The orange alert was declared on 10 departments of the country, the official said the National Meteorological Center, Ronald Sémelfort, speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry of Culture on Wednesday.
Following the creation of a center of low pressure approaching the southern coast of Haiti, low incessant rains fall on the country since the evening of December 22. According to Ronald Sémelfort, this situation will last throughout the weekend of Christmas and risks of floods and landslides. He urged people to be vigilant and follow safety instructions.
In turn, Mrs. Alta Jean Baptiste, director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness, presented an initial assessment of damage recorded in various parts of the country. According to initial reports, several trees were felled in the south. In Petit-Goave, gusts of wind have carried away the roofs of several homes. Twelve people have escaped unharmed from the wreck of a ship carrying cement.
Source: CJD / HPN (French)
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