Yes, I live in Big Spring, Texas where the refinery exploded this morning. We made CNN! No art today. Just news from a Big Springer post explosion. I was already about 40 miles away in Midland when my husband called to tell me "Cosden Exploded". No, that is not the name of the facility but that is what we all call it since that was the first name for that refinery. It was bought by fina in 1963 and later Alon.
It exploded today....we live no more than 2 miles from that refinery and we have always talked about what we would do (not if but when) Cosden exploded.
Husband was in bed, 19 year old son just off from work from oil rig....playing video games. Boom. Husband thought someone ran into our house with their car.. Son froze....it scared him so bad. They went outside and saw "Cosden" like a "mushroom cloud" and figured out what was going on.
It broke the window in my daughter's bedroom( I had already dropped her off at work) and caused the cover to the attic to jump out of it's place....but other than that....nothing else personal....just the four people that were injured that we Know nothing about as of yet.
It was just something.....my son said he would never forget it as long as he lives. I just thought....we get up....we go on about our usualy business....and we never consider how this could be the last day....this is it.....