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Haiti - Irene : Update on the situation in the country (1)
23/08/2011 17:35:35

Haiti - Irene : Update on the situation in the country (1)
This present report of the situation in Haiti covers the period from Monday, August 22, 2011 9:00pm, to Tuesday, August 23, 2011 9:00am, a few hours before the passage of Irene. Nevertheless, the whole northern part of Haiti already felt since Monday, the first impacts of Irene [Classified Category 2]

Resume :
- 25 shelters are open, only one (École nationale de Ferrier) is occupied by 500 people
- Monday afternoon, 36 inmates were transferred from the prison of the Gonaïves to that of Saint-Marc. The operation continued today. The Town Hall of Gonaïves has five (5) buses for the evacuation of prisoners;
- In the Northeast, a landslide and localized rains are reported, but also in the Northern Department (Limbé, Cap-Haitien, Plaisance and Pilate).
- The Trois-Rivières in the Northwest are in flood while records intermittent rain in several communes of the department;
- All structures of the Risk Management System are mobilized. Many temporary shelters are open.

Department of Nord :
Weather situation : Heavy rains in the towns of Cap-Haitien, Grande Rivière du Nord, Ranquitte, La Victoire;

Damage recorded : fields are devastated at the level of Plaisance

Department of Northwest :
Weather situation : Heavy rain across the department. Rising tide to Saint Louis du Nord. Flooding of 3 Rivières in Bassin Bleu, Port de Paix and Chansolme. Flooding of the Rivières des Barres in Saint Louis du Nord;

Damage recorded: NTR

Department of Northeast :
Weather situation : Heavy showers are recorded.

Damage recorded: Landslides were reported in Mont-Organisé and Vallière, where roads are cut off.

Department of the Centre :
Weather situation : The weather is partly cloudy across all municipalities. Rain on Hinche;

Damage recorded: NTR

Department of Artibonite :
Weather situation : Sky is partially covered. Intermittent rainfall recorded to Marmalade;

Damage recorded: NTR

Department of Grand'Anse:
Weather situation : Moderate rains on Jérémie, Beaumont, the sea is rough, especially on the islands Cayemites. Light winds throughout the department.

Damage recorded: NTR

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-3650-haiti-irene-list-of-canceled-flights.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-3647-haiti-irene-heavy-rain-and-winds-from-north-to-south.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-3645-haiti-irene-sustained-winds-of-160-km-h.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-3644-haiti-irene-internal-flights-banned-until-further-notice.html

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