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.”
Per City of Shoreacres: Chemical release notice. Shelter in place. Stay inside. Close windows/doors. Turn off air conditioning/ventilation.
— Harris County OHSEM (@ReadyHarris) August 28, 2017
SB Hartman Bridge Closed!!!!shelter in place in LaPorte for a chemical leak. We will open lanes once all clear.
— City of Baytown (@CityofBaytown) August 28, 2017