The Soliette river, which flows from the Chaine de la Selle mountains in Haiti, churning after Isaac. This river produced a great flood in 2004, killing thousands on both sides of the border. Often, before the hurricane season, it runs dry.
Tropical Storm Isaac blew across Haiti in the overnight hours Friday with the eye of the storm crossing the country's southern peninsula (southwest of Port-au-Prince) early Saturday morning.
Climbing For Christ's Haitian missionary, Miguel Rubén Guante, reported from his home in the Dominican border town of Jimani early Saturday morning: “We are under a heavy breeze of Isaac from 11 p.m. As it is at night and (there is) no electricity we cannot go out to know how is the village. As soon as the breeze stop I'll get information.”
We are waiting on reports from our mountain villages, which would have experienced the 60+ mph winds. Meteorologists forecast: “Rainbands on the cyclone's eastern flank will continue to hammer Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Storm total rainfall of 8 to 12 inches is possible.” Flooding and mudslides are feared.
Satellite view of Isaac covering Hispaniola at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Continue to pray for the people of Haiti in the aftermath of Isaac.