Friday, October 12, 2007

Flooding in Haiti

This was a news story I saw online today after reading Lori's blog and her sister Licia's too. Haiti Nurse 4 Life, link on the left of the page. They posted some very sad photographs and stories about the village that was affected. So very sad, please pray for Haiti and it's people.

Flooding triggered by torrential rains killed at least 23 people in a village in central Haiti a government official said on Friday.

The loss of life in Cabaret, nestled in mountains about 30 km north of the capital Port-au-Prince, brought the toll from floods and mudslides across much of Haiti over the last two weeks to at least 31, civil protection officials said.

Forecasters said on Friday there was no end in sight to the downpours lashing the Caribbean country and some of its neighbors.

"In the Cabaret area alone, 23 people are confirmed dead but there could be more and we are still in the process of assessing the situation," interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime told local radio.

He said efforts were under way to distribute food, water and other supplies to the village, where at least 1,000 people have been made homeless.

Heavy rains have also caused havoc in Cuba and Jamaica.

But Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, is far more vulnerable to deadly floods because about 90 per cent of its forests have been cleared, mostly to make charcoal for cooking.

1 comment:

Momto16 said...

Waiting for you to update your blog. I will keep checking back. :)