Environment Natural Disasters Hurricane Tomas Drenches Haiti By Catie Leary Writer and Photographer Georgia State University Catie Leary writes and curates visual stories about science, animals, the arts, travel, and the natural world. our editorial process Catie Leary Updated November 12, 2019 A man with a bicycle wades through a flooded street in the impoverished Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Cité Soleil on Nov. 6 following the passage of Hurricane Tomas. Ramon Espinosa/AP Share Twitter Pinterest Email Environment Planet Earth Climate Crisis Pollution Recycling & Waste Natural Disasters Transportation Tomas triggered mass flooding and mudslides, killing 20 people and injuring countless others. The weekend storm was the first hurricane to hit the country since the devastating January earthquake that left 250,000 dead and a million more homeless. 1 of 10 Waiting it out Ramon Espinosa/AP. A man sits atop his elevated mattress and other belongings inside his flooded home in Leogane and waits out Hurricane Tomas on Nov. 5. 2 of 10 Clearing mud Kendra Helmer/USAID. Crews work to clean up a minor mudslide on Nov. 6, in Port-au-Prince, following rains caused by Hurricane Tomas. 3 of 10 Rising waters John Chery. Two young children standing inside a gated shelter observe the rising floodwaters caused by the arrival of the storm in Port-au-Prince on Nov. 5. 4 of 10 Splashing in the storm Ramon Espinosa/AP. A woman and a young boy wade through Leogane's flooded streets brought on by the storm. 5 of 10 Hurricane Tomas departs Ariana Cubillos/AP. Clouds hover over the city of Port-au-Prince following the passage of Hurricane Tomas on Nov. 6. 6 of 10 Abandoning homes John Chery. People evacuate their homes on Nov. 5 as Hurricane Tomas approaches and floodwaters rise in Port-au-Prince. 7 of 10 Yellow raincoat Ariana Cubillos/AP. A young girl in a bright yellow rain coat runs through a Port-au-Prince refugee camp as rain from Hurricane Tomas pours down on Nov. 5. 8 of 10 Resting Ariana Cubillos/AP. After being evacuated because of heavy rains, Megant Renol, 64, rests at a shelter on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince on Nov. 5. The shelter was created for people residing at the Corail refugee camp. 9 of 10 Mass evacuation Ariana Cubillos/AP. A Peruvian U.N. soldier and an aid worker take a little girl up into a U.N. truck as earthquake survivors are evacuated from the Corail-Cesselesse tent refugee camp before the arrival of Hurricane Tomas in Port-au-Prince on Nov. 4. 10 of 10 Packing up, heading out John Chery. Children carry their belongings as they evacuate a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Nov. 4 in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Tomas. Fear and confusion set in among more than 1 million Haitians advised to leave earthquake refugee camps in the country's capital.