Sunday, September 26, 2010

New storm in Haiti kills 5 and creates havoc at survivor camps

A new storm in Haiti has damaged thousands of tents and downed trees, as well as killed five people (three of which were children), in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The storm struck yesterday afternoon at about 3 p.m.

According to Imogen Wall, a spokesperson for the Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs, there was no warning for the gale. As part of the storm, heavy flooding has taken place in La Plaine and transitional housing for about 110 families, who had just moved in, was wrecked.

Haiti's Department of Civil Protection has also requested a partial evacuation of a camp set up in Caradeux. This recent storm only serves to aggravate conditions on the island, which experienced an earthquake on Jan. 12th that produced unprecedented death and destruction.

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