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Haiti - Weather : First drama of the rain...
31/03/2012 10:02:31

Haiti - Weather : First drama of the rain...
The heavy rains that fell on the capital Port-au-Prince, on the night of Thursday to Friday, caused a landslide in Morne Accra, destroying several anarchic houses built on the hillside. An entire family has perished when a mudslide swept away their fragile home. The rains also affected several other neighborhoods where alluvium, stones and rubbish in large quantities covered the streets in some places, making the movement of vehicles difficult.

According to Nadia Lochard, of the Office of Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the West, five adults and one child were killed during the heavy rains. The Civil Protection calls the populations in areas at risk to a greater caution due to meteorological conditions

Although the rainy season begins in April, since already two weeks Port-au-Prince receives almost every night heavy rainfall that increase a little more each day, the unhealthiness of the capital and greatly complicates the lives of 500,000 people still living in displaced camps, for now 2 years...

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