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Hurricane Response

EPA continues to work with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and coordinate with other local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, especially the drinking water and wastewater systems in the affected areas. In response to Hurricane Irma, EPA’s emergency response program is coordinating closely with local, state, tribal, and federal partners provide support to people and communities affected by the storm.

EPA continues to coordinate closely with federal, commonwealth, territory, and local partners to help to the impact of Hurricane Maria. EPA is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its assistance to the governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and focusing on environmental impacts and potential threats to human health.

ALWAYS CALL 911 if you are in immediate danger and need emergency help.