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Texas Town Marks Seventh Anniversary of Epic Explosion
Texas Volunteers Confront Uncertain Silo Situation

Hurricane Harvey and its Aftermath

Whoever plans for potential disasters considers the most severe possible outcome that can reasonably be projected. Unfortunately, the word "reasonably" cannot be applied to Harvey.

October 1, 2017

Waxahachie, Texas: Oct. 3, 2011
Pasadena, Texas: Oct. 23, 1989

Pasadena, Texas: Oct. 23, 1989

The name Pasadena remains most notably linked with a flowery New Year’s Day parade in California. If ever a disaster deserved sole rights to co-opt a community's name, it would be the explosion and fire that rocked the other Pasadena in October 1989.

September 1, 2009

Texas City, Texas: Nov. 3, 2003
Pearland, Texas: May 1, 2002

Pearland, Texas: May 1, 2002

Beyond the risk to life and property, a fire at a plant or refinery can have a long term impact of the economic welfare of the community. However, that doesn't change the basic equation of industrial fire fighting that no water means no fire protection.

July 1, 2003

Sealy, Texas: July 24, 2000
Houston, Texas: June 24, 1994
Houston, Texas: Dec. 22, 1996