A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant Wednesday night left much of the small town of West, Texas, in ruins. "These are our neighbors, they are coming to help," Waco Police Department Sgt. William Patrick Swanton said Thursday. "You will find that in Texas. You will find that across the United States. We put everything aside when it comes to these types of situations."
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With more than 160 people injured and others unaccounted for, the need for blood is great and will increase. Currently The Blood Center of Central Texas and Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster are asking primarily for O positive, O negative and type A blood. The Red Cross of Central Texas has a complete list of area locations currently taking blood donations.
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RE: Texas Fertilizer Fire – On Jan.11, 2013 there were numerous Youtube videos about Tumbleweeds in West, Texas (see: Texas Tumbleweeds). Is it possible that in an attempt to burn the tumbleweeds, possibly at the fertilizer plant, turned in to an out of control brush fire?
anderson we just saw your interview with the families whom lost everything. Where can we send items needed for them to start to rebuild their lives.