Stoney’s British Pub
3007 Concord Pike
TA Instruments, New Castle, DE
“Industrial Emergency Preparedness: Hurricane Harvey - A Case Study”
In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the Texas gulf coast, causing over $100 billion in damage. Residents and the local industries were paralyzed. The Houston metropolitan area and the shipping channel with its major petrochemical and manufacturing complexes came to a standstill. More than 100 toxic releases occurred during the storm with over 500 million gallons of toxic industrial waste coming from just one plant. One spectacular event occurred when the inventory caught fire at a plant after it lost electricity. Was the plant adequately prepared? Let’s stop and think, is our community adequately prepared?