They are saying here that Will Rodgers Airport in Oklahoma City will be closed until 6 PM this evening. It appeares it will open to inbound flights at that time, but not outbound. I'm gathering it will be much longer for many other airports to open at all.
The latest I get, contrary to what I heard earlier on the radio, is all US airports including OKC and Dallas, will be closed until at least tommarow afternoon.
The only other thing I can think of that I can do is to give blood, as it is in short supply. They are calling for type O above all, but they will happily take others. Give if you can.
You may want to call ahead though. It is with some pride that I understand that in OKC the waiting line at the blood donation centers is 6 to 8 hours long. In my little town it's running about two hours. I go there now.
Fire services sources indicate FDNY has taken heavy casualties in the collapses, and we may have lost the best and brightest of our federal quick-response rescue teams as well.
Like us all my sympathies go first to those hurt and their loved ones. But later, when this story gets told, I think it's going to be one of outstanding heroism as well as loss.
[This message has been edited by Florian (edited 09-11-2001).]