Hurricane Matthew struck southwestern Haiti near Les Anglais on October 4, , leaving widespread damage in the impoverished nation. Matthew was a late- season Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir—Simpson scale , having formed in the southeastern Caribbean on September This made it the strongest storm to hit the nation since Hurricane Cleo in , and the third strongest Haitian landfall on record. The Haitian government assessed the death toll at , although other sources reported more than three times that figure.
History of Haiti
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Haiti is an island in the Caribbean Sea that is adjacent to the Dominican Republic. The geography is rather tropical, and there is heavy rainfall throughout most of the year. The people of Haiti are also in need of the world to help them recover from their water issues. The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice conducted a study regarding access to clean water for the people of Haiti. Their group has a world-renowned, and credible, reputation.
2010s Haiti cholera outbreak
Hurricane Matthew was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Felix in Matthew caused catastrophic damage and a humanitarian crisis in Haiti , as well as widespread devastation in the southeastern United States. The deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Stan in , Matthew was the thirteenth named storm , fifth hurricane and second major hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season. It caused extensive damage to landmasses in the Greater Antilles , and severe damage in several islands of the Bahamas which were still recovering from Joaquin , which had pounded such areas nearly a year earlier. At one point, the hurricane even threatened to be the first storm of Category 3 or higher intensity to strike the United States since Wilma in , but Matthew stayed just offshore, paralleling the Florida coastline.
Both Florida and Haiti have been pounded by one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the Caribbean in a decade. The extent of damage so far in Haiti has been catastrophic. In Florida, it remains to be seen how much the state will be affected. Both locations are likely to have dramatically different responses to the storm. How were they each prepared and how will they cope?