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Meantime joining us on the phone is Anita Foster she's the chief communications officer.
For the American Red Cross in north Texas region in the north Texas region.
She's currently in west Texas now and -- before we get to what snacks describe for us if you would with the last few hours have been like.
You know it's been really difficult when we got into -- last night about it -- -- -- -- our team that came up -- -- -- You'll be encountered greet the people that have been three you stay I really frightening and traumatic.
And devastating and -- for their community and so there was local communities that are right here in the left people.
Yet because they're home that you called -- -- here that we got up supply and and allow people -- as it.
How -- talk to each other.
I try to attack on their loved ones -- -- their relatives neighbors where okay.
A lot of that going on last night but -- -- composite is key because we thought so many people come by.
Making offers to help let me -- or -- an -- better than.
Stopping -- -- the five didn't.
Yeah I was really encouraging to see bags he -- these people in the community are very cared for.
While Texas certainly is a special Tennessee when it comes -- you people really.
Really come together like so many communities across this country but what are people telling you about what they saw and heard and experienced when this explosion happened.
You know it was so funny because I -- everybody has.
Really hasn't been caught in Iraq through all of their stories even though they may be kept -- -- you hear everything not an -- -- -- -- not hide the other not play.
Which is bad and is a big that would.
Necessarily happen in this part of fact that.
And so people weren't really confused about what was going -- I -- -- people -- further Airways is your story to people being 2030 miles a way.
And and having felt the explosion.
And then those that -- are much closer and though you do.
He was here -- -- we thought -- you'd like it is.
But -- the hardest part is it is the ball out of the heart -- -- You know that there be at least -- known each other their whole lives the other kids -- together multi generational.
And every one knows someone and he was deeply impacted.
And that no other bit this healing process really started yet -- take some time iron and so we wanted it to be here with direct costs.
Not just to make sure that people have moved in that thing that people are familiar look at.
But also to make sure that our mental health teams are here to talk about how that that -- was something that this.
Dramatic walk us through if you would -- in the next couple days and what what is your operation now look like if people want to help how can -- so.
What what we're gonna be -- at CNET that weather clears I just.
-- look at -- -- today and it just reminds me aback at how people feel in the town it is so dark it is it is pouring down rain right now.
Your very believe me so it's very hard pressed to get out bought today.
This -- weather clears.
We're going to be working closely with emergency officials I think we can get into the neighborhood and get them elitist that's been going -- it as possible.
I -- like -- making sort of a mental health teams are available to help people cope emotionally and then doing things I can.
I have bottled water Gatorade in the history that people are -- and taking care we want to care for people.
As much as we he had -- in the way that they want to have to help them to be able to -- Well our hearts and prayers are with you -- and your team and we appreciate so much that you're on the ground there and have that chance to talk -- today we'll check back in with you.
I thank you for the time now -- back to block.
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