Skip to comments.Haiti 48 hours later
Posted on 01/14/2010 10:11:54 PM PST by Kartographer
Two days after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck beneath Port-au-Prince, Haiti, some of the massive damage is becoming more apparent. Rescue teams are arriving, aid groups are trying their best to battle huge logistical challenges, bodies are being identified, and some medical care is being given. Rescue teams from all over the world have joined the recovery effort, as the United States pledged $100 million in relief efforts. The Red Cross ventured an estimate of up to 50,000 deaths, as bodies at the local morgues overflowed into the streets. Collected here are some more scenes from this devastated region - see yesterday's entry as well. (33 photos total)
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
This is Haiti’s problem and worldwide aid will help. We need to tell our elected officials not to dump 45,000 Haitians on the USA which they are talking about.
These pictures give everyone a better understanding of the catastrophe.
What is not mentioned much is that this was not just a 7.0
I have been counting, and so far I got 31 AFTERSHOCKS from 3.0 up to 5.0
What is amazing is that anything at all is still standing.
Comment by Mike (made in response to article online):
“France, Canada and the USA have failed Haiti too many times before.”
“This is our watershed moment; Haiti must be rebuilt, and we must foot the bill. The gains of the last 15 years will have been completely erased now, but if we repeat the same half-hearted approach we won’t even reclaim those gains.”
“Learn about Haiti, question why it is the poorest nation in our hemisphere by FAR....”
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Firstly, Mike, Haiti’s poverty is not the fault of any other nation in the world. It is the responsibility of Haitians.
Yes, we will help, we will aid, and we have already given money to the tune of $3Billion since 1993. We should not foot the bill to have it rebuilt and a reality check for you here - there have been no gains the past fifteen years, Mike, just thievery.
In your comments you talk like a doofus.
Considering their substandard building requirements and non existent building codes...You're right...
All their buildings were 100 percent totally unsafe before the earthquake ever happened.
It’s difficult not to think that those who died are the lucky ones.
Mike is a typical liberal doofus - he believes that all that is needed is more American money - that’ll fix all the problems. What he doesn’t accept is the fact that, despite the 3 billion Haiti has received from the U.S., the Government of Haiti is too corrupt for any monetary response to be of help.
Ubama would love to bring 450,000 welfare recipients/Democrat voters to the USA if he can. What a political bonanza this is turning out to be for the Kenyan communist Ubama!
Rahm Emanuel ... Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste.
Quark from Deep Space Nine: Let me tell you something about humans, nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people become as nasty and as violent as the most blood thirsty Klingon.
thanks for posting this. Good overview & I have shared it with some on my Email distribution list.
I understand what you are saying Nan..
Would you explain the meaning of your name? Cartography is spelled with a C and relates to map reading (something I love), but Kartography is the name of a book. I’m intrigued by how people choose their FR names.
I know you do Dolly. I was stating what my wish would be in that circumstance. I would hope for a fast knock on the head and oblivion over being trapped under debris to die an agonizing death. I’m claustrophobic and it raises my BP just thinking of all those people trapped in the rubble.