Neicia asked me, “Does the news say how many are lost!? That is the one I feel really bad about!! Not knowing if they are alive or dead! It’s not like they have the means to find the family!!! It was like “The Impossible.” I am sure that’s how many people felt trying to find their family members!!! It all happened in the middle of the night too! All of the sudden they were just being swept away in a river! Most the people that died are children and old people!” The latest stats I’ve been able to find are 176 dead, 155 missing, 200,000 displaced.
She said the phrase pangono pangono means little by little. I thought of that phrase when I saw these pictures of recovery.