What To Expect After A Flood In Haiti
Thousands of families in Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic have been displaced by flooding during a week long heavy rains and cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean. As per Haiti's Department of Civil Protection, near a dozen civilians have lost their lives, at least 6,000 families were flooded with the destruction of minimum 66 homes, a vast number of crops have been damaged, and many livestock were killed in Northern Haiti. Mudslides from the mountains have pushed many houses to no where. Since most of the disaster has gone unnoticed on the international scene, very few aid groups have come up to help. The Haitian Prime Minister has released US$741,718.50, as a fund for relief to Cap Haitien. Issues of food, water and shelter are now a much bigger problem than clothes and medicine. "For HAITI With Love", a Palm Harbor, Florida based organization is exhibiting the service of God's love--they are feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, healing the sick and providing shelter to the homeless.
Here is a list of thing that you can expect after a flood in Haiti:
Latrine overflow with feces everywhere
Mudslides, houses slipping off the mountain
Dead Animals representing a Health hazard
Vast number of crops damaged and livestock killed
Since people cook on charcoal, they are unable to cook
Watch out for animals that might have entered with the floodwaters
Some people will be missing as they are taken by the running water
Old home become unstable as seating water ruining their foundation
Many survivors will be displaced without food, water, clothes, electricity
Water level still increasing after rain as it's draining from the mountains
Here is a picture of the mudslides and flooding caused by the heavy rain that Haiti has been hit with for the past several days.
According to Haiti's Civil Protection Department, a total of 13 people has been reported dead
On Monday night, the country received between four and six inches of rain within a six hour period.