Port of Tampa: Chemical Fumes Prompt Warnings in Tampa Bay

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 8, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Reports on Thursday indicated that chemical fumes were being emitted from the Port of Tampa in Tampa Bay, with police urging residents to “shelter in place” indoors.

“All citizens in the southside of downtown are urged to shelter in place due to chemical fumes coming from the Port of Tampa. Tampa Fire Rescue is working to identify the fumes and contain them. Residents of Channelside and Harbour Island are encouraged to stay indoors,” police said in a statement, according to Fox.

It added: “They may experience irritation of the eyes, nose and respiratory track, which can lead to headaches and dizziness. This is a precautionary measure while Tampa Fire Rescue works to resolve this issue.”

Bay News 9 reported that Tampa Fire Rescue is working to resolve the issue.

Officials said the advisory is a precaution.

 

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.