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Tropical Storm Hanna Batters Haiti; Ike Strengthens

Published on September 4, 2008 7:13 AM | Comments

This is really horrible news from Haiti - I see we are sending a billion dollars to Georgia to help them recover - are we doing anything in Haiti?

Hanna has already killed at least 25 people in Haiti, where rains inundated Gonaives, a city of 300,000 north of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said today in a telephone interview. Agence France- Presse said 61 had died.

"I don't know how much longer we will remain alive," Germain Michelet, a priest who is stranded by floodwaters on the second floor of a building in Gonaives, told AFP. "If we are forced to go through another night under these conditions, there will not be many survivors."

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