Petrochemical Fire in Deer Park, Texas
List of Public Health Resources for Local Community Residents and Workers 
Houston, March 19, 2019

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) understands local community residents and workers may have questions as the petrochemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) LLC in Deer Park, Texas continues to burn.

The below resources are to help you stay informed and connect with local health information in your community. Click through words in orange to connect with information.
Ready Harris

Harris County OHSEM recommends the following:

  • Do not touch any substance, residue, or particles from the plume (smoke).
  • Wash your hands and exposed skin with soap and water thoroughly for 3-5 minutes if you have come in contact with residue/particles.
  • Bathe your pet, while wearing gloves, if they have come in contact with residue/particles from the fire.
  • Move your pet indoors to reduce contact with any substance, residue, or particles from the plume.
  • Contact your healthcare provider if you feel you or a loved one are experiencing any related symptoms.
  • Check on elderly neighbors or those who you are concerned about.
  • Talk to someone you trust if you’re feeling stress or anxious. Or you can contact the National Distress Line (call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746) offers 24/7 emotional support.
Need access to health information in your community?
Texas Public Health Regions 6 & 5 South - Public Health Organizations  
Baytown, TX 77520         

Beaumont, TX 77701      

Bellaire, TX 77401            

Angleton, TX 77515         

Anahuac, TX 77514          

Deer Park, TX 77536       

Rosenberg, TX 77471      

La Marque, TX 77591      
Kountze, TX 77625           

Houston, TX 77027          

Houston, TX 77024          

Houston, TX 77054          

Beaumont, TX 77701      

Conroe, TX 77304            

Orange, TX 77630            

Pasadena, TX 77506        

Port Arthur, TX 77641
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SWCOEH News by Michelle McDaniel, BS, CHES - Continuing Education & Outreach Coordinator