Haiti’s first lady, Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour, reported that sadly “most of Port-au-Prince is destroyed” with thousands of buildings collapsing.
Rescue crews were racing Wednesday morning to fully assess the damage in the teeming hillside city, where toppled buildings killed and injured an untold number of people and trapped others in the rubble.
The U.S. State Department has been told to expect “serious loss of life,” spokesman P.J. Crowley said, though precise casualty estimates were not immediately available. Reports are coming in that the death toll maybe in the tens of Thousands
About 3 million people — one-third of Haiti’s population — were affected by the quake, the Red Cross estimated.
Reports are coming in for citizen journalist such as @carelpedre on the impact of the quake.
How Can you Help?
Here is a link to Global Giving to donate and help these poor people during these terrible event:
You can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts