Aerial View - Port-au-Prince

Aerial View - Port-au-Prince Disasters Geography World History

During September of 2008, Hurricane Ike - one of the largest Category-Five hurricanes ever to traverse the Atlantic Ocean - passed over Haiti, killing seventy-four people.  (The linked photograph, taken by the Terra satellite, shows Ike over the Lesser Antilles, before it reached Haiti.)

The above image, depicting a Port-au-Prince neighborhood, was taken on 16 September 2008 - after Ike had passed over the island.

The Defense Visual Information Directorate describes this picture, of a densely populated area of Haiti's capital city, as follows:

An aerial view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is shown Sept. 16, 2008, from the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) headquarters building.

MINUSTAH is the U.N.-led multinational peacekeeping security force helping to establish, maintain and ensure order, safety and security during international relief efforts in Haiti following the landfall of several tropical storms and hurricanes.

The Department of Defense is contributing to hurricane relief operations in Haiti being led by the U.S. Agency for International Development and its office of U.S. foreign disaster assistance.

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Media Credits

Port-au-Prince on the 16th of September, 2008.

U.S. Navy photo, by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James G. Pinsky, online courtesy Defense Visual Information Directorate.  Defense imagery number VIRIN: 080916-N-2653P-276.


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