Floods caused by several days of torrential rain have left five people dead and thousands of homes damaged in Haiti
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.
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.
In Nippes Department several roads have been blocked or damaged and the town of Baradères is flooded.
Authorities issued flood and landslides warnings for all parts of the country on 15 November, lasting until Saturday 18 November.
B - Maniche
C - Ile à Vache
D - Port de Paix
E - Tortuga
F - Baradères
Torbeck River, Les Cayes - November 14 to November 17, 2017
Sud Department, Haiti - November 14 to November 18, 2017
November 14 to November 18, 2017