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Friday, November 18, 2016

UPDATE - AMEREN ILLINOIS WORKER KILLED IN CITY GAS EXPLOSION HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED....

It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog. The only updates that will even be able to be posted on here after this blog will be clean up updates, showing the progression of how our debris riddled city slowly becomes a functional city again without debris scattered around the city.

Here is what I have tonight (I also have a few more photos to share and I will continue to share the photos as I get them all).

AMEREN ILLINOIS WORKER KILLED IN CITY GAS EXPLOSION HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED....

Thursday, November 17, 2016 02:34PM
City --Authorities on Thursday were investigating the cause of a gas explosion that rocked downtown homes and businesses in a central Illinois community, shattering glass and cracking interior walls in nearby buildings and killing one person and injuring several others.
The blast Wednesday evening in (OMITTED), which is 150 miles southwest of Chicago, happened while utility workers were trying to fix a gas leak that a contractor apparently caused while digging, officials said.

"The impact of this blast was tremendous and that caused some serious, serious damage," the city's police chief, Rick Nichols, said at a news conference Thursday.
Ameren Illinois said its crew had turned off the gas and was beginning to make repairs when the explosion happened. Police Chief Nichols said investigators are still trying to determine what ignited the blast.

The explosion killed one of the Ameren workers, whom OMITTED County Coroner Steve Hines identified as 38-year-old Arturo Silva Jr., of OMITTED.  Arturo Silva, Jr. of OMITTED died from blunt force trauma to the head and chest. Silva was one of four Ameren Illinois workers who were working to fix a gas line when the explosion happened.



The other three workers were hospitalized for their injuries. Three other workers were injured, and two of them remained hospitalized Thursday, said Ameren Senior Vice President Ron Pate.

Authorities said there were a total of 12 people who were taken to hospitals, though it wasn't immediately clear if that included the worker who died.

Police Chief Nichols said searchers haven't found any new casualties, but that officers are still trying to make sure that everyone else who was in the area got out safely.

"We're hopeful that there's no one else who's unaccounted for," he said. A damage cost estimate wasn't available yet, Police Chief Nichols said.

Jill Dillefeld, a psychiatric nurse from OMITTED, told the (Peoria) Journal Star that she was eating at a bar about a block from the square when she heard "the biggest kaboom I have ever heard in my life."

"Everyone jumped," she said. "The door where I was sitting blew open."

Several buildings were damaged by the blast, including a historic 19th century Opera
House that now houses offices. The police chief said officials hope to shrink the closed area to one block around the blast, but that it can only be done once it has been deemed safe.

"We have structural engineers in the area checking area buildings. This is a very slow and methodical process. They are working hard and as fast as possible," the OMITTED County Emergency Services Disaster Agency (ESDA) said in a statement.

The National Transportation Safety Board (TNTSB) tweeted Thursday that it opened an investigation into the blast.


My heart weighs heavy for Arturo Silva, Jr's family and I am terribly sorry for their loss. This is a tragedy for our city from the death of this young man as well as the loss of businesses for the downtown area.


Now here are some new photos that I have gotten that I didnt have in the previous 2 blogs. I'll continue to post photos as I get them and I will also be posting photos of the slow clean up process until it's restored enough for the city to return to its daily life being able to access the downtown square area.









Thursday, November 17, 2016

UPDATE - Natural Gas Explosion that happened last night in the city I live in.


There is currently no update on anything that took place on November 16th regarding the Natural Gas Explosion that happened in the heart of the city I live in, other than.....

From my county's ESDA Office....

ESDA has released damage assessments for the number of downtown buildings affected:48 Buildings are “level 5 – Habitable with few repairs”1 Building “level 6 – Uninhabitable- needs extensive repairs”3 Buildings “level 7 – Total loss”

The local military reserves is still in the city with heavy equipment so that they can get around ground zero with all of the rubble strewn all over that part of the downtown city square.

Ameren is still in the area with all sorts of meters and gadgets scanning buildings in the downtown area we are unaware if it will involve the residential areas to maintain that there is no further leaks...

All I can do is continue to update my blog as I get more information and photos.

I can confirm that after viewing what the City Officials would allow as far as how close the residents were able to drive within a certain parameter limit's without getting too close or in their way we were able to see the Parking Lot between the Dollar General store and the Bar and the parking lot was severally damaged to the point that it broke, separated and in some area's buckled upwards around a large blast surface crater that is at a random guess because I like said we had to stay within the State Police Barricaded Parameters so at a random guess the gaping hole is probably 20 to 30 maybe even more feet deep. They have that parking lot blocked off to keep resident's away from the large cratered area so it is really hard to say that being 20 to 30 feet or more deeper is accurate. As close as we were allowed to get to it was half a city block in distance from   the parking lot so again it is a random guess. We don't know if there were any vehicles blown into the crater by the blast or if there was vehicles parked there when the surface broke, separated and in some area's buckled upwards so we have no information about weather or not there was any vehicles swallowed by this crater, we can only update as knowledge is learned and released but it does seem to be a very tight and a hush ordeal as you will see in what was released by our local paper this morning, there is barely information even there in fact I think I have investigated more of it and got facts on my own without the papers sources  and I have provided alot of information regarding this explosion. I post it on my personal Facebook so my friends can know what is going on and if I find things with video links, I do tend to link them so they can see the events as other residents may have captured it and it goes for the photos also as I post anything I find, thats sent to me. I feel that as a tax paying resident in my city that we the people have the right to know what is going on in our city, regardless of weather anyone else wishes for that information to be out there for the residents to read and see for them selves.

The city is terrified, they want answers so I try to find all the information that I can and post it   to them knowing it will go on a share and it will get out.Now, here are the updated photos that I have. I can't update anything further than photos at this time as there is no other information available to us.

NOTICE: All City, County, State as well as resident names have been removed for privacy purposes. I have also changed some of the actual body and claim no ownership to any of the article. My main concern is regardless of it being Public Information, I feel it is far too much Personal Information to post such content as I chose to change the article and remove the names to preserve that privacy but to not take away from the article it's self.Here's the edited version for viewing in Second Life.Our local news paper only printed vague information....

From our Daily Paper.  At least one person was killed because of a natural-gas explosion Wednesday night in downtown square, authorities said.10 p.m. UPDATE: One fatality has been confirmed and a total of 12 people have been treated by At the local Hospital for injuries.At least one person was killed because of a natural-gas explosion Wednesday night in downtown square, authorities said.The explosion took place just before 6 p.m. in a building along First Avenue, near the city square, according to a spokeswoman for the County's Public Information Office.

As of about 8 p.m., she did not know the building that was the source of the explosion.Several buildings in the area were damaged, according to an ESDA news release. It also stated there was no report of injuries.But the Coroner told News Service Officials that one fatality had been confirmed.Power was out along Locust Street north of the square. On the south edge, power was on and business owners were clearing the sidewalks of broken glass the explosion caused.

At 7 p.m., Ameren reported 541 power outages in the city, according to utility spokesman.

The downtown square was filled with police, firefighters, emergency-service crews and onlookers on a cool evening.

An optician at Bard Optical, 127 N. Main St., was working at the time of the blast.“The lights went out, I heard a big boom and I felt pressure,” said The Bard Optical Optician. He also stated that “The next thing you know, all the glass was broken. I didn’t smell anything.”
The Bard office manager,   was on her supper break down the block.“We thought someone drove into the side of the building,” she said.  

A Resident that lives in a high-rise apartment building about three blocks north of the explosion site. He was watching television with his wife when an exterior flash lit up his apartment.“I was in the military 10 years in field artillery,” The Resident said. “It reminded me of a 200-pound round coming down within a half-mile of me.“My first impression was it was a gas explosion. It was too loud for just a transformer.”

The owner of of N’Style hair salon (about 3 or 4 stores from the blast) said it seemed as if the air had been sucked out of the building, then the lights went out, then there was an explosion. There were customers in the salon, but no one was hurt.

However, witnesses said they saw EMTs assisting people behind the building.

Witnesses also said the explosion was felt as far as 26 miles from the explosion site.

The Salvation Army opened at 9 p.m. Wednesday for those displaced from the explosion.

The local Lumber company in the city also opened its doors for those that needed lumber to board broken windows.

Now for the updated photos, there is about 16 new photos of the Natural Gas Leak Explosion


















Real Life Tonight - Some Seriously Scary Shit (11/17/2016 @ 5:45 PM)

At 5:45 PM tonight there was an epic explosion in the town where I live. This explosion shook the entire town literally, it felt like your house slide right off it's foundation and dropped, then the power went out and then in an erie silence came a deafening blast sound. The entire town of 14,704 residents (according to the 2016 Population Demographics). was out in their cars, riding bicycles and out on foot to see what made such a disturbing feel and sound. Sirens began to ring through the city, emergency vehicles from several near by counties and cities began to pour into the town. As we found lanterns and lights to become mobile we made sure that everyone in the neighborhood was safe and alright as we had, had power restored....Briefly, within that 15 minute window of making sure everyone was alright and safe the power then went our again only this time it would be out for several hours, from 5:55 PM to 8:30 PM there was no power in the area of the City where I live and as of 3:00 AM there is still about 150 residents of my home town without power. By now your wondering what the hell happened....First of all no one knew, not even the police department but we thought we had been bombed, they was contemplating evacuating a gym where there was a basketball game in progress (That was left to the school to decide weather or not to stop the game). When you called the police department you couldn't even get through, there was so many people calling wondering what the hell happened, finally when I was able to get through to the police department I asked them if we were hit by a bomb and if we were needing to evacuate the operator that was trying to answer the phones to help the poor dispatchers said to me "Honey, we don't know what the hell is going on, we don't know if we need to evacuate the city or not just stay attuned to social media via their Facebook page, the local television station they play all local city council meetings and emergency informations like disaster alerts, ESDA, Amber alerts, and the local radio station and the news channels and we will let everyone know the best we can what courses of actions we will be needing to take". I said ok thank you and disconnected my cellphone. Mind you in the background you heard all sorts of discord and panic in the police department and I heard someone say it was a Level 3 Emergency Alarm (this is where I think the bomb came from is the lack of communication and knowledge for what a Level 3 Alarm is but I really don't know because I myself have no idea what it is or means either) My mother and I decided to get in the car and see if we can see what the hell happened. We live about 8 to 10 blocks from the "explosion" so we go trying to see and you can't get any ways near the site. So we parked and was listening to the commotion of passerby's walking frantically to and fro and was hearing all sorts of theories such as bomb, a tanning salon blew up, meth lab explosion. Which none of the above is what actually happened. Granted what happened is just as devastating since there was a fatality, one 60 year old man life flighted to another city thats about a 45 minute drive by car (45 min each way, to and from), 7 were treated and released and 3 others was admitted into our local hospital. Our hospital is not equipt to handle seriously severe injuries because we just don't have that kind of severely hurt people here so they aren't adapt for it. So upon further pursuit for answers we had to finally go grab food from a restaurant because there was no power restored in my area so cooking wasn't an option tonight. We'd seen videos from many people that was willing to share what they captured or was sent and for that we are grateful for them videos (my phone battery faded fast being on social media talking to people and watching video clips that friends and family captured and the fact that I used all of my data so now videos are not smooth, they buffer and its just basically shit to try to load a video when your data is used up and they decrease your data speeds to zero, zilch, nada your screwed no soup for you speed) because it gave us bits and pieces of the damage and where it was approximately....Little did we know that when the news would come on it was a massive natural gas leak that the power company that provides my city with their natural gas and electricity supply was actively working on when the explosion occurred. Thankfully the injured and fatalities was severely reduced due to the fact that this is a city that is resembling of the old fashion "one horse town" because it's like they all close up their shops at 5:00 PM so that reduced alot of the people traffic uptown on the square which is why there was only 11 Injured and one deceased. Several businesses around the square lost their stores and had significant damages to their properties, products and one store belonging to a personal friend of mine was a total loss, him and his wife lost everything because they were directly near the explosion. City officials met at the hospital and broadcast asking the residents to please stay out of the area and to stay at least within 3 blocks of the disaster site as of right now these people are still actively working on trying to piece this all together to get it in order to access buildings and damages, what buildings have now gotten weak foundations and buildings that are not safe for any human to enter. We have many businesses without windows, doors and parking lots that are destroyed not to mention a crater in the ground where a beauty salon and a home health care business sat (both ab liberated from the explosion) We have several Fire, Rescue and police companies in our city tonight trying to aid the city to get it made safe and cleared so that people can start rebuilding their businesses and lives again. I sat on social media talking to several friends since 10:15 PM before going to YouTube and seeing live videos of fireballs falling from the sky, buildings crumbling to the ground, windows, doors and merchandise blowing out of the stores from the gas leak explosion. It's sad because I have lived in this city all of my life and to see people I've been friends with for years lose their businesses and unknown persons lose a loved one and it's the holiday's....A mere 7 days before Thanksgiving and knowing a family is suppose to celebrate happiness and joy of family and friends they are thankful for....How can a family who is burring a loved one be thankful when they are heartbroken over losing a loved one? They can't. What makes matters worse for this family is this guy that was fatally wounded here tonight in this natural gas leak explosion, you know that poor man was incinerated where he stood they have nothing to identify, they have nothing to "celebrate his life" with, even if there is anything left of this man I'm so heartbroken over the family having to see the remains of their loved one, it makes it a million times harder for them. My only hope is for this poor man, that he never knew what hit him that it happened so quick he felt nothing and didn't experience the flash before my eyes end of life. I hope that on the other side his isn't haunted by the visions and any of the burning pain and that it was over before it even began. I don't mean this to be mean or disheartening, I only mean it so that he felt no pain leaving this world so there for he didn't suffer. Before I started to write this blog on tonights events I went back onto YouTube and seen more videos that were posted within the past few hours and learned that the actual explosion happened in the basement of the very building that 41 years earlier was destroyed by a tornado that hit in 1975, The Opera House. I'm a spiritual person but I do not believe in God, I am Wiccan, I believe in Gods and Goddesses and yes, I am a Wiccan White Solitary Witch so I believe that The Opera House is an Omen and that it should be torn down and left and not rebuilt. Let someone buy the property, it would be a good income as it is commercial property and let them build something new there and cleanse the negative energy and vibes from that property. With the events of tonight I think if I were the city I would be doing something more to investigate the mini blasts that goes on in this town from spring to about mid fall because if them are natural gas leak explosions they have produced nothing but a slight kick on the power grids where you lose power on a flicker but its restored just as quick as it was interrupted. I'd be very interested in these mini explosions simply because the one we had here tonight killed a man and injured 10 others and did a hell of alot of damage....Next time the people in this city might suffer so more serious devastation that we have here tonight, this is only the tip of the iceberg, what if this is only a prelude of whats to really come? It would scare me to death to be a city engineer, commissioner, fireman, rescue, police officer and involved in the nursing staff and as a resident of the city itself I too would and am concerned about it already. I was 8 to 10 blocks from it tonight, my friends 16 year old daughter was on the square at JC Penny's prior to the explosion, what if that little girl and her friend was there at just at that time? I'd be with my friend who might have had to bury her babygirl . I mean this could be anyone, it could have been me part of my family or friends and or their children. I made a statement on my Facebook wall tonight basically telling my family and my friends that I am thankful and blessed to have them in my life regardless of the capacity.


 The photos that I will post with be what The Opera House (and square)Looked like after the 1975 tornado.


This was the square in 1975 where The Opera House was and the damage that that tornado did to the upper square.

Now we will see what The Opera House looked like since 2003 to present, well up until 5:45 PM this evening.

Now, I will post a photo of The Opera House so you could see what it looked like earlier today when the town was hustling and bustling prior to the Natural Gas Leak Explosion.
Now I will show you The Opera House Tonight and what photo I have (will try to update them as I can take them and when I am allowed to). They would have a major cow if people was up in there at the present time with them having all the inspectors and environmental people and whoever in the hell that would need to be here right now at the present time for this situation.


 The explosion as it happened. That fire shot up at least 100 or so feet and it was literally raining fire for a very brief period, like less than 5 minutes.

  
 This is the front of The Opera House where the explosion originated in it's basement. This building is an Omen, its been destroyed 2 times now, I wouldnt rebuild it, I'd just demolish it and sell the lot off it's commercial let someone else buy it and build something else there it might cleanse the lot and no longer be jinxed.


 This is a little closer to the street across from a sporting goods store located behind Scrap Book Dreams.


 The above photo shows the following businesses in the order from left to the right. Scrap Book Dreams, Advanced Sports Medicine, The Opera House, Shandi's (Destroyed and is my friend and hhis wifes business), A Yogo Place, A Hair Salon and a Ritzi Uptown Shop that was going out of business but will prolly collect and just close up shop and above that is 2 or 3 very expensive Park Ave Studio Apartments that was sold for several thousands of dollars, hope the owners had insurance because if they didn't oh thats gonna hurt and not in a good way either, thats getting screwed anally without lube to help you get through it.


Now I will show you what photos I have of my friend who lost his business, there isnt many on this because it's right next door to The Opera House and some of these photos are hard to get when your not allowed up into the heart of the devastation. These are mostly of the back of their business, I'll note the one at the "front" of his store the best that I can for you.


 This is the front of what was once a bar back in the day that was turned into a kick boxing gym.


 This is the back of Advance sports medicine rehab center for sport, muscle and bone injury patients.


 This is the front of the Advanced Sports Medicine Rehab Center and part of The Opera House on the right of the damaged red car that looks like its sitting on the sidewalk under the green awning.


 The debris that you see in the street is part of the display cabinets from my friends record and musical instruments store that if they would have turned the camera just a little more to the right would have shown you his store being badly destroyed. Looking down where it says JC Penney and where the lights are just to the left is the Goodwill store and in that little part that goes deep with lights... All of the businesses in that little deep alley way which goes into a shopping plaza, JC Penney's and the Goodwill all the windows were blown out and shattered everywhere, doors blown off their tracks or off the building in general.



This is the back of The Opera House. To the hard right that twisted wreckage was once a Home Health Care Center and a Beauty Salon


 This is the back of Advanced Sports Medicine, The Opera House & Scrapbook Dreams and a part of the Parking lot that goes into a bar and a Dollar General Stores Parking Lot


This is the street coming off the square by Scrap Book Dreams, across the street that is completely burred in bricks, debris and rubble and cars is a sporting goods store and I think the back part is an auto body shop but I'm not 100% positive of that all without windows or doors due to the explosion that happened just right across the street.

November 16th 2016 This is what I was dealing with in my home city. It's been a very stressful, Scary and heartbreaking evening for me and my entire city.

With there only being 7 day's until Thanksgiving it's hard to be thankful when a family has lost their loved one, my heart goes out to that family. Sending love and light to them during this very dark time.
And please remember.... No matter where you live weather it be a state or another country you too can celebrate Thanksgiving all you have to do is show thanks for your friends and family and celebrate that day. You don't need to be an American to celebrate your family and or friends so be thankful for them and let them know you hold them dear in a special place in your heart. It only goes to show you how uncertain our lives are as there is nothing promised and tomorrow may never come. So live your life to the fullest as if you were already dying.