Thursday, August 24, 2006
As I was kicked back in my recliner getting my day started with breakfast and coffee, there was a HUGE explosion. It rattled the windows in my house. The booms just kept coming and I soon learned that about 10 miles from me is an old Army ammunitions plant. They no longer make ammo there, but there is a business there that disassembles 65 pound bombs and takes the TNT out of them for re-use in newer bombs. Miraculously, no one was killed. I-20 was shut down for 4 hours and the nearest town of 800 residents and two schools was completely evacuated. That town is still evacuated. They still have not been able to get close enough to the area to determine the cause, but aerial evaluations are very bad. There were subsequent explosions all day.....about 30 in all!