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Haiti Aftershock

Posted on: January 20, 2010

 

Destruction in Haiti

Just when it seemed that it couldn’t get any worse for the people of Haiti, Wednesday morning CNN reporter Ivan Watson reported an aftershock that reached 5.9 on the Richter scale. Many desperate people flooded the port after the earthquake died down hoping for an escape and any way out of the country. People came with suitcases, plastic bags and any of their remaining possessions that they could carry with them. Many small boats were being sent off across the sea, all of which were severely overcrowded with civilizations. It is such a tragedy that these poor people had to deal with, not one but two earthquakes within such a short period of time (nearly 9 days). Haiti was already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and now it seems, as there is no hope ahead as many people are doing all in their power to evacuate the country. The United States and other big countries are doing their part to try to help the remaining victims of the disaster. We are sending food, clothes and financial aid to help with the rebuilding process. It will take some time before Haiti is up and running again, but with the help of these other countries hopefully we can speed the process up.

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