By Randy Economy
September 11, 2010
San Bruno, CA
Here is an "official" update from the City of San Bruno regarding that horrific and deadly natural gas explosion that has left a portion of this San Fransisco Bay enclave totally destroyed.
One of my friends is a reporter from NBC News here in Los Angeles. He was one of the first journalists on the scene, and dropped me a note describing what he saw was a "war zone," a burning "hell on earth."
Remembering Cerritos 1986
As many of you know, I lived in the neighborhood where the 1986 Aero Mexico plane crash occurred here in Cerritos, California.
82 people died, including 16 of my neighbors, and that crash took place less than 300 yards from my home...
I can totally understand and relate to the raw emotions this neighborhood is experiencing...
If I can give any advice to the people of San Bruno....remember that you are human and lived through a very "inhumane" tragedy that only a few in this world will ever experience. Your life has been changed forever. Document you emotions. Start a journal or a blog, and get as much down on "paper" and video as possible. Also, get a good attorney. Get SEVERAL GOOD ATTORNEYS. Don't be afraid to file a lawsuit. You will experience very emotion possible. Be prepared and stay strong. Time does heal. Seek as much emotional and spiritual support as possible, and remember, you lived through the worst day of your life. I am keeping EVERYONE in SAN BRUNO in my thoughts and Prayers this 9/11 Weekend of Remembrance.
Here is the latest FACTS as of 3 a.m. Sept. 11, 2010:
- House to House search is now underway.
- National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now in charge of the investigation and the scene.
- Glenview area of San Bruno remains closed to all residents.
- Authorities are treating the fire area as a "major crime scene" to help preserve the site for investigators.
- No estimated time when residents may be allowed into the neighborhood.
- Total homes destroyed are now 37
- Homes "heavily" damaged are up to eight
- Four people are confirmed dead. They are:
- Jacqueline Greig, 44, and
- her 13-year-old daughter Janessa Greig
- Jessica Morales, 20.
- Total acres burned 10
- Fire is 100% Contained
- Pacific Gas & Electric reported that the ruptured gas pipe line is 30 inches in diameter.
- Investigators still need to examine the broken gas pipe and line area.
- PG&E is offering to pay for hotel rooms for displaced residents. Personnel at the San Bruno Recreation Center will offer assistance.
- The City of San Bruno has listed all of the homes that were totally destroyed, majorly damaged or damaged in that horrific gas line explosion on Thursday.
- A TOWN HALL MEETING will be held today, Saturday September 11, 2010 at 2PM. The meeting will be held at the St. Roberts Catholic Church on 1380 Crystal Springs Rd, San Bruno, CA
- On Glenview Avenue the homes with house numbers 970 971 981 991 1100 1110 1115 1121 1127
- Earl 1701 1711 1721
- Claremont 1621 1631 1641 1642 1645 1646 1650 1651 1655 1660 1661 1670 1680 1690 1700 1701 1710
- Fairmont 1101 1106 1110 1115 1121
- Concord 2731 2735 2741
- Glenview 960
- Claremont 1636
- Fairmont 1120 1127
- Glenview 1127
- Claremont 1720 1721
- Earl 1731