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We still have an active weather pattern for Sunday into next week with locally heavy thunderstorms developing with daytime heating. Some of the storms will produce gusty winds and frequent lightning strikes. Rain chances remain high for mid week as a cold front sags south into East Texas.
President Obama issues executive order related to West explosion
On Thursday, President Obama issued an executive order, which is in response to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
In the executive order President Obama signed Thursday morning, he calls for federal agencies to work with each other and with state and local governments to study ways to keep what happened in West from happening again.
By September 15th, the President wants the EPA, Depts of Labor and Homeland Security to develop a pilot program for best practices on chemical facility safety.
By November 1st, Mr. Obama wants the agencies to develop a list of potential proposals for the safe storage, handling, and sale of ammonium nitrate.