Skip to comments.U.S. Coast Guard Aerial Photos of the Day: Destruction and Damage In Haiti
Posted on 01/14/2010 5:25:53 AM PST by EnjoyingLife
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Sondra-Kay Kneen, United States Coast Guard
http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-201001.htm (#1, #2)
Are these before or after pictures! ;-)
Horrible. I hope we can help Haiti to rebuild itself in a way that leads to more prosperity for Haitians and to an infrastructure that will help prevent this from happening again.
S. Miami/Homestead looked a lot worse after Hurricame Andrew.
Coast Guard? What state is Haiti and what part of the U.S. is it’s coast? Watch Obama make it the 51st state.
The CG needs to work on keeping illegals out of the USA and taking away drunks boats to keep them off the water.
What’s wrong in the second pic, what am I missing? The one crane is crooked, is that it?
It looks like the whole apron along the water has collapsed as well. Granted, there are no smoking ruins and mangled bodies in this one, but I’m sure we’ll be able to find something for you.
Interesting side thought. Note that the concrete buildings all fell over, but in the third picture the stacks of containers are all still standing. Perhaps we should build structures in earthquake zones like a stack of containers. Able to move a little, but not fall down.
I guess I’m cold hearted.
I’m tired of pouring Billions into other countries, only to have these goods stolen by local ‘War Lord’ wannabes. No matter what we do, we are blamed for not doing enough; while other countries who do nothing at all reap the benefits of GoodWill.
When we have earthquakes, hurricanes or other natural calamities; these other countries can’t even put together a freakin’ fruit basket for us.
But the cold hard fact of the matter is that pulling yourself up by your own boot-straps makes you stronger. The first priority of a sovereign goverment is to protect, provide and ensure the safety of the population. This is a chance for the Haitian Gov’t to prove itself to their taxpayers. This is an opportunity for the Haitian people to clean up, re-build and become a stronger community, instill national pride and stare the challenge in the face and proclaim “We are down now, but we will arise bigger, stronger and better than where we were”.
But, it’s soo much easier to demand that everyone else come in, re-build your houses, give you money, food, hospitals and industries and then complain that it’s just not good enough.
Likely there is nothing wrong. Scoping out areas to get assistance in. They have nothing at the airports to unload planes.
It is about China’s turn to become the world’s sugar daddy. With that aid, comes influence and expectations.
“”I hope we can help Haiti to rebuild itself in a way that leads to more prosperity for Haitians “”
Did anyone hear the interview Greta did last night with Bill Clinton? He said he and Hillary had been going to Haiti since 1975 (delayed honeymoon or some such tripe) and with all the work his foundation has been doing there along with the UN and others, the objective of making progress there had been nearly completed????? Now they will have to start all over!!
I don’t have his exact words but it was incredible to believe that he thought he could fool everyone with that statement. Nothing new there (fooling people) but anyone with a brain knows things haven’t improved there one iota! People still living on $2.00 a day, 50% unemployment, corruption still in place. That was part of Greta’s report - not Clinton’s words.
I didn’t know he was the UN Envoy to Haiti. He talked about getting the UN workers (deceased) out of the UN building that crumbled and getting them back to their families. Also people could make donations to help through his website or texting.
Someone pointed out yesterday - look at the photos of these buildings. There are no steel rebars to be seen. Cement/Brick without steel reinforcement are about as durable as sand-castles in an earthquake. I imagine even basic steel costs too much for them.
OMG! That’s horrible! Prayers for those poor people.
A friend’s son is stationed aboard the carrier USS Carl Vinson. It was headed from Norfolk to its home port in San Diego but was ordered to Haiti.
God bless and protect our sailors as they help the people of Haiti.
That is becoming a viable option in a lot places already. Structurally they could easily withstand an earthquake better than a masonry building, properly secured and welded I would much rather ride out a big quake in something like this than most buildings.
Go to the link in post one. I can't imagine that. Those poor people.
Shipping container homes are incredible! They’re even being used to build Army housing. Seems to me some charitable group should get involved in Haiti and make this a viable (and affordable) housing option.
We really need to revolutionize our building designs. We’re so 19th century in our design and material use. Concrete and steel are fine when you have the resources. Hati does not.
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