As Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean nations are recovering from its heavy rains. In some places, flood waters have to subside completely, and inventories of losses be made, before recovery can begin.
"The scale of devastation was less than many people had feared," the New York Times reports. Still, 10 deaths in Hispaniola resulted due to the storm–8 casualties in Haiti, 2 in the Dominican Republic. 14,000 Haitians have evacuated their homes. The Grise River, to the north of Port-au-Prince, flooded streets to waist height on Saturday, dropping to shin height by Sunday.
Darren Gill, Architecture for Humanity's Haiti Program Manager, relates impacts on our work: