Newburgh Man Awaiting News from Family in Haiti 

A Newburgh man who grew up in Haiti is still waiting to hear news about several of his family members.As Meghan Hayward tells us, he’s trying to stay busy to keep from thinking the worst.” I had my laptop open on my bed. I have the TV open and I had a shock wave radio open.”Carrel D’Haiti of Newburgh is describing what he’s been doing since news broke of the earthquake in Haiti.D’Haiti has one brother that had four children living in Port-Au-Prince at the time of the earthquake.”They were reported missing at first. Then we found out two of them died and two other ones were buried under the debris.”The two under the debris have since been rescued and are alive, but injured.”But I’m very happy so far I know two of my nephews are alive and that’s a good feeling. I for one thing didn’t think they would be alive right now so injuries big deal, we can handle that.”But several of D’Haiti’s family members are still unaccounted for.To help ease his mind, D’Haiti says he’s trying to stay busy.”You feel like everything is too tough. So you want to be active to deal with it. And that’s what work is to me and that’s what it’s going to be in the next weeks until I get a proper closure on that.”D’Haiti has received word that one of his brothers is trying to get a hold of him.And he says he is patiently waiting for that phone call.”At the mercy of good fortune to have a phone call from them. And when that happens I will be very excited because I would like an update on my aunts and uncles, cousins and nephews and nieces.”