So that’s what a gas explosion feels like.

A little over an hour ago, there was a very loud “BOOM” and it felt like the whole building shook. In fact, the back door even opened a bit. There’s a massage therapist upstairs so I thought maybe a large piece of equiment fell over, or else maybe a car drove into the building. I went outside to check… nothing. I immediately heard sirens and a helicopter. A little while ago, the therapist came down to ask if I had any idea what happened, and I didn’t. She asked over at the deli and someone said that a house exploded. Sure enough, a house about .25 miles from the store exploded. Here’s a photo and here’s the news story. I pray that there was no one inside. If the explosion was powerful enough over here to give us all a scare, I cannot imagine the force that was felt by the neighbors. My heart aches for these people. I can’t even imagine.

Update: According to this story, the house was under construction (nearly complete), and no one was in the house when it blew up. I see a law suit in the future, though… Can’t help but wonder if the gas lines weren’t clearly marked. Hopefully they’ll get it sorted out.

4 Replies to “So that’s what a gas explosion feels like.”

  1. WOW!!! That is nuts. Just glad it was no where near the store.

  2. It was also on our news here. Lucky that nobody got hurt!

  3. I just cannot BELIEVE that a house exploded. Do they know why it happened? I am SO glad that your store is OK and that you guys weren’t hurt in any way. What happened to the neighboring houses? I am SO incredibly relieved that no one was inside at the time!!! I cannot imagine how I’d feel if the house that we were building just up and exploded.

  4. I can’t even imagine what an explosion like that must feel like. I once experience a tire burst from a truck and it felt like my ears popped. Imagine a gas explosion. Good thing no one got hurt.

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