U.S. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement following the explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
"The terrorist attack in Boston and the explosion in West remind us that life is sometimes cut short; accordingly I ask all Americans to pray for these communities. I am praying and hoping for the best in the wake of the disastrous explosion in West. It is heartbreaking to hear of the fatalities and numerous injuries. I am grateful for all of the police, fire, emergency responders and volunteers from our community and around the state who have come to aid those in need. Our offices will continue to monitor the aftermath and be on hand to assist our friends and neighbors throughout the recovery process. My thoughts and prayers go out to the community of West as they endure through this difficult period."