Hurricane Links and Resources

Pollution Releases

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) downloaded data from the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center to create a map of reported chemical and oil spills onto land and into the water caused by the hurricane.

The data used in this map is only partial and includes only reports of significant releases made to the center by the public and companies from August 24 to September 8, and does not include all pollution releases.  In particular, the map does not include air pollution. (An air pollution map was published September 8 in The New York Times).

Smell Something?

Please complete our Odor Log so that we may collect a record of your experience.

City of Houston air pollution complaints should be directed to 311 – Phone: (713) 837-0311

Harris County air pollution complaints should go through the Pollution Control Services Department – Phone: (713) 920-2831

All other air pollution complaints should be directed to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality – Phone: (800) 832-8224

Priority Air Monitoring Map

This week, Environmental Defense Fund and Air Alliance Houston are partnering to conduct air quality monitoring at priority locations throughout the Houston area.  To view the monitoring locations, please see this map.  We will be sharing the results as they become available.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Links (City of Houston)
Floods and Water Damage (American Lung Association)
Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Kit (Environmental Protection Agency)
Managing Asthma in the School Environment (Environmental Protection Agency)

Aerial Mosquito Spraying

Should you be concerned about chemicals being sprayed over the Houston Area to help curb the mosquito population? Probably. Here’s some more information:

Mother Jones
KHOU

Additional Resources

HISD Meal Centers will be serving three meals per day, free of charge, to all community members.
HarveyNeeds.org (Sketch City)