Nick Finney, Save the Children Emergency Response Team Leader
Oct. 1, 2009 -
We’re relieved to hear that all our team are accounted for but the damage looks bad. We also have reports of heavy rains continuing to make the search and rescue very difficult. The government is taking a lead on trying to get to people trapped by the floods.
My colleague finally makes contact with his two nephews in Hoi-An, a well known tourist town. They managed to get word out that they are OK. Hoi-An is heavily flooded. They are stuck on the first floor but with adequate food stocks.
We spend the afternoon organizing further supplies, basic things to help a household get back on its feet. We need to get them out there quickly. We establish an operations room in our
But we’re worried, the rain is still coming and there is limited news from many remote areas.
“How bad is it?” I ask Hang, our emergency manager – she’s worked for us for several years doing emergency response.
“This one is bad.
News comes through of the damage caused by the earthquake in
At least the airport in