New Zealand Rescue Effort Continues
Rescuers in Christchurch continue their search for survivors after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the city on Tuesday and killed at least 75 people. The U.S. has deployed a disaster response team to assist with search-and-rescue operations as emergency officials work to account for the nearly 300 people listed as missing.
Rescuers search for survivors in a collapsed building in Manchester Street on Feb. 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
One FEMA official, Deputy Administrator Timothy Manning, will be there to greet them. Manning was already in New Zealand as part of a U.S. delegation visiting the country to discuss trade and to review the country’s progress after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the country in September.
Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Manning via telephone about rescue operations. (Listen to the interview.)