UPDATE (July 11): “Praise the Lord that we had not damage in Haiti,” Climbing For Christ missionary Miguel Rubén Guante said Thursday after receiving reports from brother Milus in Thoman. Miguel confirmed those observations, saying: “This looks true because the River of Soliette (that flows out of the Chaine de la Selle mountains to the Dominican border) has not brought much water to Jimani.” We give thanks for God's hand of protection as Chantal weakened on July 10 and was downgraded from a tropical storm by the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Chantal threatens mountain village of Haiti
(Wednesday, July 10): News of Tropical Storm Chantal’s weakening is good for those living in the Caribbean. But the system is expected to hit the south side of Hispaniola on Wednesday, July 10. “That means serious difficulty for our villages,” said Miguel Rubén Guante, Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Haiti.
“We are still praying for a change of its way to avoid damages in Haiti,” Miguel said, echoing our sentiments from the home office of C4C in the United States.
Storm forecasters state: “Regardless of the status of Chantal, up to 10 inches of rain may trigger flash flooding and mudslides over higher terrain of those two countries, particularly over deforested areas. Haiti is particularly vulnerable to this type of heavy rainfall.”
Please pray protection and provision in the wake of the latest storm to hit the mountain villages of Haiti.
Path projected for Chantal by the National Hurricane Center on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.