Five people were killed and 19 went missing after torrential rains and flooding hit Haiti, its Department of Civil Protection said on Thursday.
The Adventist Development and Relief in Haiti recently distributed water purification units and food kits to displaced families still affected by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the island-nation last October.
Christmas is a time for giving. Naomie Cesar knows not everyone is lucky enough to receive.
The Welland woman says the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in October is still being felt throughout her home country of Haiti.
Flooding was reported in at least 15 communities in the departments of Grand’Anse, North, Northeast and Northwest in Haiti, following heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday.
Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people and displaced tens of thousands in Haiti before plowing northward on Saturday just off the southeast U.S. coast, where it caused major flooding and widespread power outages.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian officials say at least four people died over the weekend from sporadic rains that have drenched the Caribbean country and flooded homes.
A statement from Haiti’s Interior Ministry on Monday says the dead include two men swept away by floodwaters. A couple was killed when a wall collapsed on them.
The ministry puts the number of flooded houses at roughly 2,680. They say those homes are mostly in Nippes department, along Haiti’s vulnerable south-western peninsula.
Severe deforestation and dismal drainage mean even moderate rains routinely claim lives in Haiti. Denuded hillsides and ramshackle housing make the poor Caribbean nation especially sensitive to flooding and mudslides.
Meteorologists say a cold front has produced rains and thunderstorms over Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and other nations in the region.