Saturday, October 3, 2009


The pictures below are hard to look at, but they are the remains of the village, Leone, I was living in before I moved out here to Ta'u. They were taken by one of the volunteers in our program. My friends (and fellow vols) that are still living in Leone (a town on the western side of Tutuila in American Samoa) are luckily all alive and doing okay. We've been in touch over the past couple of days, and we're all just trying to process the death and destruction that has literally swept over our new home. Leone's death toll was only 6 or 7, compared to the dozens that were killed in Pago, but obviously any traumatic tragedy like this one is hard to process no matter where you were in American Samoa on Tuesday.

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