27 Jan Houston Industrial Explosion Damages Nearby Homes
January 24, 2020
Source: NBC News
Approximate locations containing home damage:
– Westbranch, Houston (Harris County, 77041)
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
A large explosion at a plant in Houston early Friday was felt for miles, left rubble scattered as far as a half-mile away and damaged nearby homes.
Reports of the explosion started coming in to Houston police around 4:15 a.m., with reports on Twitter of a boom felt across the city. A fire burned following the explosion with smoke seen hanging over the area, The Associated Press reported.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said one worker at the plant was unaccounted for, but a search for the person could not immediately happen until crews closed the valves that are releasing the chemical polypropylene, NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston reported.
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