Thousands Dead In Haiti Earthquake



A massive earthquake measuring a 7.0 magnitude hit Haiti destroying a great deal of the capital of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, January 12th. It is being called “le seisme devastateur” by Creole and French internet news updates. A trail of bodies line the streets with incalculable others still trapped beneath the rubble as thousands of structures and buildings including the Haitian official jail, National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters collapsed in the wake of the disastrous quake.

The collapse of the jail aided prisoners to escape while the rest of the Haitian populous inquired and reported the losses of family members on Radio Verite, a Haitian interest radio station.

Hugues Sanon, the DJ said,”People are calling, crying, I cannot cry myself. But in my heart, I’m crying. When you have someone saying ‘my father died, my sister died…’ You try to be strong.” The DJ himself is unaware if his 3-year-old son survived as he was in an area where the earthquake struck.

Community leaders have spoken on the radio station providing new information while the station attempts to unify the Haitian Community with announcements of meetings such as the one, David Romelus of Unity for Development has planned for 8 pm, at the Haitian community center on Madison Avenue in Elizabeth tonight.

President Obama has indicated the full support of the United States Government will be used to deliver humanitarian relief in terms of food, medicine and water while they help remove those trapped in the buildings.

For those who want more information about how to help go to http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/HaitiEarthquake

Also for those ”Americans trying to locate family members in Haiti [they] are encouraged to contact the State Department at (888) 407-4747.”

So tragic.

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