October, 1994

This is a repeating event

199420OctAll DayChevron Phillips (Cedar Bayou) Flood 1994Chevron Phillips Cedar Bayor (US-TX)Industry:PetrochemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Natural event Origin: Marsh Incident:COLLAPSEHazards:FlammableImpact:COST (On Site)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Ethylene


The Texas floods along the San Jacinto River shutdown the site, involving 650,000 tons-per-year ethylene, 200,000 tons-per-year linear low-density polyethene (LLDPE), 280,000 tons-per-year low-density polyethene (LDPE) plants, and general utilities. The loss of utilities affected further downstream clients. Flood water breached dikes around the main substation and inundated control rooms and offices.

[ Property Damage $130 Million. Estimated Current Value $259 Million ]

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