A total of 12 emergency responders died in the blast. Services for some of the others killed are planned for later this week.
The Texas Workforce Commission is reaching out to people in West who have been without jobs since the explosion. The commission is helping them apply for unemployment. It’s also hosting a job fair in the town today.
The West Independent School District Board is holding a special-called meeting this evening. It comes about a week and a half after an explosion at a fertilizer plant there devastated the town.
People on Twitter are using #riseupwest and #riseupwestisd to draw attention to the community's strength and efforts to rebuild.