2008-09-05 18:35:08

Haitians Suffer Under Severe Flooding

(05 September 08-RV) Haiti is bracing itself for the fourth major storm in less than a month, as Tropical Storm Ike advances from the east.  More than 200 people have already died and the United Nations is warning that more than half a million people are in need of emergency assistance after storms Fay, Gustav and Hanna battered the island. Because Tropical Storm Hanna hit the island without warning, most people did not have time to evacuate to shelters.  Instead, thousands of people spent days on their rooftops enduring torrential rain, while waiting for help to arrive. Alan Isaac is on the ground in Haiti for Catholic relief Services:

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