Haiti Storm Threat Over for Now

Tropical Storm Emily was downgraded to a tropical depression as it slowly moved toward Haiti, leaving behind little damage.

“After decades of work in Haiti, CRS knows hurricane season is a real threat to the Haitian population,” said Luke King, CRS country representative in Haiti. “We were ready for the worst and praying for the best.”

Haiti is especially vulnerable to rainfalls because of extensive deforestation, poor infrastructure and the devastation caused by the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Port-au-Prince, where thousands of people still live in tents and under tarps.

In order to prevent and respond to damage caused by tropical storms, CRS has been taking practical measures, such as building up an emergency response team and advanced delivery of emergency supplies to key locations.

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