Haiti Earthquake

By: Alisha Kimatu & Shreya Nellutla

Summary

316,000 people died making it the 2nd deadliest earthquake of all time. Hispaniola, the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti, has a history of destructive earthquakes. With encouragement with their Haitian ambassador of the United States, Haiti was quick to start their journey to recovery.

How were Haitians affected?

After the earthquake their were a bunch of injured,killed, and hidden bodies everywhere. But the a lot of Haitians were buried alive. With a level of 7.0 the buildings came tumbling down, with their people in it. For days after the earthquake the people of Haiti slept in the streets, pavement, or even cars.

Look at the damage

People are so desperate for food that they are going crazy.Crowd of hundreds fought one another for food and water as US military helicopters clattered overhead carrying aid.

Here is a map of the earthquake

Communication systems, air, land, and sea transport facilities, hospitals, and electrical networks had been damaged by the earthquake.Confusion over who was in charge, air traffic congestion, and problems with prioritization of flights complicated things.