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 government doesn't act urgently, because of the continuity of the rain and food shortage.

The senators also asked the Executive to declare the environmental emergency in the south of the country, which was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.


Civil Protection reported yesterday that three people died Wednesday, in the center of the country, and two days ago rains flooded the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in the Capital city.

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