Some May Be Allowed Back In Homes Saturday

Posted at 9:29 PM, Apr 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-20 00:14:14-04


The bodies of the volunteer firefighters who died in the blast Wednesday night are being brought back to Waco late Friday night.  They were sent to Dallas for autopsies after the incident.

Also, some people will be allowed back into their homes Saturday as the perimeter is reduced.  Houses will be inspected and if structurally sound, homeowners will be allowed back in.  If safety is questionable, some people may be allowed to go home for a short time to retrieve valuables and personal items. 

More than 200 people are injured, the number of confirmed deaths has risen to 14 and 60 people are still reported missing, Friday evening.

McLennan County Judge Scott Felton says those numbers are deceiving. After the explosion a hotline was set up for people to call and report other missing was set up. 

"Someone call for Aunt Judy and she didn't answer the phone so they call this information center and reported her missing when actually ant Judy doesn't answer the phone half the time anyway. Or she was picked up by her nephew and taken out of, away from the area because what was going on."

Judge Felton says he doesn't believe the number of missing is accurate and that many of those people are probably just displaced.

They're working with different agencies and local hospitals to match their records to the list and get a more accurate number. He says he believe they will be able to identify 99% of the people on the list.