Haitian homes hammered by tropical storm Emily

As hundreds of thousands in Haiti’s capital waited to see if Tropical Storm Emily would worsen their already shattered lives, several hundred homes were damaged in the interior of the country on Thursday.

The rain has been relatively light so far in Port-au-Prince, but the rural Artibonite region has seen damage, Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste, the head of Haiti’s civil protection agency, told reporters. A cholera treatment center was among the structures hit. No deaths have been reported.

Emily was about 105 miles south-southeast of the capital at 8 a.m. ET with maximum winds of 50 mph. Forecasters say the storm is heading toward Cuba and the Bahamas and could also reach Florida. READ MORE

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