January 14th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/14/10

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We're bringing you breaking news developments from Haiti. Amazingly, people are still being found alive in the rubble. Yet, sadly, there are heart-breaking stories that must also be told. The people of Haiti need your help. We'll tell you how to get involved. And, you'll see how rescue teams from the U.S. and around the world are already making a big impact.

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  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    MRSA, staph infections in a broken leg can easily result in amputation as well as possible death. Lacking antibiotics there in Haiti, that could multiply the problem. Where is Big Pharma in this, still protecting their bottom line?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  2. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I agree all of you...... That will be hard to know, they are so sad, no food, blanket, water, or (electric) No power at all. YIKES! So scary.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  3. Nate

    I do not understand why the US cannot do airdrops in the streets of clean water. This seems so inhumane to think that our US Military is not using combat helicopters to land the life saving food water and medicine. It's great that the aid is coming but it is needed NOW!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  4. Jorge

    Large crowds of people in Little Haiti, Miami are scrambling the streets for information from neighbors regarding family in Haiti

    January 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  5. Lori

    Hi Tom Forman!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  6. Christina from Canada

    I am a practising Catholic and I am wondering where are the Catholic priests and sisters? A country that is 80% Catholic needs their faith leaders as much or more than political ones. Priest's need to be brought in with Dr's so they can provide mass amounts of Christian burial.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  7. Shelly-Ann

    My husband and mother-in-law are waiting to hear that Edsule, Jimmy, Sylviory, Cassandre, Tamara, Bonald, Bonel, Nelson, Mikael and Alix are OK. Any updates would give them at least one hour of peace.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  8. Wynne

    AC said the camera lens is too small for the scope of this story. The images alone scream out, the stills of the Haitian people's faces just gripping and so heartbreaking. PPl on the ground be safe and take care of yourselves...CNN, fantastic job bringing us this horrific event.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  9. Lori

    It is too bad that the Red Cross didn't lead Haiti in a proactive emergency action plan in advance.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  10. Jorge, Orlando, FL

    Anderson Thank you so much for the work you do. I know you are very busy covering many important events in Haiti. I'm concerned that we haven't heard much about the National School of Arts and Trades. I know that the building is collapsed and at last report from the Salesian Congregation that runs the school is that there are about 200 pupils and teachers inside. I hope you or your colleagues can cover that. Thanks again.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  11. Natasha Louis Johnson

    hi anderson,
    Regine Madhere texted this morning to a relative in Miami she is Alive. She is trapped in Carribean Supermarket in Delmas 95, is there anybody working that supermarket, I heard it is crumbled but people are still there.. Thank you and God Bless.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  12. A. Smith, Oregon

    Without a huge incoming amount of jet fuel, those 17 huge heavy transport jets at the Port au Prince airport are going to remain parked there until the roads to the fuel depot is opened and tankers refuel those parked jets.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  13. Lori

    Hi Anderson. It is good to see you.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  14. Emily

    those bodies that are being picked up & put in dump trucks, will they EVER be identified?!!

    I understand the need to get them off the street, etc. esp. if it rain, however, they are not going to be buried without being identified are they?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  15. Jane - Vt

    I just have to say CNN is the best! No other news channel can touch what you do.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  16. Jamal

    i really would like to know whats happening to the persons who live in the rural areas of Haiti, is there any information available ?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  17. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio


    "Oh that sign at the cemetery said in french Remember that you too are just dust...so poignantly true at this moment"

    I think people would have more respect for one another if they just remembered that.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  18. alisyn

    Dr. Gupta is truely a God send to so many people in need it was heart wrenching to see the baby suffering and so many other there in Haiti.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  19. marie

    hi anderson help me find my family margaret charles in fontamara 27

    January 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  20. Lory Lestage


    Thank you to CNN for the coverage and keeping us informed. There are no words that can describe the horror and pain, we in the Haitian American community are feeling. CNN is doing a wonderful job covering this terrible tragedy. Special thanks goes to Anderson, Dr. Gupta, Gary Tuchman and All of the reporters & men and women behind the scenes in Haiti & entire Team 360. The Haitian people will never forget this.

    Lory Lestage

    January 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  21. Nancy in Oregon

    There are parts of the country not leveled, yes? I hope there is a way to get some of those in need to those clinics, to those shelters.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  22. David, Indiana

    The Haitians are scrambling to take care of so many things including burying their dead.

    It is a moment of pure joy when someone is rescued from the rubble of collapsed buildings. How many people work on a rescue team when trying to extricate someone?

    It is definitely hopeful that the woman in Gary Tuchman's report was rescued after 50 hours. How many people are thought to be trapped? Is it possible to know that?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  23. Tracy

    Americans are the most interesting and intriguing people. When there is a disaster in the world, they are the first on the scene. They offer their help, their money and all their effort, so freely.

    What I wish for them, is that they learn to treat the people of their own country with the same generosity that they so often give to the world, with education, health care and opportunity for their own people.

    Looking on from Canada, T.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  24. Iván Meza

    Amazing work in Haiti. Good luck.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  25. Dodie

    We have engineers without borders... they could help in the next couple of weeks...

    January 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  26. Isabel - Brazil.

    @ David, Indiana

    I also hope everyone who needs medical help can get such care, but what we see it's these people left delivered to their fate.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  27. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio


    That report Anderson did on Brigitte was sadly beautiful. His words really conveyed the sorrow we saw in the faces of her family.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  28. Jody Breen

    The world would be lost without people like you keeping us informed. My prayers for the people Haiti. Please keep your own physical and mental well being in check also. Thank you.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  29. Nancy in Oregon

    And blessedly, so far, no huge reports of human-upon-human predation during this crisis.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  30. Dodie

    why are 300 medical people being detained at the Dominican airport?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  31. A. Smith, Oregon

    If American's help Haiti rebuild their homes, a cheap moderate earthquake proof designs should immediately be drafted and engineered rather than build as before and have more people die as a result.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  32. starr formerly known as vincent


    Can you tell us how much of the aid at the airport has been distributed to the people of Haiti.

    I saw the Team with Gary Tuchman earlier. They are so positive that more rescues are more than possible. Such good news in the midst of the disaster.

    @Dulcie- Denve, glad to see you back on the blog.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  33. Emily

    @A. Smith,

    I agree with you about the Haitians finding their voice after this tragedy!

    I'm glad to hear that Presidents George W. Bush & Clinton will be working together.
    Perhaps this they will have an impact there.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  34. Tracy

    Andersen: Your coverage is the best of anyone's. It's sensitive and respectful.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  35. Nancy in Oregon

    I agree Michael....the good to come out of this could be to rebuild Haiti much more safely....and long-term.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  36. A. Smith, Oregon

    The USS Carl Vincent and the Marine amp. vessel should begin using their on board desalination equipment to help supply fresh water to the Haitian residents beginning tomorrow.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  37. Barry - San Diego

    Shout out to Batesville Casket, please assist these needy folks. They need at the very least to bury their loved ones with dignity.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  38. Lisa

    Prayers are with the people of Haiti and with you guys as well. God Bless all of you.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  39. Michael

    $100M? Why not $1B or $10B? With this investment, we could employ the Haitians to rebuild their country, their infrastructure, their neighborhoods. We could build schools and teach life-long skills. We could make a difference for Haitian generations to come. We owe it to our fellow man to help in their time of need.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  40. Kathy, Chicago

    Thank goodness workers are arriving. It will be hard tedious work ahead. Any good news is uplifting.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  41. Wynne

    Such amazing stories of rescues, and many sad, sad stories leave tears rolling down my face.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  42. A. Smith, Oregon

    I hope the surviving Haitians are able to find their voice from this tragedy and purge the corruption within and without their country and their affairs. Those poor people have been used over and over again, I hope they emerge united and stronger than ever before!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  43. Anthony

    Mr. Anderson Cooper:
    There are 80% catholics in Haiti. Is there anything that the Roman Catholic church in the Vatican doing to help? I understand that they are one of, if not the richest church in the world, Also about all of the water companies in the world who has been making exhorbitant profits. Where is their compassion for mankind. They should have had water delivered there the next day If not sooner. Mr. Cooper I would personaly like to thank you for doing such a great job. You are Truly a great man

    January 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  44. Emily

    @ Jo Ann,

    "I am very glad to see that Anderson is in Haiti again tonight. This is a huge story and deserves the utmost attention"

    I agree with you....this is such a nightmare!
    I have no idea how they are doing it, but very happy they are there.

    What an emotional piece that was...so many people, now nameless & placeless!
    Where is all the help?!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  45. Christina from Canada

    God Bless Brigitte. When the chaos ends may she get the burial she deserves. I add her to my prayers tonight.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  46. S Callahan

    ps...Anderson if you can , when in Jacmel...please find Hands and Feet Project (orphange).....it may stir your hope.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  47. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, everyone. It is overwhelming to see what is going on in Port au Prince, but it is important Anderson, you are right to see these reports.

    So delicate Dr. Gupta working with an infant. I hope everyone who needs medical help can get such care.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  48. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Haiti is going to have to make a memorial and bury everyone together and place all there names on the memorial .

    January 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  49. Nancy in Oregon

    These poor Haitian people have lived in a nightmare too long already, and now this.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  50. A. Smith, Oregon

    I guess crypts are better than a mass grave in a large hole in the ground!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
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