Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti

A devastating earthquake on a 7.0 Richter scale hit Haiti yesterday. It was the most devastating earthquake Haiti has seen in more than 200 years. Haiti as you may not know is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world. It was sad to see so much devastation. People were not prepared for it as you can all imagine.

Infrastructure is really poor there and it has been hard for people outside the country to call their loved ones in Haiti since the devastation is so much. Even the United Nations headquarters in Haiti was destroyed. United States doing the right thing has sent in the Marines to help with the relief efforts. It will be a really long time before life will be back to normal. People of Haiti were poor from the start but now it will be an uphill battle for them to survive this devastation. In this hour of their devastation, we should all be helping them out in any which way we can.

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