Shipping to Haiti is expected to take a further five to seven weeks due to Hurricane Jose, and possibly as long as another two weeks, the Department of Shipping said on Wednesday.
The department said that there are no estimated delays, but that a “considerable” amount of the island’s ports will be closed for a week.
The Department of Transportation said the port of Cap Haitien, which was initially expected to reopen this week, could not resume normal operations for at least two more weeks.
“It’s going to take at least another two to three weeks to reopen the ports of Cap Haitian and Cap Haitiennes,” said a spokesman, Carlos Velasquez.
Haiti is in the midst of a massive earthquake, which has killed more than 1,200 people and forced more than 5.6 million people to flee their homes. “
It’s a long process.”
Haiti is in the midst of a massive earthquake, which has killed more than 1,200 people and forced more than 5.6 million people to flee their homes.
The country has struggled to rebuild after a 2011 quake that killed almost 3,500 people and destroyed much of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
It is still trying to rebuild its infrastructure and find a way to bring back the people who have lost their homes and are left stranded, despite the fact that most are now returning to the island.
Haitian authorities have been criticized for their slow response to the disaster, and the government has imposed a state of emergency, a controversial measure that gives the president the authority to suspend the rule of law and prevent people from leaving the country.