The Latest: Palu airport to reopen after quake and tsunami

Indonesian military personnel distribute relief aid at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport to evacuate the earthquake and tsunami-damaged city of Palu, C...
Indonesian military personnel help distribute relief aid at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport to evacuate the earthquake and tsunami-damaged city of Pa...
A man walks past remains of cars that were destroyed in the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Thursday, Oct. 4...
A man walks past the remains of structures at a park after it was destroyed in the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu, Central Sulawesi, Ind...
A child eats some breakfast at a temporary shelter in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Life is on hold for thousands living i...
A girl fills water jugs at a temporary shelter in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Life is on hold for thousands living in te...
A boy sleeps inside a tent at a temporary shelter in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Life is on hold for thousands living in...
A woman is assisted on to an Indonesia Air Force cargo plane at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport to evacuate the earthquake and tsunami-damaged city o...

Indonesian military personnel distribute relief aid at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport to evacuate the earthquake and tsunami-damaged city of Palu, C...

Indonesian military personnel help distribute relief aid at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport to evacuate the earthquake and tsunami-damaged city of Pa...

A man walks past remains of cars that were destroyed in the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Thursday, Oct. 4...

A man walks past the remains of structures at a park after it was destroyed in the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu, Central Sulawesi, Ind...

A child eats some breakfast at a temporary shelter in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Life is on hold for thousands living i...

A girl fills water jugs at a temporary shelter in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Life is on hold for thousands living in te...

A boy sleeps inside a tent at a temporary shelter in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Life is on hold for thousands living in...

A woman is assisted on to an Indonesia Air Force cargo plane at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport to evacuate the earthquake and tsunami-damaged city o...

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local):

1 p.m.

An airport damaged by the earthquake in central Indonesia is expected to re-open to civilian traffic later Thursday.

Indonesian officials expect Palu's airport to re-open later in the day as the Indonesian military is bringing in more troops to assist with security and the search effort.

Lt. Col. Agus Hariyanto said 100 marines landed Thursday at Palu airport and 200 more were on their way. The military planes are also being used to evacuate injured people and other survivors from Palu, the biggest city in the earthquake-hit region.

Several non-governmental groups were also arriving. Taiwan's Tzu Chi Foundation sent a 10-person team consisting of doctors and nurses from Jakarta with more to arrive later. They will help evacuate several injured patients waiting at the airport.

Among those leaving are a group of students attending an Islamic competition in the Sumatran city of Medan. Fitriani, a student from Palu who goes by one name, said his group survived the disaster but wasn't sure they could attend the competition until they were told they could board the military plane.

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10 a.m.

Life is on hold for thousands living in tents and shelters in the Indonesian city hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.

They are unsure when they'll be able to rebuild and spend hours each day often futilely trying to secure necessities such as fuel for generators.

Residents whose homes had been destroyed had little but uncertainty on the seventh day since the disasters. But they also had hope more aid would pour into the city of Palu and the surrounding Donggala district on the island of Sulawesi.

The official toll has surpassed 1,400 deaths with thousands injured and 70,000 residents displaced. The death toll was expected to increase, but officials said rescue crews had reached all affected areas.

The U.N. announced a $15 million allocation to bolster relief efforts.