Our apartment in Mangilao was closer to a category 1 at around 60 - 80 mph. We're glad we had a concrete structure. Government officials encouraged all who didn't have a strong home to go to the shelters. At least two stake members lost their homes.
Here's some videos from our apartment, a little before the storm really got going:
Many more lost their homes from Typhoon Maysak, that hit the islands of Chuuk over a month ago.
|Storm track of Typhoon Dolphin|
Assessing some of the damage
|Sister Martin by the once-beautiful, uprooted African Tulip trees next to the mission office|
|Broken (fan) Palm trees near President and Sister Zarbock's - Mission Home|
|These concrete parking curbs/bumpers were washed around this parking lot like play toys. Palm trees were stripped.|
|Elder Fabiano and Elder Murdoch out front with Elder Waimila and Elder Tafuna, if you can see him, were close behind.|
We picked up a lot of trash. Not too much Typhoon related. And we just did this highway a few weeks earlier.
|A few of the Barrigada Ward youth were across the street from us. We all had a great time helping to clean up.|
|The vests are becoming famous on Guam|
Nearly everyone wore the "Mormon Helping Hands" vests, by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It also has the great web site Mormon.org
|Bother Ching drove behind us, picking up the large debris and full bags.|
Thanks Brother Ching for taking our picture.
|Not much in our bag but hundreds of cigarette debris|