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penguinz
02-07-2007, 02:37 PM
Mine did on the plaza as well as some friends in Lenexa, Liberty and Blue Springs.

KcMizzou
02-07-2007, 02:37 PM
no

tomahawk kid
02-07-2007, 02:38 PM
Yes in Overland Park.

sedated
02-07-2007, 02:40 PM
there was an explosion downtown.

my office is going ape-sh!t

penguinz
02-07-2007, 02:42 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Firefighters are rushing to the scene of a reported explosion and two-alarm blaze at Front Street and Chestnut south of the river.

Firefighters Rushing to Reported Explosion, Two-Alarm Blaze

The blaze is reportedly at a chemical plant.

Thick black smoke can be seen for miles.

We're following this late-breaking story closely, and we'll update this story as soon as we have new information.

http://www.kctv5.com/Global/story.asp?S=6052823

SPchief
02-07-2007, 02:43 PM
Chemical explosion

morphius
02-07-2007, 02:45 PM
Yes. Overland Park...

KC Kings
02-07-2007, 02:48 PM
I work on Hosiptal Hill, and the view of the pillar of smoke over the city is pretty cool looking. Hope nobody gets hurt putting this one out.
http://www.kctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1035760

petegz28
02-07-2007, 02:51 PM
Yes mine has a few times here in Olathe

Redrum_69
02-07-2007, 02:52 PM
South of olathe...we lost power

eazyb81
02-07-2007, 02:56 PM
Did a few times in downtown.

BigRedChief
02-07-2007, 02:56 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/16645161.htm


Multiple explosions, apparently at a chemical plant, shook an area just east of downtown Kansas City on Wednesday afternoon.
The fire from the explosions sent a huge plume of black smoke drifting over the area near Nicholson and Garland.
It was not immediately clear what chemicals were involved in the blast. Firefighters were evacuating the area around the site. Northbound Interstate 35 and Front Street were closed.

petegz28
02-07-2007, 02:58 PM
Ok what does a chemplant explosion have to do with flickering power?

Redrum_69
02-07-2007, 02:59 PM
YOu cant see the cloud...LIES ALL LIES

Redrum_69
02-07-2007, 02:59 PM
Ok what does a chemplant explosion have to do with flickering power?



Use your brain for a..oh wait...,nm

sedated
02-07-2007, 02:59 PM
Run for the hills everybody, there's a giant shit-cloud coming!

penguinz
02-07-2007, 03:02 PM
The explosion was at ChemCentral. I think my uncle works there. :(

petegz28
02-07-2007, 03:02 PM
Use your brain for a..oh wait...,nm


You can explain yes?

Redrum_69
02-07-2007, 03:03 PM
You can explain yes?



Well duh, but i want to see how long you drag this out

SPchief
02-07-2007, 03:03 PM
The explosion was at ChemCentral. I think my uncle works there. :(


Hope he wasn't there. But it appears the explosion was outside of the building.

Iowanian
02-07-2007, 03:05 PM
Alot of chemical fire smoke? Crap...there go the Ice caps!


I hope no one was hurt....I've got family who work in the area, and 2 that are firemen.

chief52
02-07-2007, 03:07 PM
Ok what does a chemplant explosion have to do with flickering power?

Nothing, actually. My guess is that the flickering lights is totally unrelated to the fire. The only possible connection would be if the fire actually burned down or caused a cross phase of the power lines.

penguinz
02-07-2007, 03:07 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A large explosion and fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a chemical company in the northeast Bottoms.

The Kansas City Fire Department is urging everyone within a one-mile radius of the blaze to stay out of the area.

Firefighters started receiving calls at about 2:19 p.m. A huge plume of smoke could be seen coming from a building at Nicholson and Garland avenues. The smoke was visible for miles.

NewsChopper 9's Johnny Rowlands reported that it appeared that something was falling from the cloud of smoke.

KMBC's Martin Augustine reported that the fire appears to be raging out of control and several explosions could be heard. Firefighters said they are not able to pour water on the blaze and they were trying to contain it from the perimeter.

Workers in nearby buildings told KMBC they heard about eight explosions and that the lights flickered.

Employees and residents have been evacuated from the area. No injuries have been reported.

Roads in the area have been shut down and traffic is being detoured.

The city's emergency operations unit is up and running.

http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/10955838/detail.html#

Jayhawkerman2001
02-07-2007, 03:10 PM
damn, thats insane. What street is that place located on again?

Dartgod
02-07-2007, 03:18 PM
The crazy bitch in the cubicle next to me is freaking out about a "terrorist act" and whether or not the plume from the fire will drift our way and such. And we are in southern Johnson County.

ROFL

eazyb81
02-07-2007, 03:19 PM
The crazy bitch in the cubicle next to me is freaking out about a "terrorist act" and whether or not the plume from the fire will drift our way and such.

ROFL

My company is thinking about getting gas masks for the employees.

SPchief
02-07-2007, 03:19 PM
The crazy bitch in the cubicle next to me is freaking out about a "terrorist act" and whether or not the plume from the fire will drift our way and such. And we are in southern Johnson County.

ROFL



Did you tell her to get the gas masks out?

Redrum_69
02-07-2007, 03:20 PM
ROMFG

THE NUCLEAR WINTER IS UPO)N US!!!

REVELATIONS 21:25

TRIBULATION IN EFFECT

144,000 WILL DISAPPEAR

ANTICHRIST IS COMING

JESUS IS WATCHING!@!

Dartgod
02-07-2007, 03:21 PM
My company is thinking about getting gas masks for the employees.If i was working near the downtown area, especially west of there, then yeah, I could understand.

We're at least 30 miles south of there though. She was also asking that if she drove home to Lee's Summit, would she be driving into it.

:shake:

Redrum_69
02-07-2007, 03:21 PM
KIf i was working near the downtown area, especially west of there, then yeah, I could understand.

We're at least 30 miles south of there though. She was also asking that if she drove home to Lee's Summit, would she be driving into it.

:shake:


damn, is she hot?

eazyb81
02-07-2007, 03:22 PM
If i was working near the downtown area, especially west of there, then yeah, I could understand.

We're at least 30 miles south of there though. She was also asking that if she drove home to Lee's Summit, would she be driving into it.

:shake:

Okay, now that is ridiculous.

BIG_DADDY
02-07-2007, 03:27 PM
The crazy bitch in the cubicle next to me is freaking out about a "terrorist act" and whether or not the plume from the fire will drift our way and such. And we are in southern Johnson County.

ROFL

It's the age of fear. We surely need big brother to protect us from this. Tell the stupid box to pull her head out of that hermetically sealed enviroment she has confined herself to and she just might find a way to think for herself one day.

Don't ever doubt the power of the media.

chief52
02-07-2007, 03:27 PM
Ok what does a chemplant explosion have to do with flickering power?

They just mentioned it on the television. The heat from the fire melted the transmission line near the plant. When those transmission lines burned down it caused a flicker in a large area and a power outage in the vicinity of the plant. When transmission goes down, it has a large effect on the entire system.

Redrum_69
02-07-2007, 03:31 PM
They just mentioned it on the television. The heat from the fire melted the transmission line near the plant. When those transmission lines burned down it caused a flicker in a large area and a power outage in the vicinity of the plant. When transmission goes down, it has a large effect on the entire system.


ding ding ding

Iowanian
02-07-2007, 03:50 PM
The crazy bitch in the cubicle next to me is freaking out about a "terrorist act" and whether or not the plume from the fire will drift our way and such. And we are in southern Johnson County.

ROFL

This sounds like a perfect time to blow up that paper bag under your cubicle and Pop it....maybe stomp on some bubble wrap and shout at the same time.

Chief Nute
02-07-2007, 03:52 PM
Dont worry guys......I will take care of Chiefs Planet when you are all gone.

BIG_DADDY
02-07-2007, 04:00 PM
This sounds like a perfect time to blow up that paper bag under your cubicle and Pop it....maybe stomp on some bubble wrap and shout at the same time.

Funny you should say that. After the quake back in 89' I was working in a health club. The front desk wasn't bolted down so I would shake it when someone was signing in and they would go running out of the club. Most of them didn't return. I must have done that a couple hundred times over the next month. Laughed my ass off. I am surprised nobody reported me to corporate office. The only thing funnier was telling a lady who thought Richard Simmons was some type of health god that the only reason he lost weight was because he had aids and had died two weeks ago. She broke into tears and ran out of the club yelling no, no. Funier than shit. Then again I have a sick sense of humour sometimes.

Sure-Oz
02-07-2007, 04:01 PM
yes a few times it did

Iowanian
02-07-2007, 04:02 PM
heee haaaaaaaaw.

hahahahahahaha.

Wa-Z
02-07-2007, 04:10 PM
Wow...that smoke cloud looks insane.

sedated
02-07-2007, 04:15 PM
I work about 15 blocks from there

We just got this update from HR:
The latest television report is that the EPA has air quality monitors on the ground near the fire, and downtown, and that preliminary reports show that the air quality is good - with no measurable air pollutants to worry about. Also, the I-35 Paseo bridge is shut down

tyton75
02-07-2007, 04:21 PM
I work about 15 blocks from there

We just got this update from HR:
The latest television report is that the EPA has air quality monitors on the ground near the fire, and downtown, and that preliminary reports show that the air quality is good - with no measurable air pollutants to worry about. Also, the I-35 Paseo bridge is shut down



so by all means, lets go down to the fire and roast marshmallows!

petegz28
02-07-2007, 05:39 PM
They just mentioned it on the television. The heat from the fire melted the transmission line near the plant. When those transmission lines burned down it caused a flicker in a large area and a power outage in the vicinity of the plant. When transmission goes down, it has a large effect on the entire system.


Ah ok now that makes sense.

Fire Me Boy!
02-07-2007, 08:12 PM
NBC's coverage was WAY better.

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/kshb/nw_local_news/article/0,1925,KSHB_9424_5335042,00.html