Storms Imperil Thousands of Lives

A Haitian official is warning that a large number of people could die if they do not move away from areas vulnerable to mudslides or flash floods, especially with the hurricane season soon approaching. Over the weekend, floods killed 11 people in the capital.

Storms Imperil Thousands of LivesResidents salvage some of their belongings after heavy rains flooded part of the impoverished neighborhood of Nazon in Port-au-Prince, Haiti early Saturday,May 7, 2005. The flood killed at least two people witnesses said. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Interior Minister Georges Moise has called for international aid and money to help move thousands of people to safer homes. He did not specify how many people or funds were necessary for the operation.