Johnny Mathis — Chances Are/Wonderful Wonderful.
What’s on your mind?
Aloha, Suz and lln pups, from atop MK…!
aloha tut — how’s the top of the mt tonight? horrible news about the explosion at a waco tx fertilizer plant tonight
winds could be a problem at the waco fire
What a tragedy…! 8-(
Do we know if cbl, oldnslow, Kris and family are not near Waco?
tis horrible tut….more than 100 injured and the entire town evacuated. several firefighters who were fighting the fire when the tank exploded are still missing. horrible
hey yellowsnap — i’m not sure. we will all have to keep an eye out for news from our tx pups. how ya doing tonight?
I’m doing fine, but frankly I’m very concerned. I swear I recall one of that family mentioning that they are near Waco. None of them have tweeted recently.
I thought cbl and oldnslow were in the DC area, and Kris was in Austin…!
tis very worrisome — i’ve been racking my brain to recall where in tx they are
hey tut — i think you are right — the austin area
kris a in tx posted earlier today — iirc they tend to be over easy early morning folks
Oh, thank goodness. I thought it was cbl and oldnslow who were near Waco. I must be mixing things up. I hope no pups are around the plant, though.
I certainly hope we don’t have any FDLer’s near that fire in Waco. The 11 o’clock news didn’t have much info, but Waco might be more than one time zone away.
hey dearie — how’s the beach tonight?
hey tuez — i’m thinking of pups and coming up with folks who are in san antonio, houston, austin areas. just because i’m not recalling any from waco does not mean there are none in the area.
The man has a great voice, that’s for sure.
Hi, Girl, I was up in Santa Maria working all day. Gotta say I love the drive…. left home at 6:15 and drove along the Pacific for an hour and then up into the foothills and on to the Santa Maria Valley. Gorgeous!
Coming home was ‘exciting’…. wind off the Pacific had me clinging to my steering wheel. White caps all over the ocean.
Good clients, terrific staff, courteous defense attorneys. A good day. I have no complaints.
uk dailymail news article re fire with maps of town etc
hey cujo — he sure does…. smooth as velvet. how’s seattle tonight?
Anyone in Killeen/Ft. Hood area? That’s not far away. Austin’s a bit farther, maybe an hour and a half, IIRC.
EDIT: Dallas/Ft. Worth is relatively near, also. About as far from West as Austin.
Pretty nice for once. Rain will be back tomorrow, though. How’re things around St. Helens?
trying to recall if we had only ‘on the ground’ during the fort hood shooting to provide info… not recalling anyone
rain on its way but next week its supposed to warm up — may even see an 80 by wed or so according to the weather dood
that link isn’t working for me:;
try this one
West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion leaves many dead and more than 100 injured
Good lord, busy news day. Now RT saying Pakistan court ordered the arrest of Musharraf. Has the earth fallen off its axis?
Worked fine for me, tuez…! It’s been awhile, Cujo…! Well, time to suit up and head outside…! Aloha, y’all…!
i’m wondering what shoe is gonna fall next… it seems like it has been one thing after another all week
stay warm dood aloha
I’m looking at this thread that I linked to back then. Looks like alan1tx is from Texas somewhere, but no other clues…
its hard since most pups only give generalized locations
Found a googlesat photo of that plant. One of the tanks looks awfully rusty. Still, this page on anhydrous ammonia says it’s pretty stable below 850 deg. F.
Yes, I believe mine says “The Internet”…
the fire looked like it was going pretty hot before the explosion in that one video of the guy and his kid in their car driving past
Yes, reports said there was fire there before the explosion. Might be the explanation.
EDIT: 850 deg. F is awfully hot, though.
tank may have gotten superheated and blew sorta like a bleve or something
Might be possible. Above 270 deg. F NH3 stays a gas, no matter what the pressure. Pressure rises directly with temperature. You wouldn’t need gaseous hydrogen for the thing to burst catastrophically. I’d think you’d need some sort of explosive to get an explosion of the sort I read about in West. Still, I have absolutely no experience in this realm, so just about anyone’s guess is better than mine.
tis all a guess on my end too. forking scary that there was a nursing home and a middle school that close. heck, ya look on the google maps and the town’s hospital is only a couple blocks away from the plant
Somewhat convenient, given the circumstances, but it’s still scary. Looks like the only safe place within the city limits is the Czech Hotel.
yesterday when i was young
news said most buildings withing a 5 to 8 block radius were destroyed or damaged. kinda reminds me of the blast damage from when mt st helens blew was so much bigger than the ‘danger zone’
tis about time for me to head out pups. thank you for stopping by tonight and letting me spend a wee bit of time with you hanging out at the nightly campfire at the lake
Sometimes you just don’t know how bad something like that is going to be until it happens.
Reading the Wikipedia page on ammonia now, and it looks like modern chem factories sometime use hydrogen to make the fertilizer. I can’t find any info on West’s process, though. However, I did see that we can buy their products up here in the Pacific NW. ;)
Hey,peeps–yes, I’ve been up,working and watching the breaking news. Don’t worry about cbl, oldnslow and KrisA – all in Austin suburbs, couple three hours from Waco area.
West is 20 or 30 mi north of Waco, on I-35. Locals talking about regularly stopping there for kolaches on trips north, like to Ft Worth or Dallas. It’s known as a Czech town.
Fire Dept is volunteer…they were fighting the original fire with water. That may have been a bad thing, from what I read…Even better, the environmental plan the company filed with the state said there was no risk of fire or explosion; the worst that could happen would be a small leak of ammonia that wouldn’t hurt anybody.
One of my follows on Twitter said she hoped she wouldn’t wake up to locusts in the morning; someone helpfully reminded her that the cicadas are about to bust out (in some parts of the country.)
What a week, huh?
Sweet dreams, Suz…!
Quite a week indeed, tj…! Doesn’t Ruth hail from tejas too…?
Creates a lot of gas, that’s for sure. From what that page said it’s not recommended, and it wouldn’t surprise my if a volunteer FD made such a mistake, even in their own town.
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