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Intersection: Helping Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

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A satellite image of Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea. Photo: US Navy

A satellite image of Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea. Photo: US Navy

Hurricane Matthew killed as many as 1,000 people in Haiti before barreling up the East Coast of Florida.

But the impact of the storm on Haiti could be much worse- on island’s agriculture and fisheries, and its infrastructure.

Pastor Francis Myrtil is a member of Orlando’s Hatian community and has a church on back on the Island.

He spoke with intersection’s Brendan Byrne about what he’s hearing from his parishioners in Haiti,  and how the government and aid organizations are in a disagreement over where relief funds should go.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »