TOP stories: an explosion left a gaping hole in a concrete storage silo at the AG Partners facility (Royal, Iowa).…

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How does a cement silo burst?

Where are this dude’s parents

For the record, you know how they say “never read the comments.”

The entirety of Twitter IS “the comments.”

It was more tolerable back in the day when it was just a bunch of SV egos vying to get single letter handles to save precious characters.

That should tell you something…

Not sure what actually happened in this case. But there is a significant hazard with grain silos. The dust can ignite…explode. Again, not sure what happened specifically in this event, but dust explosion is a possibility with grain silos.

Looks like they are still investigating:

Yes but cement powder isnt explosive

Grain silo explosions are quit common

The story reports that the silo was used to store corn and beans, but was mostly empty

I was reading it as it was a cement storage silo

Mr. Wizard on how powders like flour explode (or maybe cement powder)

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Fake surrender. Pulls gun. Armless and harmless

Laura is a Cat 3 - nearly a Cat 4.

This is extremely dangerous.

Many of the buildings in this region, unfortunately, are not built to withstand these types of storms. The building codes need to change.

If you have friends or family in the coastal region, please advise them to shutter up and evacuate.

They might say it’s “no big deal.”

It IS absolutely a big deal.

Show them pictures of what damage from a Cat 4 actually looks like.

Err on the side of being annoying. It’s worth it.

Got it.

Thanks D

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