Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tsunami Update

I just spoke with my neighbors (they have a TV, we do not). They say the confirmed dead in Samoa (not American Samoa) is 89 so far.

Also, check
this link to the Samoalive News for photographs.

— Sara

3 comments:

Laura said...

Hey we all really want to help in anyway we can. I just emailed teuila, but I have access to unlimited, free medical supplies and if you think it would help I can put as many boxes together as possible and send them over by this weekend. Let me know. If you have a way to call me my number is 01-434-466-2832

Jordan said...

Did you know you got billing at the NYTimes? http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/amateur-video-of-the-tsunami-damage/#
Nice work. Thank you for keeping us updated.

Cheri said...

I found your blog just 2-3 days ago for the first time. I am an RPCV who served from 1990-1992 and taught at Wesley College. Last night got word of the Tsunami and have been searching web for info. Saw your blog entry on Orlando Sentinel's site!! Already donated to Mercy Corps' Samoan relief fund this morning.
Sounds like everyone at FaleUla are ok??
Have you heard anything about the village of Sa'Anapu on south side of island? They are right on the beach. That was where my Samoan village family lives. Are all PCV'a accounted for?
Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do? Feel so helpless being so far away.
So glad Peace Corps had such good communication with the volunteers. When I was there, there were no cell phones or computers and usually no phone for volunteers. I lived through a four day cylcone (stayed in my house at Wesley) in 1991 that took 12 lives but was nothing like the Tsunami.
Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.
Sincerely,
Cheri
RPCV (group 47)
markncheri (at) msn (dot) com