Torrential Rains Hit Haiti!

Sun was shining when we went to church this morning.  IMG_5120 Then about 3:30PM without any warning, the heavens opened up and rain started pouring down!  It started so fast that by the time I put my laptop on the couch and got up to shut the window, the floor was running with rain water.  I then hurried in and shut the boys bedroom window and my bedroom window.  My curtains were soaked by the time I shut the window.

Within minutes the main road outside the orphanage was a river with water running down it!  Steeve, Mark, and the neighborhood kids had gone to the water falls and I was scared of flash flooding because within seconds that ravine can have water moving so fast through it that there are waves rolling boulders down the ravine!

IMG_5118 Thankfully, they had left the ravine but by the time they got here they were all soaking wet!  Can you feature what it must have been like down in a tent city? 

Now at 7:30PM, it is pouring down rain again along with lightening and thunder this time!  As hard as it is raining and the wind is blowing, I know tents have to be falling down!

Please be praying for everyone living in tents and outside in this deluge!

 

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3 comments (Add your own)

1. Tara L. wrote:
Prayers for you and all those you serve Dixie. Kembe Fem!

Sun, September 5, 2010 @ 9:02 PM

2. fam. van Zomeren wrote:
Dear Dixie and staf, wat a terrible weather in Haïti. We pray for all of the people who lives in tents and all the people at GLA blessings Lisette, Kees, Claude and Claudel van Zomeren

Mon, September 6, 2010 @ 5:45 AM

3. Kris wrote:
Any updates on the damage from the rains? I was visiting a tent city a few weeks ago and can only imagine what rains like this might do in a housing situation that is already grim...

Tue, September 7, 2010 @ 5:50 PM

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