Explosions, black smoke rising at chemical plant damaged in hurricane

Arkema, Inc., which runs the plant, said in a release they were notified of the explosions by Harris County Emergency Operations at about 2 a.m. CDT. Harris County police said on Twitter that one deputy was taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes from the plant and nine other officers drove themselves to the hospital as a precaution…

The area around the plant, which produces organic peroxides used in a variety of products, including construction material, had already been evacuated.