The southern and western coastal areas saw 145-mph winds, torrential rainfall, flooding, and 7 to 11 ft. storm surges. The storm damaged homes, churches, businesses and important infrastructure in communities still recovering from the earthquake that struck in 2010 and killed 250,000.
Flooding and landslides have caused many Haitians to lose their farms. Food and drinkable water are scarce, and much rebuilding will need to be done. At least 14,500 people have been displaced, and reports are calling it the largest humanitarian disaster since the earthquake.
ABWE is working with several partner organizations, including Baptist Haiti Mission, Evangelical Baptist Association of Churches of Haiti and Mission of Hope Haiti, who are on the ground and prepared to help provide practical relief in the form of food, water, and supplies, and in future rebuilding efforts in Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas.