Mamaof5? Please check in!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I understand that there was a mall roof collapse in your little town resulting in several injuries. Please check in to let us know that you and yours are okay!!!!
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Moving up... please check-in!!!!
  3. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    I just sent a note to Mof5 through other channels. I will post as soon as I hear anything, if she doesn't get here first.
  4. Mamaof5

    Mamaof5 Guest

    I'm so sorry, I should have come here to let you all know we are okay. All of mine (including extended family and friends) are accounted for and safe. We were no where near the mall when it happened. However, we were there less than 24 hrs before it happened on those very stairs that the roof crushed. I had passed by that kiosk less than 24 hrs before it happened (we were shopping with our little boy).

    We have signs of life in the building (flir thermal images and a machine that can detect breathing tones) but the Ministry of Labor has shut the rescue down despite the signs of life. We had one victim tapping on the pipes in response to call outs (it stopped) as well and our stupid government called it off. We are a mining town, in this town the motto is "dead or alive no man left behind below". I fear we will be experiencing riots, the citizens are in an emotional rage right now. Less than 48 hrs and they gave up with signs of life down below....

    I can't put in words how much my heart cries in agony over all of this...I can't wrap my mind around why they would give up with signs of life when far more dangerous situations with NO signs of life were followed through's about to get extremely crazy up here. I fear for safety of my kids being out public because a blind emotional rage in an en masse setting (herd mentality always wins in larger groups) is dangerous. Police already had to stop men of one family from going in there earlier today ... all they wanted was their family member, they were willing to risk their lives for that family member.

    We have a unique situation as well. We have members of the deep mining rescue teams here in town (they live here, are here in the community right now) and the government is refusing to let our own mine rescue team members to take a crack at this situation (they are better equipped, have hands on real life experience unlike this heavy urban rescue team who has no real situation experience until now, and are ready and willing at the drop of a dime)... this town is so angry and hurt right now.

    For YEARS we've been telling the people who had the power to do something that the mall was unsafe. In fact when it was built it was built unsafe. It should have been town down 15 yrs ago but money talks and walks doesn't it.

    As soon as we are able we are moving the bleep out of this town and never looking back. After this whole situation I can't live here. It was handled very poorly and I'm done living in a town where the "powers that be" don't give a dang...
  5. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That is so awful! I have never heard of such a thing before. I am sorry.
  6. Mamaof5

    Mamaof5 Guest

    This is unconfirmed but I heard that one of our Timmins Deep Mine Rescue teams is on their way NOW!!! They are going to make an attempt with or without the Ministry's approval. Not confirmed though...I hope it's true!
  7. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Sending prayers that those still alive and waiting will be rescued! So glad you and yours are safe!
  8. Mamaof5

    Mamaof5 Guest

    WE DID IT! We put enough pressure on the "powers that be" and OUR local MPP OVER RODE the Ministry of Labor and is sending the rescue workers back in. Timmins SAR AND Sudbury SAR may get the green light to come in and help too - over 200+ Elliot Lakers lifted their voices to protest the halting of the rescue attempt!!!

    SAR is the Deep Mine Rescue teams by the way. They have equipment that can bring this terrible time to a stop and make it so much more easier to get the victims rescued!!!! The power of the people has spoken!
  9. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    OMG how horrible!!!! Prayers being said.

    So very glad you and yours are safe Momof5!!!
  10. Mamaof5

    Mamaof5 Guest

    It's official timmins sar team headed out 25 minutes ago!!!!!!!!
  11. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    May God watch over the rescuers and lead them to those trapped in the debris and guide them all to safety.
  12. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    May the draegermen have good reward for their search by finding some alive... (there is no greater reward for a draegerman)
  13. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Mof5, so glad to hear you're safe. Saying prayers that the rescue teams are successful.
  14. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Praying for the rescue teams' success without any injury. And I'm glad you're OK!
  15. Mamaof5

    Mamaof5 Guest

    Thank you, we have heavy equipment in there now, they just started the efforts and we are waiting for updates....
  16. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    The rescue efforts have been all over our local news. I'm continuing to pray for all involved.
  17. I heard a news conference on the radio this morning. One body has been recovered? I sure hope they find some of those people alive.
    What a disaster. And to think it could have been prevented if the mall had been repaired or torn down like it should have been.

    Glad you and your family are OK.
  18. Mamaof5

    Mamaof5 Guest

    Both victims were removed. The mall is now a crime scene that belongs to the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) and there are few very disturbing things that aren't adding up about the whole thing but I'm reserving judgement for the OPP and inquiry on it all. Both victims were not alive. Some suspect more victims but the rescue was terminated citing they did not believe there were anymore victims (yet we still apparently don't have the full list of missing resolved).

    It is a hard and sad thing for our town. We are a town torn apart by this whole ordeal. I only hope that people will learn from this for the future and it never happens to someone else.