Haiti – Flooding Leaves 5 Dead and 10,000 Homes Damaged

Floods caused by several days of torrential rain have left five people dead and thousands of homes damaged in Haiti

Sud Department

Haiti’s civil protection directorate (Direction de la Pretection Civile) said on Thursday that between 14 and 16 November at least 10,000 houses were flooded.

Most of the houses affected were in Sud Department, in particular the city of Les Cayes and Maniche, a commune in the Les Cayes Arrondissement in Sud Department.

Areas of Ile à Vache, Torbeck and Bainet Sud Department were also affected. One death was reported in Les Cayes and another in Ile à Vache.

Nord-Ouest Department

Civil protection also reported flooding in several parts of Nord-Ouest department, including Port de Paix, the island of Tortuga, Baie-de-Henne in Môle-Saint-Nicolas Arrondissement. Landslides were reported in Jean Rabel and Saint-Louis du-Nord.

One man drowned in the overflowing Desgranges River on the island of Tortuga, according to civil protection. Two people died in flood waters in Port-de-Paix.

Nippes Department

In Nippes Department several roads have been blocked or damaged and the town of Baradères is flooded.

Warnings Issued

Authorities issued flood and landslides warnings for all parts of the country on 15 November, lasting until Saturday 18 November.

Flood Summary

Last updated: November 20, 2017
Event
Haiti, November 2017
Date
November 14 to November 18, 2017
Type
Flash flood, River flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall
Haiti’s civil protection directorate (Direction de la Pretection Civile) reported flooding and landslides in several departments between 14 and 16 November as a result of days of heavy rain. Rainfall records were unavailable.

Locations

A - Les Cayes
B - Maniche
C - Ile à Vache
D - Port de Paix
E - Tortuga
F - Baradères

Magnitude

River level
Overflowing
Torbeck River, Les Cayes - November 14 to November 17, 2017

Damages

Buildings damages
10000 buildings
Sud Department, Haiti - November 14 to November 18, 2017
Fatalities
5 people
November 14 to November 18, 2017

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