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We will rejoin CBS' coverage on the Attack of America in just a moment. But first we want to see how yesterday's events are continuing to have an impact on residents in our area.
At this hour, things remain at a standstill at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
At 2:30 this afternoon the F-A-A partially lifted the ban .. just enough to allow some flights that had been diverted to go to their original destinations. But no planes have left the ground here.
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Shannon Young joins us from the Airport to let us know how the cancellations have affected things.
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The air traffic slowdown is forcing the Postal Service to make delivery changes.
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Officials say they're calling in ground re-inforcements to expedite delivery.
They don't expect any major delays, but are asking customers to be patient.
All local post offices are operating during their normal hours.
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((BILLY MARTIN/POSTMASTER: WE'RE CONTINUING TO ACCEPT MAIL, AND DELIVER MAIL. WE CONTINUED TO DO THAT YESTERDAY, WE'RE CONTINUING TO DO THAT TODAY. WE'RE MAKING SURE WE GET THE MAIL TO OUR CUSTOMERS.))
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Fed-Ex and U-P-S airplanes are also grounded for the time being.
They too have secured additional trucks as part of their contingency plan.
Fed-Ex expects shipments will be delayed at least 24 to 48 hours, and money back guarantees will be suspended until normal operations resume.
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Governor Jim Gilmore is touring Arlington Hospital at this hour, visiting with victims from the crash scene at the Pentagon.
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The Governor spoke briefly with reporters before heading in for about an hour of private visitation. Gilmore says he tried to be unemotional yesterday, while he was unsure if other targets in Virginia were in danger.
Today, he said it is hard to ignore emotions after going to the Pentagon site.
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The Governor says he lost two friends in yesterday's tragedy. C-N-N Correspondent Barabara Olsen was a family friend. New York City firefighter Ray Downey was on the governor's terrorism task force.
He was killed trying to rescue victims at the World Trade Center.

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The American Red Cross very busy... doing much more than just providing blood and medical assistance to disaster victims.
It also has mental health volunteers who are prepared to respond to help families pick-up the pieces.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
Joy can these volunteers help people in our area?
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Jean, They are ready to help people in our community. All you have to do is call a local Red Cross.
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The Red Cross will coordinate a time for you to come in --or have a mental health volunteer come to your home.
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The search for victims and clean-up efforts --may be just the beginning.
For many the emotion toll will be hard to overcome. But the American Red Cross says it will be there to help.
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((AMY WHITTAKER: WE'LL ALSO BE WORKING WITH MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS -- THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF CRISIS COUNSELING INVOLVED IN THIS SITUATION --BECAUSE OF THE MAGNITUDE OF THIS DISASTERS)) [RUNS10]
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Counselors like Clinical Psychologist Doctor Lou Perrott. Although he has not been called to help -- he is ready to go if needed.
He says his job would be to offer counseling not only to victim families --but rescue personnel.
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((DR. LOU PERROTT: THEY JUST GET FLOODED AND OVERWHELMED --THEY ARE VERY FATIGUED --WORKING LONG HOURS --HIGH STATES OF EMOTIONAL --AND SOME POINT THEY CAN SEE SOMETHING THAT PUSHES THEM BEYOND WHAT THEY CAN HANDLE)) [RUNS14]
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And he says the emotional trauma can be just as great for someone miles away watching the events unfold on television.
He says there are certain signs to look for that might indicate you need to seek counseling.
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((IF THEY FIND THEMSELVES CONTINUING TO REPLAY HORRIBLE SCENES -- VERY STRONG EMOTION FLOODS THEM --JUST OVERWHELMS THEM. ANOTHER ASPECT WOULD BE WHAT CHANGES IN THEIR EVERY DAY LIFE ARE STARTING TO COME ABOUT )) [RUNS18]
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You can contact your local Red Cross to get connected with a mental health counselor.
That person can offer short term counseling.
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Jean, Tonight on News 7 at 6 --we'll tell how you can help your kids cope with this tragedy.

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As the initial shock of the attacks wears off, a wave of patriotism has begun to wash over the country.
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Signs of support and American flags can be found in front of many homes and businesses today.
Other flags, like these at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, were flying at half- staff.
And as the U-S decides how to respond, military recruiters say they aren't sure whether all this will translate into a rush of volunteers for the armed forces.
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((SFC TERRY BROOKS/ARMY RECRUITER: IT'S STILL TOO EARLY TO TELL, I WOULDN'T WANT TO SPECULATE ON THAT. WITH THE NUMBER OF INQUIRIES WE'VE HAD, IT'S BEEN PROMISING. PEOPLE SEEM A LOT MORE GENUINELY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON AND WHAT THEY CAN DO TO HELP.))
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Brooks says many people who have already served in the armed forces have called volunteering their assistance if it's needed.
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The attack on the World Trade Center hit close to home for the coach of the Roanoke Express.
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Perry Florio grew up on Long Island. He knew two scouts for the Los Angeles Kings- Those men were killed when the plane they were on crashed into one of the towers.
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((PERRY FLORIO/ROANOKE EXPRESS HEAD COACH; STRANGE IRONY HOW OF ALL THE RANDOM PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, THE TWO PEOPLE THAT I KNEW THAT WERE VICTIMS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH NEW YORK, THEY WERE JUST IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.))
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Florio said he last saw Kings' scouting director Ace Bailey this summer, and remembers playing against King's scout Mark Bavis (BAY-vis), seen here playing for the Carolina Stingrays. Meanwhile, Florio got a phone call last night from a relative, a member of the New York Fire Department who escaped the tragedy. Florio says his relative responded to the first tower hit, and had to make a fast exit when the second tower fell.
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((THEY STARTED DOWN THE STAIRWELL, THEY GOT TO THE THIRD FLOOR THEY WENT FROM ALMOST THE 50TH FLOOR TO THE THIRD. THE STAIRWAY WAS BLOCKED FROM THE DEBRIS FROM THE FIRST COLLAPSE, THEY FOUND ANOTHER WAY OUT AND HE SAID WHEN HE GOT OUTSIDE IT WAS JUST A MASS OF LITERALLY BODY PARTS AND BODIES CRUSHED BY THE STEEL, AND THE BRICK, AND CONCRETE.))
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Florio added that the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania is just about 20 minutes away from his parents' house in Johnstown.
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Before we rejoin CBS' coverage, we would like to direct you to our webpage.
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It has information on public prayer events, blood mobiles, and a section we created for you to share your thoughts about the events of the past two days.
You can find the page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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