State Provides Support to City of Corpus Christi Response To Water Contamination Incident

December 14, 2016

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS) State Operations Center (SOC) in Austin has elevated its activation level – to Level III – in support of the City of Corpus Christi's response to a water contamination incident affecting the city's water supply.

The DPS Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is working with the Texas Emergency Management Council (TEMC), which includes fellow state agencies, volunteer organizations and the private sector, to respond to this incident. The TEMC is helping to coordinate the shipments of drinking water to the City of Corpus Christi and is also supporting the efforts to place the water distribution pods in the impacted areas at the request of the City of Corpus Christi.

The following TEMC entities have deployed representatives to the SOC in Austin:

  • Texas Department of Public Safety/Texas Division of Emergency Management
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Texas Health & Human Services Commission
  • Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Texas A&M Forest Service
  • Texas Military Department
  • The Salvation Army
  • Walmart
  • HEB Grocery Company

Additionally, DPS Texas Highway Patrol personnel, TDEM field staff and TCEQ personnel have deployed to the City of Corpus Christi Emergency Operations Center.

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