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Haiti Earthquake Twitter Feed

Activity to use with KS3 pupils for teaching about the Haiti earthquake

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Haiti Earthquake Twitter Feed

  1. 1. we're ok at the oloffson..internet is on !! no phones ! hope all are okay..a lot of big building in PAP are down ! 3.23pm Tuesday 12 th January
  2. 2. Just about all the lights are out in Port-au-Prince.. people still screaming but the noise is dying as darkness sets. 3.33pm Tuesday 12 th January
  3. 3. lots of rumors about which buildings were toppled..The Castel Haiti behind the Oloffson is a pile of was 8 stories high 3.34pm Tuesday 12 th January
  4. 4. people are bringing people by on stretchers 3.39pm Tuesday 12 th January
  5. 5. I can't confirm what I hear about different buildings which are said to have collapsed but all reflects intensity of situation 4.35pm Tuesday 12 th January
  6. 6. another aftershock..people are screaming and freaking out down towards the stadium..much singing and praying in large numbers 4.45pm Tuesday 12 th January
  7. 7. there are still aftershocks... 5.00pm Tuesday 12 th January
  8. 8. another aftershock!!! 5.33pm Tuesday 12 th January
  9. 9. It's 8.44pm and we're still getting aftershocks!!I can hear people gathered in the distance singing prayers 5.45pm Tuesday 12 th January
  10. 10. My mom just showed up at the ­Oloffson..sigh of relief!! 5.58pm Tuesday 12 th January
  11. 11. the singing and praying is getting more have to believe!! From what I'm hearing, this is worse than anyone is imagining 6.18pm Tuesday 12 th January
  12. 12. If the Montana Hotel and the Hotel Christopher are gone, I don't know where UN leadership is 6.19pm Tuesday 12 th January
  13. 13. It's getting quieter in PauP..singing and praying I was hearing earlier has died sound of ambulances 7.11pm Tuesday 12 th January
  14. 14. when my batteries die I will no longer be able to's going to be a long night..our prayers go out to everyone 7.12pm Tuesday 12 th January
  15. 15. we're back on line..went to St Gerard Church..people are trapped in the school..others are dead in the rubble 9.28am Wednesday 13 th January
  16. 16. there is no police presence..there is no UN presence in the Carrefour Feuilles area..people are trying to take care of themselves 9.30am Wednesday 13 th January
  17. 17. People are calm, trying to help each other...others are visiting people to see if they are ok...some are digging bodies out of buildings 9.35am Wednesday 13 th January
  18. 18. I saw a couple of helicopters twice today but there is no sign that the international presence is helping the population 9.38am Wednesday 13 th January
  19. 19. too many private homes of the poor are way of counting them all..people are sitting in the streets trying to take it all in 9.52am Wednesday 13 th January
  20. 20. I am hearing the siren of an ambulance for the first time as I write this note.. 9.56am Wednesday 13 th January
  21. 21. I see bodies in the street..I see bodies buried in rubble..there are going to be food, medical supply and water issues.. decomposing bodies 10.24am Wednesday 13 th January
  22. 22. I'm beginning to hear helicopters more often now.. I predict massive emmigration.. no homes, no jobs,no medical treatment.disaster 10.43am Wednesday 13 th January
  23. 23. If your home is destroyed and your workplace is destroyed and your neighbourhood is destroyed..then what? 10.57am Wednesday 13 th January
  24. 24. what are the poor supposed to homes, no jobs,no medical attention.bodies half buried nearby 11.21am Wednesday 13 th January
  25. 25. another tremor...7.22pm..the ­praying has begun..outdoors..loud and energetic.So many churches have been destroyed 2.28pm Wednesday 13 th January
  26. 26. singing..praying..clapping hands..the sun is setting..another night of darkness..death is all around.everyone has seen death..destruction 2.31pm Wednesday 13 th January
  27. 27. People that came in from the airport are saying that there are bodies strewn about on the streets. I don't know what to make of that 3.00pm Wednesday 13 th January
  28. 28. the collapsed houses and buildings are 2 much to take in at once.hearing singing and praying in the background. darkness is setting in 3.02pm Wednesday 13 th January
  29. 29. I just got a reservation cancellation for the hotel... 3.08pm Wednesday 13 th January
  30. 30. Bodies are being put by the side of the Canape Vert road so friends and relatives can come pick them up 3.14pm Wednesday 13 th January
  31. 31. There were kids in the St Gerard skool when it collapsed. I haven't seen any sort of logistical backup in this part of town since the quake 3.30pm Wednesday 13 th January
  32. 32. A priest came to see me..I asked him why so many churches collapsed..he left without an answer..God works in mysterious ways 3.38pm Wednesday 13 th January
  33. 33. I hear help is coming....tomorrow 3.47pm Wednesday 13 th January
  34. 34. tremor!!! 5.32pm Wednesday 13 th January
  35. 35. Night has fallen..the night seems to take so long..I guess those that are buried alive in the rubble are feeling it the worst..Prayers.. 5.55pm Wednesday 13 th January
  36. 36. I saw a collapsed building may have been 8 or 9 stories. it looked like 8 or 9 pieces of bread one on top of the other..survivors? 6.01pm Wednesday 13 th January
  37. 37. I'm trying to find a positive point of view and all i can come up with is: a lot of people didn't die. 7.06pm Wednesday 13 th January
  38. 38. Port-au-Prince is quiet tonight. I've never heard such a big city so quiet. 7.07pm Wednesday 13 th January
  39. 39. I look at the sky, see the stars, and it's as if nothing was wrong. the singing, the praying and the siren bring me back to reality..Haiti 7.58pm Wednesday 13 th January
  40. 40. I don't like the way CNN is spinning this thing. What shooting? Not in Port-au-Prince..Not this side of town. maybe looking for ratings 8.28pm Wednesday 13 th January
  41. 41. We need help with the rubble, help with medical supplies, help with food, water, the singing and praying has begun. God help us all 2.49am Thursday 14 th January
  42. 42. the hospital across the street is putting bodies out on the street. decomposition.we need portable morgues. help. evacuation 2.54am Thursday 14 th January
  43. 43. No homes, no jobs. death. no where to turn. people caught in the rubble. my sleep was peaceful. now I'm awake.reality sets in. sun is about 2 rise 2.56am Thursday 14 th January
  44. 44. with everything closed., drinks, supplies. rotting bodies, frustration, impatience, despair will all become a problem 3.40 am Thursday 14 th January
  45. 45. tremor!! 4.39am Thursday 14 th January
  46. 46. I'm starting to see international activity..I hear from staff that bodies are starting to decompose. Don't know what to do with excess bodies 8.16am Thursday 14 th January
  47. 47. portable morgues, medical attention needed..There is a collapsed school behind the St Gerard church. live ­people in the rubble. 8.20am Thursday 14 th January
  48. 48. you don't have to drive to see the damage, where ever you walk there is something out of the ordinary..often the suffering is silent 8.23am Thursday 14 th January
  49. 49. Horrific stories of death. Death is every­where. Death is all over PauP.doors as stretchers. Camionettes as ambulances. 11.24am Thursday 14 th January
  50. 50. Bodies.Bodies.Bodies Bodies.Bodies.Bodies.I don't know how else to say it. They're being brought out on the street. 12.28pm Thursday 14 th January
  51. 51. Where do you put bodies when the morgues are full? 12.32 pm Thursday 14 th January
  52. 52. Today it occasionally sounds like a military operation with all the planes and helicopters flying around...then they go away. 12.37pm Thursday 14 th January
  53. 53. looting is begining. The prison is empty. 3:00pm Thursday 14 th January
  54. 54. Workers trickling in, so many have lost their homes, all their belongings. How many have lost family, home, job, neighbours? Now what? Stay? 8.32pm Thursday 14 th January
  55. 55. what to do, what to do, what to do with all these bodies that are starting to decompose. people are starting to wear masks 3.16pm Friday 15 th January
  56. 56. The school behind St Gerard still has people buried as does everywhere. The dead bodies are becoming a greater and greater concern 3.17pm Friday 15 th January
  57. 57. People don't talk about the bodies,they talk about the decomposing bodies.Mass graves? Should we get philosophical? People r talking Justice 3.19am Saturday 16 th January
  58. 58. Will Haiti start anew? That's the question of the day? What's the direction? Same direction as last year? No one seemed to like that path 3.24am Saturday 16 th January
  59. 59. Right now we have to work together to get through this mess.. but what do we do tomorrow? Where do we take it. Where do we take the country? 3.28am Saturday 16 th January
  60. 60. Right now we have to work together to get through this mess.. but what do we do tomorrow? Where do we take it. Where do we take the country? 3.28am Saturday 16 th January
  61. 61. Is this a one week story? Is this a 10 day story? is this a one month story?Where r 2 million ppl going to go? Nothing for them in PauP? 3.40am Saturday 16 th January
  62. 62. when the sky is filled with planes and copters, it reminds me of the 2 ­invasions we had. it's different now.such suffering. ppl buried alive.. 4.30am Saturday 16 th January
  63. 63. WHO'S IN CHARGE? 5.23am Saturday 16 th January
  64. 64. 0 2 -2 4 -4 6 -6 8 -8 10 -10 Positive Negative Average emotion score: /10 Haiti Earthquake Time