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- Update on Alpha
  • From: "Andreas Holmgren" <mobali at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 00:05:58 +0000

Follow up on Alpha.

The rains subsided arround noon.

No major damages in PaP as far as I have heard.

The road from PaP to the south is cut off in Leogane.

Some roads in the south are inacessible due to high water in the rivers. For example the road to Marigot and to Jacmel.

Some streets in Jacmel are flooded. Someplaces as high as a meter of water.

- Update
  • From: "Andreas Holmgren" <mobali at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 15:56:37 +0000

Allpha is still over PaP. As stated it started somewhere arround 3 am this morning. I'm living in the hills south of PaP at 890m. We have had light to heavy rain for the last 9 hours now. I'm quite sure that it will have created massive problems in the city, especially the lower parts of town (City Soleil, Carrefour, Martissan, Cité Militaire etc.). All UN flights have been cancelled today as far as I know.

I currently have readings of 98% relative humidity and 20 degrees celsius and 920 hPa air pressure.

I don't know how it looks in the regions yet but I will post anything that is of interest the coming days.

Andreas Holmgren

- Update
  • From: W W <pilotmaf at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 07:48:08 -0700 (PDT)
Port-au-Prince had light/medium rain starting early
this morning around 3am.  As of 10:45 it has turned to
very light rain.  We did not have heavy rain or strong
winds here in PAP.  Some light gusts. Even without
heavy rains there was enough to probably cause
flooding due to the deforestation.  Most likely there
will be deaths associated with the flooding.  I will
be flying tomorrow and will be able to get a good view
of the central plateau and other areas that might be flooded.

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- Emily passed by unnoticed in P a P.
  • From: "Andreas Holmgren" <mobali at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 06:05:37 +0000
Well, from my outpost in the hills just south of Port au Prince we didn't see much of Emily at all. At around 05:00pm winds from the east started to pick up. The humidity dropped down to a low 53%. At about 05:45 winds picked up even more and low clouds swept in and some medium rain started. Since I'm pretty high at about 900 m above sea leavel the clouds were basicaly leveled with my house. Later they were even lower. Humidity rose to 94%. The rain subsided after about 40 minutes and the winds dropped.

At this point, 01:30 am all is calm and quiet. We have a high broken overcast and 22 celsius with a 76% humidity. Everyone was aware of this one and as usual eveyone had "heard" that "Emily" was much worse than "Dennis". However it didn't stop people from going out for dinners etc. I guess it was sort of an anticlimax, however it was a good one since the anticipated climax would have been a disaster.

Apparently the bridge at Grand Goâve was destroyed by "Dennis". Vehicles cannot pass at this point. Also, the detour 800m downstream has become blocked by ?bogged down? vehicles and is at this time also impassable.
The following route can be taken out of PAP:
Av Martin Luther King ? Av Lamartinière ? Rue St Cyr -Rue Magny ? RO Durand ? Bd JJ Dessalines & onwards SW. Entering PAP from the SW ? take Bd JJ Dessalines ? RO Durand ? Rue Magny ? Av Charles Summer ? Av Jean Paul II ? Av Martin Luther King.

Stay safe,

- Port au Prince - Haiti
  • From: W W <pilotmaf at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 14:51:27 -0700 (PDT)
Port au Prince, Haiti
Yesterday and today there were only gusty winds and
off and on light rain.  No heavy rain in the PAP area.
 I have heard reports of heavier rains along the
Southwest coast close to Les Cayes.

PS.  Our airstrip in Gonaives which was flooded last
year with hurricane Jeanne is still under water!  

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