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Visitors in Hardeeville, SC Felt Blast

HARDEEVILLE, SC (WTOC) - While the explosion occurred in Port Wentworth, Georgia, WTOC received calls and emails from people as far as South Carolina that felt it.

In fact many folks at the Thomas RV Park in Hardeeville, South Carolina heard the explosion. Jerry Franks, who is a retired firefighter visiting from California knew something was wrong when he and his wife were watching television last night.

"There was a boom, a pretty loud boom and at first I thought it might be thunder because I"m from California and not very familiar with that, then I understood it was an explosion and you could tell it was quite a ways off and when it boomed, the motor home shook a little bit," said Franks.

Many others at the rv park say they also felt the shake and heard the boom.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey,

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