A rainy month in Haiti causes widespread death, loss of homes and crop damage

November 19, 2012
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(Dieu Nalio Chery/ Associated Press ) – Jesumene St-Fleur, 48, walks with her five-year-old daughter Marie Lourdine at their home that was damaged by heavy rain brought by Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. The rain has tapered off and floodwaters no longer claw at houses, but the situation across much of Haiti remain grim, following an autumn of punishing rains that have killed scores of people and that threaten to cause even more hunger across the nation.

By Associated Press, Published: November 13

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The rain has tapered off and floodwaters no longer claw at houses, but the situation across much of Haiti remained grim on Tuesday following an autumn of punishing rains that have killed scores of people and that threaten to cause even more hunger across the impoverished nation.

In places such as Croix-des-Missions, on the northeastern edge of the Haitian capital, the walls of dozens of homes along a pale brown river have been broken or ripped away, exposing clothes, bedding and everything else to the repeated downpours.

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