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Preparedness for wind-related hazards in Haiti


This document aims at warning Haitians about the possibility of coming wind related hazards. It intends to provide them with basic guidelines for mitigation. It recommends that local people and authorities have a “Preparedness Plan” for wind-related disaster prevention and reduction.

It provides: (i) some general information about wind-related hazards such as hurricanes, and their impacts and damage mechanisms; (ii) evacuation and shelters recommendations; (iii) tips for houses reinforcement, including for those damaged by the earthquake and building of new houses; and (iv) recommended actions for local authorities before, (v) during, and (vi) after wind-related hazards.

Keywords

  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Structural Safety
  • Hazards:Cyclone, Earthquake
  • Countries/Regions:Haiti

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/13864

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