Monday, May 31, 2010

All Clear from Here

I just wanted to let everyone know that the weather is hot and sunny today up here in the mountains of Lempira. Our part of this tropical event is over. There are some roads washed out in our area, and at least one person (an 11 year old boy) died locally as he tried to cross a swollen stream. A brand new, government-built bridge was washed away in our department, and several communities are cut off from the rest of the world until some roads are repaired. We are in the 'aftermath' stage now.

Serious issues continue in the low lying areas, where the rivers are flooding from the rain water that fell up here in the mountains. The capital has areas underwater, around the country there are bridges out and roads that have been closed due to landslides.

In all, so far, I've heard of ten deaths in Honduras, and nine additional people missing. These numbers will certainly change somewhat, but we seem to have been spared the kind of devastation which might have been the case.

Please continue to pray for those who have been harmed by this event, in Honduras and Guatemala.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to see this update, Trish; you'all have been much on my mind!

I'm glad your well. And yay - the Allen-built bridges all held up, apparently! :)



Beth said...

Dear Trish,
Don't know where I've been but missed TS Agatha until I read your blog today. I am so thankful you are okay and I am praying for the folks in Guatemala who seemed to get the worst of it.
Are Allen's bridges okay? I hope so. So much work went into building them.
We love you all and are glad you are drying out!

Beth said...

Hey there Trish!
I've been checking and you haven't blogged since the all clear blog. Did the storm create more troubles than you expected or are you just busy with the other nine million things you Sowers are doing? I miss your blogs but will survive until you are back.
Just know you and your precious family are often in our prayers! We love you guys!!