Friday, July 4, 2008

Typhoon Season

I believe this was a service station, the whole front is blown away. We asked some of our friends to the South how they survived, they said its just life in the Philippines. Needless to say, they get no government help, no FEMA, they just roll up their sleeves and go to work rebuilding.

This is driving down the National Highway, you can see the poles blown over, trees uprooted. The poles here are hollow concrete with tons of rebar. In places they were snapped like matchsticks.

Needless to say, typhoons are just terrible. This picture of Santa Cruz is where our couple missionaries live, this is the street to their house. The Snow's, they are from Virginia, lived using a generator for a month. They had to fill it every night with gas so they could have a little air conditioner going. We didn't hear them complain much, that's probably because the people they work with lost their homes and everything.

1 comment:

CharleyGarrett said...

My dad, Chuck Garrett, living in the PI, sent me a link to your site, since he knows I'm a Mormon. He thought I'd find the pictures and descriptions interesting. I did. Thanks for posting a blog of your mission activities and pictures.