October 23, 2021

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Death toll rises to 1,419 as Hurricane Grace threatens

Every day, Haitian civil defense is forced to edit its bad accounts upwards Earthquake The magnitude of 7.2 struck in the southwest
Haiti The new estimate, announced Monday afternoon at 8:29 a.m. Saturday, killed 1,419 people and injured more than 6,900. In addition, more than 37,000 homes were destroyed.

Assistance continues to be sought in the search for missing persons or people trapped in the rubble, and the storm’s approach will only make the situation worse. Tropical Depression Grace Really Risks of Floods and Landslides in Haiti Dominican Republic The National Hurricane Center, based in neighboring Miami, warned.

“Psychologically, we’m not well”

In the small coastal town of Port-Salute, like other affected areas, residents faced a dilemma on Monday: stay outside to protect themselves from the quake or enter damaged buildings to escape the expected severe weather. The city hospital has decided: to try to protect patients who accumulate in the yard, under plastic sheets, from this. Earthquake. In the middle of Monday, patients were transferred into the company despite fears after the quake.

The 26-year-old midwife, Alain Cadet, along with the nurses caring for the injured, was undervalued by the announcement of the weather reports. “Psychologically, we’m not well. We do not know how we are going to manage,” she lamented. “There are pregnant women here, some who have fallen or been injured and lost their children.”

Better help than it was in 2010

Many countries, in particular United States, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Ecuador staff have provided assistance in dispatching emergency food and medical equipment. The U.S. military announced the constitution of a joint military mission on Monday, sent by a team responsible for assessing the situation in areas already affected by the airstrikes. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said aerial images taken by U.S. teams would “help determine what help is needed, where and when.”

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Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Sunday called for an immediate response from Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, saying “more than 7,200,000 people were killed, more than 300,000 were injured and more than 300,000 were injured in the aftermath of the earthquake in 2010.” More than one and a half million people lost their homes.