“ Anpil traka nan Mowo” – A lot of trouble in Leogane. These are the words we hear from everyone we speak to about Hurricane Matthew’s path of destruction in Haiti. The damage is devastating – entire towns and cities have been destroyed…. Leogane, La Gonave, Cayes, Miragoane, Cavaillon…..and during the height of the storm, roofs were lifted and dragged by winds with homes disappearing in the flash of rising water. These towns have all been cut off now with major and small
I have received most devastating news of the level of destruction that has broadened as Hurricane Matthew has left Haiti. The Northwest has joined the South in its profile of water damage, catastrophic destruction of a fragile infrastructure, major destruction of roofs and tops of shelters, lack of access to the bridges and roadways washed away not to forget loss of communication. The damage is substantial and the count of lives lost has surpassed 283 and continues to rise.