15 dead, 8 missing after heavy rains unleash floods in Haiti

At least 15 people have died and another eight are missing after heavy rains over the weekend triggered widespread flooding and multiple landslides across Haiti, authorities said on Sunday.

According to the Haitian Disaster Management Agency, nearly 13,400 people had to be evacuated as the water engulfed hundreds of homes across the country and turned some streets into torrents of brown water.

More than 7,400 families reported damage, and officials are still assessing the effects of rain that inundated Haiti on Saturday.

The rains also caused significant damage to crops in central Haiti as the famine worsened.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he is working with local and international organizations to address the needs of those affected by the floods.

Russell Falcon

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