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Heavy Rain Triggers Flooding in Haiti


March 1, 2010 — Ahead of the rainy season, people in Haiti are already trying to cope with flooding and soggy living conditions.

Heavy rain soaked communities throughout southern Haiti over the weekend, worsening the living conditions for those affected by January's devastating earthquake.

The downpour flooded the town of Cayes, located about 400 kilometres south of Port-au-Prince. Authorities in the area say at least eight people are now missing.

Hundreds of families were evacuated, and many were unable to salvage their belongings from the water.

Rain also drenched the capital city of Port-au-Prince, where tens of thousands of people are currently living in tent cities.

More rain is forecast in the coming days.

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