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Update on ITC Deer Park Incident: Two Parks Now Open

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) continues to work with response partners to monitor events related to the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) incident in the City of Deer Park. Harris County remains focused on the health and safety of the entire community.

According to Harris County Public Health (HCPH), current health-related data from multiple sources show there is no longer an immediate health threat for the general public. However, monitoring for longer-term impact continues. Any individuals who have health concerns should contact their health care provider or if more serious, call 911.  If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can find a local health center near you at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/, or you can call the Harris Health System’s ‘Ask My Nurse’ helpline – open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily – to help answer basic health questions. The number is (713) 634-1110.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continue to direct the public to their new interactive map on the TCEQ’s website for updates on the ITC response. Reports on air and water quality are available at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/response/itc-terminal-fire-update.

Harris County Precinct 2 confirmed the following parks are NOW OPEN:

  • Bay Area Park in Houston
  • Clear Lake Park in Seabrook

Read more: Update on ITC Deer Park Incident: Two Parks Now Open

Harris County Precinct 2 Park Closures

As a precaution, Commissioner Garcia has decided to close the following 8 parks with waterfronts in the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) incident area:

  • Bay Area Park in Houston
  • Clear Lake Park in Seabrook
  • Sylvan Beach in La Porte
  • Juan Seguin in La Porte
  • Rio Villa Nature Trail
  • Meadowbrook
  • River Terrace
  • Moncrief Park

PARQUES CERRADOS: Como precaución, el Comisionado García decidió cerrar los siguientes 8 parques con frentes de agua en el área de incidentes de la Compañía ITC:

  • Bay Area Park in Houston
  • Clear Lake Park in Seabrook
  • Sylvan Beach in La Porte
  • Juan Seguin in La Porte
  • Rio Villa Nature Trail
  • Meadowbrook
  • River Terrace
  • Moncrief Park