- Storm adds to misery in Haiti’s homeless camps - New York Times
- Haiti death toll jumps to 19 after tropical storm - USA Today
Initial reports Haiti’s vulnerable homeless population suffered few deaths as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac are being refuted by new claims by the country’s Civil Protection Office that up to 19 people have died from the storm, some the result of their homes falling in on them.
Isaac passed directly over the southern region of Haiti on Saturday, causing floods, power outages and mudslides throughout the country. An estimated 400,000 Haitians are still housed in temporary shelter as a result of the 2010 earthquake that do not provide adequate shelter against strong winds and rain.
- Opinion: We are better prepared to respond to a hurricane – Miami Herald
A majority of the improvements have come from increase communication, including more detailed weather forecasts, more diverse media outlets and direct connections between homeowners, insurers and emergency responders.
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