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Emergency Alarms: What Do They Mean?

The City of Texas City sounded the emergency sirens when an explosion and fire erupted at the Valero Refinery Texas City Refinery on April 19. One of the city’s sirens is located across the street from College of the Mainland, which made the alarm prominent. During the emergency, many questions arose as to what to do when a siren sounds. Does it mean everyone should stay inside? Evacuate their building? Should employees get in their cars and leave, especially since the siren sounded around 5 p.m.

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Construction at Physical Education Building Begins

The fencing is up and construction crews have started work as College of the Mainland gets some much needed improvements to facilities. The first project involves the gymnasium where the swimming pool – which was closed years ago – was filled in to make way for a large multi-purpose conference center able to accommodate 500 people. The pool was covered with flowable fill – a liquid soil comprised of cement, water, fine aggregate and fly ash.

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