Aug 25, 2012; 11:30 AM ET
As Isaac unleashes on Port-au-Prince, those in the path of destruction are struggling to keep their homes standing.
Operation Blessing, a disaster relief organization currently on the ground in Haiti captured this footage late Friday night of a man in a camp,
watching his tent be blown apart in the powerful, gusting winds.
“One of the last photographs I took was of a man trying everything he could to save his tent,” said David Darg of Operation Blessing, in the video. “Within about a minute the tent just exploded in the wind.”
“I’m really concerned that we’re going to see that all over Port-au-Prince, all over Haiti,” Darg said.
An observation station in Port-au-Prince reported last night around 6 p.m. local time that winds were gusting to more than 30 miles per hour. This video was filmed around 9 p.m. local time.
No information has been released since, but AccuWeather.com estimates that the wind speed could have doubled since the last confirmed report.
“It is likely that wind gusts were in the 50 to 60 mile per hour range overnight as the storm went across southwest Haiti. Farther east, in Barahona, Dominican Republic, winds gusted to around 60 miles per hour at 7pm EDT Friday,” said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Daniel Pydynowski.
“Those kind of gusts likely moved across the Port-au-Prince area Friday night or early Saturday morning.”
As of 8 a.m. EDT Saturday morning, Barahona, Dominican Republic had 9.31 inches of rain from Isaac. The rainfall total in Port-au-Prince would have been less due to the topography, but mountainous parts of Haiti probably received more than 10 inches of rain, Pydynowski said.
Isaac will continue to hammer Haiti with rain throughout the day Saturday before coming to an end this evening.