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Crist: Florida stands ready to help Haiti

Gov. Charlie Crist says as one of Haiti's closest neighbors, "Florida stands ready to offer assistance to those affected by today's devastating earthquake."

He said the state's emergency management division has notified the State Department that it is "ready to assist in every way possible."

And he says he's talked with state Reps. Yolly Roberson, Ronald Brise and Mack Bernard about "ways we can support Florida families with loved ones in Haiti.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to all of them," he said.