Texas City, Texas, is facing an emergency situation as a shelter-in-place order is issued in response to a chemical release at the Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery. City officials shared an alert just after 9 a.m. local time, urging residents to take immediate safety precautions.
Shelter-in-Place Order in Texas City After Chemical Release at Marathon Refinery
The incident, described as a “chemical release,” prompts authorities to implement safety measures. Residents south of the refinery are instructed to stay indoors with all doors and windows closed. Additionally, they are advised to turn off heating and air conditioning units until further notice.
Texas City Reacts to Chemical Release Emergency at Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery
As the community navigates through this emergency, stay tuned for real-time updates on the situation, official statements from city officials, and any additional safety instructions. The priority is on ensuring the well-being of residents and managing the impact of the chemical release.
Out of an abundance of caution, the shelter-in-place remains in effect for the area south of FM-519 to the Texas City Y, due to an incident in progress at Marathon GBR.
There are no residential areas affected, and no air monitoring readings that indicate danger to life or health pic.twitter.com/ePryHdqcMu
— City of Texas City (@CityofTexasCity) December 17, 2023