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Suffolk family's son safe and well

PUBLISHED: 13:30 13 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:31 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK family spoke of their relief today when the news came that their son and daughter-in-law in New York were safe.

Barbara and David Moore, of Holbrook said that if it was not for e-mail any communication would have been impossible and they may still be wondering if their loved ones were alive.

A SUFFOLK family spoke of their relief today when the news came that their son and daughter-in-law in New York were safe.

Barbara and David Moore, of Holbrook said that if it was not for e-mail any communication would have been impossible and they may still be wondering if their loved ones were alive.

Their son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Anne Moore live in Manhattan.

Mike, a computer worker in Wall Street, just metres from the scene of devastation.

"When it happened my wife and I were out but as we returned our youngest daughter told us that Mike and Anne were alright. We didn't know what they were talking about but soon it became clear.

"Mike and Anne live in Upper West Side in an apartment on the tenth floor, our son works in Wall Street less than two blocks from the disaster. They had e-mailed my daughter almost immediately to let everyone know they were alive.

"Anne and her son Joshua were visiting friends when she looked out of the window and heard a bang, then saw the second plane crash in to the building."

Once we heard what had happened we tried to telephone but it was futile there was nothing getting through or getting out. We still have not spoken to them but at least by e-mail we can keep up to date."

Mike and Anne sent an e-mail telling of the aftermath of a city in deep turmoil yesterday.

"It is very eerie here today," it read. "There are no people and no traffic only the odd fighter jet racing across the ravaged skyline. The streets of New York are empty and all the schools are closed. This is so different from the hustle bustle and razzmatazz we are used to in this sad city."

Mr and Mrs Moore are just so glad to know their family is safe but their thoughts go out to the many families that have not been so lucky.

"When the schools reopen I just worry about the friends that will have lost loved ones," said Mrs Moore.

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