Seven Corners Sets Up Alarm Center for Chile
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- March 01, 2010
Seven Corners has set up an Alarm Center for assisting victims and families affected by the recent earthquake in Chile. You may contact our offices at 1-800-462-0368, so that we may offer assistance in locating your family members or loved ones.
Seven Corners Assist's Security Firm is providing hourly updates of any news as soon as it becomes available. Seven Corners currently has a group of 18 individuals located in Chile. Seven Corners Assist is in contact with those individuals and coordinating their care.
A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 has hit central Chile, killing at least 700 people on February 27, 2010 at 3:34 a.m. (1:34 a.m. EST), when most people were sleeping.
The quake's epicenter was located off the coast of Maule, about 200 miles southwest of Santiago.
The capital of Santiago lost electricity and basic services including water and telephones. Regional hospitals have suffered damage; some were evacuated. A major bridge connecting northern and southern Chile has been rendered inoperable and the Santiago airport is shut down for at least the next 24 hours.
Tsunami warnings have been issued for Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Central America and Pacific Island nations.
Note that new information is received constantly. The above information is accurate at this time, however, for continuing updates and the latest information, you should stay tuned to national news sources and the U.S. State Department's website http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/ci/.
About Seven Corners Assist:
Seven Corners is one of the industry's most experienced international assist providers serving leisure, student, business, government and volunteer travelers. It offers an extensive selection of assist services and solutions including travel medical assistance services, trip management assistance services, travel intelligence services, 24-hour assist services, worldwide provider access, and multi-national staff and expertise. Additionally many lines of travel insurance products are available to meet all travel needs. For more information, please call 800-335-0611 x 3477 or visit Seven Corners Assist online at www.sevencorners.com/assist.