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Haiti - FLASH : First Partial Balance of IRMA passage
08/09/2017 08:40:31

Haiti - FLASH : First Partial Balance of IRMA passage
Following the impact of Hurricane Irma category 5 on Haiti, the Directorate of Civil Protection made a partial assessment of the damage situation.

The red alert is still maintained throughout the national territory because of the passage of Irma;

Collapse of the former Ouanaminthe-Dajabon border bridge;

A person reported missing at the Cercane River, Department of the Center;

Two people injured at Dondon after a tree fall, and a third at Cap-Haïtien in the collapse of a house in Sainte-Philomène, in the department of the North;

65 shelters open in the Northeast, the North, Center, Artibonite, North West, welcoming 2,142 people;

Evacuation of 139 children from an orphanage in Cité Soleil to the Institute of Social Welfare and Research (IBERS);

25 persons with disabilities are in a temporary shelter in the city of Gonaives near the Emergency Operations Center and are supported by the town hall;

Moderate floods in the rivers of the Northeast, Artibonite, Center and North departments;

Partial flooding in the Northeast (Ouanaminthe, Fort-Libertel, Caracol, Ferrier, North Hole);

Artibonite River is in flood;

At the level of Dondon, in the Rue Saint Martin a coconut tree broke the roof of a house causing two wounded: an adult and a little girl. A sheet metal roof was partially taken to Bas Morne in the same commune;

A part of the deck of the old border bridge between Dajabon and Ouanaminthe has yielded;

On the road from Labadee to 21 street Champ de mars, an electric post ceaded following a gust of winds and could impede the movement of pedestrians and vehicles;

In the Center, the grande ravine Couime in flood blocks the traffic between Hinche and Pignon;

The Guayamounc River cut off a secondary road in the department of the Center;

The Ministry of the Environment has set up an ad hoc crisis unit in charge of guaranteeing the human resources / technical staff of the environment sector in order to facilitate the collection and monitoring of information and mobilized 70 supervisory staff to support CPD

All the military personnel of the engineering corps of the Ministry of Defense are mobilized and on alert....

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22046-haiti-irma-irma-moves-away-from-haiti.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22045-haiti-irma-haiti-less-affected-but-caution-is-needed.html

SL/ HaitiLibre

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