Our Mission The primary mission of the LEPC is to reduce risk and provide emergency response planning for chemical and hazardous material releases. LEPC is dedicated to public education and awareness, especially in local schools.

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  -Working together for our safety-

 

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

 

A Local Emergency Planning Committee or LEPC, is a partnership between citizens, local government and industry to enhance hazardous materials preparedness. LEPCs are mandated organizations that consist of emergency responders, industry, government, education, media, and community groups.

LEPCs were established to carry out the requirements of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (or EPCRA, also known as the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Title III) and related regulations for emergency response planning. EPCRA helps to provide notification and access to information on chemicals at individual facilities, their uses, and releases into the environment.

Local Emergency Planning Committees provide for joint emergency planning, training, and public outreach within the City of Corpus Christi and Nueces County, Texas. As a result, communities working with industry are better able to protect public health and the environment.

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  • When local emergencies happen, Corpus Christi and Nueces County's ReverseAlert system notifies you by phone, text, or email about imminent danger. Reverse alerts are automatically sent to residents in areas affected and include information about storms, fires, flash floods, industrial accidents, roadway closures, evacuations, crime bulletins, and other incidents that threaten public safety. Sign up now at reversealert.org. When local emergencies happen, you'll want to know.

 

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PREPARE

Develop your own family (or business) emergency plan so everyone knows what to do. Involve everyone in the plan and give specific duties to each person. Practice the plan regularly!

Assemble a disaster supply kit that includes emergency water and food. The shelter kit should be checked on a regular basis. Check batteries for radios and flashlights. Make sure all your supplies are present.

YOUR KIT SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • Towel
  • First aid kit
  • Plastic trash bagsprepare1
  • Local or area maps
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Small container of water
  • Duct tape and masking tape
  • Flashlight
  • Small radio
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aid (and batteries), prescription drugs
  • Emergency contact information, phone numbers

SHELTER-IN-PLACE

An emergency can happen anywhere and at any time! Whether it is a natural disaster emergency or a chemical hazard, you need a plan to protect you and your family. In some emergencies, you may be instructed by local authorities to Shelter-In-Place.


IF THIS HAPPENS:

  • Go inside a building or vehicle. Shelter in a room with as few doors and windows as possible. Try to shelter in an area with access to water and restrooms.
  • Close and lock all doors and windows. Close as many internal doors as possible.
  • Turn off all heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
  • Close fireplace dampers and turn off exhaust fans.
  • Seal any gaps or cracks around doors and windows that might allow air to come in. Seal doors and windows with duct tape and place tape across windows to avoid flying glass if an explosion occurs. Close drapes and blinds.
  • Place damp towels or any materials at base of doors and windows to prevent airflow.
  • Turn your TV on to local stations for update. Turn your radio to KLUX 89.5 FM for emergency information. Dial (361) 826-4636 for recorded, local information. DO NOT call 911 unless you have an emergency.
  • Do not evacuate or travel unless instructed to do so by local authorities.
  • Do not go to your children’s school or family member’s workplace to pick them up.
  • Develop your own emergency plan for business and/or home so that everyone is familiar with it. Practice it regularly.

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EVACUATE

When an emergency occurs, local authorities may call for residents to evacuate. When ordered to evacuate, it is important to remember:

  • Follow your family (or business) emergency plan. Know how to communicate with family members or co-workers. Have a phone contact list.
  • Know where to get information about the emergency – Reverse Alert Notification System, KLUX 89.5 FM radio, Information Line (361-826-4636), and local television stations.
  • Take your emergency supply kit with you.
  • Keep a road map in your emergency supply kit.
  • Know where you are going and go immediately to that location.
  • Know an alternate route to your destination in case your primary route is blocked or unavailable.

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Contact Us

City of Corpus Christi-Nueces County LEPC
2406 Leopard Street, Suite 200
Corpus Christi, Texas, 78408
(361) 826-3960 Fax: (361) 826-4417
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