Dow still dealing with storm challenges in Louisiana

31 August 2012 22:26  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical said on Friday its sites in Louisiana were in the assessment and recovery phase following Hurricane Isaac.

Dow would ill begin to mobilise maintenance and operations teams to bring utilities back on line once the assessments are complete, the company said.

"As we are still dealing with some challenges from the storm, protecting the safety and health of our employees and our communities remains top priority," Dow added.

Dow has three olefins plants in Louisiana and at least one of the units, a cracker in St Charles, was heard to have been shut down because of Isaac.

The company was also said to have reduced operations in Plaquemine.

Isaac made landfall on Tuesday and wreaked havoc in parts of Louisiana, causing floods and leaving much of the state without electricity.

The storm had dissipated by Friday.

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