Photographs of Toledo area after Hurricane Iris


Big Falls, Medina Bank, San Marcos, Big Falls, Blue Creek Mafredi - page one

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The pictures presented above give some idea of the devastation we encountered on the trip. They cannot give any idea of how we all felt seeing the devastation, seeing families with absolutely nothing left after everything was blown away. These families live from hand to mouth.

The Mennonite construction crews who have come from Canada, Orange Walk, Barton Creek, Little Belize and Cayo, were like bees, hustling in their movements to build as rapidly as possible. These people have moved to Punta Gorda to spend a week, and in some cases a month, to freely give to their fellow man. What an example to us all.

The high points of the trip were seeing happy faces with a new shelter. The low points were visiting families where we knew we could not help. A family of eight huddled under a 10X10 tarp close to the ground with few belongings sticks in my mind. We were unable to stop at any more and returned to cayo.

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Medina Bank, downed homes
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Medina Bank
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Medina Bank, didn't go down
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One of the families in Medina Bank
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Same group of folks
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Frank, Peter, the Medina alcalde, and his wife
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area between two homes
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Cut off Cohune trees
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Cohune roof material
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Kids in Medina Bank
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Pumping up a football with the kids in San Marcos
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Marty and the kids
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Building trusses at the mill in San Marcos
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Family in San Marcos
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Truss framework
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Frank chatting in mill
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Damage to jungle
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Frank and Alcalde of Medina Bank
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Blown over trees in Medina Bank
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Concrete posts and their molds
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Concrete posts in the ground
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Collapsed cohune roof
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Another roof down
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Roof blown off this concrete structure
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Work crew for new homes
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Building trusses
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Stack of trusses
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Lunch for work crew, thanks to the Mennonites
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Lunch Bunch
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MMM great lunch
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This hill completely denuded of leaves
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More damage to jungle along road
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Snapped off Cohune trees
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Shattered jungle
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More storm damage
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Along road
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Damn wind
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San Marcos family and their new structure
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Older house used for parts
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Roof structure of new homes
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Folks in San Marcos
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Frame is up!
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Turkeys in San Marcos
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More turkeys
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Girls in San Marcos
 

Photographs of Toledo area after Hurricane Iris-
Big Falls, Medina Bank, San Marcos, Big Falls, Blue Creek Mafredi - page one

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