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Federal and State Agencies Urge Precautions

Release Date: 09/02/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(BATON ROUGE – September 2, 2008) State and federal agencies are urging citizens in the area impacted by Gustav to take precautions and stay safe during this post-storm period.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality have information on their Web sites concerning safety tips you should take when returning home, operating a portable generator safety 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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