KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As crews work to clean up the mess made at the House of Flowers, Fred Thomas finds it hard to believe he was inside just before the accident happened.
"We were sitting inside making arrangements to be delivered, and we heard a loud bang, and the whole building shook, and we knew immediately that we'd been hit," Thomas said.
Luckily everyone inside was okay, but they didn't wait around long after they heard the hiss of natural gas escaping inside.
"With that much gas escaping I'm glad that we didn't blow up," Thomas recalled.
While Fred Thomas is shaken, he's been through this before at least four times.
"I have no idea what's going on," he said. "I think sometimes people don't pay attention."
It got to be such an issue the city helped with stop lights.
"The city's cooperated with us to get these lights up working properly so that people can see them," he said. "I have no idea what happened."
The bright side he said is no one was seriously hurt in his store. Thomas said the House of Flowers will be open for business on Wednesday.