Haiti Earthquake

January 12, 2010

What happened?

  • In January 12, 2010 Haiti had the worst catastrophe of their lives.
  • A 7.0 Mw earthquake had hit killing more than 230,000 people.
  • 3,500,000 people where affected, over 188,383 houses were badly damaged and 105,000 were destroyed by the earthquake.
  • 1.5m people became homeless.
  • 4,000 schools were damaged or destroyed.

U.S Government Response

Federal Government;

20,000 US civil and military were deployed to carry out activities ranging from search and rescue operations.

  • restoring air and sea ports
  • health and medical service
  • food, water and shelter

The United Sates had evacuated 21,000 U.S Citizens

Search and Rescue

  • U.S Urban search and rescue teams from fairfax county, Los Angeles, Miami, Virginia and New York were deployed and with rescue teams from other countries, pulled a total of 136 survivors from the rubble.
  • The coast guard transported 696 urban search and rescue.

Airports and ports

  • US Air Force repaired airports and ports.

State gorvernment

*was doing nothing about it people were getting mad.

*asked the U.S. For help on food water and medical service.