The first photo is a sort of 'before' picture (Betty and
Billy hosted a wedding at their property on July 28th)
The second is of the river beginning to rise.
The third photo shows the River half way up the house.
(After this it was too dangerous to go there by boat anymore)
The fourth is a photo of the Restaurant we often ate at which was
only one mile from Betty's house. All you can see is the roof.
And sadly, these photos only show a very small fraction of the devastation caused by Florence. Betty and I have many, many friends there who have also lost everything. I've been home since October 16 and I still can't get some of the horrible destruction our of my mind. It was just like a war zone when I left.
Betty and Billy have found temporary housing and do plan to rebuild but that could take up to a year to get everything back to a livable state. However, they are safe and count their blessings everyday. As do I now to be living in beautiful Newfoundland!"