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How Port Houston Preps for Hurricane Season

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on Oct 14, 2020 2:46:31 PM

Days before Hurricane Laura stormed the coast between Louisiana and Texas with sustained winds up to 150 miles per hour, Port Houston maintenance workers busily went about the task of protecting assets and securing facilities from the much-anticipated stiff winds. This is necessary anytime a storm as ferocious as Hurricane Laura enters the gulf and threatens the gulf coast’s biggest container facility. While Hurricane Laura spared Houston this time, this was a big wake-up call for what may come.

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Topics: hurricane, emergency management, disaster, recovery, containers, maintenance, Emergency Response

Port Houston Firefighters Recognized for ITC Fire Response

Posted by Port Houston on Apr 15, 2019 10:20:18 AM

Port Houston Commission Chairman Ric Campo recognized the efforts of those responding to the ITC tank fire on the Houston Ship Channel that impacted the channel and surrounding neighboring communities.

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Topics: safety, ports, Houston, emergency management, Texas, fire

Key Homeland Security Exercise Held at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Mar 4, 2019 3:35:12 PM

More than 200 participants from 13 Houston-area public safety agencies and 20 industry partners participated in a federally sponsored emergency management exercise Dec. 4 and 5.

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Topics: safety, ports, Houston, security, emergency management, community

Port Dispatchers Called to Duty During Hurricane Harvey

Posted by Port Houston on Sep 20, 2017 9:12:25 AM

Caption: Port Houston Dispatch representatives, Juan Sanchez and Tom Sauls.

Two Port Houston dispatchers served many others during the catastrophic rain events from Hurricane Harvey in late August.

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Topics: ports, Houston, dispatch, hurricane, emergency management

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