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Cablegate: Tfha01: Haiti Earthquake Task Force Situation

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UNCLAS STATE 003641

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR ASEC CASC KFLO MARR PREL PINR AMGT HA
SUBJECT: TFHA01: HAITI EARTHQUAKE TASK FORCE SITUATION
REPORT NO. 3

EMBASSY STATUS, CASUALTIES, RESPONSE
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1. (SBU) The Port-au-Prince airport is open. Airport
runway and apron areas are functional. Commercial
operations are limited to emergency flights. U.S.
airlines have suspended operations. U.S. Special
Operations units will arrive at 1500 to establish ATC
services and airport security. (TF1/Embassy Port-au-
Prince telcon)

2. (SBU) Three seriously injured employees have been
evacuated by U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to GTMO for
treatment. State MED is directing the deployment of
additional medical supplies to treat Embassy staff.
(TF1/Embassy Port-au-Prince telcon)

3. (SBU) The Embassy is preparing for ordered departure
of non-emergency staff. USCG is planning to deploy two C-
130s to transport Embassy personnel to Santo Domingo for
onward travel to CONUS. (TF1/Embassy Port-au-Prince
telcon)

AMERICAN CITIZEN WELFARE
------------------------------------

4. (SBU) Six seriously injured private U.S. citizens are
being treated at the Embassy; their condition is critical
and a USCG medevac is being coordinated. Forty-two non-
injured Amcits are being provided with refuge at the
Embassy. The Consular Call Center has received over 850
Amcit welfare-and-whereabouts reports. (TF1/Consular e-
mail)

HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
------------------------------------

5. (U) An OFDA Disaster Assistance Response Team will
arrive at 1330, a SAR Team will arrive at 1500, an
additional Search and Rescue team will arrive before
January 14. U.S. Navy reports that the hospital ship USNS
Comfort will arrive in approximately one week; the U.S.
aircraft carrier Carl Vincennes will be within range in 48
hours to provide assistance; and two Amphibious Ready
Groups will arrive within five days. TF1/Embassy Port-au-
Prince telcon)

INFRASTRUCTURE SEVERELY AFFECTED
---------------------------------

6. (SBU) USCG C-130 over flight indicates that Port-au-
Prince has sustained extensive damage, although there was
little visible damage outside the city. (TF1/Embassy
Port-au-Prince telcon)

7. (U) Additional updates are available through our
Intellipedia portal on the classified system at:
http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Portal:Cris is_Haiti.
CLINTON

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