Heavy floods have killed nine people in Haiti

Nine people died in Haiti as a result of floods caused by heavy rains, said on Thursday the broadcaster Univision.

According to civil defense Haiti, two people died in collapsed homes, podmyta streams of water, the other seven were drowned in different regions of the Caribbean islands by the withdrawal of the banks of the rivers.

Haitian authorities have already declared an orange alert level due to the continuation of current forecasts of showers, which can lead to more serious flooding. Now in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince is a large number of buildings flooded with water.

In 2008, a third category hurricane hazard "Ike" has caused severe flooding in Haiti and killed 47 people, was destroyed by a hurricane many houses. In August 2011, another hurricane "Irene" unleashed torrential rains in the north of Haiti, which has led to flooding and substantial damage to agriculture.

Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean, still reeling from the devastating 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 200,000 people and left 2.3 million homeless. In November 2011, Hurricane "Thomas" has also caused severe flooding in the country, followed by a cholera epidemic. From the disease died 6000 people were infected and 20 000.

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