Thursday, January 14 2010 2:30 PM EST2010-01-14 19:30:02 GMT
Desperately needed aid from around the world began arriving Thursday in quake-stunned Haiti.
Desperately needed aid from around the world began arriving Thursday in quake-stunned Haiti, while rescuers struggled frantically to save the trapped and injured, using pickup trucks as ambulances and doors as stretchers.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - There's a new hurdle for relief crews trying to send help to Haiti. The government there has stopped incoming flights because there's no room on the runways, and not enough jet fuel to get back. It could make things tough for relief teams trying to send help.
Right now the USS Carl Vinson has already arrived with medicine and supplies after being diverted from returning to San Diego. Joining them will be the San Diego-based USS Higgins, which will provide logistical services to help helicopters flying aid to those in need.
A locally-based relief agency called International Relief Teams is also helping the tens of thousands of people who survived, but lost everything. A second San Diego organization called Rescue Task Force already has money heading to mobile medical units in Haiti.
Unfortunately there is already a confirmed death that's hit close to home for one San Diegan, whose cousin was in the right place at the wrong time.
"They were at school, and the school collapsed. She is among the dead.," the victim's relative said.
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