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Haiti- Tomas approaches

I don’t have a lot to say right now.

Tomas is bearing down on Haiti and while it’s not the absolute worst case scenario, even a Tropical Storm or Cat 1 stands to be horrible enough.

This is going to be bad.

Haiti’s million plus living under tarps and in tents face the additional pressure of potential forced evictions and having nowhere to return to if they do try to leave what little they now have.

The rains have already begun and will only get worse on into the night.

This in addition to the ongoing cholera outbreak

Haiti cholera deaths rise sharply as storm threatens

Health officials say 105 more people have died since Saturday, bringing the total to 442. They said there had been a 40% jump in the number of new cases.

The optimism of the team leader from the US Centers for Disease Control may be vastly premature, though considering reports such as this still coming in:

Report of Overwhelmed Hospital in St Marc

Not that access to things like clean water or medical care were all that simple to begin with.

HAITI: Unarmed in the fight against cholera

Meanwhile, U.S. promised aid monies remain stalled,

Another obstacle stalls $1.15B in US aid for Haiti

The storm is coming, just as so many of us feared it would.

It’s going to be a very difficult night.

There are plenty of sources to get updates from, but here at least is an overview of the areas covered by the Hurricane warnings.

Coastal Watches and Warnings via NOAA:

[Image of 5-day forecast and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]

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