In 2015, the website Reliefweb.int, which is a service provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, provided this information about the drought in the Caribbean (which includes Haiti and the Domnican Republic):
At least 5 people have died in Haiti, over 3,000 people have been displaced in the Dominican Republic and hundreds of homes damaged in Nicaragua after a period of heavy rain across parts of Central America and the Caribbean over the last few days.
Nearly 200 vehicles, including 75 tractor-trailers and two tour buses carrying passengers, were trapped on California 58 east of Tehachapi in up to 20 feet of mud and debris after torrential rains pummeled the area and forced drivers to flee.
THIS is the storm that could stay for up to three days, flooding coastal areas and smashing the coast with 14m waves.
Typhoon Koppu grew stronger overnight and was moving slower toward the north-eastern Philippines as the government urged local authorities to issue forced evacuations of residents in flood-prone areas.
Just days after Hurricane Joaquin devastated the Bahamas, residents of several islands in the southern Bahamas are increasingly becoming desperate and angry over the lack of basic supplies like clean drinking water.
Although the Coast Guard is working alongside South Florida company Tropic Ocean Airways to load seaplanes with the needed relief supplies, the shortage of clean drinking water across the southern Bahamian islands has created a critical need for more supply runs in the coming days.
“People are hungry. They’re thirsty. They haven’t drank water in three days,” Clinton Rolle, who lost his home and business to Joaquin, told Local10.com.
Volunteers have been grabbing supplies that were dropped off in Nassau and delivering them by airplanes and boats to the hardest-hit areas, the report added. On several of those islands, the airports, like everything else, were completely wiped out by the storm.
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