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Cap Haitien is flooded
Submitted by Roger on November 11, 2012 - 10:13
From Sahsa Kramer (SOIL) on Facebook, Nov 9, 2012:
It's been raining off and on for over 24 hours in Cap-Haitien and much of the city is flooded. The community of Shada, where SOIL has worked for many years and is currently providing sanitation services, was one of the hardest hit. We ask you to please keep Haiti in your heart as the rain continues to fall.
Read and see more at: http://www.oursoil.org/tet-chaje-lapli-poko-fini-our-hearts-are-broken-the-rain-doesnt-stop/
Up to 10 die in heavy rainfall in Haiti
The Associated Press, published in the Miami Herald, November 9, 2012
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A Haitian government official says up to 10 people have died* in the northern part of the country following a night of heavy rainfall. Jean Henry Petit of Haiti's Civil Protection Office said Friday most of the Haitians died in the port city of Cap-Haitien when flood waters crashed through their homes and swept them away. One person died after his house collapsed.
The fatal rains come just two weeks after Hurricane Sandy's outer bands led to widespread flooding. Officials said the storm killed 54 people and destroyed 70 percent of the crops along the southern coast.
Stormy weather in Haiti often brings catastrophic results. The impoverished country is heavily deforested, which causes flooding and deadly mudslides.
[Le Nouvelliste daily reports 16 deaths in Cap Haitien as a result of the flooding: