Hurricane Isaias is currently passing the northern coast of Haiti. It causes winds of 95 km/h, torrential rains and floods.

The Haitian government has issued an official ordinance requiring people in Haiti to behave:

  • Stay tuned to Meteorological bulletins;
  • Stay tuned to instructions issued by local authorities;
  • Put your important papers in a safe place;
  • Prepare your emergency kit with food and water for at least three days;
  • Prepare to evacuate if you live in an area exposed to the risk of flooding and landslides: (seaside, ravine, river, mountainside, etc.);
  • Avoid crossing flooded rivers under any circumstances;
  • In the event of thunderstorms and strong winds, do not take shelter near windows and in wooded areas;
  • Prune the trees near the house;
  • Lower any heavy object placed high and not secure: antennas, signs and others;
  • Secure the animals.

Haiti hold on, we are with you!

Lada Matyášová, Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc