Chemical emergency spurs 'take cover' order in La Porte, Texas

A chemical leak emergency is prompting orders for La Porte and Shoreacres, Texas residents to take cover and turn off their air conditioning and heating systems. This, as the Lone Star State deals with the emergency needs of the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The shelter in place order covers areas around State Highways 146 and 225. Deer Park is not affected by the order, according to KTRK.

“Close all doors and windows and turn off heating or cooling systems,” an emergency La Porte city notice said. “Stay off the phone so you can receive updates from Emergency Officials.”

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