Disaster Alert: Preparing for Hurricane Isaac
By Operation Blessing International
HAITI – As Isaac threatens to hit Haiti this Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, CBN’s Operation Blessing teams are staging preparations in both Haiti and the U.S. to brace for the storm’s impact.
Our greatest concern right now is the storm’s immediate projected path, taking it right across Haiti. If the storm strengthens to a hurricane as forecasted, it could shred the meager shelters of hundreds of thousands of Haitians who are still camped in tent cities, as well as flood the low-lying areas where the tent cities are located.
Right now, our OB team in Haiti is making preparations, purchasing gasoline and fuel; positioning our 4,000-gallon water truck at Medan Belize—a remote village we serve that is already suffering from water shortage; securing everything at Zanmi Beni Children’s Home and our fish farm; stocking up on extra bottles of purified water for children and families as well as jerry cans; increasing chlorine production in anticipation of a cholera outbreak; preparing our boat and motor for use in flood relief or rescue efforts; and renting additional 4-wheel drive vehicles to transport relief as needed.
And as Isaac heads toward Florida’s Gulf Coast, OBI’s U.S. disaster relief team is already staging emergency supplies at our Ocala-based warehouse to respond as needed.
Please join us in praying for the safety of our staff as well as vulnerable families in Haiti and the U.S. who are now bracing for the storm. As always, we will keep you posted on our relief efforts and the needs of those affected by the storm.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can help by making an online donation toward CBN’s Operation Blessing International’s disaster relief efforts. With your support, we can continue to provide emergency relief and recovery. Please make an on-line donation today.
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