Posted by Karl Johnson on Nov 4, 2010
Related program: Haiti Rebuilding Center
For the past week or so our teams both on the ground and in California have been following a single Giant Caribbean powerhouse. Hint: it's not Juan Uribe. It's Tropical Storm Tomas. With a month left in hurricane season, Haitians now have to worry about a tropical storm that could become a hurricane before it makes landfall this weekend.
Tomas swept through the Carribbean late last week wreaking havoc on islands in the Lesser Antilles belt and crossing the Caribbean ocean before turning on its heels and heading Northeast toward Hispaniola. Until recently the storm had trouble organizing, but it doesn't take a hurricane or be on a direct path to cause some serious damage in Haiti. The heavy rains that will doubtless strike Haiti over the next week may cause flooding and be devastating for the thousands still in relief camps.