Puerto Principe: Haitian
authorities decreed high alert with the strengthening of
tropical storm Tomas, whose trajectory routes it to the
According to forecasts, there are 60 per cent chances of
Tomas hitting Haiti in the coming days, as a hurricane.
Several Civil Protection officials have been sent to
transfer the 1.3 million quake survivors to safe places from
At the same time, other measures have been implemented,
such as keeping ships in ports and preparing the maritime
police for emergencies.
The Haitian Red Cross activated its risk management and
attention to disasters structure, while assessing the total
food and water available for distribution if required.
According to the latest reports, the center of Thomas was
estimated at 13.5 degrees North latitude and 73.5 degrees West
longitude, a position that places it about 354 miles South of
It is forecasted that in the next 24 to 48 hours this
tropical storm will gain in organization and intensity, with a
gradual turn in its west-northwest trajectory.