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Laura Haiti Aftermath: Death Toll Rises To 20, Five Missing, Broken Roads, Traffic, And Homelessness

By Ralph ‘Onz’ Chery

A street in Port-au-Prince after Tropical Storm Laura. Photo by Georges H. Rouzier

The death count from Tropical Storm Laura has reached 20 as of Tuesday, including one infant, an 8-year-old boy, eight women and 10 men, according to the Gazette Haiti. Five people, two children and three adults, are also missing.

Protection Civil counted 198 homeless families in the Nippes Department, located in the south. Over in the Artibonite Department, 447 houses were flooded and 15 were completely destroyed. Various roads are also damaged in the south.

Despite that some businesses and schools tried to reopen all around the country even as overwhelmed residents battled thick mud that rendered some areas impassable and caused massive traffic.  

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Onz Chery

Onz Chery

Onz Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz became one of ESNY's sports journalists then joined The Haitian Times.
Onz Chery
Aug. 25, 2020