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Explosion in West, Texas


Donations of goods pouring into support the citizens of West are overwhelming and more than sufficient. Although extremely grateful for the willingness of people to help, local authorities ask that donations of unrequested goods stop. Lack of ability to coordinate and store donations taxes the ability of volunteers to assist where needed. Please consider making a cash donation to assist in rebuilding and to meet other needs that cannot be met with donated goods.

The State of Texas received a report of an explosion of a fertilizer plant in the city of West, McLennan County, located in North Central Texas. The explosion occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m., on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013. The Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management and its Emergency Management Council is working in the State Operations Center to support emergency response operations.

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