The National Hurricane Center's Atlantic Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook is at the top of my list of bookmarks this time o' year, and the 'Outlook' this week is not so good. Tropical Storm Isaac is scheduled to become a hurricane by Friday, and hit Haiti by Saturday.
See the US Embassy emergency message here.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record: have you signed this petition yet? 390,000 people in Port-au-Prince do not have houses to protect them from this impending storm. Thousands more have been evicted from tent camps in recent months and remain without access to safe, affordable housing.
Please call on the Haitian government and international community to resolve this urgent crisis.
(If you remain in any way skeptical, check out the front page story of the New York Times from Thursday).