re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89 (Posted on 10/10/12 at 9:42 am to Topwater Trout)
I was playing Roger Clemens baseball on Nintendo. The blast shook our back door windows, we thought a plane crashed in the neighborhood. The neighbor across the street worked for Exxon about 10 mins after the blast he was hauling arse out the driveway. At the time, we lived in Woodland Ridge.
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89 (Posted on 10/10/12 at 9:44 am to meauxjeaux2)
10 years old walking between our front door and my dads trucks carrying my mom's xmas cookies for the family get together. felt the tremor down in gonzales. scared the shite out of me since the summer before i was out with my dad in LA and experienced a real earthquake. i thought "God no. not here!"
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89 (Posted on 10/10/12 at 9:49 am to meauxjeaux2)
I was home with my folks for the holiday and had just stepped outside. Felt the tremor under my feet just before hearing the blast. Within minutes the sky was littered with shreds of insulation(?) and by 5pm the sky was dark as night from the smoke.
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89 (Posted on 10/10/12 at 9:57 am to meauxjeaux2)
I was at my grandparent's house in LP. My uncle was outside trying to get a bonfire started when it blew. It rattled the windows and shook the house some...we thought my uncle had blown himself up outside.