U.S. Family Waits in Anguish to Hear Fate of Haitian Relatives After Quake

Yamilee Bazile is playing the waiting game.

The first generation Haitian living in Jersey City, N.J., has spent hours trying to call and e-mail her relatives who live in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where the largest earthquake to hit the country in more than 200 years caused widespread destruction.

"We've not been able to get in touch with anyone," the 35-year-old told FoxNews.com late Tuesday night. "We tried calling and are getting a busy signal. We are trying e-mail, home numbers, cell phone numbers, but we just haven't been able to get through."

Since Bazile's father called her about an hour after the 7.0 earthquake hit, she has been furiously digging up phone numbers and e-mail addresses of people she met while on a humanitarian mission to Haiti last year in any attempt of find out the fate of her relatives.

"It's really devastating on a personal level," she said. "My Mom is worried about her brother and just wants to make sure our family is safe."

Bazile's father has a sister living outside of Port-au-Prince and her mother has a brother living in the capital city, where much of the damage occurred. She has several cousins and friends living there as well.

"It's a tough time filled with the anxiety of finding out if family and friends are OK," she said.

She said her mother is "very religious and relying on her faith" as they attempt to reach their loved ones.

"My mom is very emotional, but she is praying and keeping up good spirits and trying to find out everything she can."

Bazile spent most of the night glued to the television and searching social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, and blogs for the latest news out of Haiti, hoping to hear something about her relatives.

"Right now it's all about networking and hoping we get more information," she told FoxNews.com. "It's absolutely amazing how Facebook, the Internet, Twitter and blogs are getting the information out."

About a year ago, Bazile and her mother were in Haiti as part of a humanitarian mission that brought medical and dental care to rural parts of the country. She is set to go on the same volunteer trip in March.

Having been there last March and now seeing the same locations in complete in rubble, "it's just a total shock," she said.

"We know people are getting info out, but it's very spotty," she told FoxNews.com. "It's just word of mouth. It's a little crazy."