Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by snowbear, Nov 1, 2014.
I’m not sure if this made the news anywhere outside of New England, but there have been over 60 houses a few miles north of us that have exploded. There are natural gas explosions happening in all these homes starting around 4pm and there are three cities where they evacuated everybody and they’ve turned off the power and the gas. They don’t have a timeline when people would be allowed back into their homes. So far there’s been a lot of injuries and one fatality. An 18-year-old boy was killed when a chimney from a house that exploded fell on top of the car he was sitting in. I’ve never heard of anything like this happening before. One news station is reporting that the gas company was working on upgrading gas lines in one of the neighborhoods where this is happening.
Gas explosions, fires reported in Massachusetts towns - CNN
I haven't had much chance to sit down and read details today, but I did see something about that. So awful
That made the news out here. Terrible ... Over-pressurized pipes ... homes exploding all over the landscape. The residents must be horrified. Amazing for that to happen. We, who are not in those exploding communities, can thank our lucky stars.
No natural gas comes to our house.
Propane runs the stove.
Sitting in parking lot at work.
Just me and the Blue Bell guy.
Get to do it all over again starting in less than 10 minutes.
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That would be scary. Sounds like that gas company is facing a huge liability.
It was pretty chaotic. Many people were on their way home from work and school and police were trying to warn people not to go home and to get out. All electricity was shut off to avoid it sparking any more fires. I have friends who have had to relocate to stay with family and they have no idea how long they will be out of their home.
I was on a fire scene once where the line from an LP tank ruptured. The vapor being heavier then air settled in a ditch to the side of the house till a burning ember set it off. That will wake you up!
There was a big fire in Anaheim. Like ... six square blocks went up in flames. Mostly apartment buildings. All of the gas meters turned into geysers of flames shooting high into the smokey sky. It felt like a scene from Hell.
Yesterday evening, Gary walked into a campaign office in Orange County and volunteered to work on the campaign. The office put him immediately to work and he started making phone calls. Gary is glad he did so.
Hoping all the best for your dad.
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