Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Under: Haiti Breaking News
Recent torrential rains that lashed the country have killed six people and affected more than 8000 families in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, according to the assessment made by Nadia Lochard, head of Civil Protection for the West Department
The town of Delmas recorded three dead, including a girl of 24 years who died from the fall of a wall of the old ruined church "On the Rock", located in Delmas 31, next to her home, informed Nadia Lochard.
Two children aged 7 and 3 years old died in the Silo area (Delmas 33). A stream in a ravine near their homes swept them, says the manager.
The other three deaths were recorded in the district of Carrefour.
Floods are quite large. There are 60 homes affected in Delmas, 7528 in Cité Soleil and 676 Tabarre. In total 8,377 homes were flooded by water.
The number of homeless families in Cité Soleil, Carrefour, Delmas, Tabarre and Gressier amounts to 8452, following the rain that fell in the evenings for four days, according to Nadia Lochard.
"Once again we found ourselves in front of the tables of February, May, April, October, November, 2013, 2014. It would be good if the MTPTC [intervened] to companies which are holders of its contracts to require condition the work so that communities can be protected. Stress is high during the rainy season," says the head of the West Emergency Preparedness in its report dated April 5.
According to Cnm, "a few isolated rain showers are possible on some parts of the country this evening and night" (April 6).
Surface dips and altitude join to partially influence the weather over much of the Caribbean region today informed the Cnm.
However, for the next two days, ie on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday, April 8, 2015, the weather will stay sunny during the morning, while there will be a chance of rain in the evening.
"Faced with rainfall accumulations already stored on your country, it is strongly advised residents in areas at risk to remain vigilant in relation to rainfall events can cause flooding and landslides," says the Cnm.
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