A sign put up near the canal reads: "Keep the canal clean. Don't throw garbage into the canals. Put garbage into the garbage pail." Good advice!
Near where Yonel's house is the decision of the mayor of Delmas and the Red Cross was that they would need to take a portion off the house to make the canal wider. The mayor, Wilson Jeudy, gave Yonel a check for 30,000 gourdes ($750US) to find rental alternate accomodations for his family. Once the canal is done the Red Cross will fix what they broke :)