How did the hurricane affect Haiti?
About 800,000 people were affected–8% of Haiti’s total population. The flood wiped out 70% of Haiti’s crops, resulting in dozens of deaths of children due to malnutrition in the months following the storms. Damage was estimated at over $1 billion, the costliest natural disaster in Haitian history.
Why is Haiti vulnerable to hurricane Matthew?
Poor infrastructure, deforestation and failure to prepare for earthquakes and storms put the island at very high risk.
How did Hurricane Matthew affect New Providence?
Hurricane Matthew passed through New Providence on October 5 as a Category 3 storm leaving thousands of downed power lines, major disruption to communications, electricity services and other utilities, and massive flooding and storm surge along the eastern and southwestern shorelines.
What islands did Hurricane Matthew affect?
The Landfall, The Aftermath, The Recovery
Hurricane Matthew path caused substantial damage in September and October 2016. The hardest hit area was southwestern Haiti, with eastern Cuba, western Grand Bahama Island and South Carolina and Florida in the U.S. also impacted.