rain, floods hit quake-ravaged haiti, kill 13

by:YEROO     2019-11-07
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters)-
Officials and rescuers said Monday that floods and mudslides in Haiti killed at least 13 people over the weekend, adding to concerns about the vulnerability of earthquake survivors in January 12.
The Haitian civil protection agency says floods triggered by heavy rains have swept through leekai, a port and the country\'s third port, killing four people.
The largest city on the southern coast, about 100 miles (160 km)
West of the earthquake-
Broken capital portau-Prince.
\"At some point people had to climb up the roof of their home. . .
Lekai was overwhelmed by more than 60% people, \"Joseph Ive-
The government\'s representative in the area, Mary orburg, told Reuters.
The civil protection agency said four other people were killed in nearby Cavaillon, four in St. Louis dusud and one in Akin.
The report also said three people were missing and nearly 3,500 were evacuated from their homes.
The January 12 Haiti earthquake destroyed most of the densely populated ports. au-
The Prince and the surrounding towns, but also destroyed the towns of the southern and western Caribbean countries, the poorest state in the Western Hemisphere.
The Haitian government says the quake could kill 300,000 people and leave millions homeless. Some experts say the earthquake is the deadliest natural disaster in the world today.
With the beginning of the annual rainy season, the risk of flooding and mudslides has risen, and an international rescue operation is racing against time to improve housing conditions for thousands of earthquake victims, they camped in the streets and open spaces of the capital and other towns.
The rain on the weekend soaked the survivor\'s camp.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
It is estimated that the agency is coordinating housing improvement efforts, nearly 40% of them said.
So far, 3 million homeless and displaced persons have received some kind of housing material, including tarps, tents and housing kits.
But there are still many survivors hiding in humble, self-made tents and huts, vulnerable to rain and flooding.
\"Early floods. . .
At leekai, we are reminded of this major disaster:
After 2008 hurricanes, the preparations we started will have to be expanded and adjusted, \"said Ian Logan, head of port operations at the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent. au-Prince.
According to the government, a deadly hurricane hit the poor country in 2008, killing about 3,000 people.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1.
\"We are faced with a series of almost unique situations caused by catastrophic earthquakes, rainy season and hurricane season, happening quickly one by one,\" Logan said . \".
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