Tropical storm Hanna kills 61 in Haiti; floods responsible for most deaths

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September 4, 2008 16:31

 
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Authorities in Haiti said on Thursday that the death toll from Tropical Storm Hanna had more than doubled to 61 in the impoverished Caribbean country. The Civil Protection Department reports that flooding is responsible for most of the deaths. Lakes have formed over every road in Gonaives and officials are rushing food and other supplies to residents who were stranded by floodwaters. Hanna was skirting the Bahamas on Thursday. It is also blamed for one death in Puerto Rico.

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