A tap tap loaded with passengers wades through flooded streets in Clercine 12 in Port-au-Prince on June 5, 2023, the day after heavy rains and resulting flooding that killed at least 42 across Haiti. Photo by Marvens Compère for The Haitian Times

NEW YORK—Haiti’s disaster response and recovery agency has issued a public warning urging citizens to be extra vigilant as Tropical Storm Franklin is forecasted to make landfall on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the storm, which formed in the Caribbean and will likely turn into a hurricane, may cause loss of life. 

Tropical Storm Franklin could bring “significant and potentially life-threatening flash flooding” across the island of Hispaniola Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) based in Florida. Franklin is expected to strengthen into a hurricane within days and bring heavy rainfall to Hispaniola, the island that houses Haiti to the west and the Dominican Republic in the east, and to Puerto Rico. 


A warning is in effect for both Haiti and the Dominican Republic as Tropical Storm Franklin has formed in the Caribbean.

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