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Powerful Explosion Rocks Small Town North of Waco
WFAA ^ | Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Posted on 04/17/2013 6:51:57 PM PDT by kristinn

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To: VerySadAmerican

Intermediate school now on fire....damn, fires everywhere!


151 posted on 04/17/2013 8:56:05 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Jrabbit

The idiot talking head at the news station totally missed what the distraught woman was saying.

She said... her husband was a volunteer fire fighter and was working the fire WHEN IT HAPPENED.

He totally did not clue into the fact her husband was likely dead and she knew it while giving the interview. Man, you would think media personalities would be better at reading people and following a conversation. He should have immediately cut that interview off once they realized just how close to it she was.


152 posted on 04/17/2013 8:56:51 PM PDT by Advil000
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To: FAA

Don’t think terrorism.

Apparently the sight had a fire earlier today that was thought to be contained. However, it was very windy here today. Gusts 30-40 mile per hour. Me thinks the aftermath of the original fire flaired back up and went out of control before anyone could respond.


153 posted on 04/17/2013 8:56:59 PM PDT by FAA
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To: Strategerist

Trying to rescue 2 kids trapped in that apt. bldg.


154 posted on 04/17/2013 8:57:22 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Thud
AFAIK, there is no “zoning” in Texas

I do know there is no zoning in Houston. I have no idea if there is in the rest of Texas.

Zoning, is, of course a bit of a dirty word around here - you have people that believe they have the absolute right to do or build anything on property they own.

Of course, the minute someone ELSE does or builds something they don't like anywhere near their property, they turn into massive hypocrites.

155 posted on 04/17/2013 8:57:41 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: GeronL

This happened in a small town in Texas, msnbc wont touch it unless it involves a minority victim and a white perp.


156 posted on 04/17/2013 8:58:32 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: lonestar

Here we go....WFAA reporter says he’s at the West Auction Barn....except he called it auction “house”....lol


157 posted on 04/17/2013 8:58:33 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: VerySadAmerican

I am no danger at all..Just turned on TV and heard about this less than an hour ago..I am so sad for those affected..
I am praying with you..
If I heard it I probably thought it was thunder.
Heartbreaking..


158 posted on 04/17/2013 8:58:35 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: VerySadAmerican
I’m starting to think this could be terrorism.

Slow down.

We don't know anything yet, except that a whole town has been devastated by this blast. They're still airlifting victims out to nearby hospitals.

There'll be lots more information forthcoming after investigators do a forensic analysis of the scene.

159 posted on 04/17/2013 8:58:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: volunbeer

The Apache Powder plant in Arizona was pretty much all by itself south of Wilcox, AZ, for just the reasons you list. It is expensive to get services and utilities if you are isolated however.

This is sounding worse as time goes by. Twitter has estimates of 60-70 dead including six firemen and one policeman. Horrible tragedy.


160 posted on 04/17/2013 8:58:40 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: GeronL

Are you kidding me.

George Bush did it as this is practically in his backyard..... well.... kinda.

Prayer’s Up


161 posted on 04/17/2013 8:59:04 PM PDT by LastDayz (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Strategerist

Some cities don’t have zoning but many do.


162 posted on 04/17/2013 8:59:19 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Advil000

OMG!! I didn’t hear her say that, either! Bless her heart...


163 posted on 04/17/2013 8:59:42 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Strategerist

I never said it was less important. I said it would require a different response as an industrial accident than it would as an act of war.

Having been a safety officer in a chemical rich industry I am achingly aware of dangers of corner cutting and poor practices.

I know how to prevent most of them. I know the difficulties in predicting the unexpected and having contingency plans for everything.

Have you ever woken up in a cold sweat wondering what would happen if someone grabbed the wrong bottle? I have.


164 posted on 04/17/2013 9:00:24 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: GeronL
How long before MSNBC blames the NRA?

If they go that route in the blame game, well it's just as logical to blame the Obama regime. Thanks to his administration's stifling regulations, employers have had to make deep cuts in staff. Incompetent workers are increasingly the norm, thus paving the way for accidents. And there have been plenty of these during Obama's disastrous tenure.

165 posted on 04/17/2013 9:00:38 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: MEG33

I have a little dog that is scared to death of thunder. I heard something I thought was thunder then she came and jumped in my lap. Surely I didn’t hear this all the way to Houston.


166 posted on 04/17/2013 9:00:39 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican
Problem with the terrorist angle is that they want people to know it was they who did it. With this you have plenty of possibilities, all not intentional. Lightning, improper storage, and lax safety procedures are just some possibilities.
167 posted on 04/17/2013 9:00:57 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: kristinn

JEEEZ!!

I almost thought the person recording that video was killed, but you see camera movement again at the end of the video.


168 posted on 04/17/2013 9:01:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MEG33
In a community this small there will be no one unaffected.

Healing prayers for the injured and comfort to the families who have lost loved ones.

Joining you here.

169 posted on 04/17/2013 9:01:35 PM PDT by amom
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To: GeronL

I think not having zoning makes a city delightfully trashy, yet refined. Houston is probably the biggest city without, for sure. They manage to more or less control things in other ways. I don’t think it looks much different than anywhere else.


170 posted on 04/17/2013 9:03:24 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: amom

Saw this on TWITTER.....

BLOOD NEEDED TO TREAT THE VICTIMS OF THE EXPLOSION IN WEST! 11a-5:00p Donor Center will be open at 9a (4002 W Waco Drive) #TEXAS #TX #tcot


171 posted on 04/17/2013 9:03:52 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Thud
AFAIK, there is no “zoning” in Texas.

Oh, there's zoning in Texas - it's just not as onerous and restrictive as in a lot of other states. Less government here, ya know?

172 posted on 04/17/2013 9:03:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: amom

could kill a really small town


173 posted on 04/17/2013 9:04:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FAA

They put out a “if you want to help, don’t help” call about half an hour ago. Managing the gear on hand is becoming a nightmare, they sent everything else back.


174 posted on 04/17/2013 9:04:33 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Advil000

I went back....yes, her husband is a volunteer fireman. He went to the call of the 1st report of the fire......


175 posted on 04/17/2013 9:05:14 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Windflier

The mayor just said they went to fight the fire then it exploded.

He also said they got all the residents of the nursing home out. Thank God!

He also said what they need is prayers.


176 posted on 04/17/2013 9:06:23 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: volunbeer

It’a quite possible the plant was there first and the town grew up around it, so to speak. Happens often with little airports. They start way out in a field, then subdivisions spring up around them and the residents complain about the noise from the air traffic.


177 posted on 04/17/2013 9:08:51 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: All

The mayor just said there is a 5 block area being evacuated. Not the entire town.


178 posted on 04/17/2013 9:08:58 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Jrabbit

I wish they’d call in the auctioneer to give the media instructions. LOL!


179 posted on 04/17/2013 9:09:36 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: ichabod1

Look at street maps, if the streets are pretty regular it probably has zoning. Sometimes it looks like a drunkard decided where the streets go. (Houston, Grand Prarie)


180 posted on 04/17/2013 9:09:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Strategerist

There is zoning where I live in Waco..zoning in Dallas..and suburbs.


181 posted on 04/17/2013 9:10:19 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: GeronL

Apartment complex near plant. Photo by WFAA-TV.
182 posted on 04/17/2013 9:11:09 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Someone on twitter posted info that they are hearing between 50-60 dead God I hope that is NOT true
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From a KVUE link
“”We’ve heard that figure of 60 to 70 dead that’s coming from the county’s emergency management office down here,” said WFAA reporter Todd Unger a short distance from the blast epicenter. “I can tell you that a couple of law enforcement soucres expect that number to go up.”

at”We’ve heard that figure of 60 to 70 dead that’s coming from the county’s emergency management office down here,” said WFAA reporter Todd Unger a short distance from the blast epicenter. “I can tell you that a couple of law enforcement soucres expect that number to go up.”


183 posted on 04/17/2013 9:11:13 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Windflier
Oh, there's zoning in Texas - it's just not as onerous and restrictive as in a lot of other states. Less government here, ya know?

And here, even our HOAs aren't run by Nazis. They mostly do a good job. My neighbor runs the local association -- he's active in the NRA and the Tea Party. We have a blast on Earth Day when we fire up all kinds of motors, turn on all the lights and generally make a point to annoy the guy across the street who hails from Nashua, NH and whose car has that stupid COEXIST sticker next to his Obama 2012 sticker.

184 posted on 04/17/2013 9:12:14 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: austinaero

horrifying


185 posted on 04/17/2013 9:12:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dfwgator

We are being told to expect storms in Austin by morning,,80% chance of rain,,arriving on the edge of a cold front.


186 posted on 04/17/2013 9:13:07 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: GeronL
could kill a really small town

True. Could. But won't. It is Texas.

A small town of a little over 2000. If you don't know someone you know someone who does.

187 posted on 04/17/2013 9:13:48 PM PDT by amom
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To: kristinn

Does anyone know how far away the apartment complex was from the plant?


188 posted on 04/17/2013 9:14:51 PM PDT by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: re_nortex

A friend of mine has suicide vest and pickle switch stickers that neatly cover the middle of the C in that particular bumper sticker...


189 posted on 04/17/2013 9:14:59 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: austinaero

when it rains it pours

T @rachelveronica: OKC Chemical Plant fire confirmed...Anyone in OKC know what the heck is going on


190 posted on 04/17/2013 9:15:23 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: All

Dispatcher announced any truck needing diesel to go to the baseball field. Wayne Construction has 1000 gallons they’ll five them.


191 posted on 04/17/2013 9:21:12 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: GeronL

But now it can get killed the other way. While they’re rebuilding might as well build more so it’s a new town with plenty more extra places to absorb many of the refugees from California. The town gets killed by overgrowth too fast.


192 posted on 04/17/2013 9:22:29 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Jrabbit

The first responders to the fire before the explosion...not feeling good about their surviving this.
Waco and many many communites are all joining to help..
I hate this..So sad.
Prayers continue.


193 posted on 04/17/2013 9:22:31 PM PDT by MEG33
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Via TWITTER.... Rep. Bill Flores ‏@RepBillFlores 51m Attention: if you're trying to locate loved ones in West, Hillcrest has set up a hotline. Call this number: 254-202-1100 #TX17
194 posted on 04/17/2013 9:22:37 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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Via TWITTER.... Rep. Bill Flores ‏@RepBillFlores 51m Attention: if you're trying to locate loved ones in West, Hillcrest has set up a hotline. Call this number: 254-202-1100 #TX17
195 posted on 04/17/2013 9:22:37 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: knak
Does anyone know how far away the apartment complex was from the plant?

500 feet.

196 posted on 04/17/2013 9:22:52 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: plain talk

Its not the anniversary. The anniversary is April 19th. This is April 17th. Put your tin foil hat away.


197 posted on 04/17/2013 9:24:35 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Sarah Barracuda
T @rachelveronica: OKC Chemical Plant fire confirmed...Anyone in OKC know what the heck is going on

Here ya go.

Lightning Strike SparksTank Battery Fire Near Union City
http://www.newson6.com/story/21858582/crews-battle-tank-battery-fire-near-union-city?source=related

link was posted at https://twitter.com/rachelveronica
which is where the post you saw originated I believe.

198 posted on 04/17/2013 9:25:23 PM PDT by amom
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To: Jrabbit

She was on CNN and said her husband is okay.


199 posted on 04/17/2013 9:25:35 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: re_nortex
We have a blast on Earth Day when we fire up all kinds of motors, turn on all the lights and generally make a point to annoy the guy across the street who hails from Nashua, NH and whose car has that stupid COEXIST sticker next to his Obama 2012 sticker.

You just have to wonder what a liberal expects to find when they move to Texas. Rainbow flags, OWS, and drumming circles? Geeez...

Do us all a favor and keep making life miserable for him :-)

200 posted on 04/17/2013 9:26:09 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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