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(AL) Several Decatur, Morgan & Limestone Schools Dismiss Due to Suspicious Package Near Daikin Plant
WHNT News (Local Affiliate) ^ | 21 NOV 2013 | Claire Aiello

Posted on 11/21/2013 8:34:07 AM PST by Old Sarge

Several schools in Decatur, Morgan County and Limestone County are dismissing due to a suspicious situation at the Daikin facility on Highway 20.

Police say a suspicious device was found attached to a rail car at the facility. The rail car contains hazardous material. No other information about the train car involved or the nature of the device was immediately available.

Police say the estimated potential danger zone is 25 miles. Current weather conditions indicate that the greatest danger area would be to the northeast should an explosion occur. The intersection of State Docks Road and Highway 20 West can be used as a reference point.


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The following schools are being dismissed: Blue Springs Elementary – dismissing immediately – will be transported to Cedar Hill Elementary Calhoun Community College – Decatur campus and the Alabama Center for the Arts – closing at 10:00 a.m. Clements High School Julian Harris – dismissing immediately Leon Sheffield - dismissing immediately Benjamin Davis - dismissing immediately Tanner High School – dismissing immediately Woodmeade - dismissing immediately West Decatur - dismissing immediately West Morgan High, Middle and Elementary – dismissing at 10:30 a.m. All other Decatur Schools will have a liberal check-out policy.
1 posted on 11/21/2013 8:34:07 AM PST by Old Sarge
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To: MestaMachine; LucyT; butterdezillion; shibumi; bgill; null and void; Nachum; don-o
Screwed up the formatting, the following are closed:

Blue Springs Elementary – dismissing immediately – will be transported to Cedar Hill Elementary
Calhoun Community College – Decatur campus and the Alabama Center for the Arts – closing at 10:00 a.m.
Clements High School
Julian Harris – dismissing immediately
Leon Sheffield - dismissing immediately
Benjamin Davis - dismissing immediately
Tanner High School – dismissing immediately
Woodmeade - dismissing immediately
West Decatur - dismissing immediately
West Morgan High, Middle and Elementary – dismissing at 10:30 a.m.

All other Decatur Schools will have a liberal check-out policy.

2 posted on 11/21/2013 8:35:39 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Old Sarge
Hundreds Of Active Terrorists Allowed Into The USA
3 posted on 11/21/2013 8:39:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (What we said when we said what we said was. Period. End of story.)
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To: Old Sarge

It would help if you mentioned what State this relates to.

Alabama? Georgia? There are plenty of Decaturs.

Thanks.


4 posted on 11/21/2013 8:40:59 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Old Sarge

Surely someone knows what is in the rail car, and yet they don’t bother to say. Hazardous material covers a lot of ground. Just how hazardous?


5 posted on 11/21/2013 8:41:20 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Old Sarge

This is N. Alabama territory.
Daikin is a Japanes auto supplier.


6 posted on 11/21/2013 8:42:19 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Old Sarge
25 miles

Excuse but damn!

7 posted on 11/21/2013 8:43:12 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Calhoun Community College – Decatur campus and the Alabama Center for the Arts – closing at 10:00 a.m.


8 posted on 11/21/2013 8:44:56 AM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: Old Sarge

OMGosh. This is one of the companies that offered my daughter a position after co-op interview day last month @ Auburn for next Fall semester. Although I’m almost 50 miles away, I don’t have the local channels on so switching now to hear what they are saying.


9 posted on 11/21/2013 8:47:35 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Old Sarge

19 is just scrolling on bottom of screen, same for 31 & 48, nothing on 54.


10 posted on 11/21/2013 8:49:36 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Qwackertoo

Please keep us informed and if link available ... please post it, please.


11 posted on 11/21/2013 8:49:53 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: babygene

I have lots of family in Decatur, AL. Prayers up for a quick and safe resolution.


12 posted on 11/21/2013 8:51:21 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: no-to-illegals

I will keep checking. Per al.com . . .

Lt. John Crouch said police, Decatur firefighters, the Huntsville bomb squad and the FBI are on the scene at the plant at Alabama Highway 20.


13 posted on 11/21/2013 8:52:40 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Alabama. I put it in the keywords...


14 posted on 11/21/2013 8:53:32 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

WHNT, channel 19, now scrolling they have a crew headed to location and to check their media sites for updates.


15 posted on 11/21/2013 8:54:34 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Qwackertoo

All updates appreciated.


16 posted on 11/21/2013 8:56:15 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

They must be relocating some of the students, not sure which school, to the Moulton Civic Center.

They say the area on the rail car where the device is attached, that a robot can’t get to it, and an officer will have to do it. Not much else for details. No where the rail car came from or where it was headed from here.


17 posted on 11/21/2013 9:00:41 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: ZX12R

It’s a shame they can’t just tell us what is in the rail car. Here is what the plant makes...

Daikin America is one of the largest fluoropolymer suppliers in the world. It provides molding resins, aqueous dispersions and fluoroelastomers for various applications. It serves clients in the United States, Europe and Japan. The company also offers unidyne oil and grease repellents. Daikin America provides services for the automobile, aerospace, paper, textile and carpet industries. It operates a subsidiary, the Daikin Institute of Advanced Chemistry and Technology, which focuses on applications based on surface modifications. It has a manufacturing plant in Decatur in Alabama.


18 posted on 11/21/2013 9:01:10 AM PST by soycd
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To: no-to-illegals

Parents have until 11:00 to pick up students, which is NOW, after that then they’ll be taken to the Moulton Civic Center. Not sure how far away that is but towards Florence . . . west of Decatur.


19 posted on 11/21/2013 9:02:04 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Qwackertoo

Any chance of moving the rail car to a remote location?


20 posted on 11/21/2013 9:02:38 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

I don’t know, they haven’t said. But considering evacuating schools in THREE counties, Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence, that seems pretty significant but perhaps the county lines all converge right there around the river @ Decatur area.

Seems it would have to be west or south, as further north-east would be into Huntsville . . . for moving the rail car. Via remote operated locomotive? Or FBI or Bomb squad operating locomotive or something to pull it with?


21 posted on 11/21/2013 9:06:08 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Info I'm getting suggests they aren't touching it... the 25 mile evacuation zone is the real eye-opening bit.
22 posted on 11/21/2013 9:08:20 AM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Qwackertoo

Thanks will go take a look at some maps.


23 posted on 11/21/2013 9:08:52 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: alancarp

The Redstone Arsenal is about 20 miles ENE.


24 posted on 11/21/2013 9:09:00 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: no-to-illegals

News conference scheduled for 11:30 by Morgan County EMA.

Local officials will hold a news conference at 11:30 a.m. at the Morgan County Emergency Management Agency to give the latest information.
Roads
At this time, no roads are closed, according to Decatur Police. Highway 20 may close in the near future, if the bomb squad needs to close it to approach, but it is not closed at this time.

River
All vessels on the Tennessee River are asked not to approach the Daikin area.


25 posted on 11/21/2013 9:09:08 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: alancarp

If real they best not back away ... Plan is needed not keystone actions.


26 posted on 11/21/2013 9:10:00 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: RoosterRedux

crap ...


27 posted on 11/21/2013 9:10:44 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: alancarp

That said... the 25-mile evac zone... I see nothing about an evac of the city of Decatur, AL, which is certainly within 25 miles (more like with 5-7 miles).


28 posted on 11/21/2013 9:11:09 AM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Also added, authorities are going door to door within a 5 mile radius . . . with a stay in place type warning . . . until further notice.


29 posted on 11/21/2013 9:11:34 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Hopefully it’s just a shipment of dope/S


30 posted on 11/21/2013 9:11:42 AM PST by refermech
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To: RoosterRedux
The Redstone Arsenal is about 20 miles ENE.

Thanks for the reminder.... I guess I'm also within 25 miles, then! :/

31 posted on 11/21/2013 9:12:08 AM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Qwackertoo

odd only 5 miles yet 25 ordered.


32 posted on 11/21/2013 9:12:36 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Responsibility2nd

North Alabama


33 posted on 11/21/2013 9:13:52 AM PST by detch
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To: refermech; everyone

25 down to 5 (stay in place) strikes as odd. Wonder what is in the rail car? Any clue on the rail car load?


34 posted on 11/21/2013 9:14:36 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

the wording on the 25 miles is “potential danger zone”

so I’m guessing the schools and community college with the students is out of an “abundance of caution” ???


35 posted on 11/21/2013 9:15:03 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Qwackertoo

Thanks ... assessment reasonable.


36 posted on 11/21/2013 9:16:14 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

not yet . . . they still aren’t saying. Last update on whnt website 11:04 and EMA conference at 11:30.


37 posted on 11/21/2013 9:16:17 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Old Sarge; All

I just happened to catch my SIL who was headed to that area from H’ville. Caught her just in time so she could turn around. It would have been a mess and she’s due in court at 1:30.


38 posted on 11/21/2013 9:16:23 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Old Sarge; All

MAJOR industrial area down hwy 20 and it runs along side the Tenn river.


39 posted on 11/21/2013 9:17:41 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Qwackertoo

your key ... I agree ... they are not saying.


40 posted on 11/21/2013 9:18:26 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Qwackertoo

They are doing PSA’s on local radio periodically about evacs and warning the public.


41 posted on 11/21/2013 9:19:27 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Have a zone mileage?


42 posted on 11/21/2013 9:20:36 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

My karate instructor works are Daikin. Hope he’s OK. :( Prayers for everyone’s protection.


43 posted on 11/21/2013 9:21:01 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: no-to-illegals

They’re saying 20 mile radius.


44 posted on 11/21/2013 9:21:28 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Oh, and just to ramp things up another notch... there is a nuclear power plant on the other side of the River... probably 5-7 miles away. Just sayin’.


45 posted on 11/21/2013 9:21:30 AM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

10-4


46 posted on 11/21/2013 9:21:59 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: alancarp

prayers all this is a test.


47 posted on 11/21/2013 9:22:39 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: alancarp

There is, indeed. Browns Ferry.


48 posted on 11/21/2013 9:22:41 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: alancarp

Forgot about that, Brown’s Ferry.


49 posted on 11/21/2013 9:23:16 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Old Sarge

Obama wag-the-dog?


50 posted on 11/21/2013 9:23:55 AM PST by stboz
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