Wednesday, August 01, 2007

We're OK! 35W bridge emergency in Minneapolis

Just checking in here, I'm OK, and my family are all OK. I work 3 miles north of that bridge, and my father-in-law works about 150 yards from that bridge. He was leaving work as it came down, but fortunately was not yet on the highway. It took us a while to get a hold of him because of the ensuing stress on the communications grid in that area. It was a long hour. The chaos this has created is beyond imagination. There will be some great stories of heroes coming out of this in the coming days.

A bunch of my wife's co-workers were at or going to the Twin's came when this happened. We're calling around right now checking in on those we can get a hold of.

7 confirmed dead, at least 38 others confirmed injured, and quite possibly still people missing with cars in the river. It's going to be a long couple of days.

Be in prayer for the families impacted by this, as well as all the outstanding rescue and emergency crews. The images we are seeing on the news are mind blowing. 150,000+ cars cross this bridge daily.

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , ,

No comments: