Thursday, April 18, 2013

West, TX

West, Texas

Yesterday this was a small town to the north of Waco, TX.

No one knew much about it.

Population about 2400.

People are a close community, mostly Czech decent.

Last night, the fertilizer plant caught fire and exploded about 8 pm.

Reports are rolling in continuously.

Over 100 injured.

5-15 presumed dead.

Over 140 injured.

Over 179 injured.

Over 200 injured.

All First Responders are missing.

Two firemen have been confirmed dead.

Last I heard, four Firemen, one EMT, and one Policeman were dead.

When this plant blew, it took almost half the town off the map.

It used to have 3 schools, a nursing home, a small apartment complex.

Today it has one school.

No nursing home

No apartment complex.

More than 50 homes are gone.

Nothing but ashes.

Many other have severe damages.

This explosion was felt all the way to Amarillo, Texas.

The explosion registered a 2.5 on the Richter scale in Amarillo.

The mushroom cloud was seen in south Dallas,
which is almost an hour and a half away.

Please keep this town in your prayers.

West, Texas Explosion


Hug and kiss your loved ones today.

Here is another link that Micael found later: 

West photos


Simply Suthern said...

It has been in our hearts since we saw it.

Pat said...

This is just horrifying!

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

There are some pictures that remind me of 9/11.It's that bad.

Valerie said...

We pray daily since we heard about the tragedy. I wish we could do more.

Mynx said...

I was so worried when first reports mentioned a small town near Waco so I was relieved that you all are ok.
My heart is aching for those that have been hurt and those who have lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy.
Sending love and hugs from all us here in Australia

Pat Tillett said...

A terrible and scary thing.