Tropical Storm Isaac Causes Concern in the Dominican Republic and Haiti

    Silverdale, WA – August 24, 2012 – As Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way through the Caribbean, Children of the Nations (COTN) is asking its partners to pray for the safety of families in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Isaac is already causing heavy rain and high winds in both countries, and could dump eight to twelve inches of rain in the region over the next day. “That kind of rain is going to cause some life-threatening flash floods and mudslides,” Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the Hurricane Center in Miami, told the Washington Post.

    Families in COTN’s Village Partnership Programs in the Dominican Republic and Haiti are directly in the path of the storm, which is expected to make landfall today in southern Haiti, near the Dominican border, and then continue northwest toward Cuba. COTN Founder Chris Clark is asking all our partners to pray for the safety of the families in the path of the storm, and for our staff in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. “God has redirected the pathway of storms when we’ve joined together to pray,” said Clark.

    As of early Friday afternoon, local time, the storm had begun moving southwest, although it is still forecast to cross over parts of Haiti before heading north.


    Children of the Nations is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. The organization currently serves in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, providing holistic care to orphaned and destitute children. For more information, visit www.cotni.org.

    For more information contact:
    Pam Wright, Senior Director – Advancement
    360-698-7227 / pamwright@cotni.org