US President Joe Biden spoke about this publicly this Saturday (14) First recorded earthquake in Haiti, Expressing condolences to the people of the country and promised help in meeting the needs of reconstruction.
“At a time that has already been difficult for the people of Haiti, I am deeply saddened by the devastating earthquake that struck St. Louis du Sud this morning,” the head of the US government said in a statement.
“Sending our heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost a loved one or witnessed how their homes or businesses have been destroyed,” Biden said.
The head of the US government recalled in the note that he had authorized “prompt answer” The quake measured 7.2 on the Richter scale in Haiti, as previously reported by the White House in another statement.
“The President authorized an immediate response from the United States and appointed the Director of USAID (United States Agency for Development), Samantha Power, as a senior US official to coordinate this effort”, indicates the release note. .
The US government representative for the disaster reported today that USAID already had a team of experts in the field assessing the damage and needs to enable the necessary response.
Biden said the group would “support efforts to assess the damage and rescue the injured, as well as help those who now need to rebuild.”
“The United States remains a close and enduring friend of the people of Haiti,” the US president said.
The Caribbean country’s Civil Protection Service, in turn, reported that more than 300 deaths were confirmed as a result of the quake, recorded at 8:29 a.m. local time (9:29 a.m. Brasilia time). The city of St. Louis du Sud, whose center is ten kilometers deep.