Evacuation after chemical plant explosion in Texas which 'went off like a bomb'
27 November 2019, 08:54 | Updated: 27 November 2019, 09:21
A mandatory evacuation is in place within a half-mile radius of the TCP plant in Port Neches, Texas which was rocked by an explosion on Wednesday morning.
The chemical plant exploded in the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to eyewitnesses and local media.
The evacuation of nearby residents is already underway with authorities telling people the evacuation zone could become larger.
The plant by our house in Port Neches is on fire and an explosion went off like a BOMB and literally made our walls flex. Literally thought we were about to die 🙃— Eva ♐ (@evalegendre12) November 27, 2019
One local resident said the explosion went off "like a bomb" and made the walls of their house flex.
There have been no reports of injuries but damage to buildings in the vicinity is widespread as the explosion, at the TPC Group chemical plant. Homes were rocked as far as 40 miles away.
In Port Neches right now pic.twitter.com/IJ45BJQB8Z— Free Real Estate (@derekrosshall) November 27, 2019
The explosion was even felt as far away as neighbouring state Louisiana.