Electric power and Haiti quake

Disasters: Are You Involved?

Following a disaster electric power often is one of the most critically needed services. The case is no different in Haiti where the January 12 earthquake disrupted power service. In the near-term there may be a need to emergency backup power supplies. Longer term a critical need will exist for rebuilding portions of the electric power infrastructure.

Below is a brief list of agencies and organizations that are involved in relief efforts for victims of the Haitian earthquake:

  • The U.S. response is being coordinated through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). You may volunteer or offer dontations of commodities through this link: USAID The USAID web site also includes information and links on how equipment and services may be sold for the relief effort as well as for other federal agencies and government purposes.

  • Engineers Without Borders USA does not work directly with disaster relief, but is involved in long-term infrastructure development projects. The organization may be reached through this link:Engineers Without Borders

  • Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group advises that an immediate and dire need exists for French or Creole speaking Civil or Structural Engineers. If you are an experienced engineer and speak French or Creole click here for more information.

  • A list of organizations and agencies that are accepting donations may be found by clicking here: InterAction

If you have additional resource information to add or share, please send a message to pe-editor@pennwell.com.

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