Port au Prince, Haiti – October 4, 2016
Hurricane Matthew Prayers and Help Needed Immediately
Calling all volunteers:
Hurricane Matthew’s full force passed over Haiti this morning at approximately 7:00am EST dumping 40 inches of rain, mud, flooding and winds at 145 MPH. Please keep Haiti in your prayers as clean-up and repair begins. Volunteers are needed over the weekend or for a full week. Volunteer help is expected to be needed for at least the next week. Please consider coming out for a weekend or more. Signup today
Hurricane History in Haiti
1851 – CAT 5
1963 – CAT 4 Hurricane Flora killed 8,000 people, making it the 6th most deadliest hurricane ever. 5,000 people died in Haiti alone.
1994 – CAT 1 Hurricane Gordon killed over 1,000 Haitians
1998 – CAT 2 Hurricane Georges killed over 400 while destroying 80% of all the crops in the country.
2004 – CAT 3 Hurricane Jeanne passed just north of the country as a tropical storm, dumping 13 inches of rains on the nation’s northern mountains. The resulting floods killed over 3,000 people, mostly in the town of Gonaives.
2016 – CAT 4 Hurricane Matthew