Witnesses describe plant blast: 'The whole house shook' - New York News

Witnesses describe plant blast: 'The whole house shook'

Posted: Updated:
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -

Nearby residents said the ground trembled and windows shook after an explosion at Plant Bowen on Thursday.

Two people suffered minor injuries after the blast at the coal-fired power station, according to Georgia Power.

Johnny Mitchell says the blast was so strong that it blew over the flower pots outside his barbeque restaurant, which is located two miles away from the power plant.

"It shook the entire building. The whole building just rattled -- you felt the pressure inside of the rattling," Mitchell said. "The first thing I thought of, I said, ‘Oh my God, I hope nothing happened at the plant. Then of course we found out a few minutes later something had happened."

The Moore family within site of the plant and were in the yard when they felt the explosion.

"I was really scared. I felt like I was about to have a heart attack," Cameron Moore.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES FROM THE PLANT

Alexis Marrero says she didn't know what was going on when the walls of her house started shaking.

"I was watching TV and all of a sudden there was a big noise. The whole house shook. The dogs started freaking out.  I guess I was just confused at first, then there was a roaring noise," said Marrero.

Mitchell said he feared the worst when he saw ambulances from different counties coming in, but was relieved to hear there were only two minor injuries.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Attractive players in tennis, help or hurt?

    Attractive players in tennis, help or hurt?

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:19:52 GMT
    The U.S. Open is underway in Queens and there's no denying that many of the players, both men and women, are in great physical shape and know how to play that up. Women are particularly promoted in the industry as attractive, fashionable and fiercely competitive. Does that help the game and draw more people in?
    The U.S. Open is underway in Queens and there's no denying that many of the players, both men and women, are in great physical shape and know how to play that up. Women are particularly promoted in the industry as attractive, fashionable and fiercely competitive. Does that help the game and draw more people in?
  • Cuomo orders investigation into Time Warner outage

    Cuomo orders investigation into Time Warner outage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:15:06 GMT
    Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage primarily impacting its Internet service on Wednesday morning. More than 11 million customers were affected.  Several hours later, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into the outage. "I have directed the New York State Department of Public Service to investigate this outage as part of its review of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner," said Cuomo.
    Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage primarily impacting its Internet service on Wednesday morning. More than 11 million customers were affected.  Several hours later, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into the outage. "I have directed the New York State Department of Public Service to investigate this outage as part of its review of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner," said Cuomo.
  • Man kills wife, wounds self at NJ hospital

    Man kills wife, wounds self at NJ hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:50:16 GMT
    Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife and wounded himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey. Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says the shooting happened Wednesday at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. The man was being treated for his injuries.
    Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife and wounded himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey. Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says the shooting happened Wednesday at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. The man was being treated for his injuries.

Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices