Children of the Nations is monitoring the path of Hurricane Maria near the Dominican Republic. Please check back here daily for updates.
Monday, September 25, 11:50 a.m. PDT:
There continues to be a lot of rain, but thankfully, no strong winds or heavy flooding, which in the past has caused the most damage. COTN staff
continues to monitor the river, but so far, this has not reached dangerous levels.
Thank you for your prayers. We continue to pray for the safety of our communities and for those in areas that were the hardest hit by Hurricane
Thursday, September 21, 4:05 p.m. PDT:
This afternoon, the Dominican government placed Barahona, the city where COTN serves, on yellow alert because of the growth of some
nearby rivers from the rain. Hurricane Maria has been moving away from the DR, but it is still bringing a lot of rain to the whole country. The villages
we're most concerned about are Los Robles, Altagracia, and Algodon because the main river [Rio Ya Que Del Sur] that flows near those
communities has been growing quickly. The authorities have announced that the strongest rain will happen in the next 48 hours.
Please pray with us for God's protection on the children and families who live near this swelling river.
You can also provide food, clean water, mosquito nets, and other supplies by making a donation right here. Thank you!
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 a.m. PDT:
Praise God! Children of the Nations staff in the Dominican Republic reported that they received some rain Wednesday night as Hurricane Maria passed the
Dominican Republic. However, there has been no flooding so far in the communities COTN serves. The Barahona region, where COTN's offices are located,
was spared from most of the effects of Maria. Barahona is no longer under a tropical storm warning, as Maria moves north-northwest away from the
Thank you for your prayers this week. Our Dominican staff have requested more emergency supplies, so they can be better prepared for future
disasters. This hurricane season has been more dangerous than usual for people living in the Caribbean, so we need to be ready in the coming weeks. You
Wednesday, September 20, 1 p.m. PDT:
Children of the Nations staff in the Dominican Republic purchased mosquito nets last night, and will be distributing them to the families in the villages we serve.
They started a mosquito net distribution after Hurricane Irma earlier this month. This will complete the distribution for families who had not yet received nets.
Instances of mosquito-borne diseases rise after heavy rains. Having these nets will help families and children avoid contracting dengue fever, chikungunya, and
other painful illnesses.
You can bring relief to children and families by helping to cover the cost of mosquito nets and other supplies. As Hurricane Maria moves toward the Dominican
Republic, pray and provide help by clicking this link. Thank you!
Tuesday, September 19, 2 p.m. PDT: