Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

Wireless carriers announce mobile giving efforts following Chile quake

by Published: March 1,2010

Tags: AT&T, cellphones, chile, earthquake, Verizon

Two of Mississippi’s major cellular carriers are responding to relief efforts in Chile after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South American country on Friday, killing more than 700. President Michelle Bachelet called the disaster “an emergency without parallel in Chile’s history.” Verizon Wireless announced Monday that the carrier has waived all calling fees for […] [...]

NVision releases Haitian mapbook

by Published: February 16,2010

Tags: disaster recovery, earthquake, Haiti

HANCOCK COUNTY — NVision Solutions Inc. has partnered with LeadDog Consulting to release a series of Haiti map products designed to assist relief workers and generate funds for relief organizations providing support to earthquake victims. The “Haitian Relief Mapbook: Port-au-Prince and Surrounding Areas” is the first in a series of paper map products made for […] [...]

Spraggins lending hand in Haiti

by Published: February 15,2010

Tags: disaster recovery, earthquake, Haiti, Hurricane Katrina

The man who managed Harrison County’s emergency operations for Hurricane Katrina is now in Haiti, where he says the struggle is “heartbreaking.” In a telephone interview with The Sun-Herald, Joe Spraggins says earthquake survivors are making a tent out of just about anything, or sleeping on the streets. Spraggins is working for DRC Haiti, a […] [...]

New 6.1-quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets

by Published: January 20,2010

Tags: earthquake, Haiti, tragedy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The most powerful aftershock yet struck Haiti on Wednesday, shaking more rubble from damaged buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets eight days after the country’s capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake. The magnitude-6.1 temblor was the largest of more than 40 significant aftershocks that have followed the Jan. […] [...]

Thousands feared lost following Haiti quake

by Published: January 13,2010

Tags: earthquake, Haiti

The president of Haiti says that thousands may be dead after a magnitude-7 earthquake slammed the small Caribbean country on Tuesday. Reports from the Associated Press place early death tolls between 100 and 500 thousand. The White House has promised rescue and humanitarian efforts in response to the “cruel and incomprehensible” tragedy. [...]

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