Weather Channel Meteorologist Receives Backlash for Saying Haiti is Deforested Because Children Eat the Trees
The earthquake that hit Haiti raising fears hundreds of thousands of people may have been killed is the latest in a long line of stormy history of natural disasters to befall the country, the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Haiti has always been dependent on foreign aid in emergencies as hurricanes and flooding are perennial concerns for the country. In 1963,hurricane Flora (the 6th deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history devastated the island. Flora’s damage to crop and property was estimated by the US weather bureau to be between $125m and $180m killing 5000. The country was hit by two disasters in 2004.