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At least 3 dead, thousands of homes flooded as torrential rains hit Haiti

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Torrential rains have been affecting Haiti since April 2, 2021, resulting in extensive damage and at least three fatalities. At least 149 homes have been damaged, with more than 1 270 properties still submerged in floodwaters.

Persistent heavy rains have been affecting Haiti in the past days, causing flooding in four departments. At least three people have lost their lives, while three others remain missing as of April 6. 

Two of the fatalities and the three missing were reported in the town of Boise Lance in the northern port.

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More than 1 270 homes were still submerged in floodwaters in Terrier-Rouge, Caracol, and True-to-Nord, while heavy rains drench the streets of Cape Haitian. At least 149 homes have been damaged in Jean-Rabel commune in the Nord-Ouest department.

The Civil Defense said they will provide shelter for 137 households in the northeast, while 85 people have been transferred to safer areas.

Prime Minister Joseph Jude also has called for the urgent mobilization of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Social Affairs, and Public Works to assist the victims.

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