Jump to content

Fuel Depot Explosions


Guest ein042

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 5
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Elders (Admins)

Thanks, ein, OK here. I don't think we've got anyone in the near vicinity, but from the various reports the explosion and the shockwave were heard and felt over an enormous distance. So some TIWWA-ers might have had a worrying awakening this morning. A number of people have reported that the door to their attic fell down because of the sudden increase in air pressure in empty attics.

The story's been about the only thing to run on UK 24 hour TV news. The satellite pictures of the extent of the plume is quite extraordinary. The major problem in the way of the smoke clearing is that there's high pressure over the UK at the moment which creates an inversion in the atmosphere. That has the effect of a barrier keeping the plume fairly near the ground so it doesn't dissipate into the upper atmosphere. At present it's spreading south east towards Europe.

Now that it's dark, the live pictures are even more scary. It's still burning fiercely. It's amazing that so few people were hurt.

Libby

"Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape." Terry Pratchett

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now that it's dark, the live pictures are even more scary. It's still burning fiercely. It's amazing that so few people were hurt.

This was one i saw

Very scary.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Elders (Admins)

That's a really scary image. It almost seems like something out of an armaggedon movie.

There have been traces of the smoke in the sky to the north of us. I'm so glad I'm not underneath that plume which has meant some places have seen not much more than a dark sky all day. Even though I tend towards scientific explanations, I would still have felt very unsettled if the plume had come our way.

Libby

"Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape." Terry Pratchett

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Elders (Admins)

Hi,

I'm back from a short break and whilst away I switched on and saw the images. Quite frightening, it blews the windows out in houses over a large area. I'm not up to date yet with the news but I imagine its down to maintenance or rather the lack of it. I can't people started saying there was a plane involved - muppets. I'm glad that was quashed pretty soon by the Police.

The Fire fighters did a great job, in truly awful conditions without hesitation. Imagine being in one of the suits and masks for hours in that grime and heat. I was shocked to hear them being critised for pulling out when that large tank was thought to be on the way to exploding. A fire fighter doesn't have to pull someone out of a fire to be a hero. :ouro:

  • Thank you for not contributing to the spread of fake or inaccurate content, speculation or false information especially in relation to current worldwide health events.
  • Need help? For technical related issues, please use our Support Forum.
  • To report spam or inappropriate content, please use the Report option which flags all community Elders and autohides the content if multiple reports are received before site staff can respond directly.
Link to comment
Share on other sites


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Terms of Use Privacy Policy Guidelines