Hanna's Death Toll Rises to 137 in Haiti

GONAIVES, Haiti (AP) _ Haiti's government says the death toll from Tropical Storm Hanna has more than doubled to 137, with most
of the deaths coming in the flooded port city of Gonaives.

The Ministry of the Interior and the Civil Protection Department issued statements Thursday saying that 80 of the deaths were in Gonaives, which has been almost entirely cut off by floodwaters from Hanna.

Virtual lakes have formed over every road in the city and officials are attempting to get food and water to residents who were stranded.

Another 22 deaths were confirmed in areas immediately surrounding the coastal city.

The rest of the deaths were scattered across the country.

The previous death toll had been 61.

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