At least 10 people were reported dead in Haiti after Tropical Storm Isaac drenched the impoverished nation, the Associated Press reports.
A woman and a child died in the town of Souvenance, and a 10-year-old girl died in Thomazeau when a wall fell on top of him, according to the AP.
Isaac's greatest toll may be the results of its rainwater -- expected to amount to about eight to 12 inches on the island Hispaniola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, according to the Associated Press.
Floodwaters could bring mudslides and outbreaks of cholera.
Many living in tent cities were urged to go to shelters, but President Michel Martelly admitted to CNN that not everyone in camps would be able to get out.
"Those who are very vulnerable, they are moved out of these camps. And the ones who are remaining behind are those who are stronger to fight this situation," he said.
For those living in camps, shelter means tarps and shacks.
"We don't have houses that can bear a hurricane," Jeanette Lauredan, who lives in a tent camp in Port-au-Prince, told the Associated Press.
The Haitian government had about $50,000 in emergency funds and buses and 32 boats on standby for evacuations, the AP reports.
Isaac will hit Florida as a hurricane, according to the AP. Relief agencies are taking necessary precautions.
Find out what aid organizations are doing below and how you can support efforts.
In Haiti, Red Cross workers are supporting and equipping 150 teams in 55 community readiness camps in Port au Prince. The aid organization also has in place cholera contingency plans. In Florida, the Red Cross will open shelters and move hundreds of disaster workers and truckloads of supplies into the state. Donate online, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Salvation Army is gearing up to help victims affected by Tropical Storm Isaac by offering food, clean-up kits, drinking water, shower units, first-aid supplies and emotional and spiritual care. Donations accepted online.
In Haiti, AmeriCares has stocked up on family emergency kits that are packed with first aid supplies, water purification tablets, soap and other basic necessities. The nonprofit awarded a $10,000 disaster pre-positioning grant to a partner organization in the Dominican Republic to buy such relief items as batteries, flashlights, water purification supplies and cooking utensils. For storm victims in Florida, AmeriCares is prepared to ship out emergency kits to help with the cleanup and will help supply its clinic partners with medicine and medical supplies. Donations accepted online.
Operation USA, an international relief agency that works with grassroots partners on the ground, has staff in Jacmel in southern Haiti. The organization had rebuilt a public school in Jacmel as part of a large-scale relief effort after the 2010 quake. With Isaac threatening devastation, Operation USA has prepared the school to be a shelter for up to 3,000 people. Donations accepted online, or by texting AID to 50555 or calling 800 678 7255.
CARE has a 79-person response team on stand-by ready to aid Haiti. CARE is ready to scale up its food voucher program and help provide clean water supplies in the displacement camps where people are particularly vulnerable. After the 2010 earthquake, CARE provided almost 300,000 people with food, clean water, shelter and more. Donations accepted online.
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