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Days of heavy rains across Haiti left five dead and 10.000 houses flooded

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, November 18, 2017, In : Weather 
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Nearly a week of torrential rains in many parts of Haiti has left five people dead and more than 10.000 houses damaged, according to a preliminary report released by the Civil Protection agency. Among the victims are a woman and her three-year- old daughter who died in Port-de-Paix, while trying to cross a swollen river. Theirs as well as a 60 year old man’s body were discovered.

In the Southern Department, in Ile-a-Vache, a man and a two-year-old boy was dragged by a crescent.

The city of Le...

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Haiti ranked as the country worst affected by extreme weather in 2016

Posted by VOA on Thursday, November 9, 2017, In : Weather 
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Haiti, which was hit last year by its strongest hurricane in 50 years, has been ranked the country worst-affected by extreme weather in 2016, in an index published on Thursday.

Zimbabwe, which suffered severe drought followed by floods, came second. Fiji, recovering from the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the island nation, was ranked third in the Climate Risk Index published annually by research group Germanwatch.

Fiji is president of this year's U.N. climate talks, where small i...

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One dead and dozens injured in Haiti following heavy rains

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Weather 
Heavy rains and mudslides in the northern city of Archaie on Wednesday, has left at least one person dead and dozens injured, including five who are in critical conditions.

Archaie has been experiencing heavy rains lately and authorities are asking residents to stay on alert and to follow official instructions for evacuation, if necessary.

The five people who remain in critical conditions were transferred to the Albert Schweitze hospital in Deschapelles, department of Artibonite, according to o...

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Haitian Senate urges government to declare State of Emergency after severe rains

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, May 5, 2017, In : Weather 
Haitian Senate asks to declare the south of the country in emergency due to rain

The Haitian Senate passed a resolution yesterday urging the government to declare a state of emergency in the south of the country due to the intense rains that have severely affected that region for the past two weeks.


The rains of the last two weeks in Haiti have left at least seven dead, thousands displaced, hundreds of houses destroyed and nearly all spring crops wiped out while the situation continues to worsen.

The senators fear that the situation will continue to degenerate if the govern...

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Haiti's main international airport reopens after being flooded

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, May 4, 2017, In : Weather 


The Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Haiti's largest, has reopened Wednesday after water flooded the arrival and departure areas, causing the American Airlines flight 2277 from Ft Lauderdale to be diverted to the neighboring Dominican Republic.


Irving Mehu, head of the National Airport Authority (AAN) apologized for " this disturbing situation, caused by the downpour of this Tuesday, May, 2, causing the flood at the arrival and departure zones."

Irving assured that appropriate steps ...

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Haiti's president very concerned by recent flooding that killed 10

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Monday, November 7, 2016, In : Weather 
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The Provisional President of the Republic, Jocelerme Privert, said in a statement that he is concerned about the recent flooding in the city of Cap-Haitien and surrounding area during the day on Saturday, November 5, 2016, following the fall of torrential rain causing an increase runoff in most streets of the city center and surrounding areas. Furthermore he regrets the loss of life and enormous damage in plantations.

At least 10 dead in northern Haiti due to flooding caused by heavy rains


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At least 10 dead in northern Haiti due to flooding caused by heavy rains

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, November 7, 2016, In : Weather 
All least 10 people have died and several more went missing over the week end in northern Haiti due to torrential rains according to an official from civil protection, who also confirms that a mother and her three children were among the dead, after their house in Cap Haitian had collapsed.


Heavy rains from the past 48 hours have caused large scale flooding in three northern provinces as well as the southern peninsula, an area still struggling to recover from the devastation of last month Hurr...

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Breaking News: Matthew makes landfall in Haiti as category 4 hurricane

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Weather 



Matthew has made landfall in Haiti as a category 4 hurricane. Early Tuesday morning Hurricane Matthew rages on on Haiti's southern coast with devastating winds and storms threatening to cause a huge catastrophe in the poor Caribbean country.  With sustained winds of 145 mph and an expected 4 feet of rain, Matthew is the strongest hurricane to hit Haiti since 1963.

Authorities are expecting a lot of houses to be destroyed because of the poor infrastructures in many rural areas, where homes are ...

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Haiti officials fear catastrophe from hurricane 6 days from presidential election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, October 3, 2016, In : Weather 
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While the Haitian government has made shelters available across the country for some 300.000 people as the powerful category 4 hurricane barrels down much of Haiti, barely 2.000 people have actually gone to these designated temporary shelters. Residents of homes just feet away from the ocean; half 
made of cement with a metal roof, half made completely of scavenged material, refused to leave despite dangerous predicted storm's surges.

Haitian officials are extremely worried about a potential "c...

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Already 1 reported dead and 1 missing in Haiti, as Hurricane Matthew makes landfall

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, October 3, 2016, In : Weather 
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One person is already reported dead, and one missing in the South department, the first consequences of the passage of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, reports local radio/tv station Metropole Haiti.


Meanwhile, some 50,000 people are still living under tents in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, 6 years following the devastating earthquake, as the country gets ready to be hard hit by the powerful hurricane Matthew, the strongest hurricane to affect Haiti since hurricane Flora in 1963. About 3,500 ...

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All flights to and from Haiti cancelled, international airports closed till Wednesday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, October 3, 2016, In : Weather 
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All flights to and from Haiti have been cancelled after the Haitian government has announced the closure of the country's two international airports -in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitian-, from 6 AM Monday till 6 AM Wednesday, as the powerful hurricane Matthew starts making landfalls in a couple of hours. 

Earlier today, in a travel warning update, the US State Department urged american citizens in Haiti to leave the country if possible, before the airports started to close; the State Department ...

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Haiti cancels all classes nationwide for 2 days, so schools can be used as shelters

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 2, 2016, In : Weather 



Haiti's ministry of education has cancelled all classes nationwide Monday and Tuesday October 3rd and 4th, to allow authorities to use the schools establishment as temporary shelters for the thousands that are expected to be displaced by the powerful storm Matthew.  

An initial 576 shelters to house some 90.000 people were made available in the south, the area most exposed to the violent intensity of extreme impact of the hurricane. The number of shelters have since risen to 1.000 across the c...

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US State Department updates travel warning for Haiti as hurricane makes landfall

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 2, 2016, In : Weather 




The National Hurricane Center reports a hurricane warning  has been issued for most of Haiti.  A hurricane warning  means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area, generally within 36 hours. Hurricane storm conditions in terms of wind are expected to reach the area by October 2.  U.S. citizens residing and traveling in coastal areas through out Haiti, especially on the southern peninsula including the cities of Jeremie, Les Kayes, and Jacmel should be alert to very stron...

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Haiti decrees Level Red Alert for hurricane Matthew

Posted by Alterpresse on Sunday, October 2, 2016, In : Weather 




Haitian authorities have decreed this October 2nd, the level red alert and banned all cabotage operations as Matthew, the powerful hurricane category 4, is approaching the coast of the country, informs the Permanent Secretariat of Risk Management and disasters (SPGRD).

The areas most exposed to the violent intensity of extreme impact of the hurricane are those of the South, which could receive heavy rain and strong winds with risks of landslides, high waves, landslides and flooding.

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Haiti evacuates small islands as powerful hurricane Matthew nears

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 2, 2016, In : Weather 
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The spokesman of the Haitian Ministry of the Interior, Albert Moulin, said the voluntary evacuations of the inhabitants of the small islands of the southern coast of Haiti have began, as the powerful hurricane Matthew starts hammering the already environmentally vulnerable nation.  

Up to 100 cm of rain is expected, with high risks of floods and landslides, said the US Hurricane Center. Meteorologists believe that Matthew, generating winds of up to 240 km / h, is the most ...

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Powerful hurricane expected to hit Haiti over the weekend

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, October 1, 2016, In : Weather 
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The powerful category 3 hurricane, Matthew is expected to hit Haiti this weekend and Monday, putting the southwestern tip of the country right in the path of devastating winds and rains. The Haitian government has put out a tropical storm watch from the southern border with the Dominican Republic to Port-au-Prince.

Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area in Haiti by late Sunday. Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches are expected across J...

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