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- Update
  • From: "Althea Jonis" <Altheajo AT starband.net>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 13:03:57 -0400

Today is the first day we have been able to get 
out.  We had heavy rains all morning.  We drove 
around to assess some of the damage.  It is 
reported that from Vieux Bourge to Jerimie to 
Port Salute and beyond many low lying area 
flooded very badly.  The water damage is great 
but I haven't heard of any lives lost in the 
flooding.  Many houses in my area of Aquin were 
flooded. These were in the low lying areas.  
Many mudslides and rock slides. Just about all 
the rivers have overflowed their banks and have 
caused damage to roads, crops and homes.  

This afternoon the sun is trying to come out.  I 
hope that all that read this faired well. Take 
care and God Bless you! From Aquin Haiti Sr. 

- Update
  • From: "Althea Jonis" <Altheajo AT starband.net>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 14:20:55 -0400

Hi! Gert

In the Aquin area of Haiti we are experiencing 
light winds with waves of rain.  We have had 
much local flooding but thank God most of the 
damage seems to be to crops and wild life.  We 
seem to have been very blessed by God to have 
been hitten harder.  There are many rivers that 
overflowed their banks and roads destroyed due 
to mud slides. But all in all we feel really 
blessed.     Sr. Althea Aquin, Haiti

- the south side of haiti
  • From: Ramses Baptiste <bramses AT mac.com>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 15:38:59 -0400
Since this morning Lili doesn't appear to a problem for haiti but at 
this time 3:30 pm,Lili is in the south side n the grand Anse Department 
of haiti, a lot of people try to leave thier house to refuge in hospital 
an school cause this zone are badly hit by lili.
the sky is not clear and every 5 minutes we have some heavy rain at 
port-au-prince, petion-ville and some other parts.

this morning we thought everything was over but since it's started 
raining, we see the situation in another  eyes.

u see it's raining again  where i am

praise for the south side of haiti

- Tropical Storm Lili
  • From: "Daniel J. O'Neil" <doneil AT padfhaiti.org>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 09:31:52 -0500
Haiti is beginning to brace for what could be Hurricane Lili. The forecast looks bad--the 5AM track is heading straight for the beautiful town of Jacmel. It should only be a Category 1 storm, but it doesn't take much to knock us down. We are under a hurricane alert and word seems to be getting out well. At least Haiti is getting better and better organized.
Dan O'Neil
Project Director
Pan American Development Foundation

- Haiti update
  • From: Jennifer Call <haitiwatch2002 AT yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 12:46:02 -0700 (PDT)

Guess I spoke too soon - but Mr. O'Neil has given the story.  The rain seems to have slowed a bit and from what I have heard about the roads in the South, they have gotten a little better, although past Les Cayes, it is still somewhat of a mess and traveling entails a lot of walking.   Many of the bridges were washed out in the Port Salut area. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the rain will stay away and let things dry up, but considering that this is the begining of hurricane seson, we shall see.  The website Mr. O'Neil recommended is excellent as well.

Jennifer Call, Security & Program Coordinator, US Peace Corps, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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- Floods in Southern Haiti
  • From: "Daniel J. O'Neil" <doneil AT padfhaiti.org>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 10:28:14 -0500
Over the weekend of May 25-26, 400mm of rain fell in less than 24 hours in Southern Haiti. This rain caused extensive flooding and washed out all of the bridges crossing the largest river, the Ravine du Sud. Currently 22 people are listed as dead and 14 are missing. Response efforts have been hampered by rain that has continued through this past weekend. There are some areas that are still inaccessible by land. The Haitian government has been quite effective in coordinating assistance and the US, UN and others have done well in responding. A local NGO in the impacted area, the Organization for the Rehabilitation of the Environment has posted a good report on the disaster: http://www.oreworld.org/flood/flood.htm
Daniel J. O'Neil
Pan American Development Foundation
(509) 246-9459 through 9463; fax 246-9464

- Haiti update
  • From: Jennifer Call <haitiwatch2002 AT yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 07:43:47 -0700 (PDT)

Although we haven't seen much of the rain from the storm near us, the cloud cover has been fantastic!  It is cooler which is a great treat from the approaching heat of summer.  Too bad it won't stay this way too long!  Everyone seems to be a bit more at ease and relaxed.  Ahhh.

Jennifer Call

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