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. jonathan and marcia garlock

    we appreciate your extensive and caring coverage of the earthquake and aftermath in haiti. as time goes by please don't let the precious haitians get lost in the flurry of ever changing news.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm |
  2. Melissa

    When is the airport going to start allowing commercial flights with those of us who are associated and desperately needed at the orphanages in Port Au Prince? We Aid workers can not get flights in and are being told flights will not resume until February!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:49 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!!!!!! she is really lucky alive!!!!!!! That's great news I have seen her best news for us!!! yay!!!!!! Thank you Gary!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:49 pm |
  4. Rajit

    Dear Anderson & Co. Thanks for all your efforts in bringing to the world what's happening in Haiti.

    Thanks to each and everyone for their efforts towards rescue and aid. Whole world is watching and sending in donations and other forms of help to the people of Haiti. It would immensely help the affected people in Haiti to know that the people all over the world are praying for them and behind them in these hard times. Psychological and moral support are very important for these people right now. Is it possible to some way transmit there live/recorded audio/video messages from the people here in the US?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:49 pm |
  5. Emily

    That's a great story here by Gary!
    A woman rescued after 50 hours! yay!
    Congrats to all those that worked on getting her out. She does look great!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:48 pm |
  6. Geraldine

    I would like to thank CNN and its staff and reporters for the broadcasting in Haiti since the devastation Tuesday. I was watching the segment of keep it honest, it is true, the international community pourred so much $ in Haiti and only a few benefits from it. I hope the relief efforts will go to the victims and their families and not into the government members pockets.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:48 pm |
  7. Sarah Z

    I just sailed past Haiti a little bit ago in a cruise ship with plenty of water, food, shelter, and medical supplies that could be better served helping all those in Haiti along with the tender boats that could assist in transporting some supplies amongst other things. There are a million ways we could be assisting if we use our heads and resources to come together without all the red tape to actually help our fellow man without only thinking about a selfish bottom line. Isnt there more we can do?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:47 pm |
  8. Andrew Brown(Jamaica)

    Just Checking if any consideration has been given to flying in Army Humvees to traverse the inaccessible areas of Haiti to assist with distributing essentiels such as drinking water ,foodstuff and medical personnel etc. This may serve as a PRELIMINARY rescue measure until earth moving equipment can be mobilised.....(God bless you all and the remarkable job you're doing given all the challenges in Haiti right now)...

    January 14, 2010 at 11:47 pm |
  9. Emily

    @David, Indiana,
    I remember Anderson talking about when he was able to arrive over there, and he talked about how bad the roads all over the place were/are.
    That may not be possible, however, it may be the only thing that they can do. I heard that the Dominican Republic was going to bring over equipment, etc. to clean the streets, etc.
    Whatever the fastest way to get things there!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:47 pm |
  10. Bridgette

    I think I saw a picture of my husband in anderson's last report. He was interviewing another reporter abouto the damage at the port. My husbnd works for MINUSTAH. please post that report online asap.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:47 pm |
  11. Marie E. Louis

    @David, Indiana, Cap Haitien is several hours away in the north of the country and the roads on a good day is not the best.
    @Isabel, as a Haitian American I say thank you to you and your country. Brazil's generosity will not be forgotten.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:46 pm |
  12. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson & Chris Lawrence

    This does address some of the questions and frustrations i have over how to get all of the aid at the airport to the people.

    Initially i thought air drops would be the answer, but Chris Lawrence makes an excellent point about how much chaos and possible death and physical hurt that could cause.

    Is there Any authoities on hand, before the American toops get there, that could assist with this problem??

    January 14, 2010 at 11:45 pm |
  13. Manda

    Thanks for reporting from Haiti Mr. Cooper – There's passion for the news in your eyes – Please let the people know that It is the haitians overseas that's the wheel keeping Haiti going for the most part. Every Haitian in The US, France, Canada or elsewhere has family in Haiti that they're financially supporting. The Haitian govt, has been looking the other way for a long, long time. Thanks, again.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:43 pm |
  14. Christina from Canada

    Please bring attention that when the security forces come, teams should be assigned 24 hrs to the orphanges before people get desparate and start to loot them. Also can they be brought food and supplies. How can the few workers left be expected to leave the children and go seeks food and supplies.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:43 pm |
  15. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Good job to the rescue crew!"

    January 14, 2010 at 11:43 pm |
  16. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Jane – Vt
    Good night Jane! See you tomorrow night! 🙂

    January 14, 2010 at 11:43 pm |
  17. Tamesha

    What's so amazing about the people of Haiti is that even with what's happening they're not complaining. They are greatful and Coming together. They are coming together to help each other

    January 14, 2010 at 11:42 pm |
  18. Emily

    "Chaos at Haiti Airport" ...looks like there is "Chaos" everywhere in Haiti!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:41 pm |
  19. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, my condolences too for your countrymen who lost their lives in the earthquake. It is very sad to learn about Zilda Arns from your post. The work must be incessant all those Brazilian peacekeepers and everyone involved in relief and rescue and everyone in Haiti trying to find loved ones, being sure they have food water and many other things they and their neighbors need.

    @Amber, Indiana I don't know if you'll think its enough, but I thought I heard it reported that WalMart was contributing about 600,000 to the relief efforts in Haiti.

    Anderson is air traffic to Port au Prince being routed through airport at Cap Hatien? Dominican Republic airports.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:41 pm |
  20. Wendy, Ontario, Canada

    Its great that you are allowing people to announce their safety on the air...great idea, please keep that going. There must so many families worried sick.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm |
  21. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    How are the donations going to be used to insure that the corrupt Haitian government doesn't get its hands on them?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm |
  22. Arden

    Has a news crew gone out to an area in PAP called Turgeau? I have an aunt and cousin who live there; we haven't been able to make any contact whatsoever. My cousin Nicole is 52 and her mom, Merianne is in her late 70s.

    We have no idea how badly Turgeau was damaged. Any info on that area would be greatly appreciated.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm |
  23. Adelaide

    Hello everyone.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm |
  24. Jim Rossier

    Prayer: Safe travels for the 82nd Airborne men & women! Thanks Anderson & CNN for helping the helpless & voiceless people of Haiti!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:39 pm |
  25. Emily

    Have a good night Jane! 🙂

    January 14, 2010 at 11:38 pm |
  26. Jennifer Havlick

    We at His Glory Search, Rescue and Aid Team are working hard to get medical and search and rescue personnel to Haiti. We have people who want to help but the bottle neck and funding continue to slow our efforts. I wish that we had the resources your did to get there. Thank You for keeping us informed.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:38 pm |
  27. Marie E. Louis

    In regards to that 15 day old girl, it is possible for another woman to nurse her- so there is hope.
    ...as for Haiti's history and poverty, it took the western world decades to even recognize Haiti as a country, and in order for France to acknowledge the independence of their former colony they said that Haiti would have to pay millions of dollars in reparations- this was impossed in the late 1800's and Haiti still has not repaid this "debt" to France to this day. Haiti did not have the luxury of foreign trade like the US did after their independence. How can you grow economically if countries don't recognize you, which means they won't trade with you. Mix that with human nature and greed and you have the situation you see today.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:37 pm |
  28. Jane - Vt

    Good night all. Great reporting.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
  29. Emily

    @Nadege Jean,

    "I have an Aunt who is a American Citizen who unfortunantly passed away in the earthquake how do we go about bringing her to the states to have a proper burial?"

    So Sorry to hear about the lose of your Aunt!
    Have you contacted the embassy?
    Perhaps they would be the best to give you information?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
  30. Morency

    True Gloria you are so right. The Morency family

    January 14, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
  31. Misha

    Just tuned in, but I know this was brought to CNN's attention. The Bresma orphanage needs a plane to hold 150 people to get these babies to safety. Any suggestions?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
  32. Tamesha

    1 million from china, are they serious? What a joke.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:35 pm |
  33. Sanniah Barbados

    Haiti's tragedy is the world's tragedy. Anderson you and the team are doing a great job helping us understand the needs. I like that you are allowing family members to announce their safety. Please Stay safe

    January 14, 2010 at 11:34 pm |
  34. Wendy, Ontario, Canada

    Tragic beyond words, incredibly unfair. Anderson, great reporting by you and your team. We take so much for granted in our daily lives and today all my concerns and worries seem so trivial. My heart aches for those who have lost loved ones and may never find them. Words escape me now. All I can say is may God keep the citizens of Haiti and the rescue and aid workers in his loving care.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:34 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Jon Hull
    Thanks for you comment. I agree with you.......

    Good night Lori, See you tomorrow night! 🙂

    January 14, 2010 at 11:34 pm |
  36. A. Smith, Oregon

    The massive cranes at the port needed to unload cargo shipping containers are damaged. It would be slow to use heavy lift helicopters to unload them and dangerous also for anyone that is not a expert in sling loading such cargo, likely they would need to unload at a farther port and truck those cargo vessels inland.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  37. Tamesha

    We have to help them get their government working. Not once have I seen a govt official. Let's support their long term stability which starts with the govt

    January 14, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  38. Nadege Jean

    I have an Aunt who is a American Citizen who unfortunantly passed away in the earthquake how do we go about bringing her to the states to have a proper burial?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  39. Christina from Canada

    If you know of live people trapped then please try to contact the website emails of the seach and rescue teams that CNN has reported on. I just checked and they have websites

    January 14, 2010 at 11:32 pm |
  40. Darryl B

    Andersen/Dr. Gupta: Is Dr. Gupta providing medical relief in HaitI? If so, in what capacity?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:32 pm |
  41. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Where are all the athletes and celebrities? What are they sending?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm |
  42. Julio Lorenzo

    For some time i have been thinking what is happening with all the international aid and such. I really want to know if military or aid international forces are as of now working on finding survivors. As of what i have seen the deployment and arrival of these forces have taken too much, only the dominican forces (wich even anyone might say, are supposed to be the first ones on the scene, thou people ignore that the world response should have been inmmediate too), andp the troops and other groups that where in the country long time before the earthquake hapened are actually seen working.

    I really think response has been, and is still slow and uneffective. Each minutes that passes, the less troops an humanitarian aid is needed, because as time goes people under all the remainings are dying. By tomorrow or so, chances to find people alive will be very low.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm |
  43. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Oh what a precious story of the 15 days old infant girl, well done, Dr. Gupta1

    January 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm |
  44. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Lissette from Miami,

    "Where are all the pharmaceutical companies?"

    That is an excellent point! If anyone has money to spare it is the pharmaceutical companies and the celebrity community.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  45. Kelly

    @David-Indiana Thank you.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  46. Ann in Canada

    Anderson, I don't know how to tweet, but I just want you and everyone to be safe., Thank you for reporting from all of these disaster areas. My prayers are with you all.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  47. Lori

    Stay safe Anderson and Sanjay. Thank you for the coverage. Thank you 360 and CNN. Good night everyone. Sweet dreams.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  48. Emily

    Wow, so those bodies will NOT every be identified!
    That's so sad.
    They are now just bodies that never existed!

    What about the families?
    Also, the families of those that are there visiting or working, going to school? No one will ever know what happened to them?

    With the technology today, this doesn't seem right AT ALL!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  49. Scott in Utah

    The US government should do an emergency charter of 2 or 3 large passenger cruise ships. Go to Royal Caribbean and Princess and get them to quickly cancel a couple of cruises, then have 2500 or so emegency personnel (doctors, emt's, etc) join each ship in Miami or Ft Lauderdale and then do the quick cruise to Haiti. The cruise ships can anchor off shore and use the ship's tenders to transport aid workers back and forth to the city. The ships become emergency shelter and they can also provide limited onboard aid. Cruise lines can completely restock a ship for fuel and provisions to last more than a week in just a few hours. There are thousands of qualified personnel that want to help but can't get there. Having 10 or 15 search crew teams isn't going to cut it when there are hundreds of thousands trapped and missing.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes Bloggers.
    11 yrs girl is very very lucky to alive today, she is amazing survive!!!! I am glad she is doing great as well.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
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