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Magnitude 7.0 - HAITI REGION

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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 06:53 PM
Does anyone know if those that were jailed and escaped have been found?
I guess a jail just tore in half, i heard on Fox yesterday. Lucky for them i suppose, but those poor people dont need that element amongst the pain they are suffering.

posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 07:11 PM

Fla. hospital: Haiti quake victims coming in waves

MIAMI -- Injured survivors of Haiti's devastating earthquake have begun arriving in South Florida for treatment.

The University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital has already received 11 patients, including eight U.S. citizens. Trauma surgeon Mark McKenney said Thursday that the injured were coming in waves and nine more patients were expected later that day.

McKenney said doctors have already performed an amputation and are treating a brain injury. He says six of the patients were in good to fair condition and four remain in critical.

McKenney said doctors at Jackson Memorial are considering using a satellite phone system to better assist doctors treating the injured in Haiti.

posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 07:15 PM

With thousands of bodies piling up in Port-au-Prince, health experts fear that the presence of decaying corpses in the hot and humid streets of Haiti's earthquake-ravaged capital could trigger an outbreak of water-borne diseases.

In order to protect the living, they say, they may have to bury the dead quickly in mass graves.

"There are masses of people who are on top of each other, so they will just be forced to make mass burials," Dr. Michael Baden, chief forensic pathologist for the New York State Police, told

"Bodies decaying in the hot sun will not only create an odor that is offensive to humans, but it will also attract small animals and insects that can spread disease, and that’s where the long-term public health issues come into play."

Haitian President Rene Preval says up to 7,000 earthquake victims have already been buried in a mass grave, Reuters reported Thursday.

"We have already buried 7,000 in a mass grave," Preval told reporters at the airport while accompanying Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez, the first foreign head of state to visit Haiti after the devastating earthquake.

Fernandez said one of the most important things Haiti needed was help in burying its dead.


posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 07:44 PM
Voice of America broadcast.

Haiti Contact Information
If you are trying to contact someone in Haiti, record a message (English, Creole, or French) to be broadcast by VOA radio to Haiti at: 202-205-9442, code 42
State Department Info line (for information on US citizens)

posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 07:54 PM
Here is someone who got off his ass and did something

Trilogy CEO Brad Horwitz arrived in Haiti today to assess the situation and support the company's local staff.

Traditional landlines are almost non-existent, so wireless service is critical for both basic communications and emergency relief work.

"We are essential infrastructure on a normal day," Stanton said. "In times of crisis the most important thing is getting our system back on the air, which it is."

Wireless companies are constantly monitoring their service, so they were among the first to learn about the earthquake.

Within two hours, Trilogy chartered a plane from Miami carrying 14 engineers, radios, batteries and water. They were able to land in Haiti early Wednesday morning with help from the U.S. State Department and Kenneth Merten, the American ambassador to Haiti. They knew that relief workers needed the wireless network running to help do their jobs.

That's not easy in a country without a functioning electrical grid. All of Violà's cellular towers run on diesel generators. The damage had knocked out a fuel line between the tanks and generators. Getting trucks to the fuel tanks was a challenge across Haiti's damaged roads.

Though the service was down for much of Wednesday, local staff and the engineers from Florida worked feverishly to get it restored by midnight last night.
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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 08:27 PM

posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 08:29 PM

They added more pictures to this site.

posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 08:37 PM

Interesting interactive before and after map. You can move the map to new locations by dragging.

posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 08:49 PM
reply to post by JBA2848

Nice info, the last two posts were good, the 1st one just kinda disrespected the whole topic of this thread.

From sun spots to ufo's to harp to naval weapon experiments I think the bottumline here is Mother nature did what she does when we least expect, or think we are immortal or godlike. In the 21st century it is hard for humans to realize how primitive we are to the whole scheme of things, regardless of our technology. It is this simple..

The sickening perspective of this is people are scrambling on how they can make money off of this. Some of this in regards to the nutjob speculation to bring hits onto websites and bring money in via to the hits over crazy stupid thoughts.. Humpf and it works..

yet all in all allot of men women and children have just died..

posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:36 PM
reply to post by dgtempe

The police was interviewed on this subject today, is nothing the can do about the escapees as the police force is lacking the necessary means to go after them.

So for the time being the prisoners are not priority.

The amount of prisoners to escape were about 4 thousand.

posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:48 PM
reply to post by Bicent76

Actually more children than adults, as Haiti 50 percent of the population is under 20 years of age.

posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:54 PM
Gangs Armed With Machetes Loot Port-Au-Prince

The earthquake aftermath has brought out the best and worst of the people of Haiti.

Much like the days after Hurricane Katrina, looting has become a problem very quickly.

The looting appears to be isolated to Port-au-Prince's old commercial center. It's an area that under normal circumstances would be filled with many shops, markets and a few homes. But on Wednesday it was a completely different scene.

It looked like a war zone.

Some of the buildings were on fire. Smoke was everywhere and there were bodies in the streets, many just quake victims lying where they were when the magnitude 7.0 blast hit.

What made the situation that much more tense was sightings of gangs of young men with machetes. On Wednesday they were seen getting into stores and taking all the supplies they could carry. The armed men were seen marching up and down the streets with machetes raised and the competition among the gangs turned quite fierce.

Fights between gangs were seen on the streets. Machetes were flailing and it was impossible to predict what would happen next.

posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:57 PM
reply to post by JBA2848

Desperation only bring chaos, without the needed help people will do what they can to survive.

At least is only machetes what they have and not machine guns.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 01:07 AM
You know what i find so stupid. One guy says "Help us can't someone help us?" "God is great"...
Yeah your God is great alright...

Primitive simple people.

[edit on 1/15/2010 by Brainiac]

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 01:23 AM

Originally posted by dgtempe
Does anyone know if those that were jailed and escaped have been found?
I guess a jail just tore in half, i heard on Fox yesterday. Lucky for them i suppose, but those poor people dont need that element amongst the pain they are suffering.

Your kidding right? Who's gonna find them?
They have no Law, No Hospitals, nothing.
This is 4th World. Afganistan is probably more sophistocated at this point.

Oh and it wasn't a Jail it was a prison with 4,250 inmates... All escaped...
Murderers, Rapists, Robbers, Bandits, Assassins, etc...

[edit on 1/15/2010 by Brainiac]

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 03:39 AM
Meanwhile things are still shaking there.

Magnitude mb 4.6

Date time 2010-01-15 at 08:56:09.4 UTC
Location 18.44 N ; 73.02 W
Depth 30 km

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 04:16 AM
UN food agency has confirmed its warehouse in Haiti has been looted. No figure on the amount of food that has been stolen.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 04:41 AM
DCAngah #Haiti US has agremnt w/ Cuba 2 allow US planes on med-evac missions 2 pass thru Cuban airspace, reducing flight time 2 Miami by 90 mins.
less than a minute ago from UberTwitter

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 05:05 AM
myopicpotato RT @AmanpourCNN: The Haitian Ambassador to U.S. told me he hasn’t been in contact with his government yet after quake #haiti

half a minute ago from Ustream
Retweeted by you

German news is reporting that Wyclef Jean is in Port au Prince and is personally helping with the removal of bodies, etc. #Haiti

[edit on 15-1-2010 by infinite]

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 05:47 AM
Are there an unusually number of big aftershocks? I've seen a lot of 4.+ers.

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