CHEMICAL PLANT EXPLOSION IN SHEPHERD, TX - 11/8/23
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There has been a chemical plant explosion in Shepherd, TX on FM 1127. Responders have communicated that a plume is heading towards the Livingston area. Polk County Emergency Management recommends that residents along US Hwy 59 from Goodrich to Leggett shelter in place and turn off HVAC systems in homes and businesses immediately. At this time, the effects of the chemical in the air are unknown. See the map below for the shelter-in-place location. Please check back for updates on this developing situation. Please refer to the FaceBook page of the Polk County Office of Emergency Management for further updates.