Join us today in prayer for the people of Haiti and other Caribbean nations.
Today many Caribbean nations will feel the impact of Hurricane Matthew. Many of these nation's citizens live in structures that are unable to withstand hurricane force winds. We at the Journey are especially sensitive to the needs of the people of Haiti and our partnering pastors and churches. We love our brothers and sisters in Christ.
The greatest help we can offer right now is prayer. Let's join together and pray for the people of Haiti and all of the nations effected by Hurricane Matthew.
More information on tangible ways to help Haiti will be given in the days to come.
Below is the rain fall forecast for the different nations in the Caribbean. The forecast shows the severity of the storm.
Hurricane Matthew's Impact:
Jamaica and Hispañola (including Haiti) will see the worst wind and surge impacts from Matthew into Tuesday. Eastern Cuba has already begun seeing initial tropical storm-force gusts and outer rainbands, so this could make preparations difficult, there.
Over a foot of rainfall from Matthew may trigger life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. In Haiti, in particular, heavy rainfall could be catastrophic. Here are the latest rainfall projections from the National Hurricane Center:
Southern Haiti, southwest Dominican Republic: 15 to 25 inches, locally up to 40 inches
Northwestern Haiti, eastern Cuba: 8 to 12 inches, locally up to 20 inches
Eastern Jamaica: 5 to 10 inches, locally up to 15 to 20 inches
The Bahamas: 8 to 12 inches, locally up to 15 inches
Turks and Caicos: 2 to 5 inches, locally up to 8 inches
Northeast Haiti, rest of the Dominican Republic: 1 to 3 inches, locally up to 5 inches
Western Jamaica: 1 to 3 inches, locally up to 6 inches