"It demolished both the houses there, mine and my mom's and it killed my dog," she said.
Other residents had similar stories.
"It was like a bomb went off," said Barry Murry, who lives about a mile away from the plant. "There were emergency vehicles everywhere. It has been overwhelming."
As they waited for daybreak, they sought comfort in Mayor Muska's words.
"This is not the end of the world," he said. "This is a big ol' cut that we got across our hearts right now."
"But," he added, "we are strong. We will rebuild."