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Bedford, TX Office of Emergency Management
Monday October 3rd, 2011 :: 05:19 p.m. CDT


Smoke Plume Statement

As you are all probably aware by now, due to the extensive news coverage, a large chemical plant is burning in Waxahachie. The wind direction has changed which will now blow some of the smoke plume over Bedford. It is believed that by the time it reaches our City, there should not be any harmful toxicants in the smoke. However, depending on the height of the plume, residents may be able to smell what will simulate a rotten egg smell. Again, there is a very, very low risk of contamination. Our emergency management department is monitoring the situation and will continue to do so for several hours. Any pertinent updates will be sent out according. We have posted a notice on our website.

Bedford, TX Office of Emergency Management
1816 Bedford Rd
Bedford, TX 76021

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 817-952-2500

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