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. Dodie

    Can we convert one of our war ships into a hospital. There is A/C on the ship and probably many supplies?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  2. Kerline

    What about aid to other parts of the country that have been terribly affected? The hurricane originated in Carrefour and an uncle reports that they have yet to see any aid. They are in dire need of water, food and supplies. He actually walked all the way from Carrefour to PAP and back on foot! CNN please try to cover other parts of the country.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  3. Lori

    It is amazing and heart warming that so many countries are contributing toward emergency relief in Haiti.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  4. Charlotte

    I am pediatric ED nurse with trauma experience who grew up in the Caribbean. I want desperately to help by volunteering my time and special skill set. Who can I contact about getting to Haiti to help at ground zero?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  5. Tabitha

    I admire the people in Haiti for keeping their spirits up somewhat. Hang in there, help is coming.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  6. A. Smith, Oregon

    Both Mexico and China have recent experiences in major earthquake search and rescue operations, I'm glad both of those nations are actively helping to rescue as many Haitian survivors as they can.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  7. Dodie

    @ Emily

    Yes, if any corporations are contributing, that would be nice. I am sure China is making a huge contribution.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  8. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Destroyers are little toys there not big enough for the crew they need to throw up some MASH tents.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  9. gretchen

    Are there many household pets roaming haiti?Is the humane society there?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  10. Frank Bryol

    Anderson you are doing a wonderful and caring job in Haiti. My family is in Petit Govae. I can not find any info on them or the village. Please send help to Petit Govae. Thanks in advance. God Bless

    Frank Bryol

    January 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  11. starr formerly known as vincent

    Several bloggers have asked where are the Big Corps & Pharmacy Corps contriutions? I'd like to know that too. CNN is there any way to get an answer on that?

    It is excruiating to know how much aid is at the airport and how many assests are in the area and still the people of Haiti have not recieved them.

    I pray that by Tomorrow thos supplies will be everywhere in Haiti. I know it' a huge operation crowd control is important, but i feel such anxiety that the supplies get to the people ASAP.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  12. Isabel - Brazil.

    It's terrible what I say, but it takes a swift action to ensure that the bodies don't cause epidemic disease.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  13. Ayenn Stark

    Anderson, I need you. My cousin is stuck under the rubble at Unibank in Bourdon, and she is alive! Her name is Nathalie Legagneur. Please, can you tell some aid workers so they can save her life? Please. I know it's chaos over there, but she is still alive. She went to college in Miami and speaks English fluently.

    There is only one Unibank in Bourdon. We know that she's alive, but no one can get to her. I'm in Orlando, Florida and I can't go myself. She is in her late thirties. Unibank in Bourdon, please!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  14. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    It takes three days at 32 knots to get to Haiti from seals point in Virginia so the should be within flight distance tonight and those ships are equiped with plenty of jet fuel.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  15. Lori Lane

    With the news of prisoners on the loose has there been a surge in crime? Do they have background information surrounding the prisoners available? And would the soldiers that arrived partake in trying to round them up?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  16. A. Smith, Oregon

    Cool, there was a painting of the Black Maddona on the wall of that prison. It's refreshing that even in that sad place you find a strong sense of what is right.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  17. Tabitha

    As horrifying as all of this is, I want to thank all of you at AC360 for showing this. It's important that we know what's going on and how we can best help.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  18. Emily

    @Jo Ann,

    "Mother Nature does not discriminate. When she strikes, she doesn't care if you are rich or poor, young or old, good or bad."

    They also don't care what religion you are!
    This is something that others still need to learn!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  19. Morency

    Thank you Anderson and everybody covering the news. It's been really helpful to us all.. The Morency family.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  20. Kevin, Vancouver , Canada

    FYI – Canadian Gov. has committed to matching donations from Canadians of up to $50 Million for starters- therefore $100 Million coming from Canada. That's from a country of 30 Million People.

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

    Kudos to the credit card companys after CNN and others in the State Dept. asked them to forego charges to Haitian donation lines via their credit cards. Why isn't Big Pharma offering free drugs to help here?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  22. Lory Lestage

    Mr. Cooper I would personaly like to thank you for doing such a great job. You are Truly a good man. You speak from your heart and we thank you so much.


    January 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  23. lusana

    Anderson "I've been to Haiti last 2 years and haitians are tough. They can last without water for 1 week if they have to.You got to remember water is not easy to reach like the USA.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  24. Tabitha

    Everyone at AC360, stay safe!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  25. alisyn

    Anderson you are the greatest and so dedicated – always there no matter where the devastation is – thanks you for all you do.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  26. Christina from Canada

    What is an equivalant size North American city to Port au Prince? Just trying to understand the difficulities of getting aid to where it is needed.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  27. Alex Valiao (Aliso Viejo, Ca)

    Good evening! Being a 7.8 earthquake survivor in the 1990's back in the Philippines, I consider myself lucky as the destruction and death toll was minimal. I won't be able to find words except for prayers for the people of Haiti. What they are suffering is beyond words. Nite!

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

    @ Dodie,

    "Thank you CNN for showing other countries contributions"

    It's great to see all the countries that are contributing!

    It would be good to see what & how much any corporations are too!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  29. Lori

    Everyone escaped from prison in Haiti. They will not go far.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  30. tompan

    CNN and 360–thank god for your coverage...it is sparking responsibility and committment–remember, without that this would just be another disaster to be ignored or forgotten

    January 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  31. A. Smith, Oregon

    @ Marie, CNN has a reporter in the Jacmel area at a orphange, schools and many buildings are flattened and they have no help there.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  32. Dodie

    Could we convert one of our destroyers or war ships as a hospital?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  33. Becky in Chicago

    I just wanted to say, keep up the good work. An important part of helping those in Haiti is keeping it in peoples minds, and keep people helping. My only wish I could be down there helping.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  34. Pam in Oregon

    I feel utterly helpless, yet so grateful for all of the amazing people who are in Haiti providing assistance. That includes all of you at AC360. As horrifying as things are, the photos, videos, and reports you produce help the rest of the world see first-hand how critical it is to support the organizations on the ground there. Be safe!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  35. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Mother Nature does not discriminate. When she strikes, she doesn't care if you are rich or poor, young or old, good or bad.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  36. beverly CT

    Hello Haiti, hang in there, help's on the way. Thank you CNN team for the continual coverage, and thank you fellow human beings for being there

    January 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  37. Jacky

    What needs to be done is to create main roads that connect to other cities in Haiti like Cape Haitien so that many of the people can be relocated there

    January 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  38. Maria

    Hi Anderson.
    It is good to see you. Stay safe.You all i Pray for>

    January 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  39. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    A Smith those Navy ships coming in has lots of jet fuel thats not a proublem the carrier should be close enough by now to fly helo help.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  40. Tabitha

    Good news that the aid is coming soon. The sooner, the better.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  41. Melana - Missouri

    We all feel so totally inadequate at this moment. We have donated to the Red Cross and will send our prayers and our thoughts to the people of Haiti and all those there or going there to lend assistance. Please let the people know that our hearts are with them...

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  42. niwat kurusattra, chicago

    At this point, I believe the catastrophic earthquake left Haiti is the state of being disruptively chaotic. Basic needs and aids are purting on the way from around the world.But how does it all manage to get thru the haitian? Are there emergency information center besides jammed-pack airpots or hospitals for lost-found family members to reunite? Did the large contruction machines arrive to rummage thru collapsed building and rescure trapped victims? Have temporary tents and tubernables been built for haitian families? whatabout restoring local police force?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  43. Kathy, Chicago

    Yikes, I'm in the middle of my own health crisis, so I can't donate blood this time, but I will certainly make other donations and try to stay involved.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  44. Michael

    A young man from the US is lost in Haiti and feared dead. His name is Ben Larson, a Lutheran Seminary Student. Can Anderson or his group try to locate him? He was staying at the St. Joseph's Home for Boys in Port Au Prince? His wife escaped the building. Can you help find him – perhaps he is still alive?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  45. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank You Anderson,

    For that piece with the Red Cross. It answered many questions i had.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  46. Tabitha

    Good evening everyone. Thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Haiti. It's great that people are still being found alive and the whole world is coming together to send aid. However, these are the only bright spots in this devastating crisis. Many of the bodies will never be identified and their loved ones will never know what happened to them.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  47. Dodie

    Thank you CNN for showing other countries contributions

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  48. Marie E. Louis

    What about aid to the south of the country? I have family the southern town of Jacmel and we have not heard from them. Why are crews sitting and waiting to get into Port-au-Prince? Divert rescue crews the south! They need help!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  49. Evelyn, Saskatchewan, CANADA

    I don't understand why they can't drop water, baby formula and other urgent medical supplied via parachute. I think they did this in Sri Lanka after the tsunami – and if Sri Lanka can do this why not the US and other suppliers of emergency aid? Especially if the port and roads are problematic?
    As for the bodies, why not have someone take a digital picture of each body, tag the body and at least keep track of what mass grave they are taking them to?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  50. Isabel - Brazil.

    @ Anderson

    Who is coordinating the assistance that the countries are sending?

    The local government is able to do this?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
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