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Breaking News: Explosions Reported at Boston Marathon

By The ITS Crew

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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