Weather Scientists Look for Solution to Gonaives Flooding
Gonaïves' terrain exposes it to flooding, a valley where run-off cascades from surrounding mountains during heavy rains.
Seasonal hurricanes hit coastal Gonaïves, causing flooding and mud slides. Damage usually results in thousands of deaths, and ruination of plant life.
Storm lakes flood roadways, preventing aid-supplies coming from Port-au-Prince. Some flooding is caused by water flowing from a watershed close by.
Weather scientists have been compiling data to find a solution to contain it.