Details of Disaster Information


Haiti : Tropical Storm : 2005/10/23
GLIDE: TC-2005-000183-HTI  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/10/23
Country
   or
District
Haiti
Name Tropical Storm
Outline Record-breaking Tropical Storm Alpha drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic with torrential rain on Sunday, killing at least eleven people and forcing thousands from their homes.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/10/25
Dead: 8
Missing: 4
Injured: 17
Affected: 435 families
Houses destroyed: 193
Houses damaged: 211


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Report/Articles
  • BBC News 2005/10/27
    The number of people killed by flooding and mudslides triggered by Tropical Storm Alpha in the Caribbean has risen to 26, authorities have said.
    Haiti has confirmed the deaths of five more people, bringing the total known to have died there to 17.
    In the Dominican Republic - which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti - nine people were killed.
  • Voice of America 2005/10/26
    Tropical Storm Alpha, following on the heels of brutal Hurricane Wilma, has caused at least 12 deaths in Haiti.
  • BBC News 2005/10/25
    Tropical storm Alpha has left at least 15 people dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic before moving north into the Atlantic Ocean.
    A dozen people were missing after mudslides and flooded rivers swamped streets and swept away homes.
    The death toll in Haiti could rise, its civil protection agency chief said.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/26
    Several more deaths were confirmed in Haiti and the Dominican Republic from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Alpha, bringing the death toll to 26, officials said on Wednesday.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/10/25
    3. High rainfall has caused a lot of localised flooding, mudslides and increased river levels throughout the country. At 12:00 pm local time on October 24th, the DPC (Direction de la Protection Civil) reported that the official death toll from floods and electrocution has reached 8. 4 people were reported missing, 17 were wounded. 435 families have been affected, 193 houses were destroyed and 211 damaged.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/25
    At least 11 people were killed in Haiti when record-breaking Tropical Storm Alpha brought torrential rain to the impoverished Caribbean country, officials and witnesses said on Monday.
  • boston.com News 2005/10/24
    At least 23 homes were washed away when a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks and flooded a neighborhood in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Carrefour, said Katleen Monpoint of Haiti's civil protection agency.
  • Reuters AlertNet2005/10/23
    Tropical Storm Alpha kills five in Haiti