- Title: Aerials reveal how Jeremie suffers brunt of Matthew in Haiti
- Date: 6th October 2016
- Summary: JEREMIE, HAITI (OCTOBER 5, 2016) (REUTERS) AERIAL IMAGES OF DAMAGE CAUSED ON SHORELINE BY HURRICANE MATTHEW VARIOUS OF AERIALS OF DAMAGES TO HOMES CAUSE BY HURRICANE VARIOUS OF HOMES AND TREES DAMAGED BY HURRICANE MEN PICKING UP PAPERS WOMEN WASHING UP CLOSE OF COOKING POT PAN OF TREES KNOCKED DOWN
- Embargoed: 21st October 2016 07:09
- Keywords: Jeremie Matthew aerials destruction flooding
- Location: JEREMIE, HAITI
- City: JEREMIE, HAITI
- Country: Haiti
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA00152V7R5Z
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- Story Text: Powerful aerial and on-the-ground images reveal on Wednesday (October 5) how Hurricane Matthew has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the impoverished nation of Haiti since a devastating earthquake hit six years ago, according to the United Nations.
The storm ripped through Haiti on Tuesday (October 4), causing heavy flooding and knocking down houses.
In the town of Jeremie, people were cooking and sleeping outside because most houses were either knocked down or severely damaged, and similar scenes were reported across the coastal towns of the south.
Matthew, which killed at least 26 people and damaged swathes of homes in southern Haiti, was predicted to strengthen from Category 3 to 4 storm en route to eastern Florida.
Citing Haitian authorities, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at least 350,000 people needed immediate assistance in Haiti.
The full impact remained unclear, however, with communications down in many of the worst-affected areas.
Some 80 percent of homes were damaged in Haiti's Sud Department, which has a population of more than 700,000, a government official said in a meeting with U.N. officials. Some 11,000 people were in shelters in the province.
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