Tuesday night was a sleepless one for Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident Dany Habr. Habr told WPLG-TV that he was checking his phone for notifications nonstop after hearing that his friend in Beirut was missing after a massive blast shook the city. (Aug. 5)
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DANY HABR: I received the video of the explosion, and I thought, that's probably, you know, a scam, or somebody, you know, like built that. But then, I immediately called my family, and they were in total panic, saying, we really don't know. It felt like an earthquake. But then I started looking at the news, and when I saw it, it was heartbreaking. It felt like an apocalypse. It felt like a nuclear bomb, like the movies of Chernobyl and Hiroshima that we've seen.
It's beyond description. Yesterday, I cried, and I haven't cried for a long, long time. When I was seeing all these videos, I was so emotionally affected that I'd burst into tears. I kept calling my friends. And when I knew that my best friend is missing overnight because they don't know where she was, I couldn't sleep all night.