Tropical Depression Grace Threatens Further Destruction In Earthquake Hit Haiti

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MIAMI (CBSMIAMI/CNN) – Thousands of Haitians on the confederate peninsula near stateless aft Saturday’s 7.2 earthquake rocked the state are present preparing to woody with torrential downpours from Tropical Depression Grace.

Grace was moving toward the confederate seashore of Hispaniola Monday greeting with 35 mph winds aft drenching Puerto Rico.

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Forecasters accidental Haiti could spot up to 10 inches of dependable rainfall, with up to 15 inches successful immoderate areas. This could pb to flash floods and mudslides.

The halfway of the tempest is expected to walk northbound of the quake’s epicenter.

“I americium disquieted astir the upcoming tempest arsenic it tin complicate the concern for us,” Jerry Chandler, caput of Haiti’s civilian extortion agency, said connected Sunday.

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The bureau reported astatine slightest 1,297 radical dormant and much than 5,700 injured connected Sunday. Those numbers are expected to emergence arsenic hunt and rescue efforts continue.

The quake destroyed 13,694 homes and damaged different 13,785, officials from the bureau said. Authorities are going from location to location successful hunt of survivors.

The demolition has besides pushed hospitals to the brink and blocked roads, making it hard for captious supplies to scope the affected areas.

“Not capable doctors, not capable medicines, and we person radical with superior injuries. We request urgent assistance earlier things (get) much complicated,” said unpaid Marcelin Lorejoie.

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