Hurricane threatens massive slum

Hurricane threatens massive slum

World October 3, 2016 23:45

port - The worst hurricane in years in the Caribbean comes next night ashore in Haiti. The country fears for catastrophic floods and mudslides. It is expected that Matthew hurricane with wind gusts up to 220 kilometers per hour will ravage the land. Also takes into account nearly one meter of rain.

Frederic Hislain mayor of Port-au-Prince has ordered to evacuate the largest slum of the city, Cite Soleil. That means should be found a safe haven for over 150 000 people. 'The huts are there, they can hardly find shelter from the rain, let alone against a major hurricane,' said Hislain.

According to the latest calculations, the chance that Matthew Thursday also achieved Flordia. The hurricane is expected to be considerably diminished in strength. Matthew was initially classified as a hurricane category 5, the toughest class. Meanwhile, the case of Category 4 hurricane, still very dangerous. Also in Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic put the population braced for Matthew.

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