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Hoosiers Warned To Take Proper Precautions During Tornado Clean Up

Last updated on Thursday, August 25, 2016

(UNDATED) - As Hoosiers begin to assess and recover from the devastation due to a tornado outbreak across Indiana, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) urges everyone to take proper precautions.

Avoid all downed power lines, report gas leaks and environmental spills, and follow proper disposal of debris.

Information regarding emergency debris rules and regulations for individuals and community/county leaders is available via IDEM's fact sheet at http://in.gov/idem/files/factsheet_olq_remediation_emergency_debris.pdf

IDEM emergency response officials in the field use this information to help inform and guide local first responders, solid waste management departments, and the general public to properly and safely dispose of debris related to emergencies and natural disasters.

Report Environmental Emergencies 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week: (888) 233-7745

Additional information can be found at http://www.in.gov/idem/landquality/2347.htm

About IDEM

IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.

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