LBKAlert important resource for LFR, citizens after morning chem

LBKAlert important resource for LFR, citizens after morning chemical spill

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

From the City of Lubbock:

On Thursday morning, September 12, 2019, Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to a hydrochloric acid spill in the 2700 block of East 66th Street. Due to the acid emitting vapor, the City evacuated the area between Vanda Avenue and Southeast Drive from East 48th Street to East 66th Street. LFR was able to relay this information to the residents living in that target area, and drivers traveling near there, through LBKAlert, the City of Lubbock’s emergency notification system. Citizens also received an LBKAlert when they could safely return to their homes.

Lubbock Fire Chief Shaun Fogerson says this incident is a good example of why citizens should have LBKAlert.

“LBKAlert is the best possible way to receive immediate, verified information from emergency officials regarding incidents impacting the City of Lubbock,” said Fogerson. “Seconds count in an emergency. The information and emergency instructions that the public receives through LBKAlert could be the difference between life and death. The LBKAlert system was extremely effective this morning during the hazardous materials incident. By signing up for LBKAlert, citizens are better protected from harm and Lubbock becomes a safer community.”

LBKAlert is completely customizable. Citizens can choose exactly what alerts they receive, and how they receive them by signing up at www.lbkalert.com. If they only want to receive emergency text alerts, they can text their zip code to 888-777.

 

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