A natural gas emergency is impacting the Tri-State area.
City officials around the Tri-State area are calling on locals to reduce their natural gas usage immediately due to a State of Emergency declared in all of Texas' 254 counties.
Officials say winter storms across Texas are knocking out power statewide, causing natural gas processing plants to lose power, which in turn reduces the production and supply of natural gas to some parts of our area.
In Jasper, Indiana, Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide is calling for the closure of all operating schools. Vonderheide also says all commercial businesses should stop production.
Everyone (including residential, commercial, and industries) is being asked to adjust thermostats to at least 68 degrees and avoid using large natural gas-consuming equipment.
"The natural gas grid is deteriorating as we speak and it’s NOT getting better any time soon," Jasper Mayor Vonderheide said. "This is impacting the entire Midwest and with blizzard-like conditions in multiple states we will continue to see power loss and production loss." You can view the City of Jasper's full statement here.
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