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  • LIVE: Damage near Houston as likely tornadoes rip through Texas

    Updated Jan. 24, 2023 4:35 PM CST

    A rare tornado emergency was issued Tuesday afternoon as severe storms roared through Texas.

    11 MINUTES AGO
    Deer Park reeling after tornado touchdown
    By Thomas Leffler, AccuWeather digital journalist

    The Houston suburb of Deer Park, Texas, is reeling after a tornado tore through the city Tuesday afternoon.Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer was live from Deer Park shortly after the tornado touched down, making sure local residents were safe in a shopping center completely littered with debris. One of the commercial buildings in the center, a Little Caesars Pizza restaurant, had significant damage coming through the roof of the building. Timmer noted that the tornado’s path just missed a local high school. “The tornado has just come through … emergency personnel are responding, and we’re going to shift into search and rescue mode here. This is a dangerous situation.” ...

    1 HOUR AGO
    Incident reported at Houston-area chemical plant
    By Thomas Leffler, AccuWeather digital journalist

    Severe weather throughout the Houston area has led to an incident at the Shell Deer Park Chemical Plant just west of the city. The facility’s Twitter account updated residents on an incident involving flaring activity, stating that the plant is “taking steps to minimize any noise, light, or smoke associated” with the incident, and that there “is no threat to the community.” ...


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    Active CAER Messages

    TotalEnergies La Porte, Posted On - 1/24/2023 3:02:00 PM

    Posted On - 1/24/2023 4:12:00 PM - Update 1
    This is a message from TotalEnergies La Porte located at 1818 Independence Pkwy La Porte,TX 77571. Update; at 4:06PM on 1/24/2023, the process upset reported at our La Porte plant is under control and flaring has been significantly reduced. There were no injuries, or any off-site impacts associated with the incident. We regret any inconvenience associated with the flaring.

    Posted On - 1/24/2023 3:02:00 PM - Initial Report
    This is a message from TotalEnergies La Porte located at 1818 Independence Pkwy La Porte,TX 77571. At 14:37 on 1/24/2023, during heavy storms, a process upset occurred at our facility resulting in flaring that may be noticeable to the community. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. An update will be provided on this site, when needed.

    PEMEX Deer Park, Posted On - 1/24/2023 3:06:00 PM

    Posted On - 1/24/2023 3:06:00 PM - Initial Report
    This is PEMEX Deer Park. Due to extreme weather, the site is experiencing operational upsets that is causing flaring events.

    LyondellBasell LaPorte, Posted On - 1/24/2023 2:57:00 PM

    Posted On - 1/24/2023 2:57:00 PM - Initial Report
    This is a message at 14:50 on 1/24/2023 from the LyondellBasell La Porte Complex at 1515 Miller Cut-Off Road. We are safely burning material in our flare(s). You may notice a bright orange flame, black smoke or a rumbling noise. There is no concern to our community or workers and no need to take any action. We are working to eliminate this flaring as rapidly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Shell Chemical Company - Deer Park, Posted On - 1/24/2023 7:15:00 AM

    Posted On - 1/24/2023 2:54:00 PM - Update 1
    This is Environmental Duty Representative at Shell Deer Park. We are currently experiencing an incident due to severe weather. We are taking steps to minimize any noise, light, or smoke associated with this flaring activity. This incident is being handled within the boundaries of this facility and there is no threat to the community from this incident.

    Posted On - 1/24/2023 7:15:00 AM - Initial Report
    This is the Environmental Duty Representative at Shell Deer Park. We are performing work activities that may cause flaring. We are taking steps to minimize any noise, light, or smoke associated with this flaring activity. There is no threat to the community or our industry neighbors. We apologize for any inconvenience our flaring activity might cause our neighbors. ...

    https://www.incident-reporter.net/e-...ssageLive.html

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      Tornadoes reported, high water across Houston region as severe storms move through
      HPM NEWS STAFF | POSTED ON JANUARY 24, 2023, 3:30 PM (LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 24, 2023, 4:32 PM)

      ... Air travel was halted during the height of the severe weather for both incoming and outgoing flights at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports. As of 4:30 p.m., flights into Hobby were being delayed about one hour on average, while delays for incoming flights to Bush were a little more than two hours on average.

      More to come on this developing story.



      https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/a...-move-through/

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