USGS 7.0 - 7.3 magnitude 15 km (10 miles) from Port Au Prince, the capitol of Haiti. Many collapsed buildings with unknown large numbers of injuries and deaths. The streets are filled with screams and shouts and the sky is gray with concrete and plaster dust. The Presidential Palace and Parliment are damaged and because of their superior construction relative to other buildings in the capitol the Haitian President assumes the worst for the populous. Obama pledges support. Tsunami alert.
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Wish you best - suggest you consider going to higher ground or heading inland better
than 20 miles.
- Chris Smith
Every time I hear about this kind of terrible disaster I always wonder if children in the region are being abused sexually. After reading the net it seems that this is the sad situation in Haiti. I believe that when sin and violence and cruelty hit children God won't allow it to continue. If adults want to act stupid that is one thing but when you take God's children and use them like rags, that's it...no more of that!!!!
Thank God you're ok!
Mom On the CNN news in USA there is a telephone number posted for people to find out if their loved ones are OK. It is 1 888 407 4747. I do not know if this will help find out about the orphanage you stayed at or not but hope it helps some people. It just said the UN headquarters is destroyed and showed pictures of many places and people that are in horrible circumstances. Might be a good idea to go inland some more in case something else happens. Chris may have a really good idea. Your dad and I are praying for the people of Haiti and Thanking God you left in time to be safe.