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Haiti - FLASH : Matthew, be careful it's not over !
04/10/2016 18:03:58

Haiti - FLASH : Matthew, be careful it's not over !
Although the hurricane center away from the Gulf of Gonâve, the action area around the system still mainly concern the country, mainly Artibonite, North West, the Turtle Island and the North... Matthew is a potentially dangerous hurricane with great destructive power. To this end, caution is always required to minimize loss of life and property damage.

Currently the center of the hurricane Matthew is located at 98km to the west of Mole Saint-Nicolas, 145km south west of Cap-Haitien, and moves towards north 15 km/h, it still represent a danger for Haiti, especially for the departments of West, Artibonite, North West and the North. Winds are of 230 km/h. The hurricane winds extend up to 75 km outside the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 280 km. A turn toward the northwest is expected on Wednesday followed by a turn north-west on Wednesday night.

Strong winds, high waves and heavy rains in Baie de Henne, in the northwest. Many people were evacuated. Heavy rain reported in Limbe, Borgne and Port-Margot. At Port-de-Paix (Northwest) the rain statrted and falls intermittently.

Situation Great South
In the Valley of Jacmel loss of roofs of several houses, of Congo pea and Petit Mil (sorghum) crop

Les Cayes, several houses without roofs, fallen trees, flooding, in some parts of the city of Les Cayes water arrives at "breast height".

At Arnaud (Nippes) dozens of homes severely damaged, others swept away by the raging flood water; entire plantations are devastated.

At Dessources (Nippes): the presbytery which served as a temporary shelter had its roof away. Several other homes were severely damaged

Lower town of Anse a Veau completely flooded. Several destroyed houses in the upper town.

Aquin difficult situation: 4th section under water, dead animals, plantation bananas completely destroyed. The village of fishermen Lozandye is completely flooded. The City Center, the police station, flooded... The temporary shelters are full, but the town still manages to feed them. Many roofs sheets are gone. The Aquin Hill is inaccessible. The Old Townof Aquin in difficulties.

More than 10,000 evacuees in temporary shelters (9,280 persons are placed in 311 temporary shelters) according to the Minister of Interior and Territorial Communities, Francois Annick Joseph. Others have chosen to voluntarily join friends and relatives to be in safe place he informed.

The Coordinator of the United Nations Mourad Wahba, haded 2 satellite suitcase to the Haitian government to support the crisis communication.

"The restoration of the Digicel network progressing well. Les Cayes and Saint Louis du Sud come back online gradually. The city of Jacmel is fully restored. Aquin restored," informed Digicel, adding that the downtown of Les Cayes is 100% back "We will continue to restore service all night." However the telephone communication with Jérémie is almost impossible currently.

Other news
Soldiers from the Brazilian contingent Brabat accompanied by the Force Commander have conducted a patrol in Cité Soleil and Belair.

Autoplaza provided 59 generators to power the shelters, Valerio Canez S.A. put at the disposal of COUN a 300kw generator.

If needed the EDH emergency numbers are 2212-2212 / 2815-9594 and 2815-9596

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