PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti was rocked with a 7.0 earthquake that has left unimaginable damage. The earthquake was the strongest Haiti had seen in over 200 years.Hospitals collapsed with screaming victims trapped inside. The National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings were totally destroyed, U.S. officials reported bodies in the streets and an aid official described it as "total disaster and chaos."
Communication throughout Haiti was disruppted. Electricity is out in most of the area that was hit, and people are scrambling to rescue family, friends , and neighbors from the rubble.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department urban search and rescue team loaded equipment in the Pacoima area of Los Angeles on Tuesday before heading to Haiti.They plan to bring food, medical supplies, clean water l and aid to rescue as many people as possible. President Barack Obama said his thoughts and prayers were with the people of Haiti and that the U.S. stood ready to help the impoverished Caribbean nation.
This is a picture of the badly damaged presidential palace after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince. The quake struck at 4:53 p.m., toppling the presidential palace and hillside shanties alike.
More then 80% of Haiti is living in poverty. Their natural resources such as water was scarce before the earthquake it yesturday. They are in need of as much help as they can get.If you or anyone you know would like to offer services, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/. My heart goes out to all the people that are suffering through this disaster. Thank goodness we now have a President with compassion, and heart. This could have very well been another Katrina situation. Im very pleased with the way Obama and his administration have handled the situation well. Help is on the way. Im sure to the people of Haiti it can't come soon enough.