Friends, your prayers are strongly coveted as Hurricane Matthew heads toward our loved ones in Haiti. Our last update from Renee was at 5:30pm:
I think we are in the calm before the storm. After about 16+ hours of rain starting last night, and wind throughout the day, it has been eerily calm the past couple of hours. No rain and very little wind. Lots of dark skies though. The storm is moving very slowly, which isn’t good. The longer it takes to pass, the worse it will be. It will be completely dark in the next 30 minutes. Then the long night begins, with the storm expected to hit in the middle of the night. Right now we have city power, which is good. I’m not sure how long that will last. I imagine at some point that will go down, for how long will depend on if/how many of the power lines in Jacmel get knocked down in the wind. The internet is really slow now because of all the cloud cover. I also imagine that will go down at some point. Cell service has been in and out all day. That could get knocked out too. All of that is to say, I’ll continue to update, if I can, but there are a lot of factors that may prevent it, for however long. The kids have all had dinner and are now hunkered down in their rooms. We have a few staff members here tonight. Hopefully we’ll get through the night okay. Please keep us, and all of Haiti, in your prayers.
You can get the latest updates as they are posted on theSt. Joseph Family facebook page. We will also share an update as soon as we are able after the storm has passed.Share this: