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‘Miami-Dade Stands Ready To Assist’: South Florida Leaders React To Haiti Earthquake

August 15, 2021

South Florida politicians are reacting to the devastating news of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday morning, leaving at 29 people dead.

The US Geological Survey said it’s likely that casualties are “high.”

Florida has the largest Haitian population of any U.S. state, with over 400,000 individuals, according to U.S. Census data and about 228,000 of those live here in South Florida.

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