Haiti – Deadly Floods in Sud Department

Flooding in Haiti’s Sud Department has caused at least 2 deaths, damaged around 80 homes and forced over 50 families to evacuate.

Heavy rainfall between 20 to 23 April resulted in flooding many areas that are still recovering from the devastation left by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The severe weather system has also affected parts of Jamaica and Cuba.

According to local reports in Haiti, the deaths occurred in Port-Salut and Camp-Perin. Evacuations were carried out in Port-Salut where around 5,000 households were reportedly affected. In Maniche, around 50 families were evacuated from their homes are are currently in temporary shelters in local schools. Severe flooding was also reported in the city of Les Cayes.

Quoting information from Haiti’s Ministry of the Interior, local media also said that around 80 homes had been damaged, with around 35 of them severely.

Damage to agricultural and livestock were also reported, placing strain on recovery efforts in communities hardest-hit by Hurricane Matthew in early October 2016.

By late October there were still 140,000 homeless.

Flood Summary

Last updated: April 24, 2017
Event
Sud Department, Haiti, April 2017
Date
April 20 to April 24, 2017
Type
Flash flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

A - Port Salut
B - Les Cayes
C - Camp Perrin
D - Maniche

Damages

Fatalities
2 people
Sud Department - April 21 to April 24, 2017
deaths occurred in Camp-Perrin and Port Salut
Affected
5,000
Sud Department - April 21 to April 24, 2017