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Federal Agencies Urge Precaution

Release Date: 09/17/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – September 17, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge residents in the area impacted by Hurricane Ike to take precautions and stay safe during this post-storm period.

EPA has information on its Web site concerning tips you should take when returning home, operating a portable generator safely and preparing safe drinking water. Some tips include driving safely to avoid road debris and high water, how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning and how to disinfect private water wells.

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Information about the State of Texas's hurricane response activities is at

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