Sunday, September 26, 2010
A new day will dawn....
and the clean up from Igor has begun. Help has finally arrived and hopefully, these people who are stranded and cut off because of roads that are completely gone, will start to get the food, water and gasoline they have run out of.
It was a busy corridor on the ocean front area of our place today. Ships coming and going, bringing much-needed supplies to areas cut off by road.
Can you see the little fishing boats (click to enlarge and look in the lower right hand area of the ocean both in this picture and the previous one)
The ship from the Canadian Military was really moving quickly!
I can also hear (and see some fly overhead) a lot of helicopter activity.
When reports first started coming in, phrases like "the road is washed out" were being tossed around. When I hear that, I think of roads with water over them. When pictures started to come in, it was much more than that. The dirt underneath the roads were completely washed away and the road was totally gone! Huge craters were there. Our own Prime Minister said he's seen flooding in Canada before, but nothing like this. One hole was 70 ft X 70 ft'....and that was just one.