Natural hazard monitoring – August 30, 2022 – Haiti


Severe weather


On August 29, 2022, the Civil Defense of Haiti, provided information on the heavy rains that occurred during the second half of August in several Departments, and which caused significant material damage and loss of human life. The most affected municipalities are Croix-des-Bouquets, Cabaret, Arcahaie, Léogane, Pétion-Ville in the Ouest department and Saint-Marc in the Artibonite department. In Arcahaie, several localities were submerged due to the rains of August 25, 2022; about 14 houses were destroyed. In Croix-des-Bouquets, particularly in Corail Celesse, after the rains of August 16, civil protection agents reported 3 dead, 350 houses flooded and 35 others destroyed. In the city of Cabaret, damage was reported in Ti Place, Messailler, Viau, Dubuison, Bayèl, Fovo, Bélanger and Guiton. About 125 houses were flooded and 3 others were destroyed. Under the coordination of the General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGPC), several partners are present on the ground to ensure the management of emergencies caused by these floods, which could worsen in the event of new rains. The report is available at: Protection Civile


On August 29, 2022, the Civil Defense of Morelos, Mexico, provided information about the heavy rains that occurred in the state of Morelos. So far, a total of 225 houses and 655 people have been affected in the municipality of Jojutla. About 200 houses were affected in the municipality of Zacatepec. The Ministry of Health has set up the Health Emergency Operations Center (COE) where actions to be implemented in the affected area of ​​Jojutla Municipality will be continuously assessed, including health promotion activities , epidemiological surveillance, basic sanitation and control. Reports are available at: Proteccion Civil de Morelos 1 and Proteccion Civil de Morelos 2




On August 30, 2022, a media report provided information of heavy rains affecting Cartagena. Around 80% of the District’s canals and drains overflowed, affecting around 110,000 people in 20 areas of the city. The report is available on: C Radio

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