Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Typhoon Morakot

We still have not received our referral, but are waiting anxiously for news at any time. I want to post a few pictures of the devestation Typhoon Morakot left behind. It is a very sad situation. Most of the children that our adoption agency places are from the southern Taiwan area -which suffered the worst devastation. The children already in the orphanage are safe. Since we have not received our referral, I often wonder if the typhoon will somehow affect our own child. Perhaps sadly, it will create more orphans, or perhaps her family or extended family might have been affected by it. I can only pray that the relief agencies will be able to help out as much as possible in a timely manner!
So, here are a few pictures, so I can keep them for her scrapbook.

An aerial view of flooding caused by Typhoon Morakot in Chiatung, Taiwan

A man carries a baby as a family is rescued from flooding brought by Typhoon Morakot in Chiatung, Pingtung county, in southern Taiwan, on August 9, 2009.

A hotel building leans before falling in a heavily flooded river after Typhoon Morakot hit Taitung county, Taiwan, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009. The six-story hotel collapsed and plunged into the river Sunday morning after floodwaters eroded its base - all 300 people in the hotel had been evacuated and uninjured, officials said.

A girl is carried out from mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot in Chiashien, Kaohsiung county, in southern Taiwan, on August 10, 2009.


Terry said...

I have been following the typhoon also and I didn't see this video-it brought tears to my eyes. I just wish there was more to do from here. All of the thoughts you mentioned have crossed my mind too. My heart breaks for the families there!! I wrote to LT(FEC) but haven't heard of anything we can do. Have you?

Terry ~ FEC family too :-)

momwithfaithandhope said...

Thank you for commenting on our blog today!! I wonder if you'd be able to convince my husband that 4 would be okay??? LOL

Your post on Morakot is touching. I've been waiting to hear about our daughter's foster family.

Love all the deals you blog about!! Stay tuned for another post that you'll be PERFECT to comment on.

Annie said...

Heartbreaking video. Thank you for sharing- it's important to pray for all of those mourning families.