Marathon releases statement regarding damage at refinery

Published 10:10 am Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Officials with the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Garyville released a statement about damage at its facility resulting from heavy rainfall and strong winds late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

“As a result of the severe storm this morning, the Garyville refinery experienced some damage and loss of power to part of the refinery,” Angelia Graves said in a written release. “We are in process of evaluating the damage and assessing operations.

“We have made notifications to the appropriate local and federal agencies. There has been no offsite impact. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.”

The National Weather Service has not confirmed whether a tornado actually touched at the refinery.