June 3, 1816: Earthquake at Port-au-Prince and areas to the south. The city and towns were destroyed
November 18-19, 1841, cyclone caused considerable damage in the countryside of Ouest department and in the Gulf of Lagonaves
May 7, earthquake at Cap-Haitian and throughout the north. The town of Cap-Haitian was destroyed along with the towns of Port de Paix, Gonaives and Fort Liberte, and many towns in the Dominican Republic were affected.
September 23, 1887: Earthquake in the western region of Haiti.
In 1904, earthquake in the north of the country. Port de Paix and Cap-Haitian were severely affected.
November 12, 1909: Cyclone in Ouest departement. Around 150 victims were counted in Plaine de culte de sac alone.
August 12, 1915: Cyclone on the southern peninsula, which devastated Jacmel and Jeremie.
October 21, 1935: hurricane in Sud and Sud-Est departements. 2,000 people perished.
In 1946:Earthquake in the northeast Dominican Republicaccompanied by a tsunami in the region of nagua. Haiti was also affected.
October 27, 1952: earthquake at Anse-A-Veau in Grand’Anse killed 6 and rendered thousands homeless.
October 11-12, 1954: Hurricane Azelaffected every part of Haiti. At more than 249 km/h, the hurricane devastated the country, killing several thousand people.
October 3, 1963: Hurricane struck the Sud and Ouest departements, causing over 5,000 deaths.
November 14: Flooding of the Grande Riviere du Nord killed almost 500 people.
August 24, 1964: Hurricane Celohit the south coast, especially the Cayes-Jacmel region, causing 192 deaths.
September 29, 1966: Hurricane Anez devastated, at more than 170 km/h, the Sud and Ouest departements
January 6, 1976: 8.6 Earthquake at Port au Prince the city was affected. USGS has not recorded the event. Before the earthquake in the area of the epicenter, light cones and bright round balls that were flying appeared in the night sky according to the testimonies.
May 20: Floods in the Cayes-Jacmel region. 20 people lost presumed dead, considerable property damage.
August 5, 1980: Hurricane Allen, at more than 270 km/h, struck the south coast, especially the Cayes-Jacmel region, causing approximately 200 deaths.
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10 June 10, 1984: floods at port de Paix
June 1, 1986: Floods in the Cayes-Jacmel region. 20,000 hectares of land were flooded and several thousand homes damaged.
October 23: flooding at Ile de la Gonave 31 killed, 906 homeless, more than 380 houses destroyed or damaged.
April 27, 1987: flooding at Port de Paix
May 8: Flooding at Thiotte in Sud-Est departement and in the Delmas and Caradeux neighbourhoods of Port au Prince.
January 27, 1988: Flooding in the Nord-Ouest departement.
June 20: Flooding in L’Estere in the Artibonite department
September 11: Hurricane Gilbert devastated the south coast, particularly the Anse-A-Veau, Camp-Perrin, Cavaillon, Cayes, Ile A Vache, Jacmel, Jeremie, Kenscoff and Port-Salut regions.
October 8: Flooding in the Plaine de Leogane
February 23, 1989: flooding in Ile de Lagonave. 4,945 familles affected, 1,527 houses destroyed and 1640 damaged.
12 and 13 November 1994: Hurricane Gordon crossed Sud-Est departement and the southern peninsula, causing flooding and approximately 2,000 deaths and disappearances.
September 23, 1998: Hurricane Georges devastated the Sud-Est and Nord-Ouest departements, causing 147 deaths, 34 serious injuries, 40 disappearances, and 167,500 displaced.
May 24-27, 2002: Flooding on the southern peninsula. The town of Camp-Perrin and the settlements of L’Asile and Anse-A- Veau were worst affected by the tropical Storms. 31 dead, 14 disappeared and more than 7,000 displaced in the dans le Sud departement.
May 23-23, 2004: Torrential rains which pounded the south-east of Haiti during the night caused 1,232 deaths, 1,443 disappearances and 31,130 displaced persons. Mapou (Belle-Anse)with 432 dead, Bodary with 350 dead and Fonds-Verrettes with 237 victims, all located in Sud-Est departement, were the places most badly hit.
The gravity of this situation led the interim government of Boniface and Latortue to declare Friday 28 May a day of national mourning.