Thoughts and prayers going West-bound

We continue to monitor the situation in West, a Texas town some of us never heard of before last night but is on our mind every minute today. We will bring you live coverage at the top of every show today with the latest developments.

As far as here in East Texas, Caleb Beames visited the local blood centers as people poured in to do their part in aiding medical efforts. He'll have that story for you at 6.

Some of us ask what if this happened in East Texas? Are our local hospital ready to handle such a monstrous task? Maegan Prejean has the answers at 10.

We have all these stories and more in continuing coverage of the West explosion. We will also bring you the latest weather forecasts and more local news at 4, 5, 6 and 10.

Jeff Awtrey

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