Explosion rocks NOLA chemical facility
Sep 2, 2005 1:02 PM
People still stranded in New Orleans LA were jarred awake at approximately 4:30 am September 2 by a massive explosion at a chemical storage facility on the banks of the Mississippi across from the French Quarter, according to law enforcement officials.
Several blasts occurred and were followed by a column of black smoke that was visible for miles.
The blast was felt in the city’s downtown.
No casualties were reported.
Police boats responded and a hazardous materials team was en route.
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