Storm Heaps Misery On Haiti

"A sudden, powerful storm has destroyed thousands of tents in camps set up for Haitians made homeless by an earthquake eight months ago. At least five people were killed were killed, including two children, and hundreds of others injured as rains and high winds battered the capital, Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of thousands of families continue to live on the streets of the city waiting for temporary housing or funds for renting accommodation following the January 12 earthquake, which killed at least 230,000 people and destroyed the homes of millions more. Preliminary estimates on Saturday by the United Nations found that more than 2,000 tents had been damaged or destroyed in the storm, but officials said that number could rise above 5,000 when assessments are complete. ""Thousands of tents have been destroyed or damaged or simply blown away by wind gusts. We began evacuating people to schools and other shelters,"" Nadia Lochard, a civil protection official, said. "
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