[4:40] Update: Bloodworks Northwest says their immediate need for blood has been met.
Due to your incredible response, our immediate need is met. Thank you for donating today and especially last week. If you didn't make it in today, donations in the next 5 days are critical to replenish local blood supply for the holidays. #Amtrak #I5MountsTrain pic.twitter.com/AeYn856fcd— Bloodworks Northwest (@BloodworksNW) December 18, 2017
Bloodworks Northwest is asking for help following an Amtrak train derailment onto I-5 that has left three people dead and at least 70 injured.
Bloodworks Northwest tweeted earlier Monday that additional Bloodworks donor centers are open today in Bellingham, Everett, Silverdale, Vancouver and more. Click here to find hours and more information on the Bloodworks donor centers.
Earlier Monday an Amtrak tain derailed on an overpass near Lacey, which is about 60 miles south of Seattle.
President Trump sent multiple tweets following the train derailment;
The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly. Seven trillion dollars spent in the Middle East while our roads, bridges, tunnels, railways (and more) crumble! Not for long!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the train accident in DuPont, Washington. Thank you to all of our wonderful First Responders who are on the scene. We are currently monitoring here at the White House.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2017
Donors line up to give for #Amtrak derailment victims at our #Olympia center. Thank you for your outpouring of support! Blood donations are critical not just today, but throughout the month to supply ongoing patient needs and prepare for future unforeseen crises. #DropxDrop pic.twitter.com/I4Us7LLqdU— Bloodworks Northwest (@BloodworksNW) December 18, 2017
Anyone with questions about friends or family on the derailed train can call 901-523-9101. Family reunification center at Dupont City Hall.
Please RT: : Anyone with questions about friends and family on derailed train should call 901-523-9101.— KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) December 18, 2017
Family reunification center at DuPont City Hall. [Real-time updates: https://t.co/o7T1s3BWrN] pic.twitter.com/oKZ5KkY44U
Due to the train derailment, I-5 southbound is expected is expected to be closed all day. Gov. Inslee has declared a state of emergency.
Everyone should avoid traveling I-5, and WSDOT is working to open alternative routes through the area during the emergency response. This morning I spoke with my cabinet officials, and we are in touch with Amtrak who we know are working to provide as much information as possible.— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) December 18, 2017
This is a developing story. Stay with KIRO 7 for ongoing live updates.
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