• Haiti earthquake: News updates

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    haiti eq 2010(CNN)Sunday

    11:03 a.m. – Crews are working to free a fourth man from the grocery store rubble scene, and have contact with him, said Joe Fernandez, a spokesman for the Florida search and rescue team. It was “a unique situation … because survivors are encased in food,” he said. The trapped quake victims had been living on the store’s inventory of food and water, authorties said.

    10:41 a.m. – The NYPD-FDNY team is still working the grocery store rubble scene, and say more are alive there. They could have them out in a few minutes or a few hours. More equipment and personnel were just brought in.

    10:31 a.m. – The NYPD-FDNY team has pulled an additional man out from the grocery store rubble, and says there are no others. The girl was treated for leg injuries and the two men for undetermined injuries. The team did not say how many more are alive inside the collapsed building.

    10:21 a.m. — Harvard doctor was at a meeting in Port-au-Prince when earthquake hit; found she was the only doctor at a clinic, CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen reports.

    9:50 a.m. — Simply restoring Haiti to its impoverished state prior to the earthquake would amount to failure, Bill Clinton tells CNN. For Clinton, also the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, success is “setting up a network quickly to get the food, water, medicine, security and information people need.”

    9:49 a.m. — “Success is helping save lives in the short term, and then we can worry about the long-term after the situation has been stabilized,” former U.S. president George W. Bush tells CNN. He and former U.S. president Bill Clinton are leading a fund-raising initiative for Haiti.

    9:27 a.m. – The New York Police Department reports that earlier today a man and a teenage girl were pulled from the rubble of a grocery store that was in a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince. The rescue team led by the NYPD and the Fire Department of New York is trying to reach three others also trapped in the wreckage.

    9:25 a.m. – Doctors Without Borders reports that one of its cargo planes carrying an inflatable surgical hospital was blocked from landing in Port-au-Prince.

    9:20 a.m. – “We’re confident that the Haiti that emerges from this can be strong and significant,” Rajiv Shah, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, tells CNN. He notes “the absolute commitment and resilience of the Haitian people.”

    9:18 a.m. — “We are going to be here as long as we are needed,” Gen. P.K. Keen, deputy commander of U.S. Southern Command, tells CNN.

    9:06 a.m. — “The ground was lifting me up,” survivor Nahumy Jean-Louis says. Watch Video

    9:01 a.m. — Canadians are airlifted out of Haiti; their relief is tinged with anxiety, the Montreal Gazette reports.

    8:36 a.m. — There is a feeling among some at the church service that the earthquake was a punishment. Part of the sermon says, “God, when you stomped your foot, the ground shook. Please take care of us, we are sorry for the sins we have committed.”

    8:32 a.m. — Despite the devastation, some people at the service at the makeshift sanctuary are dressed in their Sunday best. A crowd is standing on the dirt because there are not enough seats for everyone.

    8:06 a.m. — At a makeshift sanctuary near Port-au-Prince, a woman sings in Creole, “God you’re good. If you’re alive today, you have a purpose for us. Look over us. Your love is always abundant.”

    8:02 a.m. – U.N. Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon says he is heading to Haiti with a heavy heart. It will be a short but tough trip, he says.

    7 a.m. – Nearly 30 international rescue teams continue to comb the disaster areas for more survivors.

    5:10 a.m. — A Los Angeles County rescue crew chips away at concrete to try to reach a woman who sent a text message that she was buried beneath the ruins of a collapsed bank.

    4 a.m. — After eight hours of digging, Los Angeles County rescuers determine that there is no one alive beneath a collapsed downtown Port-au-Prince day care center. Throughout the dig, distinct tapping against the concrete could be heard.

    3:45 a.m. – One doctor in the region tells CNN approximately 30 percent of patients in one hospital need immediate surgery within the next 24 hours, or they’ll die.

    1:39 a.m. – More supplies arrive. Laura Blank, with World Vision, says it sent out truckloads of blankets, food and water out to residents.

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