Flooding in Haiti

Downpours that have not stopped for several days have led to severe flooding in the northeast of Haiti. According to the Civil Protection Department, the disaster killed at least six people.

Dozens of houses were completely destroyed, many peasants lost their entire crop.

Under forecasts of meteorologists, heavy rains will go in the country for several more days. Authorities ask people to be careful and prepare for evacuation.

Given the almost total lack of infrastructure in cities (in particular storm sewers), heavy rains often result in the flooding of entire areas and the death of people in Haiti.

Haiti with a population of about 10.6 million people is the poorest state in the Western Hemisphere. In 2010, the country experienced a powerful earthquake, the victims of which were more than 220 thousand people. In the same year, Haiti’s epidemic of cholera erupted. In October 2016, about a thousand Haitians were killed by the hurricane Matthew.