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FLASH - Five people in one family died in Campech, Belle Ville due to flooding

We just learned that five(5) people in one family died last night (November 19, 2015). The location is in campech, block Belle ville in petion-Ville. Authorities were able to find three of the dead and are still looking for two more. Protection civil has been notified to put everything in place to find the remaining bodies and bring assistance to the victims.

Haitian Kreyol:
Nou jis te aprann ke senk (5) moun ki nan yon sèl fanmi mouri yè swa (19 Novanm, 2015). Kote a se nan campech, blòk Belle ville nan Petion-Ville. Otorite yo te kapab jwenn twa nan moun ki mouri yo, epi yo toujou ap chèche de lot yo. Pwoteksyon sivil te avize pou yo mete tout bagay nan plas pou yo jwenn lot kò yo ki rete epi pote asistans pou viktim yo.

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Hurricane Joakim on the way to Haiti

On September 27, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin gained strength to a category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean as it moved towards the Bahamas. It had remained there for a couple of days before curling back to the northeast and accelerated before passing the west of Bermuda. It dissipated on October 7th. The strengths of hurricanes are measured on a wind scale developed in the early 1970s by a Florida based consulting engineer Herbert Saffir and Dr. Robert Simpson, the then director of the National Hurricane Center. In the beginning, it was measured as per the hurricane's central pressure with respect to wind power. Today, the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale has been classified into 1 to 5 categories. Category 1: 74 to 95 mph; Category 2: 96 to 110 mph; Category 3 (major): 111 to 130 mph; Category 4 (major): 131 to 155 mph and Category 5 (major) 156 mph or more.

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Former FIFA Jack Warner Investigated On Haiti Earthquake Fund

As per the BBC report dated Tuesday, June 9 2015, the former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner is being investigated over the disappearance of money intended for victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The former FIFA President visited Haiti following the 2010 earthquake and pledged $750,000 from football's world governing body and the South Korean Football Association to support the reconstruction program in the country. FIFA contributed $250,000 and $500,000 was paid by the South Korean Football Association by the courtesy of one of their patrons, South Korean businessman Chung Mong-Joon. The Haitian authority claims that they have received only $60,000 from Mr. Warner, as the then head of CONCACAF. A team of U.S investigators have found that the fund was ultimately transferred to a personal account controlled by Mr. Warner himself; and whereabouts of the earthquake fund is still unknown. The source has also indicated that there are about 75 bank accounts, directly or indirectly connected to Mr. Warner, but none of them clearly indicates any location of the fund.

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Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief, where all the money went

US$500 million in Haiti is a lot of money. In 2010, the Red Cross had a deficit fund of about $100 million, but it has long been known for providing emergency disaster relief -- food, blankets and shelter to the people in need. And they worked in Haiti too. When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, the American Red Cross received an outpouring of donations after the quake, nearly half a billion dollars. Millions of people donated to the American Red Cross, it was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. They undertook a project (named LAMIKA, a Creole acronym for 'A Better Life in My Neighborhood') to build homes to more than 130,000 people. But with little experience in the difficult work of rebuilding in a developing country, the number of permanent homes the charity has built so far is just six. That is just over $83.3 million a house.

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Power Line Float accident in Haiti

On February 17, 2015, at 2:48 A.M, during the celebration of high spirited three day carnival festival "Nou Tout Se Ayiti" (we are all Haitians), when a carnival float hit a power line, 17 people were killed and in an ensuing panic more than 76 people were injured of stampede. According to the witness, when a musical float was passing below an overhead power line in the downtown of the Haitian capital, someone on the float used a pole to move a live power line out of the way so that the float could pass under it. Some of the victims were immediately electrocuted in a flash of sparks. 'Amateur Video' has posted a video recording of the incident on YouTube which shows that the electric cable caught the head of a singer from the hip-hop band 'Barikad Crew' while their float was passing the presidential stand packed with spectators. The Barikad Crew float was one of the 16 participants in the downtown Carnival parade. Their lead singer Daniel "Fantom" Darinus who was performing on the float was the first victim who ran into the power line. The accident immediately knocked Darinus unconscious and triggered a chaotic stampede. Seventeen people were killed and 76 were injured, including Darinus. However, most of those killed were trampled to death as the crowd surged away from the Carnival float.

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Barikad Crew accident on final day of parade

On February 17, 2015, a celebration in Port-au-Prince became a source of great sorrow when a crowded float came into the contact of live high voltage power line--17 people died and 78 were injured. The accident occurred during the second day of an annual carnival festival when a musical float was passing below an overhead power line. Someone from the float used a pole to move a live power line out of the way so that the float could pass under it. A recording from the 'Amateur Video' posted on YouTube shows that the cable touched the head of a singer (Darinus) from the hip-hop band 'Barikad Crew' as it was passing near the presidential stand packed with spectators. Seven people on the float were electrocuted, and others died in the ensuing panic.

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20 People Electrocuted In Haitian Carnival Barikad Crew Float

On February 17, 2015, in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, 17 people were killed and more than 60 people were injured of stampede in a panic when a carnival float hit a power line during the celebration of "Nou Tout Se Ayiti".

As per news agency report someone on a float packed with the members of the Barikad Crew and their fans, removed an overhead line with a pole after it had passed the viewing stand for the Haitian President Michel Martelly. Their crew singer 'Fantom' who was standing on the top of the float, removed a high voltage power line with a stick out of the way so that the float could pass under it. Later on the same day, the new Haitian Prime Minister Evans Paul arranged a silent condolence parade on the Champ de Mars where the accident occurred. A state funeral was held on February 21, after three days of mourning.

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Three people killed in Fire as soup Joumou left unattended on a stove in Queens

Haitian independence day became fatal to a Haitian family in New York. A deadly fire broke out on December 31, 2014 at 11:45 p.m. on the ninth floor of an 18-story apartment building in Queens as the family was cooking their traditional Soup Joumou. According to the report, the fire started from the stove in the kitchen and quickly spread to the bedrooms, where two of the victims were discovered

Fifty nine year old Louise Jean-Charles, along with her husband Napoleon Michel who was 69 and 37-year-old Nadia Donnay were killed as a result of the fire. The report indicated that 150 firefighters responded to the fire and several were treated for injuries

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You can now travel the streets of Cap-Haitian by Boat, thanks to flood

The flood of November 2014 brought a new reality to the people in Cap-Haitian. Instead of getting a car, bicycle or a "Bourette", people now realized that they might want to invest in a boat and leave it at home or in their back yard. The use of a boat can actually become very useful in the city specially during flood that tend to occur more frequently.

Whether it is caused by lack of maintenance on the part of the Haitian government in these rivers around the city, a neglect from the public sector to manage garbage collected by the citizens of Cap-Haitian and that the people have no choice but to dispose of their garbage in the streets or it is just an effect of the global warming, we need to get ready.

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Eight death, Over 1200 homes flooded in Cap-Haitien as a result of Heavy rain

The heavy rain that prevented American Airlines from landing in Cap-Haitian on Monday caused much more problems than that. It caused eight death on Monday.

According to local official, four people drowned while attempting to cross a swollen river. One was electrocuted with a live power line. Three children died in Port-au-Prince when a home fell on them. The wall of the home collapsed in Fontamara 27, killing 3 children

It was also reported that over 1,200 homes were flooded in the city of Cap-Haitien. Many animals and crops have been lost. Flood was also reported in Limonade, Grande-Rivière-du-Nord and Petite-Ance

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