FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — The director of the National Hurricane Center says the potential for a new catastrophe in Haiti is his biggest concern for the upcoming Atlantic storm season.
Director Bill Read (pronounced REED) could offer little help to Haitians who have been living under flimsy tents since the Jan. 12 earthquake. He warned people to move out of low-lying areas, as Haiti's bare, mountainous landscape leaves the Caribbean country vulnerable to flooding even in strong rainstorms.
The six-month Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1.
Photo: Four storms–Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike–dumped heavy rains on Haiti in 2008.