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Monday, July 6, 2009

Cudahy, WI State of Emergency - pfft!

In case you're wondering why I'm blogging about Cudahy, my sister lives in Cudahy. Cudahy Officials Declare State of Emergency due to a fire. I just found out about it moments ago via a news report on NBC Chicago. When they showed video of the scene I immediately recognized it as the Patrick Cudahy Plant. This is going to be a terrible hit to the community and it likely means lay-offs at the plant.

Being the dutiful sister, I called my sister immediately voicing my concern and inquiring how close she lived to Wisconsin's biggest wiener roast. She lives 1.97 miles from the plant. The evacuation area is 2.0 miles from the plant. She should be evacuating. However, she is going to her second job while her husband is at home, insisting they don't need to book a hotel.

The reason for the evacuation is due to ammonia fumes. I don't think you mess around with that. But that's just me.

Maybe I should call her back and tell her to be sure to bring home marshmallows?

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Sandee said...

Yikes, they are awfully close. I'd be scared half to death. Just saying. I hope it turns out better than it sounds.

I checked my blog in IE and it's fine. I wonder why that happens to you? Thanks for telling me.

Have a terrific day Lola. :)

Lola said...

@ Sandee - I'm with you. I'd get the heck out of dodge if I was in the evacuation zone. In fact, I would even if I was just outside of it.

chicamom85 said...

Lola , it is a small world indeed. My husband grew up in Cudahy, WI. I grew up in South Milwaukee, which is the next town. My sister lives in Cudahy and was evacuated from her home. They did get the all clear and are back home. My niece is getting married in a few weeks and they were worried because her wedding dress is in the house and everything else related to the wedding, but all is fine tonight. My Mom(91) and sister still live in South Milwaukee and we are headed there in a few weeks. My brother used to work for Patrick Cudahy. I remember when they were on strike, it lasted for years.


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