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April 17, 2013

Fertilizer plant explosion in West results in numerous injuries

WEST — A fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded Wednesday night, shooting smoke high into the evening sky. While information is still preliminary at this point, there have been reports from multiple news agencies of dozens of injuries and damage to multiple buildings. The American Red Cross has sent in emergency responders from across the state, and a local high school football field is being used as a staging area. Injured residents are being transported to hospitals in Waco. 

The following is information from www.kwtx.com. We are posting the information for any of our readers who have family or friends in the West/Waco area:

To check on injured residents admitted to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center call (254) 202-1100

For family inquiries about patients at Scott & White call (888) 394-4947

Family inquiries about patients at Providence Health Center (254) 761-7200

Central Texas Urgent Care clinics in Hewitt and Lacy Lakeview will remain open all night to treat those with minor injuries

The Extraco Events Center will be setting up to take donations starting tomorrow at 9:00 am. For information call 254-776-1660

Carter Blood Care Center will accept donations beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday in Waco

HEB Pharmacy in the Woodway area is staying open all night to help accommodate West residents who may be injured and need prescriptions filled

First Baptist Church of Lott has room for anyone needing a place to stay. Call (254) 829-2321

The Aquilla ISD opened facilities for those seeking refuge.   Please report to the gym entrance.

Blair's Cove Apartments in Waco offering housing to any West residents affected by the explosion at 2425 S. 21st St. (254) 447-0810

Latham Springs Baptist Camp is open to displaced residents at 134 Private Road 223 in Aquilla

The Abbott gym is open to displaced residents

Valley mills Nursing Home has rooms available for nursing home residents if placement is needed for any of the West nursing home residents. Call 254-932-6288.

First Baptist Church of Gholson is open for anyone who needs a place to stay

Gholson ISD open for those seeking shelter

Brazos Meadows Baptist Church at 625 S. Hewitt Dr., adjacent to Castleman Creek Elementary will be open for anyone who needs a place to stay

American Legion Post 121 in Elm Mott is open for displaced residents

Sykora Family Ford in West has opened for residents who need a safe place to rest

Town Hall Estates in Hillsboro was taking in displaced residents

The Home Depot store in Bellmead will be open all night for those who need plywood, generators, etc.

Both Peas & Tots and Smarty Pants consignment stores in Waco are accepting clothing donations in all sizes for those in West

TSTC Student Recreation Center in Waco is open to take in those displaced by the explosion in West

Antioch Community Church at 501 North 20th Street in Waco is open to displaced residents

Axtell High School will be taking any kind of donations at the school tomorrow! Please donate anything! The PALS organization is taking all donations and will be accepting tomorrow and Friday during school

 

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