CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Officials announced investigations will continue to find out the cause of the explosion at Magellan facilities that occurred on Dec. 5. Meanwhile, residents voiced their concerns and the impact the explosion had on them.
"I was watching TV and all of a sudden I heard a big bang and my windows started shaking," said Viola Rodriguez, a nearby resident.
"I got real scared, we were drinking coffee, watching TV and suddenly I heard a slam real hard. I thought it smashed in my house," said Victoria Paid, a nearby resident.
"My house even trembled," said Carrie Wilkerson, a nearby resident.
Residents said living near Refinery Row continues to affect the surrounding neighborhoods. Rodriguez said she wishes she could move.
"Thank God we're still here but it is very dangerous," said Rodriguez.
"I'm scared, I wish they'd buy us out so we can move to a safe location. I don't know what's going to happen next time. Maybe we'll die here in the explosion and burn here," said Paiz, who also said she has considered moving because of the refineries.
"I hate to move, all my children were raised here," said Cruz Paiz.
It's the same home their kids were raised in with nearly 50 years of memories. However, they said the dangers of the refineries were getting worse.
During the active scene, neighbors said they were worried for the possibility of a follow-up explosion or fire, unsure of any lingering problems.
"I never heard a explosion like the one I heard today," said Wilkerson.
In the meantime, residents said they were keeping the workers involved in their prayers and each other as refinery row poses a continuous danger.
"Really the main thing is the people who get hurt, those workers at this time of the year you know," said Rodriguez.