Where to Get Help if You or Someone You Love Was In the Harlem Explosion
MANHATTAN — The city and a host of relief agencies have scrambled to provide assistance and information to those affected by the East Harlem blast that leveled two buildings and provide information to loved ones looking for the missing and the dead.
From a 311 line devoted to people searching for information about their loved ones who are missing or feared dead to a shelter that is taking in those displaced by the evacuations, DNAinfo has compiled a list of up-to-date information about where to get help:
► Friends and relatives looking for information about missing people can call 311 and ask for the "Unified Victim Identification System" or dial (212) 639-9675, officials said. (No one will be asked about their immigration status during the call or subsequent updates, officials said)
► Those who were affected by the explosion can visit the Salvation Army at 175 W. 125th St., near Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, for information and services. The center will stay open until 9 p.m. Thursday and reopen Friday at 8 a.m., according to the Office of Emergency Management.
► The Salvation Army is also housing a shelter where displaced residents can stay temporarily. Residents can register there for longer-term emergency housing in the area, the Red Cross said.
► Those looking for care and supplies can also find it at the Salvation Army at 175 W. 125th St., officials said.