Local Red Cross helping families connect after Brussels attacks

Several bomb blasts hit the Brussels airport Tuesday morning

People comfort each other after being evacuated from Brussels airport, after explosions rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday March 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
People comfort each other after being evacuated from Brussels airport, after explosions rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday March 22, 2016. Authorities locked down the Belgian capital on Tuesday after explosions rocked the Brussels airport and subway system, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more. Belgium raised its terror alert to its highest level, diverting arriving planes and trains and ordering people to stay where they were. Airports across Europe tightened security. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – We’ve heard a number of Americans were hurt yesterday when terrorists attacked the airport and train stations in Brussels.

In the U.S., workers with the American Red Cross are working to help re-connect families caught up in natural or man-made disasters.¬†With phone service and other forms of communication disrupted during yesterday’s attacks, contacting loved ones could prove very difficult.

However Red Cross agencies around the world are cooperating to help family members at least check the status of their relatives and friends.

“Right now the Belgian Red Cross has opened a ‘safe and well’ website, where individuals who are affected by the attacks can go and register themselves as ‘safe’ and also register individuals who might be missing,” Jessica Tischler with the American Red Cross said.

For more information on this program, you can visit the Red Cross’ Belgian “safe and well” website.

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