Tropical Storm: First Lady Martine Moïse comes to the rescue of the inhabitants of Tête de l'eau (Pétion-ville) and Cité Soleil.
A few days after the passage of Tropical Storm Laura on Sunday, August 23, 2020, which caused numerous losses in human life, material damage and flooding in various parts of the country, First Lady Martine Moïse offered immediate assistance to the families affected in Tête de l'eau (Petion-ville) and Cité Soleil.
This Thursday, August 27, 2020, the First Lady of the Republic of Haiti, Mrs. Martine Moïse visited her brothers and sisters at Tête de l'eau (Pétion-ville) and Cité Soleil. She saw the damage caused by Tropical Storm Laura and offered her support by providing much needed emergency materials.
It was a surprise for these affected families to see the First Lady arrive in their neighborhoods, at a time when they are facing a critical situation in their lives. Tropical Storm Laura not only left them homeless, but some of them lost loved ones, houses, and plantations. Part of their lives have been washed away, and things are so hard that people cannot make ends meet.
“First Lady, we are glad to see you. We lost all our clothes, goods and family members. Your visit today lets us understand how much you are a mother with a good heart. You were not afraid to put your feet in water and mud to come help us. Thank you, beloved Mother. Cité Soleil remains standing with you Mother Martine.” such were the words of the people in Cité Soleil.
For their part, the residents of Tête de l'eau (Pétion-ville) also expressed their satisfaction with this unexpected gesture of the First Lady: “We have been hoping to see you since Sunday, and we are really happy to see you even though the storm has almost wipe out our homes.”
The First Lady for her part, expressed her deepest sympathies to the victims of this natural disaster. She took the time to discuss environmental protection, which could help limit the problems caused by cyclones, storms and tropical waves: “Brothers and sisters, it is with deep sadness that I note your suffering after the tropical storm Laura on Sunday, August 23rd. The winds and storms left me anxious every time I thought of you. I know how difficult the conditions are, but I promise you that I will stand by you. While I encourage you to protect your environment, I want you to hold on, do not let go. The President is thinking of you and I am with you".