Haiti: Hurricane Irma – Humanitarian snapshot (as of 11 September 2017)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 11 Sep 2017 View Original

Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane hit Haiti on Thursday, September 7, 2017. On the night of the hurricane, 12,539 persons were evacuated to 81 shelters. To date, 6,494 persons remain in the 21 centers still active. One life was lost and a person was recorded missing in the Centre Department while 17 people were injured in the departments of Nord, Nord-Ouest and Ouest.

River runoff or flooding of rivers caused partial flooding in 22 communes in the departments of Artibonite, Centre, Nord, Nord-Est, Nord-Ouest and Ouest. 4,903 houses were flooded, 2,646 houses were badly damaged, while 466 houses were severely destroyed. Significant losses were also recorded in the agricultural sector in the departments of Centre, Nord-Est and Nord-Ouest.

The Haitian Government, with the support of humanitarian partners, is already responding in the relevant departments to help the affected population.

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