Thursday, April 18, 2013

Another Horrific Tragedy

Last night we were preparing for the storm that was supposed to hit early this morning. The cars were in the garage and I had gone into the kitchen while Hubby was preparing the back door (that still leaks) and anchoring down loose furniture on the deck. I heard a loud rumble and the cabinet doors thumped. I thought the wind caught something and flung it against the house, but when Hubby came in, he said he didn't do it. I guessed it was a thunder even though we barely had clouds overhead, and Hubby guessed it was an earthquake. It wasn't until the 10:00 news that we found out what caused it, a massive explosion in West, Texas, almost sixty miles away.

I'm not going to give you a report on the explosion because it's been all over the news and can be read almost anywhere online. But this tragedy on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombs have left most of this area shaken. And to tell you the truth, this one has affected me more because I have been to West and through West many times. The injuries and loss of lives will are devastating in a town this small. My thoughts and prayers go to the victims of both tragedies, their families, and the many responders who are there to help.



Jan said...

Sending lots of love. I couldn't believe it when I saw the news this morning. Jx

Marti said...

Amazing that it made the news over there. It is unbelievable.

Lena said...

I saw it on the news today too. It's so sad. Definitely keeping all who suffered from this devastating tragedy in our prayers.

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe it made such an impact almost 60 miles away. I can only imagine what it must have been like to be there in town when it happened. What an awful tragedy. I heard this morning on the news that they had found the source of the explosion, but not the cause. I hope it turns out to have been an accident, not malicious intent.


Kate said...

I had no idea the blast was felt that far away. It is a horrible tragedy. Hopefully once the CSB finishes the investigation, they will put more regulations on how that store that material that makes it safer.