Update from Elliott: “man, situation is grim here!..we truly are in a disaster zone!..just like we always c on the news in the states.no flghts available anywhere.” Elliott’s brother Scott tweeted that E is OK on his insulin supply until he gets back to the states…(Elliott is Type 1 diabetic)
Elliott Yamin spoke to MSNBC today from Santiago, Chile about Friday night’s earthquake in Chile. Elliott was in Vina Del Mar for a music festival when the 8.8 earthquake hit.
Elliott and his fellow festival participants were bused from Vina Del Mar to Santiago yesterday, and, Elliott says, the festival officials are working on getting them all home.
Sitting at his computer at the time of the quake, Elliott was able to tweet some of the first reports from the disaster. News outlets soon picked them up, and Elliott has been busy doing television interviews ever since.
There have been many aftershocks since Friday night, the latest about 1 hour ago, “tremmmmmors as i am typing..early this morn, there was pretty big aftershock!!..the entire entire room was swaying back & forth!”
Scary stuff! Stay safe Elliott. Thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Chile.
Watch the MSNBC interview after the JUMP…
Video after the JUMP…