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Train derailment, Level 3 HazMat Alert force evacuations, LOUISVILLE, KY

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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by k21968
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I live exactly 10 miles away. We are not under the shelter in place but there are National Guard troops everywhere. West Point Ky has been evacuated (within a 1.2 mile radius) apparently there are two tankers next to the one that exploded that are damaged but not leaking yet. Butane was in the tanker that exploded. Nothing really going on. It has totally jacked up my commute to Louisville everyday this week and 31W was supposed to be opened tonight. NO GO. NOw I must drive 30 miles out of my way to get to Louisville each day.


I live on the south side of Ft Knox, this was on the Northwestern side.

Air seems fine. I was just outside smoking and didnt explode.


I am coughing but that could be from anything. Trying not to get paranoid here. My daughter is ashmatic and so far she is fine.

My issue is..why did they call in the National Guard when Ft Knox has 30k soldiers at their disposal?

And second..if they expand the shelter in place (turn off anything that draws air from outside in...like heat sources) while I am asleep how the heck will I know? I am on 12 hr shifts and I am exhausted.

Right now I feel like...Go to sleep. Die. Go to sleep. Die. UGH. Stay awake get fired tomorrow for being a sarcastic piece of work...decisions decisions...

Advice? I am a little nervous. NOT PANICKED so dont make fun of me. Just a little nervous. I welcome any advice you all can give to me.

~K


I use to get nervous when I heard all those booming noises coming from there,like distant thunder.
That was when I first moved here 12 years ago.

The train wreck has been both disturbing and disruptive.

Luckily I live 15 miles to the north east of there,and the winds have been westerly.
You should be fine.




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edit on 31-10-2012 by kdog1982 because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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Nah, most people don't know that. I know it because I lived and breathed the military growing up.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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Before the tank battalions left my neighborhood sounded like a war zone 24/7/ When hubby got home from Afghanistan it was really really hard on him. Now all we have to deal with is the stupid black helicopters flying over at all hours of the night sounding like they are taking off our roof!

On topic, it has been really disruptive. Mainly for my commute. I take 31W to the greenbelt to 264 to Humana downtown where I work. Now I have to take Joe Prather and 65N and you know what that traffic is like every day. If the fumes dont get me road rage might!

I am more concerned because now all of the traffic lights are out in Radcliff. IT looks like a lot of areas here are without power. I do not get it. My 17 yr old called to tell me the western half of Radcliff has no power and there are police with lights and sirens all going down the road (toward Etown).

I cant figure out what is going on and if it is related.

I am thinking they had to cut power to move the train? They were supposed to start trying to move it today. Maybe the Guard had it cut for some reason. I pray my power stays on. But it is looking grim.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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THey just extended the shelter in place until 10 am tomorrow. WOW!Shelter in place extension



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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Sucks,doesn't it.
I would look for an alternative to 65n.
Many side roads that can be quicker.

BTW,I'm one of your elevator guys down at Humana.
Both waterside and the tower.

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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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There may have been some damage that they have to repair with the power off, caused by the derailment. One of the worst derailments in history, the neighborhood basically exploded a week or so later, because of damage to gas lines that everyone missed, that was caused by the derailment.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by Mrgone
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FINALLY! THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN!

but seriously, I hope everyone is ok and stays safe


Well I hope everyone stays safe............

...........but we all knew the Zombie appocolypse would start with rednecks in flannel shirts w half their face gone...

Didnt cali just have a big zombie drill with the military and police?

....p.s ima red neck......but ill be holed up with my shotgun here in texas



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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NOW THat is too funny. I work in WS on 4. Quad A.

I dont really know any other route to L'ville from Radcliff other than 31W and 65. If you do please U2U me and educate me. The commute is horrible since this.

On topic, there is a power outage in Radcliff and it is not showing on the LGE outage map. Now that makes me go hmmmmmmmmmm. I am thinking it is not really an outage as much as it was turned off. Probably on the same electric feed as Muldraugh and West Point. Still makes me wonder...



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
Anybody knows if Fort Knox in the map The Fort Knox military base? Maybe it was some stuff connected to it, i just read that airforce have a base there and some materials (like hydrazine) used in planes are pretty toxic.
Only a speculation though.


That was what I thought when I saw the map.
Fort Knox is on the west edge of the alert area.
Close those doors and windows folks. Don't look around and see what is on the roads around Fort Knox. We've got to move that gold we shipped out of the gold vaults below New York City.

Nobody thinks, nobody gets hurt.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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There is no Gold at Ft Knox. Just a big building full of IOU's. That is what I tell my kid anyway.

Radcliff is not included in the shelter in place. I am about 10 highway miles away. We were not included. In fact the evacuees are coming here to our community center.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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I live in Louisville, have all my life, work at GE here ... I saw this a couple of days ago and thought it was contained and was over, crazy stuff.

Other than cutting over to 65 or driving Dixie I don't think there is another way besides going up to Brandenburg into Indiana and taking the long way haha.



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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I just think it is interesting that there has been another train derailment this time in northwest Iowa with possible
hazardous materials. Evacuations were being done. Googling train derailments shows there have been a
few in the past few days with hazardous materials.
Maybe this is just commonplace and rarely makes the national news, but it seems a little odd to me that these
all have occurred within a short time period.



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by bellesgm
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I just think it is interesting that there has been another train derailment this time in northwest Iowa with possible
hazardous materials. Evacuations were being done. Googling train derailments shows there have been a
few in the past few days with hazardous materials.
Maybe this is just commonplace and rarely makes the national news, but it seems a little odd to me that these
all have occurred within a short time period.


Hmm....intentional or lack of maintenance.

Waiting for the investigation's final report.
BTW: the had lifted the 5 mile "shelter in place" and today re-issued it.


LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A "shelter in place" order will be in effect about nine hours on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. for people who live and work within a five-mile radius of a train derailment site in southwest Jefferson County. A Code Red was issued at 9:30, giving people 30 minutes to prepare. It should take about nine hours for emergency responders to stabilize the critical hydrogen fluoride cars, according to the Louisville Metro Emergency Management Agency. A "shelter in place" order means that people should stay in their homes, secure doors and windows and make certain that all ventilation systems are off. WAVE 3 will continue to monitor developments in the breaking story on air, online at wave3.com and on mobile with the free WAVE 3 mobile app.


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posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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Just about every train derailment will involve hazmat. We used to get a lot of trains through the town I used to live in, and the ones that came through without any were much more rare than the ones with hazmat. Occasionally we would get one with over 100 cars, almost all of which were large tanker cars with hazmat placards on them.
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posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 10:42 PM
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Do you know why they would explode some of the cars?






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