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Press Release | Oct. 10, 2016

RELEASE: Update on Joint Task Force-Matthew Relief Mission in Haiti, October 10, 2016

U.S. Southern Command

The following is the October 10 update on Joint Task Force-Matthew support to relief efforts in Haiti:

•As of Oct. 10, Joint Task Force-Matthew has delivered more than 98,000 pounds of relief commodities (aid and supplies) to areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew. The task force will continue deliveries today.

•Approximately 375 task force personnel are on the ground in Haiti.

•The U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) is supporting relief efforts in Haitian waters.

•JTF-Matthew has 12 helicopters and one landing craft supporting USAID-led relief operations to aid victims of the storm.

•The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), with more than 500 Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aircraft and 225 pallets of supplies, continues steaming toward Haiti.

•A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon and a U.S. Air Force Global Hawk UAV will conduct aerial assessments of areas devastated by the storm to support disaster assessment experts on the ground in Haiti.