We recently survived one of the biggest storms of the decade here at GiveHope2Kids. The river rose to crazy heights and washed out all three of our water systems, as well as the power lines and internet cables. We're happy to share that everyone-- including our livestock-- is unharmed!
On the right is the flooded river and on the left is the river after it returned to normal.
Our awesome team of guys were able to repair one of the water lines so we had enough water for the basics, like washing dishes and flushing toilets. For drinking water we used rainwater and our Berkey filters. Amazingly enough, our power was repaired in only 1 1/2 days.
While several houses flooded in Urraco, we believe that no one was seriously injured. The road however was another story! It was badly damaged between here and La Ceiba. The road at Rio Viejo (where our kids attend Instituto El Rey) was washed away, and the kids were out of school for a whole week! (They weren't too concerned however and enjoyed basketball in the cancha and watching movies.)
What was truly incredible though, was what happened to one of the village buses when it tried to ford a place where a little water normally flows over the road. It's back wheels were washed right off the road! Luckily, no one was harmed.
We are so grateful that everyone is safe and that we had enough food and water to make it through the week!
Thanks to our awesome volunteer David Lehn for documenting the adventures of that week!