Following SpaceX's rocket launch on Thursday, Port Isabel residents said that their community was blanketed in filth.
According to the city, there isn't a "immediate concern for people's health."
On Thursday, the most potent rocket ever created blasted off from its launchpad in Boca Chica, Texas.
The liftoff shook the ground and sent a billowing cloud of dust and debris skyward, rattling houses and dumping brown muck miles away.
Residents in Port Isabel, a city six miles to the northwest where at least one window broke, were frightened.
"It was truly terrifying," remarked Sharon Almaguer, who was at home with her 80-year-old mother at the time of the launch.
Ms. Almaguer claimed that although the brick house had shaken slightly during earlier launches, "this was on a completely different level."
SpaceX's Starship, meanwhile, caught fire minutes after takeoff and before entering orbit. Residents of Port Isabel, noted for its imposing lighthouse and fewer than 10 miles from the Mexican border, who live close to the launch location, were left to clean up the mess.