Hurricane Ivan Situation Report #5: 10 Sep 2004

Report
from Pan American Health Organization
Published on 10 Sep 2004
Heading for Jamaica hurricane Ivan passed the southern coasts of Haiti during the night of 09 to 10 September. A hurricane warning remains in effect for the southern departments of Haiti.

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.