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tracytiger
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89

I was shopping with my mom at Cortana mall. The metal pull down's that close off the entrance to each store all rattled so loud. I'll never forget that day. Later that night I drove by there and you could feel the heat from the interstate.


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CRNA-KA
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
This was one of the baddest explosions I have ever seen!! Check out the shock waves!!

Destroyed in Seconds


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tigermaniac22311
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
1712 Beachgrove Dr. Tara subdivision in BR! Felt it! My father in law who was close to several local politicians got calls that his business in the area was clear!


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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Living off Essen lane. Two pictures knocked off the wall, breaking the glass. Attic fold up stairs kicked down and slammed back shut.

LSU lakes were frozen over. Got cool pics standing on the ice with the smoke in the background.
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SPEEDY
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Looters were out of control after that


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Would like to hear from someone at Exxon that day.


BigJake
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
I was at my grnma's house off of beech street in NBR. That thing shook the house like it blew the house off the pylons. We were scared as shite.

My grandma was on the commode and we asked her if she farted.


justusstone
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


That was funny Jake.

I was in Baker. Didn't shake as bad as when the tank in the Maryland tank farm blew. That was crazy.


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Walt OReilly
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
best friends mom died in the 94 explosion


thatkid32
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Tiger in NY
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
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Where were you when it happened? What did it sound/feel like?


Was in Woodstone. Shook the whole house and scared the shite out if us playing original Nintendo.


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GeorgeTheGreek
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Damn, wish the article wasn't cut off


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meauxjeaux2
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Great Ganesh in the shopping center next to Bicycles Plus?

Daammm forgot all about that place.


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NocturnalTiger
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Little over 2 miles away, at my house. We knew it was Exxon the moment it happened. Thing about living in the shadows of the Refinery...


Paul Allen
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Was this early in the AM? I think I was either sleeping or playing Zelda


CurDog
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
it was before noon that is for sure


ZereauxSum
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Was living in the Seigen/Perkins area at the time. Was in my bed playing with Legos. Shook some pictures on my wall and scared the crap out if me!


LSUSUPERSTAR
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
I was eleven at the time and lived in Central. I have no memory of this event, is that weird?


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Capt ST
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Blew open parents french doors in Webb Park. Had some ash fallout.


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wallowinit
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
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best friends mom died in the 94 explosion


I remember that was the Coker fire. The lady was high up in the unit on a platform and was basically roasted alive from what I heard - if that was the incident I am recalling.



I think about that every time I find myself up in a unit at any of the plants. Not a pleasant thought.


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