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How Do You Prepare for Hurricanes…in Haiti?

You might know how to prepare for a hurricane in the United States, but have you ever wondered how countries like Haiti prepare?

The 2014 hurricane season is here, and with the help of the American Red Cross, Haitians are cleaning ravines to prevent flooding, discussing evacuation routes, and testing their storm sirens.

The people in the neighborhood of Carrefour Feuilles help give a glimpse into the preparation details.Haiti hurricane flag

Joel Wilson Raphael, a resident of Carrefour Feuilles, was trained by the Red Cross to warn his neighbors about incoming weather. Using flags and sirens provided by the Red Cross, Joel and other volunteers take charge of sounding the alarms – which lets people know when severe weather is on the way.

Discover more unique preparations in Carrefour Feuilles on redcross.org.

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