Sunday, January 17, 2010

Priorities Shifting In Haiti

Coast Guard evacuation 
Coast Guard evacuation

While search and rescue work is continuing and even though there have been some miraculous findings of live people who have been freed from underneath rubble five days after the earthquake, priorities are shifting now in Haiti.

The concern is that so many people lack food and water. If efforts aren't successful in getting it to them, many of them will be added to the list of casualties.

U.S. Army helicopters have been dropping water to dehydrated Haitians as infrastructure problems make it difficult to deliver their precious cargo by land.

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Photo: Coast Guard Petty Officer Pamela J. Manns

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