-November 4th, 2010 @ 7:06 am
Pray for the people of Haiti as they face the possible effects of Hurricane Tomas. Bishop David Roller reports Free Methodist churches and schools are preparing to open their doors for temporary shelter. Also pray the hurricane veers away from Haiti and neighboring islands.
Latest report from weather.com: Hurricane Tomas intensified a little bit overnight. As of 5 am EDT Thursday, Tropical Storm Tomas was located about 315 miles to the southwest of Port-au Prince, Haiti. Tomas is forecast to intensify into a hurricane Friday morning as it passes just west of Haiti. Hurricane conditions could linger into Friday night or Saturday morning. Rainfall could total 5 to 10 inches with some amounts up to 15 inches possible in the mountains.
-November 2nd, 2010 @ 7:43 am
Reuters News Service reported yesterday that government officials and aid partners in earthquake and cholera ravaged Haiti are endeavoring to prepare crowded quake survivor camps and coastal towns for a possible hit by a hurricane later this week. Tropical Storm Tomas, which is heading westward across the eastern Caribbean sea, is expected to turn north towards Haiti and the Dominican Republic by the end of the week, and restrengthen as a hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Rick Ireland wrote Mon., Nov. 1: “We are closely watching weather reports. Please pray that the course of this storm will change! We dread the possibility of winds and heavy rains in the tent cities.”