Local leaders observe 3-year anniversary of Haiti quake
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) -- Local leaders gathered at North Miami City Hall to discuss progress in Haiti since a devastating earthquake rocked the Caribbean country. Saturday marks the three-year anniversary of the deadly natural disaster.
North Miami leaders said that even though things are moving in in the right direction, plenty of work remains. "There are still 350,00 people living in makeshift shelters and tents, and the country needs to build housing for these individuals and these families," said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime.
The magnitude 7.0 quake killed more than 300,000 people. Another 1.5 million lost their homes, and were forced to live in tent cities around Port-au-Prince.
Haii's President, Michel Joseph Martelly, also known as "Sweet Micky," is scheduled to preside over a memorial on the grounds of the former National Palace on Saturday.
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