I happened across the blog of a Navy Wife living in Guam whose husband flew the helicopter that evacuated the residents of Alamagan to Saipan. The media reports here say that the islands up north have been devastated. It is hard to visualize exactly what that means until you see the photos.
Look at those trees. That used to be a copra plantation. Almost all of the leaves have been ripped off the trees. What must it have been like to live through that?
Kudos to the US Navy for flying up there to help our people. Just look at those trees. There is nothing up there to sustain a family anymore. I wonder how long it will take to grow back?
This is a picture of the famous two day old baby that was born right before the storm hit. That kid is going to grow up hearing some crazy stories about Typhoon Choi Wan!
On our recent trip to the Northern Islands we did not stop at Alamagan, but I have some pictures of the island taken from the boat posted on Facebook.