Hurricane Irma – the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic – hit Haiti over the past 24 hours, and our team on the ground has been closely monitoring its impact.
Thankfully, the hurricane veered further north than first forecast, causing less devastation than initially expected for communities in the country.
The north of the country was the most badly affected as it lay closest to the hurricane’s path, with Irma bringing heavy winds, rains and flooding there. There are reports of damage to buildings in Cap-Haïtien and Ouanaminthe, and we are reaching out to our contacts in those communities to assess the impact there.
The south of Haiti – where most of our projects are based – received lighter winds and some rainfall, with no significant reports of flooding coming in at the moment.
For communities still in recovery from last year’s Hurricane Matthew, this news has come as a relief.
Our team will continue to share the latest developments and reports from Haiti over the coming days.
If you have any questions on the situation, please contact our office on +353 1 681 5440.