News sources are predicting that yesterday’s earthquake near Port-au-Prince may have killed thousands of Haitians, but there’s still no clear estimate on how many are dead. (The Red Cross fears thousands dead and millions more affected; so far more than 100 people are missing in the rubble, according to the U.N.) “Bodies lay in the streets of Haiti’s devastated capital early Wednesday, and untold numbers of people remained trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings and leveled shantytown homes,” reported the New York Times. They say it’s the worst earthquake to hit the country in more than 200 years. Alan Le Roy, chief of UN peacekeeping forces, told The AP, “We know there will be casualties, but we cannot give figures for the time being.” The United States and other nations will begin sending foreign aid.

Meanwhile, Haitians in New York are sick with worry. Radio Soleil d’Haiti in Brooklyn has fielded thousands of phone calls providing information to immigrants concerned about their family members, says the New York Times. The Daily News reported that in Haitian restaurants around New York, immigrants have gathered to watch the news and phone their relatives on the island.

The U.S. State Department says texting is one fast way to help. Text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill. Or you can go online to organizations like Partners in Health, the Red Cross, Save the Children, UNICEF, Direct Relief International or Mercy Corps to make a contribution. Mayor Bloomberg says NYC "stands ready to do all it can to help" and that anyone wishing to contribute to relief efforts can do so through the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC by calling 311.

Below, raw video of the aftermath: