UP A GOOD POINT. THIS IS NOT AN AREA WHERE WE TYPICALLY SEE THE WORST OF THE HIGH WATER, SO THIS GIVES YOU PERSPECTIVE. WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT IN BEAUMONT. IT IS RADAR ESTIMATED, BUT STILL ITTWOULD BE INTERESTING — I WOULD BE INTERESTED. SOMEBODY JUST TEXTED ME AND THE GAUGE SUPPOSE WARDS OF 10 INCHES.

7 thoughts on “Imelda drenches Southeast Texas spawning flash flood, tornado warnings”

  1. We are still going through it. It's not looking good. I ended up almost flooding my engine working as a Lift driver 4 different times.

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