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And now they are testing the air siren somewhere around my house.. They do that once every two weeks though. I wouldn't even have shared this, but it hit me that I don't move at all when I hear that thing.. Kinda makes it redundant, no?
Right now they assume it was a natural gas explosion.
So,Iam watching this live on CNN right now,and wondering wth is the idea of the mayor holding a press conference right now,while everything is still unfolding? Stop yackety yacking and go move some rubble off those people,go console somebody,go do something to help...geezedit on 12-3-2014 by AccessDenied because: (no reason given)
Mr de Blasio said the "major explosion" had destroyed two buildings and heavily damaged other structures.
A number of individuals were still missing in the area, he added.
"Every effort is being expended to locate" them, he added. New York fire department has elevated the incident to the highest threat level possible.
Among the injured was a child said to be in a critical condition, CNN reports.
The utility company, Con Edison, says a resident in a nearby building reported smelling gas shortly before the explosion.