6 dead or missing, 250 homes destroyed as flash floods sweep Ouest Department, Haiti
Torrential rains hit Ouest Department in Haiti on September 18, 2019, causing flash floods that left two people dead and four others missing, reports confirmed on September 22.
According to reports, two fatalities were in Petit-Goave in the Leogane Arrondissement.
The violent weather destroyed more than 250 homes, infrastructure and agricultural lands.
Around 350 households were affected by the floods in the localities of Percin, Belle Avenue, Bas rue Louverture, Nan Bantam, rue Geffrard, rue Petion, Figaro, rue Benoit, and rue Desvignes, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) in Haiti. Damage evaluation is still ongoing.
Over 120 people have been evacuated to a temporary shelter in a local school.
Un lot important de colis d’aides alimentaires, d’eau, de kits hygiéniques ont été acheminés par la Présidence ce 21 sept 2019 aux victimes des récentes intempéries à Petit-Goâve. La mobilisation se poursuit pour renforcer les capacités d’intervention au bénéfice de la population pic.twitter.com/stD9zGMHTr
— Communication Haïti (@MCHaiti) September 22, 2019
Officials stated that relief assistance was delivered to Petit-Goave on September 21, including food, water, and hygiene kits.
On September 18, Ganthier in the Croix-des-Bouquets Arrondissement was also affected by floods, prompting road closures and traffic disruptions.
Featured image credit: Richard Phillips
If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Your support makes a difference
Dear valued reader,
We hope that our website has been a valuable resource for you.
The reality is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to maintain and grow this website. We rely on the support of readers like you to keep providing high-quality content.
If you have found our website to be helpful, please consider making a contribution to help us continue to bring you the information you need. Your support means the world to us and helps us to keep doing what we love.
Support us by choosing your support level – Silver, Gold or Platinum. Other support options include Patreon pledges and sending us a one-off payment using PayPal.
Thank you for your consideration. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Commenting rules and guidelines
We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:
We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.
All THESE rich people with out any challenges, why not build a flood resist village for some of these people, or if true water ocean levels rising, might have to leave islands in near future, dome housing .