HAVANA, June 7. / ITAR-TASS /. As a result of landslides and floods in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, killing 11 people. This was reported today by local authorities. Heavy rainfall turned the streets of the capital in the river, car traffic is stopped on the main highways.
Haitian President Michel Martelly appealed to the nation to remain calm and avoid panic. "I am with you, and only together we can overcome all the difficulties," — he said. Martelli ordered ministers to immediately organize the reconstruction of the devastated areas.
Authorities fear that the hurricane season, which began last week, could lead to further deterioration of the situation of the population, which in January last year, survived a devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, and a cholera epidemic, which killed five thousand people.