Haiti: Seven dead from IsaacHaitian radio reported that the worst damage was in the country's southeast where Isaac made landfall.
Sun, August 26, 2012 - 2:35 PM
PORT AU PRINCE , Haiti, Aug.26, CMC - The death toll in Haiti following the passage of Tropical Storm Issac has risen to seven.
According to reports from Haiti's Civil Protection Office on Sunday the number of people who died is now up to seven after an initial report of four.
The center of Tropical Storm Isaac passed Haiti's southern peninsula early Saturday and caused flooding in sections of the country where thousands still live in tents following the devastating earthquake that rocked the French speaking nation two years ago.
Haitian radio reported that the worst damage was in the country's southeast where Isaac made landfall.
In the city of Jacmel, on the south coast, the storm damaged houses and knocked out power.
The Mayor of Jacmel , Hugues Paul confirmed at least one death on the outskirts of his city.
After hitting Haiti, Isaac skirted eastern and central Cuba. Cuban officials reported some storm surge and flooding from rain in the far eastern part of the country, and about 200 people were said to be in shelters in the town of Baracoa.
In Jamaica , several motorists who were trapped in the Bog Walk Gorge in the central parish of St Catherine early Sunday have been rescued.
Four vehicles carrying nine persons were trapped this morning after heavy and persistent rainfall, associated with the close passage of Tropical storm Issac, caused the Rio Cobre to overflow its banks.
Those stranded were eventually rescued by police and fire personnel.
The Gorge is now closed until further notice.
The road that runs through the gorge is one of the first roads to be built in Jamaica and is the main road linking the north and south coasts of the island
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