An 8.8 magnitude Earthquake hit chile last night. Idol, Elliott Yamin is in Vina Del Mar for a music festival, about 90 miles southwest of the epicenter, about 90 miles from Santiago, and is safe thank god. He’s been posting updates from his twitter account. An interview Elliott taped for NBC news is set to go live at around 8 am. I’ll be posting that right here shortly.
Elliott is a Type 1 diabetic, and he’s only packed enough insulin until Sunday. His blood sugar is really high right now, so that’s a worry for him. He says the airport is reduced to rubble, so he might be stuck there for awhile.
UPDATE: After the jump, Elliott interview with NBC news from Chile
devastation Huge earthquake just now in Chile!!….I swear I thought this was the end of my life!!!!!
Fuck!!!!!! I take it all back everybody!!….I just escaped w my life, from an 8.3 earthquake!!!…is everybody ok?…where was the epicener?
Complete and utter choas on the streets…no power…my heart is beatin outta my chest!….tsunami warnin…I am only a mile inland!
Hey everybody…we r totally safe and sound 4 the time being…I’m finally calmer, and dawn is approaching, which will help!..thx 4 ur prayers
I’m totally calm now….were all 2gether…got blankets from our rooms, and we’re all hudled on the street..no aftershox in a while..
Oh shit!!..here come some more aftershox….sweet jesus, and baby jesus!!
So…1 min, I’m trashin this competition on twitter, the next, I’m runnin 4 my life 2 safety!…what a contrast!…I hope & pray yall are ok!
Whoa!!…my bro just informed me that cnn is relayin my tweets!!…please knw that we r safe, and there is currently no threat of a tsunami
Attn cnn/world: we r worried from ur reports of a tsunami, yet no warning sirens have sounded yet!…the army here is advising us 2 stay put
Hey yall…I’m gonna go live on the 2day shw…in about 45 min…tune in…I’m becoming a world reporter/correspondent!..who knew?!?!
ust got off the phone w ABC, gonna go on the air with them right after I do NBC…tune in 4 a full report..if singin doesn’t work out……
Whoa!!…just felt a pretty strong aftershock!…mother nature aint givin up on yet!!
Just got word that the airport in Santiago is closed…the tarmac has been reduced 2 rubble…my blood sugar is really hi
Imma Type 1 diabetic, and was sppsd 2 leave sunday.I only packed enuf insulin pump supplies 2 last til then….airports r closed!
The next closest airport 2 where we r in vina del mar is 6 hrs away!!…we’ve felt about 30 aftershox already!!!