Thursday, August 30, 2012
I received a note from Evens that I wanted to pass along:
Hi Dr Ben,
I'm sorry for the delay of my reply. I have spent the last couple days with no electricity. They have cut the city power because of the storm. Me and family are doing good. I'm in Pestel right now. Everything seem to be fine here also. The river was upset but thanks to the Almighty they don't have any human lost here except for some plantations. The rivr was flooting actually. I met a guy who had to wait 3 days to pass. Thanks to God as i arrived today, it was still in a bad mood this morning but this afternoon it was ok and i could pass.
An email from Vanessa Carpenter indicated that fuel prices (to run generators, since electricity in Port-au-Prince is still out) are sky high right now.
So far the govt of Haiti has reported 24 deaths. 3 deaths reported in Dominican Republic.
(mudslides continue to be a concern. See the photos in the link above)
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The latest I've seen/read about the damage done by tropical storm Isaac to Haiti includes some of the following:
A lot of electrical grids are down in Port-au-Prince (so I haven't heard back from Evens about PAP or Pestel yet). Also, a great deal of flooding in some areas of the country. So far 7 deaths, I believe, have been reported.
Here's a photos of flooding in Port-au-Prince:
This too is a moving photo of a young boy
This is a video from Operation Blessing
Thanks to all who have been asking about this and have been praying for them.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
NOAA is predicting that Tropical Storm Isaac will hit Haiti Friday evening and Saturday morning, increasing in intensity to a hurricane status at that point.
Please keep the people of Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Haiti in your prayers. I've asked Evens to notify folks in Pestel about the possibility.