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Haitian authorities warn of Tropical Storm Bert

Haitian authorities warn of Tropical Storm Bert

PORT-AU-PRINCE, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian Hydrometeorological Unit and Directorate of Civil Protection warned today of the possible passage of Tropical Storm Bert and called on citizens to exercise caution.

The authorities also suggested adopting a family prevention plan that must be developed in advance to ensure all members of the home.

Tropical Storm Brett formed in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour and is expected to be felt for the Lesser Antilles Thursday and Friday in Puerto Rico, according to a report from the United States National Hurricane Center.

Haiti, which is highly prone to phenomena of this kind, has already suffered heavy rains at the beginning of the month with a balance of more than 50 deaths, 18 missing and 140 injured, according to the Civil Defense Balance.

Heavy rains caused rivers to overflow and caused landslides and affected 39,459 households, displacing thousands of people in West, Neb, Southeast, Northwest and Central provinces.

Two days after the floods, an earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale struck the Grand Anse department in the south of the country, killing four more.

Experts expect the current hurricane season, which runs through June 30, to be less active than usual.

According to the forecasts of the Forecast Center of the Cuban Meteorological Institute, the number of tropical cyclone systems is expected to reach 11, seven in the Atlantic Ocean, two in the Caribbean Sea and the same number in the Gulf of Mexico, while it could reach five. Hurricane category.

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