Yesterday we finally have the internet back, after four long days. But we still have no electricity. Friday night (August 24th), with the whooshing sounds of the winds and the blows of heavy rains, we barely had any sleep, though we were safe and dry inside our concrete walls and roofs. However, some families living in tents or makeshift dwellings were not as fortunate. They had to deal with flooding of their home, and even injuries or death. Our prayers are with them.
It was great to see the government mobilized and the President and Prime Minister active and caring for the most vulnerable. What a contrast with the silence of our leaders after the January 12th earthquake.
The stormy season is on. Other hurricanes are already looming around, waiting to strike. We’re thankful for the efforts deployed by the government and friends of Haiti in getting the population ready.
The hurricanes come on top of other hurricanes, those of hunger, Cholera, HIV/AIDS, or joblessness. We need to keep on dealing with them as well.
Clinique Repheka at Pernier had to cancel the Health Fair scheduled for Saturday (August 25th). It’s rescheduled for this coming Saturday (September 1st), still at the First Haitian Baptist Church of Pernier.
May God be with us in these stormy times!