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Gonna need some prayers down in the city of West, Texas
« on: April 17, 2013, 11:52:21 pm »
Fertilizer plant went off...
News is reporting 60 - 70 dead, but with an explosion like that, I'd be surprised if its not more.

News link:
http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Explosion-Injuries-Reported-At-West-Fertilizer-Plant-203505331.html

Video of explosion link:

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    Re: Gonna need some prayers down in the city of West, Texas
    « Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 12:34:39 am »
     :shocked

    Oy.

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    Re: Gonna need some prayers down in the city of West, Texas
    « Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 04:56:47 am »
    Indeed.   I fear for the fire crews that were already on scene.   Volunteer units as I understand it.   God help them all. 
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    Re: Gonna need some prayers down in the city of West, Texas
    « Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 11:25:17 am »
    This has been a black week.
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    Re: Gonna need some prayers down in the city of West, Texas
    « Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 05:37:38 pm »
    Note to self, if I ever see a (insert chemical) plant on fire, I will not start filming it.  I will turn around and run or drive away as fast as possible.

    One more thing, covering your ears after the pressure wave ruptured your eardrums won't help.  It really pissed me off when I heard the kid.  As a father protecting your children is more important than getting some vertical video of a fire.
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    Re: Gonna need some prayers down in the city of West, Texas
    « Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 09:21:01 pm »
    Oh man that sucks. I was watching it and thinking this isn't a video of it exploding it is just a video of it burning down after the explosion. Then about half way though boom! :shocked  Holy smokes there isn't much to really go buy there but that video gives me the impression that it had to have been big and bad. I feel bad for the kid. Though at first I don't blame the dad for filming it, I bet he didn't know that was going to happen. I hope he left after that. As well if I see any sort of chemical fire in the future I don't plan on sticking around to watch it for fun.

    I feel bad for the fire fighters and any one else who was there when that went off. A black week indeed.
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    Re: Gonna need some prayers down in the city of West, Texas
    « Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 12:33:20 am »
    Note to self, if I ever see a (insert chemical) plant on fire, I will not start filming it.  I will turn around and run or drive away as fast as possible.

    Yeah if there is a fire at a plant you want to be the hell away from it. Like really really far away. Even plants that don't make chemicals can have nasty ass stuff in quantity and you don't want to be in the same zipcode.

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    One more thing, covering your ears after the pressure wave ruptured your eardrums won't help.  It really pissed me off when I heard the kid.  As a father protecting your children is more important than getting some vertical video of a fire.

    But of course, it's a chance to GET VIDEO!!!!!!!

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    Re: Gonna need some prayers down in the city of West, Texas
    « Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 09:14:45 pm »
    Meanwhile, a cartoonist at the Sacramento Bee thinks this makes a great opportunity for a jab at Texas.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/24/5369617/business-in-texas.html


    Stay classy there SacBee  >:(
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    Re: Gonna need some prayers down in the city of West, Texas
    « Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 10:35:28 pm »
    Jerks.   They win the consolatiuon prize of living in that west coast sh*thole, Kalifornistan.
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