Thursday, December 11, 2008

Rain & Flooding In La Ceiba, Honduras

Today we woke up to a big rainstorm. Nothing new for this time of year. Our plans were to go out to Armenia Bonito and put on a free health clinic and teach an English class. As we drove the 15 miles out to Armenia Bonito we started seeing signs that this was not our normal rainstorm. Houses flooded, streets turned to rushing rivers, cars covered in water and worse. We got out to Armenia Bonito and were confronted with a river where our normal road belongs. The water was two feet deep. We drove as far as we could and decided that we needed to leave because any more rain was going to strand us. After turning around we discovered that getting home was more difficult then we thought it would be. Rivers had crested and some were crossing major roads. An hour of praying and crossing deep water later we made it home.

The adventure didn’t end there. Hundreds if not thousands of homes have been flooded. Many families have lost everything. We received a call from one of these refugee families and our team is now housing them until they can get on their feet.

Personally we are fine. Our house is not damaged. Please pray for the people of Honduras.

Watch this 1 minute and 30 second video to see some of the flooding:

1 comment:

Orangehouse said...

Wow! There seems to be a lot of heavy flooding recently. Our hydro system was damaged in a flood recently. Is there any explanation about why it has been extra bad? Some kind of Caribean El Niño or somthin'?