SP staff spent time assessing the damage and seeing where they could help. Teams also worked over the weekend, going into flooded village areas and handing out coupons for food care packages that families could collect. One of my friends who went with the team told the story of reaching a house and being invited for lunch. They sat cross-legged on top of chairs to avoid the knee-high water rushing under them. To one side of the house, my friend noticed a shack with six girls sitting on a platform above the water, still sewing clothes on machines, despite the water rushing under them. It's amazing how people just carry on in situations like this!
For us, the flood hasn't affected our neighborhood very much, besides a few houses having standing water around them. Even this afternoon, as a massive thunderstorm rolled in, kids ran around the streets, playing and greeting us with their ever-present smiles and "Hello!"