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Tomas Hits Haiti

Remember back when I told you we conducted a study that showed that approximately 80% of Haiti is susceptible to landslides because the ground beneath them is weathered volcanic rock and heavily deforested for charcoal?

Enter Hurricane Tomas. It’s a Category 1, measly by southern Louisiana standards, but torrential rain is the last thing earthquake-broken, landslide-prone, cholera-striken Haiti needs right now.

As you prepare for the holidays, please keep Haiti in your thoughts.

Update: More about the hurricane and associated landslides at Dave’s Landslide Blog.

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