effects of London attacks in the Houston area

News coverage that talks about the effects of a terrorist attack halfway around the world on our own little corner of the universe. In case you didn’t know, Houston is considered a primary target. Here’s some info on why:

  • Concern over plant security — Congressional report says Texas is state with most dangerous sites in populous areas, reported by the Houston Chronicle. “No other state has more industrial facilities that could potentially harm more people than Texas, should they be attacked or have a catastrophic chemical release…”
  • Ellington Field’s future still up in the air, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11. “If 15 F-16 fighter jets are eliminated from Ellington Field, the nation would be more vulnerable to a terrorist attack on the economy’s second most important piece of real estate — the petrochemical industry, Houston Mayor Bill White said Thursday.
  • Metro redeploys security in response to London transit attack, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11. “Even though Houston has not received any specific threats, the police chief of Houston’s public transportation system said he is ready for man-made or natural disasters.
  • Texas’ security measures in place for elevated alert after blasts, reported by KTRK ABC Channel 13.
  • Houston, METRO Step Up Security Following Attacks, reported by Click2Houston.com.
  • Houston Metro tightens security, reported by the Houston Chronicle. “Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority stepped up security on its buses and rail today after terrorists struck London, and the FBI increased its efforts to track down possible threats to the Houston area.

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Reminders:

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