Haiti – Environment : Flood advisory lifted, but caution still required
On Friday April 9, the Meteorological Forecasting Center of the Haitian Hydro Meteorological Unit (UHMH) lifted the flood and landslide ADVISORY in effect since April 4 in Haiti. Nevertheless, the Civil Protection Directorate (DPC) continues to call on the population to be cautious.
Let’s remember that during this first major phenomenon of the rainy season 7 deaths and more than 2,600 affected families were reported. The departments of North, North-East and North-West recorded flooding, in some cases significant.
On the instructions of President Moïse, Prime Minister Jouthe is on tour in the far North. He met at the Departmental Emergency Operations Center (COUD) of Fort-Liberté with the local authorities of the North-East and the brigadiers of the DPC on emergency responses to the victims.
While aid efforts continue in the most affected communities, the DPC recalls that the country is at the middle of the rainy season, and calls on the population living in the areas most vulnerable to dangerous hydrometeorological phenomena, to better prepare for the risks of flood, landslide and landslide.