Dev-Jam 007: Day 4

While a lot of positive things happened today, the tragedy that hit Minneapolis pretty much overshadowed them.

At 6:05pm local time, the Interstate 35W/Broadway bridge collapsed into the Mississippi river. This was within a short walk of Dev-Jam, and the area behind our building became a staging area for the rescue effort.

Rescue workers gather downriver.

Cell phone service was non-existant as the locals called to insure that their loved ones were okay, and we listened to the sounds of sirens as the city mobilized to help the injured.

Injured transported on trucks.

So rather than focus on Dev-Jam, our thoughts go out to the people of our host city and we hope that the recovery is swift.