Saturday, November 17, 2007

Rock you like a hurricane

Ok, so when I wrote that Dhaka was just going to get some rain and heavy wind, I lied. It was the biggest storm I've seen in the four years that we've been here. I was up all night with Lily (she's not feeling well) and I had plenty of entertainment courtesy of mother nature. I've never been so happy to live in a big, sturdy, brick house.

The power was out in Dhaka for about 36 hours, which also shut down public water supplies. There are already reports of over 1000 dead in the southern districts which makes me confident that there will be at least another 1000 confirmed dead in the coming days. Between the heavy floods, the outrageous inflation, and now a hurricane, it's been a tough year for Bangladesh. For so many who live on the verge of disaster, it's been devastating.

Odin surveying the damage- flooding and broken branches on our roof

A flooded backyard

People from neighboring slums filling up water pots from our tank to take back to their hovels


Lori said...

We're glad to know you are all OK.
Be safe!

Kathleen said...

I hope everyone in your world is safe. It's good to know that Odin has everything under control. Thanks for keeps us up to date.

Anonymous said...

Glad that you all are well. The news reports on the damage and loss of life in your corner of the world have been very tragic.

Kristina said...

Glad to hear everyone is doing well - you have had lots of interested/concerned friends and family asking about how everyone is doing.