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Jamaica looks to offer Haiti help

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2016 | 3:07 PM
People work to remove debris from a street allowing vehicles to pass, in Leogane, Haiti.

Jamaica is now gearing up to offer support to Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti this morning, leaving what has been described as a path of major damage in its wake.

There are dozens of reports of flooded towns, power outages, destroyed homes, livestock washed away and crops ruined.

IN PHOTO: Vehicles sit stranded in flood waters in Leogane, Haiti, today. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling. – AP

Two deaths have already been attributed to the storm in Haiti.

Jamaica’s local government minister, Desmond McKenzie says now that Jamaica has been spared, it’s time to offer help to Haiti.

He says meetings are being held to formulate a response plan to present to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

He’s urging Jamaicans to assist with the relief efforts.


Minister of local government, Desmond McKenzie