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Rains kill 8 in Haiti, cause flooding elsewhere – Yahoo News


6763cdfa-236a-11e2-b35d-f805d00b744f-493x325Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least eight people in Haiti and caused major flooding on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities said.Three children died in the capital of Port-au-Prince after the wall of a home fell on them, said civil protection officer Nadia Lochard. Five other people died in the northern city of Cap-Haitien, including four who drowned while attempting to cross a swollen river and another person who apparently was electrocuted, officials said.More than 1,200 homes in Cap-Haitien also were flooded, and authorities say a vast number of crops have been damaged and livestock killed. via – Yahoo News.

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