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January 14th, 2010
10:12 AM ET

U.S. student survives Haiti earthquake

Many families are waiting desperately to hear from their loved ones missing in Haiti. In Florida, twelve students and two faculty members from Lynn University were on a humanitarian aid trip when the earthquake struck. The hotel they were staying in was flattened. The university says 7 of the 12 students have reported to the American embassy in Port-au-Prince and are safe, Julie Prudhomme is one of those students. Her parents, Steve and Joan Prudhomme spoke with CNN's Kiran Chetry Thursday.


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  1. ElMyers Peres

    The Haitian people has my condoloences. The recent earthquake was a tragedy.

    March 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
  2. Hilroy

    Re: Those families who were on in the past ten minutes.
    You should have said to them that the US is doing all they can, given the sad situation on the ground in Haiti at this time.

    The Sec. of State's office is overwhelmed with what they are up against in Haiti.

    No need to point fingers. It is sad, but there are other families in the same situation also.

    January 18, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  3. francnnam

    Please visit Impact Your World (http://www.cnn.com/impact) for how you can donate, volunteer, or post information about a missing loved ones in Haiti.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  4. Emil in texas

    Normally a fan of CNN, It was informative to see Anderson Cooper 's Haiti earth quake coverage last night; however, I was disappointed to see showing of dead bodies on the beach, a lack of dignity in media coverage. CNN would never do that in America. Families are watching!

    January 15, 2010 at 8:15 am |
  5. Rose Marie

    the task is colossal for the first – aid en Haiti the number of victims increase the presence of media en Haiti is very important continuous to you inform the community haitian is impatient for their families and their friends Haiti is devastate thankyou to all the media and to people americans a word créole to all the people haitians( Kimbé pa Lagué)

    January 14, 2010 at 2:59 pm |
  6. BETTY ORNIS IN LAKEALND FLORIDA

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF MY NIECE AND NEPHEW ARE OK. NAMES: ACHEMINE JEANPHILIP, JEANROMAN JEANPHILIP, JUNIOR LUBIN, WILBENSON LUBIN, MAXIME ORNIS, ALEVETINA LUBIN, ESTHER VERSAILLE.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
  7. Eileen Pint

    I need information about Ashley Hapak a american at a orphanage in
    Porta Prince in Haiti. She is there on a mercy mission. She is a registered nurse and from what I understand she has a clinic that is helping the the injured. Please let me know that she is alright.
    Thank you, Eileen Pint

    January 14, 2010 at 10:56 am |