Haiti - Climate : Situation in detail after a week of rain...
The National Meteorological Center (CNM) indicated Friday that the weather situation was still characterized by a surface trough whose axis was between Cuba and Haiti. For this purpose, the activities of rain and thunderstorms will continue to influence the whole country for the next 48 hours. A slight improvement in weather conditions are expected Sunday and Monday. However, they are likely to deteriorate again Tuesday.
In relation to this situation, the CNM, in accordance with the SPGRD and the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC), has, once again, asked residents of areas at risk of flooding, landslides and mudslides to put into practice all safety precautions during rainstorms. Given the intensity of the threat, the SPGRD maintained, this Friday, the level of vigilance orange to heavy rains.
Department of Nippes :
Entire department : Intermittent rains were recorded throughout the department April 23 to 25, with direct impacts on infrastructure, agriculture and health sector.
The Grande Rivière and the river Froide overflowed and destroyed gardens of maize and beans.
Une mère et son garçon, qui revenait de l'école, ont été retrouvés morts à Arnaud. Ils tentaient de traverser un ravin en crue.
The rivers Serpent, Mahot and Despins are still flooding.
A culvert on the section Vieux Bourg d’Aquin and L’Azile was destroyed
A culvert (Conduit masonry allowing water flow) to Paul (1st section of the Azile) was also destroyed.
The downtown area is still flooded. Traffic is so far ensured using canoes. Water levels reach more than two (2) meters near the mouth of the river of Baradères.
The temporary shelter, which opened Monday at the National School of Baradères, still home 210 displaced ;
A man is dead, washed away
The civil protection structures found localized flooding in Dufour, Nan Bouzi, Fond Jean Simon, Démisaine and Abraham ;
Health facilities have recorded on Friday, two new cases of cholera at Belleau. The NGO "International Solidarity" had reported 3 deaths from cholera in the fourth section of Miragoâne, earlier this week.
The municipal cemetery, situated along the sea, is under water. This would be the result of work undertaken to up the pavement by a construction firm.
Rivers and ravines, in flood in the town, devastated plantations.
DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH :
Ensemble du département : La situation est stable sur l’ensemble des communes. Les principales rivières ont amorcé leur décrue, dont Port-à-Piment et Maniche.
Les Anglais :
A man, 50, and a woman, 33, died, carried by the river des Anglais, which has since started its downward.
DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST :
Entire department : Moderate rains have been recorded at the level of almost all municipalities, causing overflowing and ravines flooding in communities at risk;
These rains have affected 35 camps in the communes of Carrefour, Cite Soleil, Croix des Bouquets, Delmas, Petion-Ville, Port-au-Prince and Tabarre. More than 2,328 families are in trouble.
A 6 year old boy died in Lambi 5, town of Carrefour, after the fall of a rock on a tent;
A mass of rock broke loose and destroyed a house to Mariani 13.
Ten (10) neighborhoods are flloded (Ti Haïti, Dube, Lintho I, Bois Neuf, Cité Lumière, Cité Gérard, Terre Noire, Vincent, Samarie and Germain) and the situation is critical in Carrefour Vincent. 3,818 families are affected.
A 39 year old woman is dead following a landslide in Nan Ti Bois, eighth communal section of Martissant.
OTHER DEPARTMENTS :
Rainfall activities are recorded over several departments of the country including Grand Anse and the Southeast;
In the latter department, one person died and another missing (crossing swollen river) during heavy rains rains that fell including on the municipality of Cotes de Fer (164.2 mm in coastal community of Mayette) The Committee Municipal of Civil Protection reported agricultural losses, of livestock and damaged roads.
At the departmental level of Grand Anse, two people died in Moron, swept away by the River of Grand Anse. Rivers are in spate, including to the Abricots.
The situation number :
The balance sheet, updated Friday, April 27 at 6h00pm from information transmitted by
the departmental committees of Emergency Preparedness, indicates :
Ten (10) dead and one missing;
More than 7,600 families are affected, including 3,818 whose homes are flooded in neighborhoods of Cite Soleil and more than 2,328 affected people living in camps in the West. Some 62 houses were destroyed;
210 people in shelters;
Several stretches of road cut in the departments concerned;
Substantial agricultural losses: corn, beans, bananas ... ;
Livestock washed away.