An Update on Hurricane Matthew from Fr. Rick

It was windy, dark and rainy, and Raphael was already waiting for me 1 kilometer away at the Haitian side of the border. The border was closed, and we were the only vehicles on the road and I the only person to cross the closed border- thanks to the help of Susi and Kieran on the DR side and Rapho’s contacts on the Haiti side.

It seems no one wants to drive into a hurricane.

I didn’t either, but it was my place to be back with everyone else and shoulder whatever was coming together.

I crossed the kilometer of barren land between the two borders on a small motorcycle, drenched in rain, holding a big umbrella, my luggage on my knees. It was the only way.

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