Residents learn to prepare for chemical emergencies

Posted at 8:38 PM, Apr 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-28 21:38:35-04

If there was a chemical emergency in your neighborhood, would you know what to do? That’s the question at the heart of an event that organizers want residents of Nueces County to always have an answer for.

Over at Tuloso-Midway Middle School, the Local Emergency Planning Committee held an event to educate the public on how to react and respond to chemical emergencies.

The LEPC gave information to attendees about how to prepare and create emergency plans in case the worse were to happen. Among their advice: get plenty of supplies in case you have to shelter in place.

"The more that you and your neighbors know how to protect yourselves, the better off we all are," explained Joanne Salge, with LEPC. "Because we always have to remember that events can happen anywhere. We all have chemicals at home, we all have hazards around us that can impact our lives."

Representatives from Corpus Christi Fire Department, Police Department and local refineries were also involved in the event.