Haiti 2009 hurricane season begins

Fouye - May 31 2009, 8:06 AM

As the start of the 2009 hurricane season begins, many Haitians are wondering: Are we ready?

Storm-weary Haiti braces for the rain

As the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off Monday, countless Haitians fear that Haiti is no more ready to weather this season's storms than last year, when a succession of tropical storms and hurricanes in a span of 30 days killed almost 800, left hundreds of thousands homeless and caused $1 billion in damage.

"I can't say we are ready.

But we are better prepared than we were last year," said Haitian Interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aimé.

"The government has made more of an effort.



to control the risks from flooding, because we learned a lot."

From the Miami Herald, without the Adjectives!

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