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UNDRO 87/1580

HAITI - INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
TORRENTIAL RAINS
16 JULY 1987

SITUATION

1. ON FRIDAY 10 JULY 87 TORRENTIAL RAINS HIT PORT-AU-PRINCE AND SURROUNDING AREAS CAUSING IMPORTANT DAMAGE IN SOME SECTORS OF CAPITAL. PROVISIONAL EVALUATION INDICATES:

- 10 OR MORE PEOPLE KILLED
- SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE INJURED
- SEVERAL HUNDRED WITHOUT SHELTER HAVING LOST THEIR BELONGINGS
- SEVERAL HUNDRED SMALL HOUSES DESTROYED. VICTIMS HAVE TO BE EVACUATED TO TEMPORARY SHELTERS
- SOME BRIDGES DESTROYED AND ROAD SYSTEM DAMAGED