WEST, Texas — Residents of the hardest-hit explosion zone in West, Texas were permitted to return to what's left of their homes on Saturday morning.
Residents started lining up at 7 a.m., but were only being allowed get their belongings. They must leave Zone 3 by 7 p.m.
Mayor Tommy Muska told News 8 that residents of Zone 3 must register at the library before they can gain access. We're being told those residents were being escorted into the zone.
Muska also said the Czech Republic is donating $200,000 to help the town recover from the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 17 people. The town has a very strong Czech heritage.
The mayor estimated the housing property loss in his town at $24 million.
There will be a benefit concert for West at 5 p.m. Saturday at Melody Ranch Dance Hall in Waco. The music continues Sunday starting at noon. Tickets are $10.