Late Night Train Derailment Leaks Toxic Fumes

May 18, 2008

In Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday, more than 3,000 people were evacuated after two derailed train cars containing highly corrosive hydrochloric acid began leaking. Nursing home residents were evacuated soon after the derailment. The cars jumped the track about 2:30 in the morning leading to 3,500 homes, businesses and a nursing home being evacuated within a 1-mile area after toxic fumes rose from the site.

Residents will be allowed to return home after the spill is contained safely and not posing a threat to anyone, which will take a day or two, said a spokesman for BNSF Railway. A shelter was set up at Carencro High School.

Residents outside the evacuation area were advised to close windows and doors and turn off air conditioning to avoid any possible effects from the spill.


Chilean Ghost Town After Volcano Eruption

May 4, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Puerto Montt, Chile is a virtual ghost town since the massive evacuation of the town to avoid catastrophe when the nearby volcano erupted. Interior Minister Edmundo Perez said that 40 to 45 people of a total population of more than 4,500 remain there one day after the Chaiten volcano erupted. Meanwhile, the volcano is still erupting, shooting out ash in plumes as high as twelve kilometers. The Interior Minister is not sure if the citizens of Puerto Montt wiill be able to return to thier homes.


Bon Jovi Concert Bomb Threat

April 27, 2008

Fans at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fl. were evacuated from last night’s Bon Jovi concert because of a bomb threat. Don’t worry — Tico Torres and company are just fine.

Several bomb-sniffing dogs were sent in after police received a phone call threatening to blow up the arena with two bombs. After determining the threat was a hoax, fans were let back in at 9:30 for the show.

The state of New Jersey can rest easy.

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