“In the past we have seen how many hurricanes have destroyed us,” Martelly warned. “Sometimes even rain causes us problems. So we are definitely not ready for the hurricane season.”
“I can tell you that we don’t have the proper (infra)structure,” Martelly said. “But we are motivating the DCP (Department of Civil Protection), which has representation in the provinces, so that these people can act in any emergency.”
Martelly also said he has ordered work on Haiti’s nearly non-existent drains to cope with the tons of flood water already showering down every evening, turning tent cities and middle-class suburbs alike into wading pools.
“The ground itself is already saturated,” Martelly said. “If we have a particularly rainy season, that could turn into a problem.”