We were fortunate today to hear some updates on how people around Port-au-Prince are doing in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The reports came from Jackson, our man on the ground in Haiti who handles food deliveries and other special assignments at to our projects. Our thanks go out to Jackson and Hubermann Alcean (here in Washington) for sharing this news with us.
Here is a summary of what we know as of the evening of October 4th.
- During the night, it was very windy, but there wasn’t too much rainfall. Jackson headed to his Aunt’s house for safety because the wind was so intense.
- In the morning (October 4th), the rain began to fall. There is a lot of water on the streets, but he hasn’t witnessed any major flooding. The word on the street is that things are much worse in areas like Les Cayes and Jérémie.
- All of Pastor Silar’s kids (60+ of them!) are safe at the Ororaedh Orphanage. There is still plenty of water and wind in the area and he has asked for our prayers.
- Jean Philippe with J Nissi School in Cité Soleil reports that he and his students are safe. There was damage to the roof of the school, power lines are down around the city, and the streets are flooded. He’ll send us more information as soon as he can.
- Dr. Bordes and Saul at the Canaan medical clinic report that the community and clinic are faring well so far. Canaan sits on the outskirts of the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.
Our hearts are filled with gratitude that all of our contacts in Haiti are safe and accounted for. We will continue monitoring the situation and sending out updates as they arrive.