Haiti drenched by torrential rains, six killed

Cap-Haïtien, Haiti's second largest city. Image by CHeitz / CC BY 2.0

Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. Image by CHeitz / CC BY 2.0

Torrential rains in the northern and western provinces of Haiti have killed at least six people and led to the cancellation of a number of international flights from the northern airport at Cap-Haïtien. The full extent of damage in areas including Limonade, Cap-Haïtien, Grande-Rivière-du-Nord, Limbé, Petite-Ance and Fort Saint-Michel has yet to be assessed, but it is estimated that more than 2000 houses have been flooded and some have been destroyed.

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