MASSIVE 'NATURAL' DISASTER IN U.S. DOMINATED & DESTROYED COUNTRIES ECLIPSED BY GUSTAV IN U.S.
Gustav pounds Jamaica, as death toll rises
Aug. 28, 2008
t least 51 people had died from floods, mudslides and falling trees, including 25 around the city of Jacmel, where Gustav first struck land Tuesday. Eight more people were buried when a cliff gave way in the Dominican Republic...
Chaos, desperation from Hanna's floods in Haiti
Some 250,000 people are affected in the Gonaives region, including 70,000 in 150 shelters across the city, according to an international official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.The official death toll rose to 61 Thursday as Hanna finally moved north with near-hurricane winds on a path toward the southeastern U.S. coast. But there was no way of knowing how many people might be dead in the chaos, or how many had been driven from their homes.
And forecasters warned that Hurricane Ike could hit the Western hemisphere's poorest country next week.Gonaives lies in a flat river plain between the ocean and deforested mountains that run with mud even in light rains. Hanna swirled over Haiti for four days, dumping vast amounts of water, blowing down fruit trees and ruining stores of food as it swamped tin-roofed houses.