Now, that can be a problem anywhere, but in a country that is 75% deforested, flash flooding and landslides present unique challenges.
Here is the river on Wednesday at about 11:00am.
Here it is (same place) a day later. (About 1:30 pm on Thursday.)
Also worth mentioning-- there has been a constant problem with the river banks eroding whenever it floods (read: rains) in Jacmel. To help fix that, someone (the government?) has been doing a bunch of work making a wall to reinforce the river bank. A bit of a bandaid on a bullet wound, eh? (In their defense, the wall was not yet finished, but yeah, didn't hold the water back so well...)