Skip to comments.Powerful Explosion Rocks Small Town North of Waco
Posted on 04/17/2013 6:51:57 PM PDT by kristinn
click here to read article
Intermediate school now on fire....damn, fires everywhere!
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.
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.
Trying to rescue 2 kids trapped in that apt. bldg.
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.
This happened in a small town in Texas, msnbc wont touch it unless it involves a minority victim and a white perp.
Here we go....WFAA reporter says he’s at the West Auction Barn....except he called it auction “house”....lol
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.
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.
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.
Are you kidding me.
George Bush did it as this is practically in his backyard..... well.... kinda.
Some cities don’t have zoning but many do.
OMG!! I didn’t hear her say that, either! Bless her heart...
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.
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.
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.
I almost thought the person recording that video was killed, but you see camera movement again at the end of the video.
Healing prayers for the injured and comfort to the families who have lost loved ones.
Joining you here.
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.
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
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?
could kill a really small town
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.
I went back....yes, her husband is a volunteer fireman. He went to the call of the 1st report of the fire......
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.
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.
The mayor just said there is a 5 block area being evacuated. Not the entire town.
I wish they’d call in the auctioneer to give the media instructions. LOL!
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)
There is zoning where I live in Waco..zoning in Dallas..and suburbs.
Someone on twitter posted info that they are hearing between 50-60 dead God I hope that is NOT true
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.”
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.
We are being told to expect storms in Austin by morning,,80% chance of rain,,arriving on the edge of a cold front.
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.
Does anyone know how far away the apartment complex was from the plant?
A friend of mine has suicide vest and pickle switch stickers that neatly cover the middle of the C in that particular bumper sticker...
when it rains it pours
T @rachelveronica: OKC Chemical Plant fire confirmed...Anyone in OKC know what the heck is going on
Dispatcher announced any truck needing diesel to go to the baseball field. Wayne Construction has 1000 gallons they’ll five them.
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.
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.
Its not the anniversary. The anniversary is April 19th. This is April 17th. Put your tin foil hat away.
Here ya go.
Lightning Strike SparksTank Battery Fire Near Union City
link was posted at https://twitter.com/rachelveronica
which is where the post you saw originated I believe.
She was on CNN and said her husband is okay.
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 :-)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.