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Officials visit Emergency Operations Center ahead of Hurricane Matthew

Valéry Bennett

National Palace Correspondent

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – After the emergency high-level meeting at the National Palace, the President of the Republic, his cabinet and State security officials paid a visit to the National Emergency Operations Center (COUN) headquartered on Delmas 2.

President Jocelerme Privert, Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles, cabinet ministers and the Director General of the National (PNH) Michel-Ange Gedeon all visited center as part of their “efforts to strengthen mechanisms to prevent damage during the passage of Hurricane Matthew in the country this weekend”, according to a National Palace statement.

The Minister of Interior and Territorial Communities, Francois Anick Joseph and director of the National Meteorological Center, Ronald Semelfort took the opportunity to present to the Head of State and the various authorities summary on the projected path and threats of Hurricane Matthew.
Given the danger Hurricane Matthew, a strong category 4 poses, the Head of State said he was committed to taking the necessary steps to carry and directly instruct concerned authorities to prepare accordingly and activate the warning system and if necessary help the population.

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About The Author

Valéry Bennett is a graduate student of Digital Publishing at ESCP, Paris. He is of Haitian descent and participates in the biennial mission trip with his church.