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Haiti - Climate : Review of the situation by department - June 8
08/06/2011 13:50:40

Haiti - Climate : Review of the situation by department - June 8
Our country is confronted since a few days to heavy rains, particularly in the departments of South, Nippes, Grande-Anse, Artibonite, North West, North and Northeast, here's a review of the situation, assessment of damage and human. This article covers the highlights until June 7, 2011 7pm.

In the Department of Centre there were two victims in a Nippes one, and in the Department of the West 20 victims, 6 missing and 8 wounded. In this same department 470 houses were damaged, 14 destroyed and there are 484 victims.

Situation for the department of West, to Carrefour the situation is critical between Mariani and the club Le Lambi. Camps are affected to the 2nd ruelle des Rails (tents destroyed). Flood overflow of the river Froide and floods. A landslide was reported at the street Diquini prolonged, Cité Tama. Flood to Caillot. One person lost its life at the camp Ti-Source. To Cité Soleil, the waters have reached up to 50cm at the level of some houses. Local residents took refuge on the roofs to Ti Haïti, Bonocourt, Vaudreuil, Sarthe, Tèt Dlo. Urgent need of evacuation were reported. Steps have been taken in this direction. Shelters planned to home: Ecole Joseph Hervé, to Sarthe 55, Street Germain, and CEEH, to the street Larco. This last premises can accommodate 1,000 families. To Delams, the zones of Delmas 31/Hôpital La Paix, Caltapasse, Philo, Delmas 17, Nan Citron (Road cut) are flooded. Houses collapsed in Delmas 40 B. Floods to Maïs Gâté, Petit Place Cazeau. To Gressier the section Morne à bateau is completely flooded. The cité Estinvalle and the Zone silo are flooded. To Pétion-Ville, 2 victims to Nerrette, 7 victims to Pegguy Ville (Georges Sylvain) and 4 to Jacquet. To Port-au-Prince, the zones of Ravine Pintade, Camps Théâtre national; Stade Sylvio Cator, Route Piste, Centre Geskhio, Vallée de Bourdon, Cité l'Éternel, Rue Capois, Rue Oswald Durand are flooded. To Tabarre, the camps Terre Roche, Dortoir Aristide, Camps Tabarre are flooded. Falling trees to Clercin 22. There are also flooding in the zones of Tabarre 47, 48, 14, 27 and 52, Carrefour Rita, Clercine 12. To Thomazeau, after the evacuation of 56 families on Sunday, a part of the families of Fond Chalet (Thomazeau), who do not want to leave, evacuated for themselves and went to downtown.

In the department of Artibonite, increase the level of the River - No flooding.

In the Center, a 14 year old girl was the victim of a landslide in Samanah, and a woman aged 60 has lost her life while crossing the river Thomonde.

For the Grand-Anse, intermittent rains in all the communes, no overflow of rivers, but still in flood, awareness continues through the press. The precautionary evacuation is voluntary. The mobilization of all committees continues.

For the Nippes, the rains of the night of June 6, 2011 caused extensive damage. The instructions are given on the radio and young people are mobilized for awareness raising of proximity. Awareness is reinforced on floods and cholera. The synoptic situation is as follows : to Baradères, the city is flooded from the plain to downtown. The waters have reached up to 2.50 m in some places, in the old city. One person died (a man in his thirties, living in Vincendron, who tried to cross the river. Sixty-four people are sheltered in the Ecole nationale des Baradères. To Anse à Veau, the Grande Rivière and the Rivière froide are still in flood. To Plaisance, landslides are found to the Pins, Morne Mardi Gras. The Grande Rivière of Plaisance is in flood. Loss of food (beans, bananas...) are reported. All activities (economic, educational and cultural) are paralyzed. To l'Azile, the rivers Serpent and Despins are still in flood. A house is flooded at the entrance to the city. The occupants have had time to evacuate. To Petite Rivière, the mitigation works have allowed rivers to keep their beds. To Petit Trou, agricultural damage are recorded at the level of the 2nd and 3rd communal sections. The shelters are empty. To Paillant, Monday night, it rained on Paillant, Tuesday morning, of town was shrouded in fog at the level of the urban center. To Salagnac, 1st section, there was a breakthrough of Sun. To Miragoâne, the weather is good. The activities took place during the day as usual. The section Miragoâne - Reynolds is still very muddy.

In the department of Nord, light rain on some communes. Strengthening of the awareness. Coordination meetings are held.

For the Northeast, heavy rains.

In the north-west, wet weather. Strengthening of the awareness.

To the south, no rain. Decisions of overflying of department are arrested for Wednesday for the evaluation of isolated areas.

Then in the Southeast, the flood recession has begun. The sky is partly cloudy. No rainfall. The rivers of Fesles of Marogot, Guimbie of Belle-Anse and Grande-Rivière of Bainet are in flood, but the crossing in vehicle (4x4) is still possible. No damage or casualties cases reported. Interventions were made by the Departmental Technical Coordinator at the level of the local press to keep the population informed of the weather situation. Permanent contact is maintained with local authorities and humanitarian actors to continue to alert the population.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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