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Denise
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0 posted 01-18-2011 11:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

There was a major gas explosion in my neighborhood tonight,  2 1/2 blocks from my house, about 3 hours ago. It felt like a truck rammed into my house, and my daughters, who both live a half mile further west of me, had their storm doors open and slam shut, and didn't know why.

One worker from the Philadelphia Gas Works was just found dead, 3 others from PGW are in critical condition and one firefighter is in serious condition. There must be more injuries because I am still hearing ambulances 3 hours later. Fifty families have been displaced, and the American Red Cross is on the scene, as well as HazMat. We've been advised to stay inside due to the fumes. One structure has collapsed and a second has partially collapsed.

The area looks like a war zone.

Please keep the victims and their families in your prayers?

This was a grim reminder that none of us knows what the next moment holds in store. Tell your loved ones every day that you love them and be kind to everyone you meet.

[This message has been edited by Denise (01-19-2011 12:01 AM).]

latearrival
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1 posted 01-19-2011 02:10 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

WOW! This is terrible news.Those gas explosions are terrible. My grandson is a paramedic and I often hear sad stories from him. I worry about him all the time as he also drives an ambulance.I will surley passs on the word  for prayers for all those that were efected. And I am pleased to hear you and your family are safe. latearrival
Denise
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2 posted 01-19-2011 02:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, latearrival.

I learned this afternoon that the PGW worker who was killed was only 19 years old. It was his first day out in the field as an Emergency Repair Apprentice.

So very sad. He was just a kid.

nakdthoughts
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3 posted 01-19-2011 04:05 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Denise, I haven't seen this  on our news down here. I hope everything is settling down and that the families displaced have accommodations.

Those explosions aren't as rare as one thinks.

Praying for the families and that of the young man killed.

M
Titia Geertman
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4 posted 01-19-2011 05:08 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

OMG that's awful and so close to your home.
Googled and found this http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41146412/ns/us_news-life/ with videos, they got the explosion on tape
Margherita
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5 posted 01-19-2011 06:34 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

So very sad, dear Denise! My heart goes out to those affected by this tragedy.
Thank you for allowing us to join in prayer and love.

Margherita
Rex Allen McCoy
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6 posted 01-19-2011 07:08 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

gas is so unpredictable ... my sister-in-law was lost in a house fire, Dec 6 2010, due to a gas explosion ... my brother was watching the late news when the house became an instant fire ball ... he managed to make it out, then tried twice to go back in, but couldn't find her ... he spent the next couple weeks in the intensive care burn unit.

the love and prayers of family and friends in the entire community, kept him going.
so I do believe our prayers can help in troubled times
Denise
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7 posted 01-19-2011 07:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, ladies, and I am so very sorry for your loss, Rex.
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8 posted 01-19-2011 08:57 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

That is horrible! I'll remember them all in my prayers--those who were involved in the tragedy in your neighborhood, Denise, as well as Rex's family members. And I have to say, I'm glad you are ok, Denise.

--sky
nakdthoughts
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9 posted 01-20-2011 06:41 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Denise, it finally made the news here. What a horrific site/sight.  

I'm sorry for your loss Rex.

Will keep  prayers going.


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OwlSA
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10 posted 01-20-2011 03:34 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Oh, how awful!  Prayers for all the families concerned, including yours, Denise (especially for the fumes) and Rex's.

Owl
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11 posted 01-23-2011 09:58 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

I'm so sorry to learn this.  For sure my prayers will be with the families.  You're right we just never know hour to hour.

Rae
 
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