(Closed) Texas Explosion

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Post # 4
2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

They’re in my prayers! So sad…

Post # 7
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve never heard of the Slave Lake fires, but I’m guessing on the comparison it has to be bad! The whole thing is just so sad! I heard about this last night right before I went to bed.. but this morning I actually saw the destruction, the video, and heard about the casualties. They also compared the blast to a 2.2 earthquake and how it destroyed many nearby buildings.

There are also firefighters and police officers that are unaccounted for that were on scene trying to put out the fire before the explosion.

5-15 are dead. And thats just the estimate 🙁



Post # 8
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

so much sadness in the USA this week, Canadian bride sending love to our US neighbours.

Post # 9
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@AB Bride:  West is right on I-35 which has pretty heavy traffic all the time between Austin and Dallas.  Since the blast radius was so large and windows from local businesses and homes were blown out, along with how easily it would be in town then disappear north or south on I-35, I think that’s a real concern.

I used to live in Waco, which is about 20 miles south of West and when I heard the story and saw the pictures of blown out windows from local businesses, looting was one of the first things that I wondered about.

Post # 10
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@AB Bride:  Ugh, the Slave Lake fire was awful. My SO showed me the video this morning. I am sick of all this tragedy!!!

Sending love to our US neighbors <3

Post # 12
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@AB Bride:  I think it’s probably because some area that experienced damage is far enough away that the danger from fumes would be minimal.  I don’t know much about the Slave Lake fires, but wasn’t that over a much larger area?

This is what I was looking at from the Daily Mail this morning: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2310825/West-Texas-fertilizer-plant-explosion-leaves-dead-100-injured.html.&nbsp; One of the businesses shown with blown out windows I think is a pretty good distance from the middle school.  They may be able to set up a perimeter with the houses and businesses that are structurally compromised from the blast, but surrounding buildings that had windows blown out I think may be on their own.

Granted, I’m not in the area anymore, so it’s not as though I have “on the ground” knowledge, it just seems like a pretty good possibility that this will happen.  I know I’m being a cynic, but given the close proximity to the interstate, the amount of traffic on the interstate, the widespread damage that was a fair distance from the plant itself, and the crime in Waco, it doesn’t surprise me, but I agree with you that it is horrible that this is something they even have to worry about.

Post # 13
3766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Just a sad situation. I saw it on the news right before bed last night, and on top of everything in Boston I was thankful to wake up this morning with Darling Husband by my side. Family is safe, I’m alive, it’s another new day… thank God.

Post # 14
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

It REALLY makes me sad that people are looting while others are searching for missing and injured people.


Rough week 🙁

Post # 15
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

My parents live in Killeen (just south of Waco) and all is fine there. So sad to hear about tragic stories that happen so close to home. 🙁 

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