Haiti 'Overdue' for Major Hurricane

As if that desperate country doesn't have enough problems, AccuWeather has this warning:

It is not common for a major hurricane to hit Haiti, but the Caribbean nation is

This is the storm track of 1963's Hurricane Flora, which brought heavy rainfall and flooding to Haiti. Crops, buildings and trees were also severely damaged in the storm.

overdue, AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist and Expert Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi said.

The
most intense tropical storms to impact Haiti were Flora, Cleo and Inez,
which all hit within a five year period during the 1960s.

"One
has to worry that with it being over 40 years since the last direct hit
from a major hurricane that the natural odds [of it happening again
soon] would be a concern," Bastardi said.

Major devastation from a direct hit is not as common in Haiti because of its location, as storms usually hit farther east.

Haiti
also has a mountainous topography, which helps to weaken any tropical
storm that passes over it. However, widespread deforestation has made
it easier for erosion and flooding to occur.


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Tags: Haiti, hurricane, storms

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