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Haiti - FLASH : The last assessment of the earthquake is heavier
09/10/2018 13:52:46

Haiti - FLASH : The last assessment of the earthquake is heavier
Following the magnitude 5.9 earthquake on the Richter scale https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25744-haiti-flash-earthquake-of-59-in-the-north-of-haiti.html which occurred Saturday night in the north of Haiti, the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) has published a new assessment of the situation, from Sunday noon to Monday, October 8 14:00 p.m...

Recall that in addition to this earthquake, two new aftershocks were felt. The first Sunday around 4:00 pm an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 was felt https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25754-haiti-flash-earthquake-of-52-in-the-north-of-haiti.html to 16 kilometers north-northwest of Port-de-Paix. The second of magnitude 4.2, was recorded Monday morning to Monday at 1:04 and 26 seconds to 32 kilometers North-West of Port-de-Paix.

Partial balance of damage :

Human losses :
This new partial assessment amounts to 17 deaths, 9 in Port-de-Paix, 1 in Saint-Louis du Nord (North-West) and 7 in Gros Morne (Artibonite).

At least 333 people are injured, most of them in hospitals in the North West, Artibonite and North departments. Hundreds of homes are destroyed or damaged. According to initial assessments, 7,783 families are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in the North West, Artibonite and North departments due to the partial or total destruction of their homes.

Habitat :
The first evaluations of the teams deployed in the field reported 353 houses destroyed and 7,430 heavily or slightly damaged, some of which have cracks. Most of the damage was recorded in Port-de-Paix (North-West) and Gros-Morne (Artibonite).

Infrastructures :
Infrastructure assessments are beginning to become clearer as sector teams are deployed. Some service infrastructures have suffered damage. In the Artibonite, 42 institutional buildings, schools, churches and other service institutions are heavily or slightly damaged in Gros Morne. Four national and private schools are destroyed in Pilate in the North.

Sympathy messages :
"Our Haitian land trembled Saturday night. This tragedy has added to the sufferings of our compatriots. I express to them my great sympathy and my strong solidarity. We must act quickly and well, "Senator Joseph Lambert, Speaker of the Senate.

"I extend my sympathy to the victims of the recent earthquake and those who have lost loved ones during this tragedy. I take this opportunity to ask the Government to mobilize public assistance for the benefit of these communities," Gary Bodeau, President of the Chamber of Deputies.

The Senator of the North, Nawoon Marcellus "expresses his sympathies to all the victims of the earthquake of October 6 and expresses particular thoughts on the populations of Limbe, Milot, Borgne, Pilate, the faithful of the Parish of Plaisance . The threats are still present Senator Marcellus invites the public to be cautious and respect the safety instructions established by the town halls and the Directorate of Civil Protection."

"I am deeply moved by the images of the October 6th earthquake in northwest Haiti. My prayers are with those families who are crying today. An nou meté tet ansam pou édé youn lot menm jan nou te fè 12 janvyé 2010," Bocchit Edmond, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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