This kind of tragedy is the last thing these people needed:
A major earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday, knocking down buildings and power lines and inflicting what its ambassador to the United States called a catastrophe for the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation.The precision of casualty estimates is hard to verify at this early hour but officials have put them anywhere between 100,000 and 500,000 individuals. If you have any family members in Haiti the U.S. State Department has set up this toll-free number to call: 1-888-407-4747. If you have any spare cash you can donate to the relief efforts you can do so through various reputable aid organizations at this link. Please help out if you can.
Several eyewitnesses reported heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, where concrete-block homes line steep hillsides. There was no estimate of the dead and wounded Tuesday evening, but the U.S. State Department has been told to expect "serious loss of life," department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters in Washington.
[Update: Who didn't see this one coming?
Pat Robertson should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell.]