Situation Reports: Hurricane Matthew #8

Hurricane Mathew SitRep 8

October 17, 2016

Hurricane Matthew was a category 4 storm that had a major impact on the Caribbean. The storm brought strong winds, heavy rains and storm surges, with the brunt of the storm arriving in Haiti on Tuesday, October 4. These conditions triggered flash floods, landslides and mudflows, endangering lives and leading to extensive property damage. In Haiti, initial assessments are ongoing but the amount of damage being reported thus far is staggering. A bridge connecting Port-au-Prince to the southwest area of the country has collapsed, which will further hamper assessment and relief efforts.

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