Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haiti Reels Under Massive Quake

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti as they recover from a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, the worst that nation has ever seen.

Time Magnitude Location
Yesterday 7.0 Haiti region Map
2 days ago 4.3 Southern California Map
4 days ago 6.5 Offshore Northern California Map

The United States has started ramping up its disaster relief programs for Haiti. No matter how much certain countries may hate us, the US is still the most generous nation in the world. To whom more is given, more is expected.

Photo: AP

A woman stands in the rubble of her home the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 13 Jan. 2010 [source]

Many unscrupulous people will try to take advantage of this calamity to cheat well meaning people out of money or personal information by masquerading as aid to Haiti. Be forewarned.


Patrick said...

Having been to Haiti, I can imagine the nightmare that providing assistance is going to be. Somebody is going to need to step up and take charge, whether it is the International Red Cross, NATO, or somebody else. The Haitian Government is basically non-functional in the best of times. I'm guessing it's essentially anarchy there right now.

Nod said...

Reports on the radio confirm: anarchy in the streets, field amputations, no electricity, no water.


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