Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hurricane Alex - Monterrey

This is the road on the OLD way to the airport. We now take a longer detour. Flash flooding hit this city hard.

I'll post more soon but I just wanted to say to all those who have been praying for us and wondering how we are doing - that we are all safe. The Back2Back property took an insanely hard hit. The children's homes for the most part are fine and didn't suffer much damage other than having no water or power for a while.

Most homes in the rio areas that we serve have been completely destroyed. The area I went to today looked like haiti - seriously. People just walking around and looking for trash with which to build their shack. These people have nothing- literally nothing - just the shirts on their backs. Most have no shoes. I'll write more about this soon.

If you want to see video of the hurricane's affect on Monterrey - click here this is in spanish but it shows some of how insane the flooding has been. The river in this video is usually a dry creek bed.

Here is another video - this one from the weather channel. CLICK HERE to watch.

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