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Chemical leak in Texas as residents told to close windows

  • Authorities in Texas are urging residents of two small coastal towns east of Houston to remain indoors 
  • A chemical spill was reported in the towns of LaPorte and Shoreacres 
  • Residents are also being told to close all windows and doors and to turn off air conditioning and ventilation 

Authorities in Texas are urging residents of two small coastal towns east of Houston to remain indoors due to a possible chemical leak, it was learned on Monday.

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management tweeted on Monday that residents of Shoreacres are being told to shelter in place and remain indoors.

Residents are also being told to close all windows and doors and to turn off air conditioning and ventilation.

Meanwhile, KPRC-TV is reporting that a chemical spill has taken place in nearby LaPorte.

Authorities in Texas are urging residents of two small coastal towns east of Houston to remain indoors due to a possible chemical leak, it was learned on Monday. One of those towns is LaPorte (above), home to a number of petrochemical firms

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management tweeted on Monday that residents of Shoreacres are being told to shelter in place and remain indoors

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management tweeted on Monday that residents of Shoreacres are being told to shelter in place and remain indoors

Meanwhile, KPRC-TV is reporting that a chemical spill has taken place in nearby LaPorte

Meanwhile, KPRC-TV is reporting that a chemical spill has taken place in nearby LaPorte

Residents there are also being urged to shelter in place.

LaPorte and Shoreacres are home to a number of petroleum and petrochemical plants. 

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