*FIVE SAID KILLED IN WEST FERTILIZER EXPLOSION: KWTX.COM
*SECOND TANK AT WEST FERTILIZER PLANT MAY EXPLODE: CNN
UPDATE: Entire town (within a mile radius) to be evacuated – toxic fumes may be spreadingUPDATE: Hospital told to anticipate 100 people with injuries, Hospital CEO tells CNNUPDATE: 70 people confirmed dead, incl 5 firefighters, 1 police officer. Hundreds more injured
City of West being evacuated
CAIRO (AP) — A massive power cut has hit large parts of the Egyptian capital, halting much of its crowded metro service and delaying the start of trading on the stock exchange.
A guest walks out of a downtown San Diego hotel during a massive power outage on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. — K.C. Alfred
A massive, unprecedented power outage left 1.4 million residents [...]
1.4 million without power in SoCal
Deborah Springs shops in a convenience store for food items after a power outage Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in San Diego.
4:11 p.m. | KPCC
Massive power outages swept all of San Diego County on Thursday, and hit Coachella Valley, southern Orange County, and parts of Mexico. On a hot day, the outage shuttered businesses, closed schools and snarled traffic.
All 1.4 [...]
MASSIVE power outage reported across parts of southern Arizona, Southern California areas of south Orange County, Imperial County, San Diego County, even down to Baja California in Mexico. Over a million, possibly more affected. Started around 4:00pm or so.
Massive Power Outage Hits County (September 8, 2011)
“At a late afternoon news conference, a spokesman said that the outage started with a problem on a transmission line [...]
The power outage in San Diego has created massive gridlock across the city as rush-hour commuters struggle with traffic lights that have been knocked out of service, police said Thursday afternoon.
“Our biggest problem right now is gridlock,” said Lt. Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department. “It’s rush hour.”
She said the department was calling in off-duty officers to direct traffic. The department had activated its [...]
SAN DIEGO — A major power outage hit San Diego County, Imperial County and parts of Orange County Thursday, leaving residents throughout the region without power.
The outage knocked out power at the Fox 5 studios at about 3:40 p.m.
San Diego Gas and Electric officials were scrambling to find out the cause of the outage. They said they would have a news conference when they have [...]