Event:Boston Marathon Bombing

Event Name: Boston Explosion

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What HappenedFriday Apr 19 UpdatePolice pursuit in progress in and around Boston area including Watertown.  Public advised to stay indoors during the activity.  Mass transit suspended during the event.Initial Event: Tuesday April 16Multiple explosions were reported in Boston during the Boston Marathon.  Two dead in bomb blasts near finish line of Boston Marathon and over 70 people reportedly injured. Explosions happened at 2:50 p.m. EST. Third blast later reported at JFK Library about 5 miles away, police say. Not clear whether that blast is connected to first two. (Source)
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Emergency NumbersKnow Who to Call For Help211 to find local services, food, water, ice, shelter511 to find road conditions911 in an emergency and only an in an emergencyReport Power Outages to your power company not 911617-635-4500 Boston mayor’s hotline (can help locate friends/family)Emotional Distress Support

@Distressline is a program of @samhsagov, our hotline (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text TalkWithUs to 66746) operate 24/7 for those in distress related to disasters in the U.S. 1-800-985-5990 · http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

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CommunicationsInitial Event: Tuesday April 16Radio Feed –http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/6254/web@cnnbrk: Cell phone service shut down in downtown #Boston to prevent detonation of devices, WBZ reports. http://on.cnn.com/139ikHp
HashtagsFriday Apr 19 Update#WatertownInitial Event: Tuesday April 16#boston #tweetfromthebeat  #bostonmarathonexplosions #prayforboston #bostonmarathon #jfklibrary
Maps & Situational awarenessInitial Event: Tuesday April 16@CherylFiandaca  Bureau Chief, Public Information – Boston Police Dept.Marathon information –  http://www.baa.orgBoston GWOB Data Add – collaborationNY Times interactive Map
SurviveIf any of you are near Boston and want to donate blood, there’s a list of places you can do it here: http://www.redcrossblood.org/ma
Find HospitalsVia Facebook
Brigham & Women’s Hospital on lockdown; only patients & staff allowed in http://tinyurl.com/cc7uahn #hmrd #boston
Arbour Hospital  Boston Medical CenterBoston University Medical SchoolBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBrigham and Women’sCambridge Health AllianceChelsea Soldiers’ Home

Children’s Hospital

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Faulkner Hospital

Franciscan Children’s Hospital

Jewish Memorial Hospital

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Mass General Hospital

Massachusetts Mental Health Center

MIT Medical

Mount Auburn Hospital

New England Baptist Hospital

Tufts-New England Medical Center

Shriners Hospital-Children

Spaulding Hospital Cambridge

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

St. John of God Hospital

Steward Health Care System

Stillman Infirmary

U.S. Veterans Hospital

U.S. Veterans Outpatient Clinic

Kindred Healthcare, Inc.


 Find ShelterMobile AppsFind Red Cross ShelterA runner’s shelter has been opened at 1187 Beacon. Runners can get phone access and medical help.
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Find Red Cross@RedCrossEastMANotify your family and friends that you are OK and register yourself on the Red Cross Safe & Well List. You can also search for loved ones who have registeredhttps://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.phpAmerican Red Cross Statement on Boston Marathon Explosions: rdcrss.org/12gLrcH
Transportation, Infrastructure and Road Conditions:Friday April 19Expect delays in travel in and around Boston due to this event.
Apr 19 11:00am Amtrak Downeaster is currently operating a modified schedule with no service to Boston. source: @amtrakInitial Event: Tuesday April 16Expect delays in travel in and around Boston due to this event.Apr 15 5:20pm CNN reporting flights on hold or delayed between Boston & DC@MBTA@BostonLogan



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