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Bracing for an "extreme" hurricane season in Haiti
May 28, 2010
By Kathleen Sands Adams
Hurricane season blows into Haiti in June, following months of drenching spring rains. “We’re going to see flooding, we’re going to see landslides,” says Catherine Jones, the IRC’s protection coordinator in Port-au-Prince, which is still being rocked by aftershocks from the devastating January 12 earthquake.
The IRC is helping quake survivors prepare for what is predicted to be an “extreme” season of storms, and helping those most at risk move to safe locations outside the city.
I recently caught up with Cat by phone in the IRC office in Port-au-Prince. Here she describes how the IRC is working with our partners in Haiti to make the move as smooth as possible for these families:
Cat also spoke more about the groups of people who are most at risk:
(You can listen to the full interview here.)
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