Seek safety ahead of Hurricane Irma, UNICEF urges Haitians

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Hurricane Matthew passed over Jeremie, Haiti, on 4 October 2016, a category 4 storm with heavy rains and winds. The country is now bracing for Hurricane Irma. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Haitians who are bracing themselves for the arrival of the Category 5 Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, need to prepare themselves and move out of harm's way if necessary.

That's according to the UN Children's Fund Deputy Representative, Jean Metenier, speaking on the line from the capital, Port au Prince.

The UNICEF official said the huge storm was due to arrive over the northern part of Haiti on Thursday, and batter the island nation into Friday.

It's already destroying buildings and causing major flooding as it cuts across Saint Martin, and St Barts, having first hit Antigua and Barbuda.

Matt Wells asked Mr Metenier what UNICEF had done to prepare so far.

Duration: 3'19"

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