Haiti has suffered storms back to back. Heavy rains always spell trouble for this country because of rampant deforestation. Gonaives has been especially hard hit. I spoke to my friend Romano tonight over Skype. He is Haitian living in Santiago in the Dominican Republic. He told me that he has heard that they have found around 600 bodies in Haiti. He believes that as the water recedes many more will be discovered.
Pray for the survivors, pray that relief agencies get there promptly, that nations with resources come quick with significant aid.
To learn more about the current crisis check out these NPR links:
Grace and Peace