Skip to comments.Sattelite Photo of Port-au-Prince Haiti Devastation
Posted on 01/14/2010 10:49:09 AM PST by Reaganesque
Click here for the zoomable photo.
Was this before or after the earthquake?...............
I hope you’re kidding.
Are you sure that’s not Detroit?
how is the image “zoomable”?
It’s zoomable on Google Earth if you download the overlay from yesterday.
One swimming pool, guess where.
I’ve got it on my screen. Looks normal................
Just put your cursor anywhere on the pic. It will turn into a + sign. Click
“Was this before or after the earthquake?...............”
I was in Haiti several times in the past.
That is a good question indeed. Frankly, I can’t tell the difference if it is in the past or present.
“I hope youre kidding.”
I can tell you have never been to Haiti.
“One swimming pool, guess where.”
That jumped out at me too.
Hard to tell looking straight down from satellite imagery. Some of those large buildings with intact roofs are probably flattened but you can't see it without some slant view.
The Presidential Palace is just to the right of center in the photo.
Hard to tell looking straight down from satellite imagery. Some of those large buildings with intact roofs are probably flattened but you can’t see it without some slant view.
The problem is, Haiti has always been, is, and always will be in such god-awful shambles. Earthquake or no, there is no telling the difference whether that photo is past or present...(certainly an exageration on my part I admit).
Before I am accused of being insensitive (not by you), Haitians have always lived in the Stone Age and will continue to do so. They have no concept of a better world. They do not know any difference.
Its like taking an animal out of the wild and trying to introduce it into a different (better) environment. It doesnt work because the animal does not have a point of reference for comparison.
Okay. It is flack time on me.
C’mon, people. It’s obviously a post-quake photo. Look at the palace. And there’s more ... I definitely see a building on it’s side in this photo.
>”That is a good question indeed. Frankly, I cant tell the difference if it is in the past or present.”
That’s what corruption does. With all the money we pour into that place in foreign aid, and the country is such a S*** Hole you can hardly tell if its been hit by a major earthquake or not. Sad.
Took me a moment to catch this, but the one thing to take note of is the absence of fires. Probably due to the lack of natural gas or oil. Nothing to spark a fire or fuel to burn when it is sparked.
Being that this is the Country of Haiti,(or heck anywhere people live) I’m pondering what happens when a family that did survive the earthquake, goes with out water for more than 3 days.
Excellent observation indeed.
There is smoke in this photo. And I’ve seen pics of badly burned victims. Maybe not widespread, but there have been fires.
Oh, I know. Just relaying what I’ve seen. Yeah, the lack of utilities they have there I’m sure has a lot to do with that.
“...country is such a S*** Hole you can hardly tell if its been hit by a major earthquake or not...”
I know. I have been there several times in the past not because I wanted to go there. What you are saying is very true. I agree. Haiti is such a corrupt, backward hell-hole...a learning experience but that is all. But the learning experience is important too.
Amazing number of people are visible in the streets.
That doesn't take away from the enormity of human suffering in Haiti right now, but Haiti has been a hellhole long before this latest earthquake hit and I suspect it will stay one long after the last recovery aid worker leaves the scene.
In the meantime, all we can do is hope, pray and assist Haitians to the extent that we can.
Here’s another link with before and after comaparisons. The one of the port shows how difficult things are/will be. Half the dock is under water, the rest is broken at the shore - probably laying on the shallow water. The two cranes are knocked down in the water. The white areas look like “sand blows” where the soil was liquified and the sand and water jets up through the asphalt. Weak conditions underneath.