Heavy rains triggered by Tropical Storm Hanna triggered severe flooding in the Haitian city of Gonaives, where thousands died four years ago during a similar catastrophe, the head of the Caribbean country's civil protection agency said on Tuesday.
"The city is flooded and there are parts where the water gets to 2 metres (6.5 ft)," said civil protection director Alta Jean-Baptiste. "A lot of people have been climbing onto the tops of their houses since last night to escape the flooding."
By Tuesday morning there had only been a report of one death, Jean-Baptiste said. Mudslides and similar flooding caused in 2004 by Tropical Storm Jeanne killed around 3,000 people in Gonaives.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Eylül 2008, 11:26