We received a call from a “City Official” who asked us to pass on the following information:
- Hydrocarbons (from diesel fuel from the refinery) are in the floodwaters. Because of this people with respiratory problems need to be particularly cautious. Because of the hydrocarbons and tettetanus, everyone needs to stay out of the floodwaters.
- The city has no plans to shut off the water or the electricity at this point. But there is a request not to waste water. Late Update: The radio just announced that the water plant is offline and we are running on reserve water. It is absolutely necessary to conserve water.
- There are plenty of meals for folks in the shelters.