Heavy rains and storms over the past week in Haiti have led to over 20 deaths and caused severe damage due to landslides, fallen trees and collapsed homes, particularly in the Port-au-Prince area. Several thousand people still living in tents (following the January 2010 earthquake) have been evacuated. Haiti’s National Meteorological Centre (CNM) has issued alerts since 31 May, with the support of Martinique. The country remains on orange alert for continued risk of heavy rains and floods.
The Dominican Republic has also had heavy rains leading to floods and landslides, and has issued a red alert for several provinces. Several thousand people have been evacuated.
Meteorological services in Haiti were re-established after the January 2010 earthquake with the support of WMO Members including Canada, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.