Hurricane Marco & Tropical Storm Laura Flood Towns Causing Devastating Damage and Killing Many
Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura passed over Haiti this past weekend flooding roads in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. People were wading waist-deep in muddy water in some of the worst flooding the Haitian capital has seen in years.
The combination of wind, driving rain and runoff from the mountains rushing to the sea, damaged and destroyed homes, ruining some possessions and washing many belongs away.
Tropical Storm Laura is now Hurricane Laura and still threatens lives in Haiti.
Lutheran Church Charities has been in contact with our Haiti Mission Partners to determine the immediate needs. Funds are needed to provide emergency food, bottled water, tarps and supplies to patch roofs and walls.
LCC received the below video from Lophane Laurent, Field Director, as Hurricane Marco unleashed its fury causing torrential downpour.
Haitian authorities reported five deaths so far, including at least two people swept away in flooding and a ten-year old girl crushed when a tree fell on her home.
According to reports, Peligre Dam, a flood-controlling and energy generating hydroelectric plant in the Artibonite River valley in Haiti’s lush agricultural sector, had flooded and was subsequently opened.
"We are in grave danger because when this river overflows it causes major problems. There are people who have children who need to evacuate but they don't have the resources to do that," a man who stood on the bank of the overflowing, muddy river told VOA News. He urged the government to send help immediately.
Please pray for LCC Haiti Mission partners and the Haitians as they recover from yet another disaster. If you are so moved, please donate generously to help LCC support the recovery efforts in Haiti.