At 2:45 this morning I was awoken to what I thought was a nuclear explosion: "Korea developed the technology," I thought. "They dropped a bomb on New York City or Boston and we're feeling the ramifications. It's all over."
Yet when I turned on the news this morning I found out it wasn't Korea; it was Danvers. A chemical plant in an industrial area, Danversport, exploded strewing paint and chemicals around the surrounding neighborhood, ripping roofs off of homes and businesses and demolishing buildings. Luckily no one was killed and only minor injuries were reported. Yet the damage is extensive. It's hard to believe no one was killed.
One particular home had it's walls ripped off exposing the interior of a bedroom. Other people's roofs were completely annihilated. It looks like a war zone.
The impact was felt as far away as Maine. My niece that lives about five miles from the area also heard the explosion. It knocked and shattered a picture off her nightstand.
The company was CAI, Inc., a chemical plant that produces solvents and ink. Their headquarters appear to be in Georgetown, Massachusetts.
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