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).]