10 Morte et 7,000 déplacées après Rains Lourds Grève Haïti
- Monday, 30 Avril, 2012 17:31
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti (defend.ht)-Les autorités haïtiennes informé que 10 personnes ont été tuées au cours de les tempêtes de la la semaine passé. En outre, le Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC) a annoncé que une personne est manquante et plus de 7.600 familles sont touchés.
The majority of deaths were recorded while people were trying to cross flood waters, deplore the CPD officials who call Haitians to follow the safety instructions. Many areas of the slum of Cite Soleil were partially flooded. The majority of affected families are from this region said the civil protection officials.
The situation could become complicated over the next 24 hours. According to forecasts from National Meteorological Center (CNM), new rain is expected for all departments. Due to the saturation of the soil, the authorities feared flooding, landslides and rockfalls.
The authorities have not conducted an assessment of losses yet. Livestock were washed out and plantations destroyed by flooded rivers especially in the Nippes, South and West.
The departmental delegate of the West, Gonzague Day, promised distributions of food and hygiene kits to the displaced of continuing bad weather.