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U.S. Coast Guard Aerial Photos of the Day: Destruction and Damage In Haiti
ChamorroBible.org ^ | January 13, 2010 | Petty Officer 2nd Class Sondra-Kay Kneen, U.S. Coast Guard

Posted on 01/14/2010 5:25:53 AM PST by EnjoyingLife

A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, conducts an overflight assessment above Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 13, 2009.  The assessment follows a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that damaged the region January 12, 2009.
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A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, conducts an overflight assessment above Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 13, 2009.  The assessment follows a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that damaged the region January 12, 2009.
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Sondra-Kay Kneen, United States Coast Guard

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http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-201001.htm (#1, #2)



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerial; coastguard; damage; earthquake; haiti; haitianearthquake; haitiearthquake; haitiquake; haitiquake2010; uscg; uscoastguard
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"The Big Picture: Earthquake in Haiti"
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html
1 posted on 01/14/2010 5:25:54 AM PST by EnjoyingLife
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To: EnjoyingLife

Are these before or after pictures! ;-)


2 posted on 01/14/2010 5:28:09 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: 1776 Reborn

Wow.


3 posted on 01/14/2010 5:29:50 AM PST by kate in carolina
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To: EnjoyingLife

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.


4 posted on 01/14/2010 5:34:25 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: 1776 Reborn

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.


5 posted on 01/14/2010 5:34:39 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: EnjoyingLife

What’s wrong in the second pic, what am I missing? The one crane is crooked, is that it?


6 posted on 01/14/2010 5:38:34 AM PST by synbad600
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To: synbad600

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.


7 posted on 01/14/2010 5:40:10 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Social Justice is the goal of all liberal legislation.)
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To: EnjoyingLife

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.


8 posted on 01/14/2010 5:40:33 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Frantzie
Obama sees a huge new waive of immigrants coming from this. Just in time to effect the elections in close states.
9 posted on 01/14/2010 5:44:01 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: EnjoyingLife

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.


10 posted on 01/14/2010 5:44:04 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: synbad600

Likely there is nothing wrong. Scoping out areas to get assistance in. They have nothing at the airports to unload planes.


11 posted on 01/14/2010 5:45:43 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: Hodar

It is about China’s turn to become the world’s sugar daddy. With that aid, comes influence and expectations.


12 posted on 01/14/2010 5:47:51 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: synbad600
The crane is under water. Compare to this. There was a long dock next to that werehouse that is now under water. Also part of the pier on the upper left is gone.
13 posted on 01/14/2010 5:48:34 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

“”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.


14 posted on 01/14/2010 5:48:36 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: EnjoyingLife

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.


15 posted on 01/14/2010 5:50:24 AM PST by PGR88
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To: EnjoyingLife

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.


16 posted on 01/14/2010 5:51:54 AM PST by sneakers
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To: GonzoGOP

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.

17 posted on 01/14/2010 5:52:36 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: TalonDJ; listenhillary
Thanks for the info.

Go to the link in post one. I can't imagine that. Those poor people.

18 posted on 01/14/2010 5:55:00 AM PST by synbad600
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To: Abathar

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.


19 posted on 01/14/2010 5:56:24 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: PGR88

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.


20 posted on 01/14/2010 5:56:48 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: Hodar
it’s soo much easier to demand that everyone else come in, re-build your houses. . ."

No matter how much is done it won't be enough. They are still of the mindset that the sugar plantation owners (white) destroyed the island and ruined the soil. They blame all their ills on the former plantations. For them there is no hope except for perpetual handouts.

21 posted on 01/14/2010 5:58:40 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Thank You Rush

I saw part of that interview. I don’t know anything about what Clinton did there, or what efforts have been made in general over the past several years, but it seems that too often places like Haiti become political battlegrounds and the only people who really suffer are those who live there.


22 posted on 01/14/2010 5:58:54 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

You can not help those who will not help themselves. I would assume the primary reason this is one of the most impovrished countries in the world has a lot to due with a very unmotivated populace.


23 posted on 01/14/2010 6:01:46 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: GonzoGOP
Perhaps we should build structures in earthquake zones like a stack of containers. Able to move a little, but not fall down.

Actually, I think that's the premise behind a lot of the construction in San Francisco and L.A. now - lots of "give" so the buildings sway in a quake. I think there are some buildings actually built on springs.

24 posted on 01/14/2010 6:02:54 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Social Justice is the goal of all liberal legislation.)
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To: Thank You Rush

The UN workers in Haiti are not appreciated by the Haitian people.

The workers are known for strong arm tactics to elicit bribes.

My son saw this first hand when he was there. UN workers stopped a car he was riding in and try to get the passengers to fork over some cash.


25 posted on 01/14/2010 6:03:17 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Abathar
Container Buildings Not only that but you could prefab the whole structure, then store it until you need it. Instant FEMA emergency response shelters. Just throw them on a C-17 or sling them under a Chinook and fly them to where you need them. Earthquake, flood, town wiped out by tornadoes, just send in an "Instant Hotel".

And since they are designed around standard containers the trucks, trains, ships to transport them are probably already on site.

And for third world holes like Haiti, Afghanistan or any of the others. Well they are a lot more sturdy and forgiving of neglect than a tar-paper or corrugated iron shack.
26 posted on 01/14/2010 6:04:08 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Hodar
I will say it again....we should strongly suggest to the U.N. that they will be relocating to Haiti...by the end of the year.

Haiti needs them in their future.....

27 posted on 01/14/2010 6:04:52 AM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: Frantzie

The CG needs to work on keeping illegals out of the USA .

Agreed.

It’s ironic that the illegals from Haiti will risk a longer journey attempting to come to the USA rather then the quicker route to the People Paradise of Cuba.

Try getting the left to explain That decision.

Prayers for these people.


28 posted on 01/14/2010 6:05:04 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Hodar

“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.”

Until the next storm comes by!


29 posted on 01/14/2010 6:07:51 AM PST by red tie
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To: SlowBoat407
Actually, I think that's the premise behind a lot of the construction in San Francisco and L.A. now - lots of "give" so the buildings sway in a quake. I think there are some buildings actually built on springs.

Yes I've seen programs on that, however those methods, like connecting the columns and beams of a building with shock absorbers or building the whole structure on big rubber springs, are expensive. Fine if you live in San Francisco (or perhaps not with California's finances) but it sure isn't going to work in Haiti. But a stack of containers is cheap enough that you could provide decent housing for a lot of people quickly and within reasonable costs.

Of course they only survive natural disasters. Socialist economies will destroy any structure built by man, and I'm thinking caves might not do so well either.
30 posted on 01/14/2010 6:11:46 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: ladyjane
No matter how much is done it won't be enough. They are still of the mindset that the sugar plantation owners (white) destroyed the island and ruined the soil. They blame all their ills on the former plantations. For them there is no hope except for perpetual handouts.

How much would it cost to take a representative from each neighborhood to Hawaii with a movie camera to see the sugar plantations there and let them know how long those plantations have been functioning?

31 posted on 01/14/2010 6:19:50 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I agree! There is desperate need in Haiti now and suffering is everywhere. America will be there for them like we always are. But is there some way to build private enterprise or capitalism in some of the recovery efforts so Haitians have a stake in their recovery? If we don’t we’ll just be creating another socialist housing project that will need to be rebuilt every few years.


32 posted on 01/14/2010 6:24:12 AM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: EnjoyingLife

I could be wrong here, but that building that is toppled over is a gun turret for the Children's Hospital. I spent some time in Honduras and many stores had gun turrets (for security) like this. It is sad that a children's hospital would need this kind of secuurity.

33 posted on 01/14/2010 6:25:21 AM PST by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: Frantzie
Coast Guard? What state is Haiti and what part of the U.S. is it’s coast? Watch Obama make it the 51st state.

You mean the 58th state, right?

34 posted on 01/14/2010 6:26:45 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Frantzie

I know we got beat up by hurricanes in ‘04, but when you think about it, hurricanes last a few hours. This earthquake was what, 45 seconds? It’s stunning the damage wrought in, literally, seconds.


35 posted on 01/14/2010 6:29:44 AM PST by synbad600
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To: Hodar

For sure! We live on the Texas Gulf Coast in the middle of Hurricane Alley, since 1973. So far no damage to our house but you never know. We pull together before, during and after a storm. Neighbors help each other. The city government takes over and does an excellent job! We do wish that FEMA would stay OUT.


36 posted on 01/14/2010 6:30:06 AM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K ! Follow the money$ Coldest winter in years.)
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To: Onelifetogive

A gun turret? Lord, what a place. Thanks for the information.


37 posted on 01/14/2010 6:32:46 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: GonzoGOP
On HGTV or some home show like that on TV they showed people making those containers into apartments. Looks like they would be great in Haiti.

2000 sq ft created from shipping containers


38 posted on 01/14/2010 6:36:25 AM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K ! Follow the money$ Coldest winter in years.)
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To: Abathar

You beat me to it!


39 posted on 01/14/2010 6:36:52 AM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K ! Follow the money$ Coldest winter in years.)
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To: synbad600
What’s wrong in the second pic, what am I missing? The one crane is crooked, is that it?

That crane used to be three miles inland.


40 posted on 01/14/2010 6:40:24 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Bush at his worst was still better than Obama at his best.)
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To: BobinIL
". . . a very unmotivated populace."

I know what you mean, and that's the way I used to think, too. When I moved to FL and worked w/ island people I couldn't believe how slowly they went about their kitchen duties, in a busy restaurant to boot. I told my friend in NY, who runs a HoJos, and he told me that he had a bus of islanders one day and it took them forever to get in the damn door, they poked along so.

However, since I moved to FL I've found that I have started moving a bit slower myself! I think it's all relative to where you live. Their lack of motivation is their way of life.

Not that there's not anything wrong with that: they just don't know anything different.

41 posted on 01/14/2010 6:41:21 AM PST by synbad600
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To: reagan_fanatic

Holy socks!


42 posted on 01/14/2010 6:42:14 AM PST by synbad600
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To: buffyt

And with the absolute glut of them just sitting in shipyards and in the graveyard of cargo ships no longer in use they have tons of them already built with no place to go. It could be a win win for everyone, but that makes too much sense so it will not be done....


43 posted on 01/14/2010 6:43:11 AM PST by wombtotomb
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To: McGavin999

It would probably cost a lot less than what it cost for Obama and his ‘posse’ in Hawaii last month.


44 posted on 01/14/2010 6:43:25 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: PGR88

A lot of the concrete was way thinned out with sand. Junk. Fake.

So, no or low rebar, sanded out concrete, poor craftsmanship. You know the site prep and foundations are junk.

No one, not even the locals would build a proper building because it is a bust out country. There’s no point in building for the long term, as things, values, economy, politics are not going to improve. You just do enough to extract what you can. Think of profitable slum lording an entire country. Or think of any long term Democrat city, or presently in the early stages, Michigan, California, New York....


45 posted on 01/14/2010 6:51:41 AM PST by Leisler (We don't need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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To: GonzoGOP
"And for third world holes like Haiti, Afghanistan or any of the others. Well they are a lot more sturdy and forgiving of neglect than a tar-paper or corrugated iron shack. "

Too expensive for Haitians though. Even uninsulated ones, (uninhabitable in hot tropical weather) cost from $1000 (used) to $3000 (new). No windows or doors either. Kitting one out so that it is habitable would be several times as expensive as typical Haitian construction methods. That is why they don't use them.

46 posted on 01/14/2010 7:11:04 AM PST by monday
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To: rintense

I would imagine that shipping containers would be very hot inside, especially in Haiti heat.


47 posted on 01/14/2010 7:43:04 AM PST by kaila
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To: 2nd Amendment; BobinIL

“But is there some way to build private enterprise or capitalism in some of the recovery efforts so Haitians have a stake in their recovery?”

Thanks. This is the point that I was trying to make. Sometimes, just like in the Soviet Union, people lose their motivation because they think the situation is hopeless for them. The people of Haiti deserve the opportunity to map their own destiny and to live in a county in which they can aspire to a much better life by virtue of self-determination and their own hard work.

Those in the US (i.e. the hard left), and elsewhere in the world who prop up socialist governments in small impoverished countries only perpetuate the poverty and hopelessness. That has to stop. Now is the time to ‘teach a man (or woman as the case may be) to fish, so that they can fish for themselves and never have to go hungry again.’


48 posted on 01/14/2010 8:31:09 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Many of the Haitians who made it to Miami, have actually become successful entrepreneurs, these are precisely the people we need to rebuild Haiti.


49 posted on 01/14/2010 8:33:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Abathar; onedoug

Shipping container homes are a good idea.


50 posted on 01/14/2010 9:42:44 AM PST by windcliff
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