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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:13 am
by KarenS
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (AHP) Haitian Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis indicated Sunday that steps have been taken by the authorities to provide emergency assistance to victims of Hurricane Ernesto, now downgraded to a tropical storm.

Ernesto brought torrential rains and very serious flooding to several regions of the country, particularly the South Department, where Ernesto came to within 60 kilometers. The Haitian government has banned air and sea travel until further notice and announced emergency assistance to all regions.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:52 am
by KarenS
Pelted by torrential rains, but spared catastrophic damage, Haiti awoke from Ernesto's passage Monday to reports of at least two storm-related deaths and seaside homes carried out to sea.

Dr. Michaele Gedeon, president of the Haitian Red Cross, confirmed the storm system had caused two deaths, one in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, and one in the southern peninsula, where rains were heaviest.

She said the relief agency was looking into reports of a third victim on Gonave Island, opposite the capital.

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