From Daily Mail UK, we read more about the storms possible effects on cholera. The story has many stunning photographs of the fearful people in Port-au-Prince.
The storm, which has the potential to develop into a hurricane before it hits Haiti, is set to pile further agonies upon the stricken and desperate nation, which is the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation.
Torrential rains are likely to cause floods that will intensify the cholera epidemic, which has already killed 442 people.
More than 6,700 people have already been hospitalised with the disease said Jocelyne Pierre Louis, director of the government's family health department.
But Tropical Storm Tomas will unleash water surges of up to nine feet that can only worsen the epidemic of the water-borne disease.
'The biggest fear is people being caught by high waters and the potential spread of cholera,' said Nigel Fisher, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Haiti.
'People should (not) be under the misapprehension that it (the epidemic) is under control. The cholera epidemic is likely to spread.'
The outbreak of the disease has triggered yet another national emergency for Haiti.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326475/Haiti-Tropical-Storm-Tomas-Panic-grips-refugee-camps-people-told-evacuate.html#ixzz14K1fNpHX