This time, the earthquake that shook Haiti was offshore. Small comfort for the Haitian people who are still — still — recovering from the jaw-droppingly devastating quake in 2010 that killed at least 220,000 people.
Fatalities, injuries and damage are still being assessed, particularly in the hardest hit cities of Les Anglais, where along with many homes, the Catholic cathedral was demolished, and Les Cayes, which is on the coast.
But here in South Florida, we know what to do. We did it after the Haiti earthquake 11 years ago; and again after Hurricane Dorian almost wiped out islands in the Bahamas in 2019. We did it most recently when Champlain South Towers collapsed in Surfside.