As the Shelby County Emergency Management Director I am issuing a
county-wide Declaration of Disaster and a Mandatory Evacuation for all
residents that live on the Sabine River and Toledo Bend Lake within Shelby
County. If you live close to any low lying areas near any body of water you
should evacuate. The Sabine River is set to crest on Sunday; please do not
wait until then to call for help to evacuate. You may call your volunteer
fire department, the Sheriff's office, or 911 for help with evacuation.
Many agencies are working to help everyone reach safety and stay safe.
Again this is a Mandatory Order of Evacuation and a Declaration of Disaster.
I feel that the worst is yet to come, please be smart and safe.