Heavy Rain Claims Lives In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (November 9, 2012)--- As many as 10 people died in northern Haiti after a night of heavy rainfall, a Haitian government official said Friday.

Jean Henry Petit of Haiti's Civil Protection Office said Friday most of the Haitians died in the port city of Cap-Haitien when flood waters crashed through their homes and swept them away.

One person died when his house collapsed.

The deadly rains came just two weeks after Hurricane Sandy's outer bands led to widespread flooding.

Officials said the storm killed 54 people and destroyed 70 percent of the crops along the southern coast.

Stormy weather in Haiti often brings catastrophic results.

The impoverished country is heavily deforested, which causes flooding and deadly mudslides.


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