Thursday, January 14, 2010

The disaster in Haiti

Since Tuesday evening when I got an tsunami alert telling me of a hurrican that had just occurred in Haiti, I have been watching, praying and crying in my own way for the hundreds of thousand of people who didn't make it. Watching everything unfold and realizing that it was a nation waiting for something like this to happen, makes this all seem so unreal, like in a movie, only thing is that even a movie never looks this bad.

They say the first 72 hours are most critical, it is more likely that someone could still be alive by clinging to life under their house, the school, the hospital, even on the street. The one thing that I can already see is that there is NO ONE TAKING CHARGE, no Haitian, no nobody. I know we have troops on scene, digging people out, but where are the directors, someone who can be the boss as there are a lot of worker bees ready to work, they just need a direction,someone to tell them where to go, what to do and who to report to.

Makes the training that we took at the fire station more real, makes us think that we have to get it right from the first day, we might never get a second chance to do it right. Scary isn't it. Just look at Haiti and say a prayer for those that have gone on ahead waiting for those who were left behind. They need our prayers too!

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