Hurricanes and the River Flowing

Inter Press Service: In the evening the lowering clouds burst. Through the night they loosed their torrents on the southeastern coast of Haiti. The next morning, the water of the Felse River is at the bumper of an SUV fording it. Another metre and the engine would be submerged. Just two years ago, the riverbed was only 10 metres wide. Then four hurricanes hit the area in 2008. Now the flood plain spans 300 metres of stone and gravel. Countless tonnes of rocky debris from the mountains rising ......

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