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Old 01-14-2010, 12:23 AM   #31
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The toll will be tremedous, but ironically, one reason there might be less deaths than feared is that many Haitians in the capital live in tin shacks and are more likely to have survived than those who can afford concrete structures.
But would they survive the aftermath of this quake?

Just finish watching the national news reporting the terrible scenes. It's devastating.
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I was going to continue to say that with no infrastructure, disease will be a big problem. Hopefully enough food will get in quickly.
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Israel sends aid as Haiti braces for death toll in strongest Caribbean earthquake in 200 years. http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1142348.html
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Huge tragedy, having been there it is clear they are not prepared -by any stretch of imagination- to deal with a natural disaster of this magnitude. It is a shame this strikes the poorest and less prepared country in the western hemisphere .
This.

My mother is Haitian and I went to the country when I was 16. The people there are the nicest, hardest working people around, but we're the poorest country in the western hemisphere. People live in shacks just trying to get by. There are trees in the middle of the "road". No one has pretty much anything at all. And through all this, Haitians are always optimistic and cheerful.

Its such a shame that this country has had to endure this

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The toll will be tremedous, but ironically, one reason there might be less deaths than feared is that many Haitians in the capital live in tin shacks and are more likely to have survived than those who can afford concrete structures.
You don't think the tin shacks would be susceptible to the earthquake?
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:19 AM   #35
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You don't think the tin shacks would be susceptible to the earthquake?
I think what B.Holly wanted to say is that concrete buildings can kill you easily, they are heavy and can kill a lot of people and bring damage, maybe some poor constructions can do less damage because of lighter material.



Not big houses, maybe they can injury but not kill, its a hope.
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If you have a cell phone and can, please text YELE to 501501. By doing so, you will be donating $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (the $5 will be charged to your phone bill). Even if you can't donate, please pass the word along. Every little bit counts.

more sites where you can help:

http://www.google.com/relief/haitiea...aiti%20support
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There're already (heartless, scum of the world) scam artists asking for donations to help Haitians. Please make sure it's a trust organsation before you send any money.
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There're already (heartless, scum of the world) scam artists asking for donations to help Haitians. Please make sure it's a trust organsation before you send any money.
yep, do so to RedCross, Care, the Wyclef Jean NGO or any other trustworthy organization
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http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/impact/

This has list of legit organizations responding to this crisis. I donated to World Food Programme and Doctors Without Borders.

Terrible fate has struck poor Haitians. I hope they receive proper aid fast
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I think what B.Holly wanted to say is that concrete buildings can kill you easily, they are heavy and can kill a lot of people and bring damage, maybe some poor constructions can do less damage because of lighter material

Exactly
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Big drama over here...most people felt it. I didn't becuase i was outside planting trees at the time.
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How's the situation in the DC?
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In the DR?
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Dr Evil

nice edit to DR
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There was a Tsunami alert for the DR and of course many people don't know what that is

So want to know what they did? they all headed out to the malecón
(the deadly high coasts near the colonial zone) to see the tsunami, must be like fireworks yippy!
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