Top 10 Most Dangerous Places On The Earth
8. Gonaïves, Haiti
Gonaïves is a commune in northern Haiti, and the capital of the Artibonite Department. It has a population of about 300,000 people.
In 2004, the city of 104,000 took a severe beating from Hurricane Jeanne. Three thousand Haitians died when the Category 3 storm hit and leveled large swaths of the city. Haitians rely on wood to make charcoal, their primary source of fuel, and this has led to massive deforestation of the hillsides surrounding the city. As a result, when the rains come, the hills around Gonaïves melt away and mudslides nearly bury the city.