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Rainy weekend caused flooding in Haiti


Rainy weekend caused flooding in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains in Haiti over last weekend caused flooding in Carrefour, south of the capital, as per the mayor of the city, Jude Edouard Pierre, who asked the government for help.
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According to Pierre, dozens of houses in Mahotiere, Tesso, Bizoton, Waney and Fontamara are flooded and hundreds of people had to flee their homes.

“This is a new catastrophe that has affected the city of Carrefour this weekend,” said the official, as cited by the Vant Bef Info platform, and said that the City Council currently does not have funds to face the emergency.

Pierre requested an excavator from the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications, and denounced the supposed passivity of the Government, whom it asked to take urgent measures.

For their part, the residents criticized that, despite the current cyclonic season and the fragility of the town due to being in a low-lying area, the authorities did not carry out cleaning and drainage work on the canals.

The poor infrastructure makes the country vulnerable to such phenomena, while the emergency response is insufficient in most cases.

The residents assured that the overflows are caused by the obstruction of the channels with garbage and criticized the laxity of the authorities to deal with the problem.


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