Breaking News: Explosions Reported at Boston Marathon

by April 15, 2013 04/15/13

There are numerous reports of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. We aren’t speculating on what is going on but our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected.

If you are in Boston, keep an eye on each other and stay safe. Here’s what you can do to help:

  • Looking for a runner? Use this form: 2013 Boston Marathon Live Race Coverage
  • If you’re trying to call someone in Boston, phone lines are jammed. SMS, Twitter, and Facebook might work better. [Lifehacker]
  • Reconnect with loved ones in Boston on Red Cross Safe and Well
  • Donate blood at the Boston American Red Cross
    • 274 Tremont Street – Boston, MA 02116
    • Red Cross is reporting that there is enough blood currently on hand. It also may still be unsafe to be in public. Stay home if possible.
  • If you have extra blankets and live near the Boston Common, there are a LOT of cold runners being corralled there. [@ajsfour]
  • If you’re a business in Boston, now would be a good time to unlock your Wi-Fi to help people connect with concerned family and friends. [@strngwys]
  • If any family members of victims need help w/ airfare or more, email me directly and @hope will cover it. [email protected] & 678.641.5016 [@ShaunKing]
  • Live radio stream: 90.9 WBUR NPR
  • Live news updates on  The Verge
  • Hotlines:
    • For families of victims: 617-635-4500
    • For tips: 1-800-494-TIPS
  • Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions
  • How to Get in Touch With Loved Ones During a Disaster [WIRED]
  • Somerville residents have spare beds for runners, contact via Twitter [Somerville Journal] (also check this Google form)

 

Boston Marathon Explosions - Photo Credit Dan LamparielloPhoto credit  Dan Lampariello


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Cervantes
Cervantes

This is the kind of BS that puts me on edge whenever I go out with the family. We like to go to the various events held in Houston..and I find I am constantly scanning the area for escape routes, suspicious packages and people, and possible shelter from (fill in the threat).

Hell, even the mother in law says I remind her of that character in the Croods, the father that tells his family to "Never not be afraid".

I know we are not to give in to any act of terrorism but there is no way I will ever put my family in danger. Perhaps my wife will pick up the habit of scanning the area and itemizing possible threats.

We're saying our prayers tonight for the survivors and the lost.

Thanks Mike for putting these resources together so quickly.

Cervantes
Cervantes

This is the kind of BS that puts me on edge whenever I go out with the family. We like to go to the various events held in Houston..and I find I am constantly scanning the area for escape routes, suspicious packages and people, and possible shelter from (fill in the threat). Hell, even the mother in law says I remind her of that character in the Croods, the father that tells his family to "Never not be afraid". I know we are not to give in to any act of terrorism but there is no way I will ever put my family in danger. Perhaps my wife will pick up the habit of scanning the area and itemizing possible threats. We're saying our prayers tonight for the survivors and the lost. Thanks Mike for putting these resources together so quickly.

Mike Petrucci
Mike Petrucci

Thanks for the links Molly, just updated the post.

Mike Petrucci
Mike Petrucci

I hear what you're saying. We need to prepare ourselves and our loved ones for these possibilities. Happy to help in any way and I wanted to get as much useful information (rather than just reports) of ways to help others.

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