by Melissa Mahan
(MyFoxBoston.com) – From sheer terror to moments of courage and bravery, the personal stories of those affected by the bombing at the Boston Marathon continue to emerge from the tragedy as everyone tries to take in what happened.
I was about a block away from the bombing and seeing people rushing from the scene and the panic on their faces is indescribable.
A lot of us didn't know what was going on at first and our cell phones weren't working. But unlike 9/11, everyone had access to social media and people were jumping on to Twitter and Facebook to see what was happening and connect with loved ones.
That's still the case Tuesday. People are logging on and connecting with loved ones near and far as we all try to understand how and why this happened.
Many of you are still trying to get information as you wake up. On Google Person Finder, you can search for someone or share information you have about someone. Also, there is a family member hotline number, 617-635-4500, as well as a witness hotline. The Boston police tip line is 800-494-8477.
People are showing strength during this tragedy. We're seeing inspirational Facebook posts and people are using the hashtag (#) PrayForBoston on Twitter.