Hurricane Ivan Situation Report #5: 10 Sep 2004
So far no reports of serious damage.
More rain is expected especially in the Grande Anse Departement.
Some flooding reported in Bocozel (Artibonite) due to rising level of Artibonite river because of heavy rain in Dominican Republic. An MSF-B team (normally based in Petite Riviere d'Artibonite) is on its way to assess the situation.
Port au Prince has intermittent rain. No reports of any damage. Airport is open, however American Airlines flight to Miami this morning was cancelled.
Next coordination at OCHA for planning of possible evaluation missions if needed at 16.00 this afternoon.
Information according to local radio stations 10 September
South Est - Jacmel
High tide, big waves. Slight rain. 3 houses destroyed. Damage in the port.
South - Les Cayes
72 mm rain yesterday. Sea is relatively calm. No reports of damage
Big waves further along the south coast.
Grande Anse - Jeremie
Intermittent rain since 02.00 am.
No reports from areas at risk further west (i.e. Dame Marie)
Artibonite - St Marc
Rising levels of the Artibonite river because of heavy rainfall in Dominican Republic. Reports of people moving towards higher areas (and sometimes even going into trees) in Bocozel (north east of St Marc)
North West - Port de Paix
Some flooding after 3 days of rain. 12 sailing boats in the port damaged.
Port au Prince has intermittent rain. No reports of any damage. Airport is open, however American Airlines flight to Miami this mornig was cancelled.