Haiti shattered

Haiti shattered

World October 10, 2016 12:48

- Matthew has hurricane in Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries, demanded at least 1000 lives. Which Reuters calculated based on information from local officials. Haitians try as best as it can gently pick up the thread again.

Now that the dust has settled, people go back to their homes and begin repairs. Many, however, have nothing to return by Matthew. Especially the south got hit hard. Grand'Anse in the district are 66 000 houses were destroyed and 20 000 homes heavily damaged. In the coastal town of Port-Salut virtually every home hit by the hurricane.

Haiti has a history of serious setbacks. While many people were still not overcome the blow of the earthquake in 2010, the country was last week hit a new disaster. Matthew hurricane, the worst storm in years, Haiti reached on Thursday and caused enormous damage. Meanwhile, the ravaged country is in the grip of a cholera outbreak. The disease has now thirteen people demanded life.

Some 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations. Authorities in the Haitian city of Jeremie have constructed forced mass graves in the aftermath of the hurricane. According to a government official began to dissolve bodies.


Matthew also kept house on the southeast coast of the United States. Especially Florida got smashed. Meanwhile, the sun in the sunshine state seems as usual again fully. Matthew made since Thursday for extreme rainfall and strong winds. On the route of the storm along the US coast, more than two million homes and offices without being electricity.

Matthew has certainly claimed eleven lives in the US. Seven people died in North Carolina. In the states of Florida and Georgia were four deaths.

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