Mere days after an earthquake killed more than 1,400 people in Haiti, Tropical Depression Grace, now a tropical storm, dumped heavy rain on the island nation where the displaced are still sleeping outdoors.
Earthquake survivors have been living in the streets as many have been rendered homeless from the quake’s damage or are afraid to go home as aftershocks continue. Grace delivered a second punch on Monday, soaking Haiti in inches of rain, complicating rescue efforts and making the night much harder for the displaced.
The storm was poised to bring 5 to 10 inches to Haiti, with forecasts for local totals reaching up to 15 inches. The heavy rain could trigger flash flooding and mudslides.
Photos show people affected by the quake in drenched clothing, trying to keep dry what little belongings they salvaged from their homes. Other images depict flooded streets in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where the storm brought heavy rain on Monday.
Tropical Storm Grace is expected to intensify over the northwest Caribbean and move toward Mexico later this week.
A hurricane watch is in effect for part of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, including Cancun. Tropical storm watches and warnings are posted for parts of the northwest Caribbean Islands.
Click through the slideshow above to see images of Grace’s impacts in Hispaniola.
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