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Shelter In Place

The cities of La Porte, Morgan's Point, and Shoreacres will notify citizens of a chemical emergency that requires you to go inside to wait for further instructions. Citizens are alerted to "shelter in place" (go inside) by the Community Warning System alarm which sounds a "whoop-whoop" tone. Once inside, citizens will be given further instructions on radio station AM 830 and as needed through an automated telephone system which calls homes and businesses.

Some emergencies may not warrant citizens to shelter. For such emergencies which the outside alarm is not sounded, you may call the local information CAER Line at 281-476-2237.

Remember, the outside alarms will be activated only if citizens should shelter inside to await instructions! The following gives more details.

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For Sheltering in Place, Wally Wise Guy Says:

  1. Go Inside. Close all doors and windows. Turn off A/C or heating systems.
  2. Stay Connected. The City will communicate emergency information via phone, social media, website, local media, AM 830 and the outdoor warning sirens.
  3. Follow instructions from local officials.