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the smoke cloud has just got to my house...
how far is this cloud going to get before it disintergrates? if it's gone from hertfordshire to essex it looks like it's heading out to sea.
the winds blowing to the east so yeah taking it all to europe and then north to scandinavia as usual i guess
they heard it in Holland and Belgium, which is strange, as I live a tad closer, and heard nulla.
by standing too close to speakers...
it's another London-centric post
and nobody even died for this one
I've been sleeping, what happened?
I was confused for a while.
I wonder how much pollution has been dumped into the sky in one go there.
just saw some of the BBC photos
very apocalypic looking
exactly the word i used when describing the cloud to my sister this morning
are we the same person??
i just had an accidental tab pressing nightmare
we're only 0.2313 of the same person ;)
is not very much
an arm or half leg perhaps
we'll get another five minute silence out of it
a 3 year silence!!!
this presentation to do about William Gladstone and the Contagious Diseases Act on Monday for which I've done nothing for. It's got to be five minutes long. Here's hoping
maybe my ears are fucked up. Did you hear anything in Ilford then?
I'll rephrase the question, did anyone hear anything?
Does that count?
yep, that counts!
that is mental. are there no casualties, i didn't see a mention on the bbc site?
Minor casualties. And there were people on the actual site at the time, it's a miracle nobody got hurt seriously, what with loads of windows and doors blowing out aswell.
window smashing, and wall cracking and whatnot. It's got to be some explosion for that to happen, not just on site, but for miles around the area.
That plume of smoke is massive.
are there only minor casualties??
that totally amazes me
I was up at around 6am being my usual insomniac self and heared this pretty huge bang with which the house shook. This cued up the usual deluded paranoia of "that's not a f***ing thunderstorm" and "oh dear, somebody's nuked London".
I then decided that nobody in their right mind would want to nuke London at 6am on a Sunday so convinced myself it was a thunderstorm, albeit without the rain, thereby disproving that Fleetwood Mac(/Corrs) song.
I'm in Croxley near Watford.
Because of the need to keep the climate of fear intact, if there are no casualties, they won't mention it. No matter what the news item is, the phrase "it is as yet unclear whether terrorist activity is suspected" will crop up somewhere.
I for one suspect the Tory leadership of terrorist activity.
says there are several casualties, two serious.
does casualties mean deaths? Ignore me.
but it is an odd phenomenon that the more tragic the event, the more people will watch it. it's a dark element of the human psyche but it's true.
also, the BBC keep mentioning there's been no casualties so i don't know what channel you're watching. i also haven't heard them refer to terrorism.
I mean deaths.
i guess more details will come out as the day goes on, its always unclear in the early stages of breaking news
from my office where i am working overtime.
we just drove past it on the way to watford and drove through it. it's fucking nuts and all over the shop.
the blast woke my sister up.
we're about 11 miles away and its getting progressively darker outside.
This is pretty fucked up. I was on the train back from Manchester and mistook the oil smoke for a big dark cloud on the horizon. I did think it looked like smoke but obviously assumed it could only be a cloud. Jesus...
It looks like some unrealistic painting predicting the apocalypse
is full of smoke. it's pretty dark even for ten to four in december and you can see it's smoke, not clouds. erk. not going outside for a while i don't think.
is indeed verging on night time.
here (sorry can't do links properly):
apparently i can
the sky is insane. it's like pompeii or something. jesus, really do not want to be breathing that in.
isn't the cloud on google earth?
That's what I want to know.
no. I understand now. Its ok.
Half of the South East of England is going to be covered in black soot soon.
out here on the welsh coast
you can KEEP your frickin "music scene". ive got an mp3 player and MOUNTAINS.
it was insane watching the news coverage. they had a shot of the fire and they kept on panning to the left and there seemed to be no end to it!
the descriptions of the mushroom cloud explosion and feeling/hearing it from miles away followed by the black snow falling from the sky iv heard...someone might think a small nuclear bomb had gone off!
hah yes its all a big cover up by the government but we'll be right when people start getting sick tsk tsk
This is the best thing ever.
It was heard in HOLLAND. And apparantly is the biggest "incident" in peacetime Europe. I havent been this excited since that fireworks factory blew up in Holland!
Strange to see what's going on over there
hope everyone's alright
I wonder what the sky is going to looklike over stockholm at sunrise/sunset tomorrow - they're only five hours apart this time of year.
The reports on swedish news make it seem like nothing much happened
It's being reported a bit differently in Canada
I don't think this country is 'jittery' at all over terrorism.
From: toni-marie picton, nash mills " i'm nealy 13 and i was woke up at about 6.19am this morning. i heard a huge rush of air kind of thing..followed by a huge explosion..me and my family thought it was a plane crash out side our house..it was so scary, we turnt on the t.v and it was on within minutes on chanelle 121. longdean is closed tomorrow because the windows have been smashed an stuff! when we heardn it, me, dad, mum, and my brother cried, me and dad rand into my brothers room where me, dad, and tom (brother) ran to the window to see if we could see anything, we was shouting and crying, and my brother dave who was in a hangover slept throught the whole thing..it really annoyed him coz he sleeps through everything
that reporting shows jitters re. terrorism. there's lots of stories on that page cos that's a local news site in hemel hempstead and i'll wager that's the biggest thing that's ever happened there.
I wasn't implying anything but it's interesting to get the local perspective from people near the blast - like this one
From: Paul Yollick, Presbury Way "I am unfortunate enough to live in close proximity to the affected area. Though I was not present at the time of the blast, the property damage is extensive.
"From what I can see from a safe distance the windows have been smashed in (on both car and house) and several parts of my house appear to have melted. At the moment both me and my partner are being tended to by the relief team who are doing an superb job."