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  • Hey Rube! Are you okay?

    I was just watching the coverage of the propane explosion in Toronto. Don't know exactly where you live. Was it relatively close to you? Did you hear/feel/see it?

    DD and SIL live about 5 km. from the site and SIL's parents are significantly closer. Don't know if they have been evacuated or not yet. Still trying to contact them.
    Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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    Re: Hey Rube! Are you okay?

    Ginger, I just saw the news on CNN. They said they don't know if any of the people inside got out. I wonder how many would have been inside???
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    • #3
      Re: Hey Rube! Are you okay?

      No idea. It happened in the middle of the night on a week-end, so I would think it would have been minimal staff. Biggest fear right now seems to be the two propane tankers that are on fire and venting. Firefighters are trying to keep them cool enough so that they don't explode. Here is a link to the story http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/475696

      Edited to add, this reminds me of a train derailment in Mississauga (jsut west of Toronto) about 28 years ago. It also involved burning propane tankers and a huge area was also evacuated. I remember because our (then) neighbour was a firefighter and was in the 'killzone' for much of that first night, trying to keep those tankers cool.
      Last edited by Ginger; 08-10-2008, 11:26 AM.
      Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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      • #4
        Re: Hey Rube! Are you okay?

        Keeping my fingers crossed that she's okay...

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        • #5
          Re: Hey Rube! Are you okay?

          Thanks for the info. I am keeping my fingers crossed too.
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          • #6
            Re: Hey Rube! Are you okay?

            Wow - I had no idea this had occurred. I was so exhausted after my day yesterday I went to bed early and didn't have time as yet to watch any news.

            The explosion occurred at the other side of the city which is at least 10 miles from where I live.

            Thanks for your concern folks but all is well with me. I'll check to see who I know in the area.

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            • #7
              Re: Hey Rube! Are you okay?

              I am so glad that you are okay
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              • #8
                Re: Hey Rube! Are you okay?

                I'm so glad to hear you are fine, Rube. Prayers for the safety of all involved.
                Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

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                • #9
                  Re: Hey Rube! Are you okay?

                  Rube! Glad to know you are okay. Talked to DD. She and SIL live about 5 km from the site. She said they heard something but just put it down to the idiot neighbours partying till all hours again.
                  Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hey Rube! Are you okay?

                    Yes, Thank God that you and Ginger are allright...
                    Seems like a close call.
                    Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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