Wednesday, July 18, 2007
New York - steam pipe explosion
A report from the Associated Press:
"NEW YORK - An underground steam pipe explosion tore through a Manhattan street near Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday during the evening rush hour, sending residents running for cover amid a towering geyser of steam.
A plume of steam, sometimes white and sometimes muddy brown, shot into the air from a gaping hole in the street near the train station and was as high as the nearby Chrysler Building. The air near the site was filled with debris.
Thousands of commuters evacuated the train terminal, some at a run, after workers yelled for people to get out of the building.
That explosion was caused by a condition known as "water hammer," the result of condensation of water inside a steam pipe."
Madison and I just passed Grand Central Station when this occurred. God was caring for us! We are well, we missed it all.