Haiti and Dominican Republic – Severe Weather


  • Heavy rain has been affecting the Central Caribbean islands over the past few weeks, causing floods and landslides.
  • In Haiti, the South, South-East, Grand’Anse and Nippes departments are the most affected. According to local authorities, 10 000 houses have been damaged and 350 000 people are affected in the South Department. The same areas were severely damaged by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. According to the latest acute IPC analysis from February, in the South Department around 528 000 individuals were already acutely food insecure before these heavy rains.
  • In the Dominican Republic, one province has been placed on red alert, nine provinces on yellow alert and eight provinces on green alert over flash flooding, rise in river levels and landslides. 77 communities are without communications. A total of 17 560 displaced families (approximately 88 000 people) are currently hosted by friends or family.
  • Rain is expected to intensify over the weekend in central, south-western, eastern Dominican Republic and central, western and south Haiti.

Source: OCHA, IOM, Local Authorities, CNSA, DG ECHO, Dominican Red Cross


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