Monday, October 3, 2011

Chemical Emergency: Do You Know What to Do?

Today's massive chemical plant fire in Waxahachie was a spectacular all the wrong ways. Flames shot out of control, engulfed a fire engine and released unknown chemicals into the air. If you were in Waxahachie today, would you know what to do to stay safe? Would you have the right supplies on hand to shelter in place? Emergencies like today's can happen anywhere so follow these links to assemble your disaster supplies kit and to brush up on how to safely shelter in place.

Thankfully, no one was injured in today's chemical plant fire. Residents, while displaced temporarily, were able to return to their homes rather quickly. The American Red Cross had shelter locations standing by and provided rehabilitation support like water, Gatorade and snacks to firefighters at the scene.

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