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Haiti Earthquake

Haiti Earthquake

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Haiti earthquake: Tuesday news updates
 Look here for news updates on the aftermath of a 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti. All times are Haiti local time, which is the same as Eastern Standard Time in the U.S. and  five hours behind GMT.
(CNN)
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Tuesday, January 19
 
9:20 a.m.
-- Haiti's fledgling tourism industry was showing glimmers of promise beforethe earthquake struck. Story
7:36 a.m.
-- The American Red Cross and UNICEF's United States Fund raised about$7.3 million in donations from 8 p.m. to midnight, while "Haiti: How You Can Help," aspecial "Larry King Live," aired on CNN.How you can help
7:13 a.m.
-- Nearly 500,000 people have encamped in a tent city in the Champs de Marssquare in downtown Port-au-Prince, the largest of numerous tent cities scatteredthroughout the ruined city.
6:02 a.m.
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About 50 orphans who survived last week's earthquake are expected toarrive in Pennsylvania aboard a military transport plane at 9 a.m. ET. In Florida, whereevacuees have been ferried in since Saturday, more flights from Haiti are scheduled for Tuesday. Officials at Orlando Sanford International Airport expect arrivals for the nexttwo weeks.
 Monday, January 1810:32 p.m.
-- The Haitian National Police force in Port-au-Prince, normally with 4,000 people, has dropped to about 1,500 since last week's quake, according to National PoliceChief Mario Andresol. Many of those who haven't reported to work are dead or injured,he says.
9:56 p.m.
-- The American Red Cross and UNICEF's United States Fund have raisednearly $5 million since 8 p.m. ET, when "Haiti: How You Can Help," a special "LarryKing Live," started, according to CNN's Larry King. The show ended at 10 p.m. ET andrepeated at midnight.
 
9:47 p.m. --
Maxine Fallon, the 23-year-old student rescued today in the rubble of a building at Universite G.O.C. in Port-au-Prince, says she was pressed in the same position, with legs folded uncomfortably and very little wiggle room, for all six days shewas trapped, CNN's Chris Lawrence reports. Watch|Read
9:39 p.m. --
The American Red Cross and UNICEF's United States Fund have raised$2.9 million since 8 p.m. ET, when "Haiti How You Can Help," a special "Larry KingLive," started, according to CNN's Larry King. The show lasts until 10 p.m. ET.
9:36 p.m.
-- While visiting the injured at a U.N. clinic in Port-au-Prince, HaitianPresident Rene Preval says his country -- already the Western Hemisphere's poorest --needs not only medicine and food, but also long-term reconstruction assistance. "Themore we receive help, the more we can take care of them," he said.
9:12 p.m. --
A U.S. Air Force cargo plane on Monday, bypassing the gridlock at Haiti'smain airport in Port-au-Prince, dropped 40 pallets of bottled water and ready-to-eat foodon a field just north of the airport, CNN's Larry Shaughnessy reported. "There are so
 
many relief agencies funneling through the airport that it has kind of created a bottleneck," U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Leon Strickland said en route to the drop point."We're going to put things directly out of the air onto the ground and open up another distribution point north of the [Port-au-Prince] airfield."
 8:31 p.m.
-- The following video shows CNN's Anderson Cooper dragging a bleeding boy from a crowd as looting went on Monday in a Port-au-Prince street. The videoincludes graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised. Watch 
7:39 p.m.
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The student saved today from the rubble of a Port-au-Prince university building, 23-year-old Maxine Fallon, says she prayed for someone to find her. "I hadhoped I would be rescued," Fallon said. Doctors told CNN that Fallon is suffering fromsevere lacerations and trauma to her organs, among other injuries.
 
She was drifting in andout of consciousness and was transported to a field hospital in the Port-au-Prince suburbof Petionville, CNN's Chris Lawrence and Arthur Brice reported.
 
Gallery: Relief efforts focus on water, food, medicineGallery: Devastation from Haiti earthquake
 
 Haiti facts: A history of strife
 

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