Galena Park Emergency Management would like to inform our community that Kinder Morgan will be discharging hydrostatic test water through TPDES permitted outfall 002 beginning on 10/13/16 and continuing off and on for approximately 25-30 days. The water contains environmentally safe, green, leak detecting dye that will be noticeable in the Houston Ship Channel near the area of discharge. During that time, the bright green dye may be visible in Panther Creek.
This non-toxic, biodegradable dye utilized is similar to the dye used to color the Chicago River every St. Patrick’s Day. There is no danger to the community, wildlife, or the environment.
Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals, LLC – West Chemical Terminal,
Heat index values of 104 – 110 degrees will remain across much of the Region through Saturday, July 9th.
Southeast Texas will remain in a favorable pattern for hot and humid weather over the next several days, with afternoon high temperatures climbing into the upper 80s to low 90s along the coast and mid to upper 90s inland. This, coupled with abundant low level moisture will result in heat index values rising into the 105* to 110* range. Breezy winds and overnight cloud cover will result in very warm overnight temperatures.
The combination of high heat index values during the day and very warm overnight temperatures over several days will allow individuals who receive prolonged exposure to these conditions to overheat.
Elevated temperatures will result in an increased risk for heat illness, especially in sensitive populations like children, the elderly, and the homeless.
On the 4th of July, 9-1-1 can be overwhelmed with non-emergency fireworks calls. Don’t call 9-1-1 unless you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate help from police, fire or medics. Unnecessary 9-1-1 calls can prevent people with real emergencies from getting help.
Fires or fireworks-related injuries should be reported through 9-1-1. Complaints related to fireworks violations may be reported by calling the Galena Park Police non-emergency number at 713-675-3471.
Fireworks are known to frighten many pets, who try to escape the sights and sounds. Keep your pet away from fireworks. Leave them indoors, preferably with a radio or TV on to help cover the disturbing noises. If your pet is scared by fireworks your veterinarian may be able to help. There are medications that may help alleviate your pet’s fear and anxiety. Make sure that your pet has a collar and ID tag. It’s also a good idea to have your pet micro chipped. The Galena Park Humane Department has a scanner to read chips in lost dogs and facilitate their return home.
If you pet becomes lost, contact the Galena Park Humane Department . If you find a lost pet, either take it to the address on their tag or call for the Humane Department so they can be reunited with their family.
AN EARLY SEASON HEAT WAVE WILL CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND OVER SOUTHEAST TX.
A HEAT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY EVENING.
* TEMPERATURES WILL RISE WELL INTO THE MID 90S. THE
COMBINATION OF HUMIDITY AND HEAT WILL BOOST HEAT INDEX VALUES TO AROUND 104 TO 108 AND WARRANT EXTRA PRECAUTION FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
* HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE AND MAY DEVELOP QUICKLY,
ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WORKING OUTSIDE OR PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE, AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK, THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS
IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY – CALL 911.