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Friday, January 15, 2010

Homeland Security Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report for 15 January 2010

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According to the St. Petersburg Times, farmers’ attempts to save crops from freezing temperatures by spraying them with water all night caused such a dramatic drop in the underground aquifer that it resulted in at least 22 sinkholes opening up in Hillsborough County, Florida. WDBO 580 Orlando reports that a significant depression formed in the road on I-4 near the Polk-Hillsborough County line. (See items 15 and 20)

Msnbc.com reports that an initial contingent of 2,000 U.S. Marines could be deployed to quake-ravaged Haiti within the next few days to either help with emergency aid distribution or help enforce law in order after the U.N.’s peacekeeping operation headquarters was destroyed in the quake. About 100 U.N. personnel are believed to be trapped in the ruins of the building. (See item 26)

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