Mangokuura (Suburb of Ishinomaki)

Most of the supplies are now distributed to neighborhoods where food and supplies are impossible to buy. Word is spread door to door and then people line up to get what they need most. Today we set 10 points to each person to spend any way they want. For example, 3 cucumbers was 1 point, 1 apple was 1 point, etc. People appreciate this orderly way of doing things.

Aidan came for the first time on this trip to help out. Everyone loved having him as their "shopkeeper."

Look at where the water line is on the house below. Almost three times my height! That is the standing water line. Imagine how much higher the initial waves were! How did this house stand in the way of a rushing torrent that high? Very few did.