Haiti - FLASH : Blackout on Port-au-Prince, Les Cayes flooded
Currently the center of Hurricane Matthew is located in the Gulf of Gonâve, 37km North-East of Jeremiah, 105km West of the Island of Gonâve, 211km West of Port-au-Prince and 135km South East of mole St. Nicolas.
Matthew is moving north at 17 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue today. On this track the eye of Matthew will move over the Windward Passage and eastern Cuba today. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected by Wednesday, followed by a northwest turn Wednesday night. Matthew is expected to move near or over portions of the southeastern and central Bahamas tonight and Wednesday, and approach the northwestern Bahamas Wednesday night.
During the day after crossing the South and Grand'Anse departments, Matthew will continue its way north and affect the Nippes, West, Artibonite and Northwest in particular.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next couple of days, but Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through at least Wednesday night.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km).
According to General Director of EDH, 28 circuits have tripped over 40. No circuitry is powered for Port-au-Prince at the moment. EDH engines are stopped in the South because of the passage of Matthew.
The Director General of the PNH Michel-Ange Gédéon went to the control room where sit the General Staff of Management pof the Hurricane Matthew. He took the opportunity to share with the senior executives of the police institution the latest information on the hurricane and provisions to evacuate voluntarily or by force citizens living in very vulnerable areas and relocating detainees found in prisons at risk.
Monday 42 prisoners moved from the police station of Miragoâne to that of Fond-des-Nègres. 102 prisoners (elderly, children) of Les Cayes transferred to a shelter, to the police. 323 from Mackandal, Jérémie, to the police station of La Source ; 60 prisoners of Aquin toward Port-au-Prince.
Digicel informed that communications are increasingly difficult in the Grand Anse and the South. The teams are waiting to restore service as soon as the winds allow it.
The CompanyVorbe et fils informs that it will put all its equipment available to the country, the deployment will be done in coordination with the Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Energy and Communications.
At the Carrefour sea level rose has begun to invade places.
At Port-au-Prince, strong gusts of wind and rain are felt.
On the road of Bourdon a high voltage cable is broken, avoid area.
The city of Les Cayes in under a major flood.
Nearby locations of Damien are being flooded.
Floods and landslides were reported in Jérémie and Les Cayes.
In Croix-des-Bouquets near the Police Station the water level rose and flooded the street.
Strong wind at Peguyville.
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