Stay out of Richmond and San Pablo and its surrounding areas.
Chevron refinery set on fire & currently exploding. Hazmat alert.
Anyone in that area, stay indoors, cover your doors with wet towels and seal your windows with tape.
Winds can carry toxic chemicals to surrounding cities.
holy shit. i did not know this was happening, and i don’t live that far away. stay safe everyone!
ETA: the shelter in place warning was already extended to El Cerrito, so I definitely suggest everyone in nearby cities taking precautions.
Holy crap! Any news sources so I can keep updated on info or will this be updated?
i haven’t found one updating periodically, so i’ve just been searching twitter keywords :[ETA: LIVE UPDATE HEREhttp://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2012/08/06/chevron-refinery-fire-shelter-in-place-for-richmond-north-richmond-and-san-pablo-residents/
eta: also, apparently it is down to one plume now (was two)
Gracias! Everyone click on the link above for updates. And yes, thank goodness it is down to one plume now! El cerrito is shelter in place warning too… Keep safe folks. Please, do not stand nearby and attempt to observe. People are having dizziness and breathing problems already! Stay indoors.