[From Dan and Joy Irvine, Wesleyan mission director in Haiti]
Saturday. Isaac finally showed up at 1:30 last night and brought high winds and heavy rains. In Port-au-Prince, parts of tent cities have blown away, tin is flying, and people are scrambling. There are thousands of cold wet hungry people out there right now.
Sunday. We have reports from the Southern coast where the tropical storm came ashore. Our church in Jacmel and Cote de Fer is standing full of water, as is our church in Bainet, which also has a severely damaged roof. In the Bainet area, many people's roofs blew off of their homes, many gardens have been washed away, and the rain is still falling.
The water line that feeds the entire town of Anse-a-Galets (La Gonave island) was damaged in the storm yesterday: the only source of water for this town of over 50,000.
News media are reporting six deaths in Haiti.
Photo of Wesleyan wharf on La Gonave Island on Friday, by Dansenk Photography