Langford Rotarians respond to hurricane disaster in Haiti

A Langford group travelling to Haiti in two weeks says the two orphanages it supports are facing food shortages in the wake of hurricane Matthew.

The Rotary Club of Westshore Sunrise already had plans to visit the Caribbean nation when hurricane Matthew slammed its southern coast with torrential rains and 230 km/h winds last week. The death toll exceeded 500 on Monday based on on-the-ground estimates, while the official count was 372. Cholera is spreading and some of the dead are being buried in mass graves, Reuters reported.

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