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Hurricane preparation in flood-prone Gonaives, Haiti

  • The International Organization for Migration has been employing hundreds of locals in the outskirts of Gonaives to protect the deforested mountains from heavy rains. Residents spend six days a week terracing the denuded mountain by laying rocks to stop soil run off with heavy rains. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers build canals in Gonaives, Haiti. The city is vulnerable to heavy flooding, and the government is working to build and repair canals to help divert water and control the runoff from the rivers. By shoring up the riverbeds and cleaning canals, workers hope to prevent the amount of water flowing into the city. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers build canals in Gonaives, Haiti. The city is vulnerable to heavy flooding, and the government is working to build and repair canals to help divert water and control the runoff from the rivers. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The International Organization for Migration has been employing hundreds of locals in the outskirts of Gonaives to protect the deforested mountains from heavy rains. Residents spend six days a week terracing the denuded mountain by laying rocks to stop soil run off with heavy rains. JOSE IGLESIAS / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • With funds from the United States Agency for Inernational Development, the International Organization for Migration has been employing hundreds of locals in the outskirts of Gonaives to protect the deforested mountains from heavy rains. Residents spend six days a week terracing the denuded mountain by laying rocks to stop soil run off with heavy rains. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD

  • Workers build canals in Gonaives, Haiti. The city is vulnerable to heavy flooding, and the government is working to build and repair canals to help divert water and control the runoff from the rivers. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Faideline Ciceron, 8, canvases the side of the mountain for firewood for her mother to cook with. She lives on the outskirts of Gonaives where workers work terracing the area to protect the deforested mountains from heavy rains. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Roseberlin Fluerissaint, 12, and Faideline Ciceron, 8, canvass the side of the mountain for firewood for their mothers to cook with. They live on the outskirts of Gonaives, where workers work terracing the area to protect the deforested mountains from heavy rains. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Faideline Ciceron, 8, canvases the side of the mountain for firewood for her mother to cook with. She lives on the outskirts of Gonaives, Haiti, where workers work terracing the area to protect the deforested mountains from heavy rains. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Security guard, Emmanuel Gedeon, 28, patrols the new housing compound in Gonaives, Haiti that was built by the Ireland-based Haven Foundation. They constructed 72 units for the earthquake victims. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Emmanuel Gedeon, 28, patrols the new housing compound in Gonaives, Haiti that was built by the Ireland-based Haven Foundation. They constructed 72 units for the Hurricane and earthquake victims. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sisters Ronaldine Lafortune, 21 (right), Adassa Lafortune, 17 (left), Adroluz Lafortune, 19, and their other siblings recently returned home to Gonaives after nearly dying during the Jan. 12 earthquake. Before living in Port-au-Prince, the children lived in Gonaives where they were forced to run for their lives during two deadly tropical storms, Jeanne in 2004 and Hanna in 2008. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Christeldine Lafortune, 23, and her seven siblings recently returned home to Gonaives after nearly dying during the Jan. 12 earthquake. Before living in Port-au-Prince, the children lived in Gonaives where they were forced to run for their lives during two deadly tropical storms, Jeanne in 2004 and Hanna in 2008. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Christeldine Lafortune, 23, and her seven siblings recently returned home to Gonaives after nearly dying during the Jan. 12 earthquake. Before living in Port-au-Prince, the children lived in Gonaives where they were forced to run for their lives during two deadly tropical storms, Jeanne in 2004 and Hanna in 2008. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF