We know a lot of people are wondering what’s going on here in Haiti, so we’re going to try and keep you updated.
This morning things are sunny here at the mission and the birds are chirping, but I feel like we’re going about our business and quietly waiting to see what’s coming.
Yesterday afternoon Olivia and I went into St. Marc to do some errands, and as we were leaving wind gusts started coming and going. Not a normal breeze, but waves of warm wind that would come and go. When we got home and the work day ended Chris and I sat out on the deck. I felt like something was “off” and it took me a while to realize it was the ocean. It was eerily still at the shore. Typically the afternoon brings some sort of wave that’s audible. If it’s still it’s early in the morning around 6:30 am, not at 4 pm in the afternoon. Last night as we shut things down for the night I noticed the humidity meter on my desk read 72%. It’s never that low at this time of the year. I don’t know much about how tropical storms work, so I mentioned it to Chris and he said that he wasn’t surprised as TS’s pull all the moisture out of the air and use it to gain strength, then dump it back in the form of rain.
Today when we got up the humidity was back up to 82%, and 15 minutes later had climbed two more points. More unusual was that the temperature was over 83 degrees, something we’ve never seen at that time of the morning.
So, now we’re going about our day and waiting and watching.
We’ll try to keep updates coming. You can follow us here, through the mission blog (www.cleanwaterforhaitiblog.wordpress.com), through the mission facebook page (Clean Water for Haiti) and through Twitter (@cleanwaterhaiti).