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  • Personal Narrative: My Earthquake In Haiti

    Where is my heart? I couldn’t help but feel small while resting in the clouds. Depositing all my trust in the machinery I sat in made my stomach sink, and I couldn’t help but feel the slightest bit nervous. Then it appeared, the country I had no idea I would fall in love with eight days later. Port-au –Prince, Haiti laid directly below me; complete destruction enveloped my vision. Four years earlier, following the earthquake that devastated Haiti, seeing it remain in ruins, made my heart sink. Before I realized it, the plane’s wheels landed on the Haitian soil and we were on our way to meet Ken and Andrea Taylor- a couple that has devoted their lives to assisting the Haitian people with medical help. That same afternoon we bumped our way…

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  • Earthquake In Haiti, Dominican Republic

    Haiti Earthquake 2010 Introduction The Haiti earthquake occurred in Haiti, Dominican Republic, in 2010. It is considered the most destructive catastrophe of modern times(Reginald DesRoches, et al, 2011). The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.0 mm (Fierro, E. & Perry, C. Preliminary Reconnaissance Report). The epicenter of the earthquake was in the town of Leogane. The town of Leogane is approximately 25 kilometers west-southwest of the city of Port Au Prince. The earthquake had a depth of 13…

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  • Report On Haiti Earthquake

    Breaking news: Just yesterday at 4:53 pm, the country of Haiti was Figure 1: Port-Au-Prince flattened by 7.0 earthquake. flattened by a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 causing major destruction. The epicentre was 13 km from the capital of Haiti, Port-Au-Prince. The initial estimates for this disaster, placed the death toll around 210,000. Sadly, this estimate was horribly wrong with the death toll rising well above 300,000. There were many reasons for the death rising so high,…

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  • Compare And Contrast Earthquake And Haitian Earthquake

    In January of 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the San Fernando valley in Los Angelas, CA. In January of 2010 a 7 magnitude earthquake hit 15 miles south of the city of Port-au-Prince Haiti. Both earthquakes occurred in extremely population dense areas. Both were similar in strength. However, while the Haitian earthquake killed close to 300,000 people by some accounts, the Northridge Earthquake killed 57. While some argue the actual death toll to be as low as 84,000 in Haiti, that is still…

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  • Clark Hoyt Face To Face With Tragedy Analysis

    I, on the contrary to the people that are against these images, approve of the publication of such images. It’s important for these images to be published because in doing so they make people feel sympathetic and encourage them to donate money to the victims. The first article I read was written by Clark Hoyt, titled “Face to Face with Tragedy.” Hoyt, an American journalist, explores the different effects that these powerful images convey and the journalist’s reasons for publishing them. First,…

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  • Response To Haiti After The 2010 Earthquake

    beings to rebuild their nation after the earthquake struck. As we may be aware, it has been more than five years now since the tragedy. Despite this fact, it has been difficult for the country to go back to its former self. There are numerous reasons behind these major setbacks. For those who may not be aware of the earthquake, Ill inform you on the catastrophe that happened there. On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a earthquake with a 7.0 magnitude. More than 200,000 people were killed…

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  • Mr Tlin Characteristics

    A. Social History and Characteristics of Mr. Tulin Mr. Tulin is a 40 year Haitian National. He comes from an impoverished neighborhood of Carrefour, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he was born and raised. Mr. Tulin is the oldest of eleven children. Mr. Tulin’s parents worked tirelessly to provide for their children. Tulin’s father, now deceased, was a laborer and his mother is a street merchant, selling charcoal, and a self-taught seamstress. Mr. Tulin adopted his parent’s…

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  • The Big Truck That Went By Analysis

    but we can change that. In 2010 an earthquake hit Haiti, being one of the worse things to happen to this already poor country. This book provides us with a lot of information about the before and after of the Haiti earthquake. Help was provided to help rebuild, but some solutions worked and some didn’t. Instead of focusing on what will be noticed by the outside world, Haiti needed what would help them rebuild as a country. The people of the country needed health care, food, schooling, aid, and…

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  • Haiti Earthquake

    darkness of death; shame; despair; destruction; corruption; grief; sadness; humiliation; gravity; consistency” [2]. After the earthquake, many damages were done to the physical environment, which affected the food and water supply. Described in an article written by Hervil Cherubin, “most of the crops are gone. Many of the farm fields are like landfills. They’re full of trash, seawater, gravel and other debris”, evidently displaying the food crisis in Haiti [3]. Furthermore, the profits of…

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  • Theories Of Homelessness

    For example, on January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.0 about 10 miles southwest of Port au Prince causing over two million people becoming homeless within a very short period of time. As a consequence, the millions of homeless victims became vulnerable to a host of dangerous circumstances. According to Every and Thompson (2014), there is currently little detailed research on the vulnerabilities of homeless people in disaster and emergency situations. However,…

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