Bandera, the Haitian ambassador to the United States, said in a tweet that the island would have a “moment of silence” after the hurricane.
He also said the hurricane’s death toll would “probably be higher” than what had been reported.
The Associated Press also reported that Haiti has already lost power.
The White House on Friday said the president will visit Puerto Rico, the Caribbean island.
Associated Press writer Matt Zapotosky contributed to this report.