Houston, Texas - Dow Chemical Co. said Wednesday 17 Sept that normal work staffing had resumed at most of its sites in Texas, and that it was working towards start up at these plants.
At Freeport, closed early on Friday 14 Sept as Ike got close, Dow said on Wed 17 Sept that it was "wrapping up damage assessment and start-up activities had begun," with the site returning to normal work staffing Wednesday morning.
At Texas City, hurricane duty crews have finalised the site assessment, declared the site safe so that it can fully implement start up and work toward resuming "normal operations." The site returned to normal work staffing Wednesday morning,
In Houston, Dow's offices reopened Wed 17 Sept, after hurricane status for the buildings was lifted.
At LaPorte, Dow reported on Tues 16 Sept that damage assessment was complete and it was moving toward start up on Wednesday morning, but added that gasoline and food supply remained tight in the Houston area, and the city of La Porte was still closed to returning citizens.
At Clear Lake, Dow said on Monday 15 Sept that the site had weathered the storm and all employees on site were safe, but that all units were down.
Dow stressed that safety is always the number one priority, and its hurricane plan is designed to protect both personnel and the community.