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Magnitude 7.0 - HAITI REGION

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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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UMCommunication Mission volunteers missing, injured in #Haiti http://(link tracking not allowed)/7w0IT9 More #UMC news & resources at www.umc.org...




posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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If anyone has access to ABC 7 Chicago news my mother and father-in-law will be on at 4pm CST giving another update according to their most recent phone call. They are trying to get word out about how bad Jacmel is and how badly they are in need of aid.

Thank you everyone for all of the updates and info.

Take care,
Cindi



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 02:47 PM
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The military is now ready also to take over the streets, this getting good, as tonight is going to be dangerous for the rescuers to work if riots starts.

Also the airport is never before has handle more that 25 airplanes in the single day.

Today on three hours it was a record of 55, no wonder they have to stop the traffic.

But now is back again and working.

Things are finally moving around and getting back on schedule.

I hope they get to the people as fast as they humanly can.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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More news, aid already loaded into vehicles to be transported to the city with Canadian and US military help.

Things are moving.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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tehranweekly

RT @rolandsmartin Man finds 6-month old child in #Haiti, he's caring for child. Parents likely dead. Great story http://(link tracking not allowed)/7i7BXH less than 20 seconds ago from TweetDeck



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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Haitian President Rene Preval says 7,000 victims have already been buried in a common grave - Reuters #Haiti less than 5 seconds ago from web

MXCnews At least 12 federal & state level #Mexico Gov agencies & NGOs now operational in #Haiti. Priority:Save life, assess damage, protect Mexicans half a minute ago from TweetDeck

[edit on 14-1-2010 by infinite]



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 04:07 PM
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British search and rescue team turned away from Port-au-Prince




A British search-and-rescue team expressed frustration and disbelief yesterday after they came within 20ft (6m) of landing in Port-au-Prince — before being turned away by the US military.




There were reports that the airport at Port-au-Prince had run out of aviation fuel, one of the factors that is understood to have led the US military to close it. “They told us we couldn’t land. That seems crazy. We’re a search-andrescue team,” said Vic Kopkai. Mr Fisher added: “The Americans are here in force. There must be some trucks we can pile into and drive in. We’re frustrated. There are people we might be able to help and we’re stuck here.”


TimesOnline



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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I saw that story in the news, also, the one with Dr. Gupta taking care of 15 day old baby girl, the 11 year old girl trapped in the rubble was rescued, two of her brothers survive with her, the rest of the family missing.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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Did they were able to land today? I read that the airport was opened today again.

Yesterday it was overwhelm by over seventy landings, today by 55 in three hours but things were moving again.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 04:16 PM
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schachin

RT @tehranweekly @oli2be @octavianasrCNN @ZerlinaM RT @CBSNews: gangs with machetes on the streets of #Haiti http://(link tracking not allowed)/4TetV5 1 minute ago from web in reply to tehranweekly



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 04:19 PM
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He, he, my husband was wondering when the machetes were going to start showing up.

I guess without fire arms machetes is the best thing next.

Things are going to get hot without any military patrolling the streets.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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More good news, Up to 8 international groups of rescuers now working in the streets of Port au Prince looking for survivors.

Bulldozers and other heavy equipment now been seen in the devastated area.

Interesting the rescuers can be seen wearing different shades of orange and red suits.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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ABC 7 Chicago news interview.

Hopefully this works. I am posting the link to the interview that my mother-in-law did with the ABC 7 Chicago news about my sister-in-law Sue, Flo McGarrell, and the need for more coverage of Jacmel and how badly they need help there.

Twitter has some reports from someone in Haiti that is saying that they are hearing reports of more buildings collapsing in Jacmel and the they aren't hearing good news about the FOSAJ group. The FOSAJ group is my sister-in-laws group. Hopefully it was info from earlier and not something new that is happening, but we are all worried again now.

Thanks for the updates everyone!
Take care,
Cindi



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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news.mongabay.com...

More satelite before and after pictures.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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www.stumbleupon.com... untry-apart.html

More photos.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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Photographer witnesses corpses used as roadblocks to protest slow arrival of aid in #Haiti - Reuters

Picked this line off of BNO on twitter.

I would hope no one is protesting receiving any kind of help from anyone at this point. Slow arrival or not, help is needed and someone thinks it's a good idea to protest it?



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 06:19 PM
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What's the casualty count now?

Still around 100k?



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 06:26 PM
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((IsraelNN.com) An initial IDF emergency aid delegation to the earthquake disaster zone in Haiti, consisting mostly of paramedics, is scheduled to leave Israel Thursday night or Friday morning. The emergency crews will participate in operating a field hospital that is being built by the Norwegian Red Cross. They will also cooperate with the, Italian, German and US Red Cross.

Arutz Sheva TV spoke with Chaim Rafalowski, the disaster management coordinator for Magen David Adom, ("The Red Star of David" - Israel's "Red Cross"). Rafalowski spoke about his pride as a Jew and Israeli taking part in the international rescue mission, "we were always taught that when you save one soul, you're saving a whole world" he said and emphasized that the mission is continuous and crews will be traveling back and forth between Israel and Haiti over a period of at least three months.
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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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Update: Haiti Earthquake 2010


Update Jan 14 2300z


AIRPORT status Port au Prince Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport (TMTPP) and Cap Haitien International Airport (MTCH):

•Runway usable
•Currently visual landing / radio-assisted only
•Air Traffic Control is responding to incoming aircraft, but with limited capabilities: max number of aircraft is 4 at a time;
•Runway usable
•No availability of refuelling, cargo and aircraft handling equipment.
•Airports are only open for humanitarian, military and private flights only, and not for commercial flights.
•Flights to Port au Prince in particular are delayed and have to stay in lengthy airborne holding patterns (sometimes 2hrs and more) due to overcrowded airport ramp space.
•In addition, there is no space for bigger aircraft to remain overnight.
•As the city is very badly damaged there is no safe crew accommodation.
SEAPORT status Port au Prince:

•The Port is currently non operational with three cranes (one container crane, two gantry cranes) all destroyed
•Quayside is badly damaged, with unknown debris under the water line
•The Southern part of the port may be workable for discharge from self-geared vessels
•A US Coastguard Vessel is currently making an assessment;
ROAD conditions update:


All main roads (including the airport road) are being cleared by MINUSTAH and the Brazilian battalion.

WFP AIROPS update:

•UNHAS Special Operations appeal has been launched
•This project includes chartering of 2 heavy lift helicopters, 2 passenger fixed-wing aircraft and 1 cargo aircraft
WFP UNHRD update:

•3 airlifts with operation support equipment (ex-Panama UNHRD) arrived in Port au Prince this morning.
•Another flight from the Spanish Cooperation (flight also ex-Panama) was due to arrive in Port au Prince this afternoon. (arrival to be confirmed)
Advise for arriving humanitarian teams:

International Teams arriving in Santo Domingo are requested to contact Franklin Polanco (tel +8098 56 66 000), a Government official coordinating support to incoming teams.

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Update Jan 14 1700z


AIRPORT status Port-au-Prince
An uncontrolled airfield procedure is applied.


SEAPORT status Port-au-Prince
The port suffered devastating damage. It is currently inoperative. See photos.


ROAD conditions

•The route from Dominican Republic to Port-Au-Prince is reported open from Elias Pina to Mirebalais (305) and onward to PAP (300).
•The route from Port-Au-Prince west through Carrefour (2/200) to the 204 interchange is said to be open, although some flooding has been reported.
•From the 204 interchange to Jacmel is reported open.
•From Jacmel west via 208 to 2/200 interchange heading towards Les Cayes is reported open.
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Update Jan 14 1000z


AIRPORT status Port au Prince
As per NOTAM A0033/10 dated 13 Jan 2010, 1515 GMT
– Port au Prince Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport (TMTPP) (map)
– Cap Haitien International Airport (MTCH) (map)

•Currently visual landing / radio-assisted only;
•Air Traffic Control is responding to incoming aircraft, but with limited capabilities: max number of aircraft is 4 at a time;
•Runway usable;
•Availability of refuelling, cargo and aircraft handling equipment is not yet known;
•Airports are only open for humanitarian, military and private flights only, and not for commercial flights.
SEAPORT status Port au Prince

•The Port is currently non-operational with three cranes (one container crane, two gantry cranes) all destroyed;
•Quayside is badly damaged, with unknown debris under the water line;
•The Southern part of the port may be workable for discharge from self-geared vessels;
•A US Coastguard Vessel is currently making an assessment;
•Photos of the port.
Check also the updates on The Logistics Cluster website, including the current overview map.

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Update Jan 13 2100z

Port au Prince airport status

Currently line of sight landing / radio-assisted only Tower is responding to incoming aircraft Availability of refuelling, cargo and aircraft handling equipment is not yet known It is understood that the airport will be open for humanitarian air flights only

Further details on WFP's response

•WFP is deploying seven logistics staff and three telecommunications staff to help support relief efforts through the Logistics and Telecommunications Clusters.
•WFP has designated the Panama UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) as a staging area for the provision of humanitarian support to Haiti.
•WFP has established a logistics hub in the neighbouring Dominican Republic and has begun acquiring logistics assets such as a coastal vessel to assist with delivery of relief supplies.
•A WFP Aviation Officer is on standby in the Dominican Republic.
•Check also the updates on The Logistics Cluster website.
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Update Jan 13 1700z

Staff Situation

WFP international staff is safe and accounted for, while national staff is still being contacted to confirm their well-being. The WFP office in Port-au-Prince is in good condition, as are WFP sub-offices in Cap Haitian and Gonaives, both of which are operational.

Infrastructure and Logistics Information

•Most UN buildings have collapsed. Thec compound of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has been severely damaged and the UNICEF building is partially destroyed. In addition, government buildings, including the Presidential Palace, the Parliament and several Ministries, have been seriously damaged. Most hotels have been destroyed.
•Security is of major concern and is expected to remain so in the aftermath of this disaster.
•The airport in Port-au-Prince is apparently open, but all flights have been cancelled. Roads from the airport to the city have been damaged.
•The airport in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is operational and flights are available.
•Roads from Santo Domingo to the Haiti border are operational, as are international airports and local ports.
•The WFP Office in the Dominican Republic has rented several SUVs to prepare for a large response out of Santo Domingo.
•86 MT of high energy biscuits prepositioned in the WFP sub-regional depot in El Salvador. A chartered aircraft will as soon as possible transport these to Santo Domingo.
•The Logistics and ICT Clusters are already active in the country, but they will need to be reinforced.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 06:50 PM
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Originally posted by Ear-Responsible
What's the casualty count now?

Still around 100k?


Red Cross is estimating it to be up to 50k. Haiti's president claimed they have already filled a mass grave with 7k casualties.

It's all really guessing at this point.



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