Federal Agencies Urge Precaution During Aftermath of Hurricane Ike


Source: EPA Region 6
Related Topics: Chemical Accidents/Spills

(Dallas, Texas - September 17, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge residents in the area impacted by Hurricane Ike to take precautions and stay safe during this post-storm period.

EPA has information on its Web site concerning tips you should take when returning home, operating a portable generator safely and preparing safe drinking water. Some tips include driving safely to avoid road debris and high water, how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning and how to disinfect private water wells.

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Information about the State of Texas's hurricane response activities is at

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