The local authorities in Haiti inform that the recent floods and landslides have resulted in the tragic loss of at least 42 lives in the country.
Additionally, 11 individuals are reported as missing. Over the past few days, heavy rains have caused widespread flooding and destruction in 7 out of 10 departments of Haiti, as reported by AFP. The United Nations estimates that around 37,000 people have been affected, with over 13,000 individuals forced to evacuate their homes.
The city of Leogane, located 30 kilometers west of the capital Port-au-Prince, has been severely affected. Three rivers in the area overflowed, leading to the loss of more than 20 lives, according to local authorities. The mayor of Leogane, Henri Arnson, has highlighted the devastating effects on residents, who have lost their crops and livestock. The city is currently facing shortages of food, water, and medical supplies.
In mid-May, northern Italy experienced deadly floods that claimed the lives of at least 13 people, causing over 10,000 individuals to be displaced from their homes.
Furthermore, it was previously reported that the death toll from Hurricane "Freddy" in Africa surpassed 500 people, while regions in Turkey affected by an earthquake are now facing significant flooding.