An apartment building after the West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

An apartment building after the West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Trooper D.L. Wilson of the Texas Department of Public Safety estimates that as many as 75 homes were severely damaged and an apartment complex with 50 units was gutted by the blast.  He also says 133 patients from a nearby nursing home were evacuated.  He could not comment on the extent of any patient injuries, but says all patients have been evacuated from the building.

Resources, news sources, etc (I will update this as I get more information):

Disaster Distress Helpline

If you are experiencing signs of distress as a result of a disaster, the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling and support. It’s Free. It’s Confidential.

Call 1-800-985-5990
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Text TalkWithUs to 66746

West, Texas Explosion Info Recovery Facebook Page

West, Texas Disaster Animal Housing Google Doc

Talking to Children about Disasters

The Blood Center of Central Texas Donation Information

Live Updates from RT

Live Updates from Mother Jones

Have loved ones in West? Here’s the hotline number to call for information: 254-202-1100

Here is a list of shelters open for victims of the #WestExplosion 

UPDATE 4/18/13 9:36 am More Links:

How you can help West:

Another collection of ways you can help West:

A google doc of resources:

Anhydrous Ammonia Health Information:

Sleep tight. Hug your babies. Be thankful for what you’ve got. ❤