Monday, August 27, 2012

Tropical Storm Issac brings heavy wind and rain to Haiti

Another tropical storm as blown through Haiti. The vulnerable island nation still hasn't fully recovered from the earthquake of two years ago. Because of the that disaster, over 400,000 people are still living in tents. From Reuters Alert Net, Plan International tells us about their plans to bring emergency aid to Haiti. 
"Tents in the camps for displaced people have blown away and roofs have blown off houses," says Maka Barry, Acting Country Director for Plan International in Haiti.
"In Port-au-Prince and the West and South-East of the country, we are dealing with flooding and uprooted trees blocking roads - as well as fallen electricity poles which means long power outages are expected."
"Although the storm is moving away people living in mountainous areas are still exposed to the danger of landslides."
Plan International has emergency provisions at ready, as taskforces assess the extent of the damage.
“Young people are particularly vulnerable during disasters such as these - and we have been working to ensure their safety and welfare as far as possible,” added Mr Barry.

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