- Title: HAITI: Nine killed in wake of Hurricane Sandy
- Date: 26th October 2012
- Summary: CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, HAITI (OCTOBER 26, 2012) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) VEHICLES GOING THROUGH MUD ON STREET THAT WAS FLOODED VEHICLES ON FLOODED STREET CARS GOING THROUGH FLOOD WATERS RAGING GRAY RIVER THAT WAS SWOLLEN BY THE RAINS RIVER FLOWING SWOLLEN RIVER FLOWING UNDER BRIDGE SWOLLEN RIVER PERSON WALKING THOUGH FLOODED NEIGHBOURHOOD (SOUNDBITE) (Creole) ALEXIS INNOCENT, LEADER OF ODABA ORGANIZATION IN CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, SAYING: "We the population say that in the coming days we will shoot down the bridge of Croix-des-Missions. Because the Haitian Authorities are a bunch of cowards and they listen to the population when we take to the streets and destroy properties." SWOLLEN RIVER
- Embargoed: 10th November 2012 12:00
- Location: Haiti
- Country: Haiti
- Topics: Disasters,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA8ACPYK0VXGX69FQDL0JYT2JL6
- Story Text: Haiti on Friday (October 26) battled against continuing floods in the wake of Hurricane Sandy as swollen rivers brought misery to neighbourhoods around Port-au-Prince.
The Gray River near Croix-des-Bouquets was swollen by pounding rain from the storm which has killed 31 across the Caribbean, including 16 in Haiti.
One frustrated resident said authorities were not doing enough to prevent flooding.
"We the population say that in the coming days we will shoot down the bridge of Croix-des-Missions. Because the Haitian Authorities are a bunch of cowards and they listen to the population when we take to the streets and destroy properties," said Alexis Innocent, a resident of Croix-des-Bouquets.
The hurricane now poses a menacing threat to the U.S. East Coast.
Forecasters warned the late-season storm could combine with a polar air mass near the United States next week, potentially producing a highly unusual and potent storm that could wreak havoc along the U.S. East Coast.
Early Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sandy was about 15 miles (25 km) southeast of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas and packing maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour).
Sandy is forecast to remain a Category 1 hurricane as it continues to move over the Bahamas on Friday, sending swirling rains and winds across several hundred miles.
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